Profession performance production manager

Performance production managers take care of a range of practical issues concerning the production. They deal with matters ranging from the recruitment of staff, procurement of materials and services, to freight, customs coordination, telecommunications, labor relations, logistics, information technology, government liaison, venue booking, scheduling, operations management, mending delay problems and workplace safety.

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Personality Type

  • Enterprising / Conventional
  • Enterprising / Investigative

Knowledge

  • Corporate social responsibility

    The handling or managing of business processes in a responsible and ethical manner considering the economic responsibility towards shareholders as equally important as the responsibility towards environmental and social stakeholders.

  • Cultural projects

    The purpose, organisation and management of cultural projects and related fundraising actions.

Skills

  • Manage staff

    Manage employees and subordinates, working in a team or individually, to maximise their performance and contribution. Schedule their work and activities, give instructions, motivate and direct the workers to meet the company objectives. Monitor and measure how an employee undertakes their responsibilities and how well these activities are executed. Identify areas for improvement and make suggestions to achieve this. Lead a group of people to help them achieve goals and maintain an effective working relationship among staff.

  • Coordinate artistic production

    Oversee the day-to-day coordination of production tasks so that the organisation fits within the desired artistic and business policies and in order to present productions in a uniform corporate identity to the public.

  • Estimate needs of artistic production

    Analyse, estimate and list the production needs.

  • Supervise daily information operations

    Direct daily operations of different units. Coordinate program/project activities to assure the respect of costs and time.

  • Manage budgets

    Conduct cost estimates and budget planning. Monitor the budget, as well as costs and expenses. Forecast the budget development continuously. Report on the budget.

  • Delegate activities

    Delegate activities and tasks to others according to the ability, level of preparation, competence and legal scope of practice. Make sure that people understand what they should do and when they should do it.

  • Manage logistics

    Create logistic framework for transporting goods to customers and for receiving returns, execute and follow up the logistics processes and guidelines.

  • Represent the organisation

    Act as representative of the institution, company or organisation to the outside world.

  • Set organisational policies

    Participate in setting organisational policies that cover issues such as participant eligibility, program requirements, and program benefits for the service users.

  • Coordinate rehearsals

    Create rehearsal schedules for actors and crew, maintain all contact information, and set up any additional meetings for the cast and production staff.

  • Liaise with local authorities

    Maintain the liaison and exchange of information with regional or local authorities.

  • Draw up artistic production

    File and document a production in all its phases right after the performance period so that it can be reproduced and all relevant information remains accessible.

  • Develop cultural activities

    Develop activities adapted to the outreach and/or audience. Take into account difficulties and needs observed and identified from the perspective of enhancing curiosity and general capability to access to art and culture.

  • Strive for company growth

    Develop strategies and plans aiming at achieving a sustained company growth, be the company self-owned or somebody else's. Strive with actions to increase revenues and positive cash flows.

  • Liaise with cultural partners

    Establish and maintain sustainable partnerships with cultural authorities, sponsors and other cultural institutions.

  • Manage supplies

    Monitor and control the flow of supplies that includes the purchase, storage and movement of the required quality of raw materials, and also work-in-progress inventory. Manage supply chain activities and synchronise supply with demand of production and customer.

  • Plan artistic production activities

    Allocate staff and resources to different activities in the artistic production. Take into account the needs of the production and coordinate with the involved parties.

  • Plan health and safety procedures

    Set up procedures for maintaining and improving health and safety in the workplace.

  • Develop artistic project budgets

    Developing artistic project budgets for approval, estimating deadlines and material costs.

  • Establish daily priorities

    Establish daily priorities for staff personnel; effectively deal with multi-task workload.

  • Organise performance space

    Keep the stage and backstage areas organised. Define and label areas for different purposes, such as storage, dressing and meeting. Coordinate organisational decisions with the users of the space.

  • Promote inclusion

    Promote inclusion in health care and social services and respect diversity of beliefs, culture, values and preferences, keeping in mind the importance of equality and diversity issues.

  • Follow company standards

    Lead and manage according to the organisation's code of conduct.

  • Manage operational budgets

    Prepare, monitor and adjust operational budgets together with the economical/administrative manager/professionals in the arts institute/unit/project.

  • Organise cultural events

    Arrange events in cooperation with local stakeholders which promote local culture and heritage.

  • Manage artistic project

    Manage an artistic project. Determine project needs. Establish partnerships. Manage the budget, schedule, contractual agreements and assess the project.

  • Create production schedules

    Create the timeline for the production of a motion picture, broadcast program or artistic production. Decide how long each phase will take and what its requirements are. Take into account the existing schedules of the production team and create a viable schedule. Inform the team of the schedule.

  • Promote cultural venue events

    Work together with museum or any art facility staff to develop and promote its events and programme.

  • Work with cultural venue specialists

    Call upon the competence of other professionals and specialists, from within and outside the organisation, to contribute to activities and provide documents to improve public access to collections and exhibitions.

Optional knowledge and skills

document safety actions labour legislation cost management copyright legislation assemble an artistic team ensure health and safety of visitors