Duluth, Minnesota
Posted 1 month ago

Position:  Production Coordinator

Supervisor:  Manager of Orchestra Operations

Purpose of Position

The Production Manager is responsible for all production needs for all performing groups represented by the Duluth Superior Symphony Association. 



  • Create, maintain, update and share production schedules with musicians and pertinent staff
  • Assess technical needs for each performance; seek out, contact and contract with companies or individuals to provide technical needs (A/V, recording, piano tuning, equipment rental, etc.)
  • Prepare seating charts and stage plots for all performances and manage the physical set-up of rehearsals and performance
  • Act as Stage Manager for all DSSO productions

Instruments and Equipment

  • Manage maintenance, storage and use of DSSA instrument and equipment (percussion upkeep, piano tuning and upkeep, chairs, stands, etc.)
  • Inform Operations Manager when items are needed for purchase or repair; build R & M into artistic budget

Eligibility Requirements:

Education:  Bachelor’s Degree preferred

Experience:  Minimum 1+ years related to operations and productions, preferable with a symphony orchestra.


  • Contract year/round
  • $800 per Subscription Series concerts to plan production and to act as stage manager
    • Concert Series may include multiple concerts on different dates
  • $200 for Youth Orchestras concerts for day of stage management
    • unless additional requirements emerge such as venue rental for rehearsals or other
  • $200 base rate for any other large productions
  • $60 for small events that require set-up (BEERthoven, Patio Series, etc.) unless another staff member is assigned to the event that can bring the needed equipment

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