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Production Manager
Carmel Bach Festival, Inc.

Carmel, CA


SEASONAL CONTRACT (MARCH – AUGUST 1, 2018) The Carmel Bach Festival, Inc., a summer music festival located in Carmel, CA, is seeking an experienced Production Manager for its 81ST performance season in July 2018.

During the March-June time frame, work can be done remotely via email, Skype, and conference calls, although one on-site planning meeting in Carmel is required. During those months, the Production Manager schedules crew hours and begins production logistics discussions with the Artistic Leadership team, the administrative staff, and the venues.

For the period June 27 – August 1, 2018, the Production Manager will reside in Festival-provided housing in Carmel.

Reporting to the Managing Director, the Production Manager is responsible for planning and implementing all stage activities for rehearsals and performances at the multiple venues utilized in the Festival’s Main Concert and Chamber Music series and certain donor and patron cultivation events.

This position serves as liaison among the Principal Conductor, Associate Conductor, CBF administrative staff, technical crew, musicians, and vocal soloists, keeping abreast of all production elements, such as stage cues, set design, equipment moves, props, and rehearsal and performance schedules. Also, the applicant must possess the ability to work effectively and collaboratively with Festival leadership and musicians, administrative staff, venue personnel, the IATSE stage manager and stage crew, and the Orchestra’s Union Steward. The Production Manager has direct oversight of Carmel Bach Festival’s production budget, crew schedules, timesheets, and crew payroll.

The ideal candidate should have at least five years of production management experience in the performing arts sector, preferably in an orchestra environment, with a track record that demonstrates strong attention to detail and exceptional follow-through, in addition to proactive and respectful communication. We seek candidates who thrive in a fast-paced environment and who possess diplomacy, tact, and an unwavering team spirit.

The Festival provides a competitive salary, travel expense reimbursement, and housing during the summer Festival season. Must be able to pass a background check.

To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to: Managing Director, Carmel Bach Festival, P.O. Box 575, Carmel CA 93921. Or email (preferred): For more information:


Contact:Managing Director

Deadline: 02-28-2018

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