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Manager of Technical Production Operations, Live Events

Company: Solomon Group

Address: Jefferson, LA

  • Full Time

Solomon Group


Solomon Group is searching for a talented and experienced Manager, Technical Production Operations, Live Events to add to our growing team. The Manager, Technical Production Operations, Live Events is responsible for the overall organization of the technical production process and a leader on the events team. This position will manage both the internal and freelance teams of Technical Directors that we partner with. This person will be a very hands on leader also regularly acting as a Technical Director.

The ideal candidate will possess 10+ years’ experience with technical management in events, production or broadcast environments with full time management of a team during that time as a plus. Their responsibilities include ensuring that every technical element is designed to work flawlessly for each event as well as managing and mentoring their team to meet the same levels of quality and execution. They play a key role in a project from conception of ideas, pre-production, budgeting, on-site execution and ultimately closure of the project. The Manager, Technical Production Operations, Live Events must have the ability to identify and pursue the best possible balance between creative concepts, technical capabilities, and budgeting.

At Solomon Group, we work on several productions at once. So you must be quick on your feet, motivated, willing to travel, and enjoy new and creative ways to employ your skill set. A flexible schedule is also a must, since most of our projects take place during nights, weekends and holidays. This is a full-time position based in New Orleans, Louisiana.


  • Responsible for expanding and improving a freelance network through networking, interviewing, and evaluating our partners continuously throughout the year
  • Managing & scheduling a team of Solomon Group Technical Directors, mentoring them, and setting goals for improvement as well as achievement
  • Leading all onsite related Live Events initiatives – including the planning process leading up to the event
  • Lead and monitor all technical aspects of event technical design and logistics from project kickoff to closing session based on client vision and budget requirements
  • Be a leading voice with clients, establishing trust and confidence in the technical team’s capabilities
  • Oversee and participate in developing proposals, preparing budgets, and expanding service offerings
  • Support internal departments by ensuring technical targets and requirements are met
  • Collaborate with the creative team to develop technical plans that bring a client’s business objectives to life
  • Advise team on best practices for scenic elements, effects, lighting, sound, rigging, staging, video, etc.
  • Set technical deadlines and schedules that enable high-quality work while keeping the project on time and on budget
  • Develops the project based on budget, design and safety requirements
  • Provides technical cost data for client proposals based on inputs from project and creative teams, ensuring all aspects of the project have been included
  • Creates, oversees and archives the following production-related documents: schedules, calendars, technical labor lists, equipment lists, lighting plots, sound designs, room layouts, equipment rentals, site request lists, scenic designs, etc.
  • Coordinates scheduling of all on-site staff, including technical vendors and freelancers
  • Leads on-site load-in, operation and strike of equipment to include: overseeing all crew and department leads, executing show calls, and preparing the strike lead
  • Serves as an operator for shows as needed
  • Performs other job-related duties as needed or assigned


  • Degree in Technical Production, Theatre Technology, or Video or Lighting or Sound Design preferred but not required
  • Understand and live by Solomon Group’s Core Values – BRAVE, AUDACIOUS, RELIABLE, AWESOME, & PROUD
  • Ability to lead and motivate the technical team to execute on large, creative technical events
  • Proven track record with budgeting with full understanding of how the budget impacts technical decisions
  • Skilled at facilitating conversations around value/cost implications with both internal and external teams
  • Advanced hands-on technical experience in high-end audio/visual and event production
  • Event production/project management experience
  • Advanced overall industry knowledge of live events
  • Experience with CAD software
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to build strong relationships with internal and external clients
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a variety of projects simultaneously.
  • The ability to maintain an even temperament under tight deadlines and stressful conditions.
  • Outstanding troubleshooting and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability and willingness to travel

About Solomon Group

Solomon Group uses its unique art to bring stories to life through Live Events and Exhibits and Environments for a wide variety of national and international clients. For Live Events, we blend creative, design, and production that delivers effective, award-winning events. For Exhibits and Environments, we use our art of integrating exhibit fabrication with AV technology, offering a single-source solution that delivers unparalleled craftsmanship with efficiency.

Solomon Group is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

The company has frequently been named one of the area’s “Best Places to Work” by New Orleans CityBusiness magazine. And, for the past four years (2014-2017), Solomon Group has been listed on the Inc. 5000 as one of America’s fastest-growing private companies.

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