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Director of Production & Operations (Pablo Center)

UW-Eau Claire – Eau Claire Campus

Full Time, Staff

  • Official Title: Event Associate Director
  • Job ID: #17912
  • Date Posted:
  • Apply by: | To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by deadline. However, screening may continue until position is filled.
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Director of Production & Operations (Pablo Center)

A full-time academic staff position is available in Finance and Administration – Pablo Center beginning February, 2022. The working title for this assignment is Director of Production and Operations with an official title of Event Associate Director.  The Director of Production and Operations at the Pablo Center is a University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (University) employee assigned to the Pablo Center. The Director of Production and Operations is a key member of the Pablo executive team (along with the Executive Director, Director of Artistic Programming, Director of Business Operations, and the Director of Development) responsible for programming and operations at the Pablo Center. This is a fixed term assignment which requires a six-month probationary period. The expected hiring salary will be based on qualifications and experience.


  • Demonstrated experience in
    • Troubleshooting and resolution of technical and facility issues
    • Working independently and as part of a diverse team
    • Delivering technical training and written training documentation
    • Use of strong organizational and analytical skills, including the ability to prioritize work, delegate, and manage projects under deadline pressure
    • MS Office Suite (Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, etc.) and database programs with an understanding of systemic implications of decisions.
    • CADD drafting of facility and event layouts
  • Ability to:
    • Remain adaptable and flexible to different situations and changes
    • Work under pressure
    • Provide excellent customer service
    • Communicate using above average verbal and written communication skills including professional phone and e-mail communication
    • Problem solves, use professional judgment, and discretion
    • Perform work requiring strong analytical skills, accuracy, problem solving, and attention to detail.


  • Bachelor’s degree of Fine Arts or in technical theater or closely related field from a nationally accredited institution.
  • Previously demonstrated strong leadership, mentoring and training abilities in production and facility management including lighting, sound, rigging, projections, and other production techniques.
  • Experience working with a diverse group of clients in multi-use facilities.
  • Familiarity with UW-Eau Claire or other UW System campus administrative procedures
  • Provide a high level of dedication to quality service by interacting directly with students, staff, or other external customers
  • Maintain confidentiality while working with sensitive information
  • Demonstrates commitment to equity and inclusiveness; able to bring diverse perspectives and experiences together.



  • Recruit, hire, mentor, instruct, train, schedule and evaluate full-time, part-time and student staff in multiple event related positions at the Pablo Center
  • Delegate and advise the execution of the daily execution of lighting, sound, video, staging, rigging and other specific technical needs for internal and external clients to fulfill contractual obligations.
  • Maintain an inventory of all Pablo Center production equipment.
  • Provide comprehensive oversight of Pablo Center event production services including:
  • Budget development and implementation.
  • Staff/Student personnel management.
  • Coordination of events within the Pablo Center sponsored by various University
  • departments, Visit Eau Claire, Pablo Center, and community arts and other organizations.
  • Compliance with all University/UW System/state/national guidelines, rules, and
  • regulations.
  • Oversight of untrained user groups and enforcement of all policies as it relates to Pablo
  • Center equipment and safety procedures.
  • Oversee the production and facilities aspects for all internal events (as producing agent), including
  • pre and post event management arrangements.
  • Assist with Pablo Center development, promotions, and exhibits.


  • Supervise the operational and event related activities of the Production/Operations/Facilities
  • training program within Pablo Center.
  • Develop and maintain working venue drawings.
  • Serve as liaison with University Facilities Department, Risk Management, Safety and Sustainability
  • Department, Music and Theatre Arts Department and other appropriate units to identify and carry
  • out necessary repairs, upgrades, scheduled maintenance, required inspections and administer
  • employee and patron safety and emergency policies, procedures, and guidelines. +
  • Prepare, present and administrative budgets to include payroll, capital equipment, and
  • maintenance for the various production venues, rehearsal rooms, classrooms and public spaces
  • overseen by this position.
  • Develop, implement, and evaluate policies, procedures and guidelines for all event production
  • relating to the technical use of the production equipment/facilities, ensuring safe working
  • conditions and best practices.
  • Administer and manage Pablo access and security (keys and card access).
  • Serve as Pablo Center liaison with the University Learning Technology Services (IT) staff.
  • Maintain a long-range facility and production maintenance plan for Pablo Center.
  • Facilitate and coordinate facility usage for internal and external clients and rentals (as presenting
  • agent), including university, Visit Eau Claire, community arts organizations, and private entities.

UNIVERSITY and EAU CLAIRE COMMUNITY: UW-Eau Claire, an institution of approximately 11,500 students and 1,400 faculty and staff, is consistently recognized as a top comprehensive university in the Midwest and is widely known as a leader in faculty-undergraduate research and study abroad. We strive for excellence in liberal education and select graduate and professional programs through commitment to teaching and learning and dedication to our core values of diversity, sustainability, leadership, and innovation. To learn more about UWEC, visit .

The City of Eau Claire, situated at the confluence of the Chippewa and Eau Claire rivers, is at the center of a metropolitan area of approximately 100,000 people located 90 miles east of Minneapolis/St. Paul. The area features beautiful parks and trails, strong public schools, a vibrant arts scene and local food culture, and abundant recreational opportunities.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications are submitted electronically. Please follow instructions found on the following UW-Eau Claire Web site: must create an account and login before you can apply.  If you have not yet registered, click on the "Click here to Register" link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login."  Click the link to the Finance and Administration – Pablo Center: Event Associate Director position (Job ID # 17912) and then click the "Apply Now" button to submit your application electronically.  Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached, and all required fields are completed.  Please be sure you have included the following in PDF format:

  • Letter of application
  • Resume
  • Names and contact information for three references.

To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by January 21, 2022. However, screening may continue until position is filled. The university reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. Employment will require a background check. Employment will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding past conduct related to sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The UW-Eau Claire Police Department is dedicated to maintaining a safe and secure environment for learning and working. Although crime at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is limited, the University Police want students, faculty and staff to be aware of crime on campus and the area surrounding the campus. The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to disclose annual information about campus crime. Visit Campus Security and Fire Report. Also visit our Campus Security Authority(CSA) policy.

UW-Eau Claire is an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disability employer dedicated to enhancing equity, diversity, and inclusion.

The University reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. Employment will require a background check. Employment will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding past conduct related to sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).