Full Time Job

Staging Director


New York, NY 04-05-2021
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description

Staging Director-(Production Management)

About The Brand

MTV is the leading global youth media brand in 180 countries, reaching 450 million households in nearly 30 different languages across every platform. MTV is the world's premier youth entertainment brand, the cultural home of the millennial generation and a pioneer in creating innovative programming for young people. MTV reflects pop culture with award-winning content built around compelling storytelling, music discovery and activism across TV, the internet and other platforms. A unit of ViacomCBS Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), MTV operations span cable and mobile networks, live events, theatrical films and MTV Studios.
Overview and Responsibilities

The Studio & Remote Operations is looking for a Stage Director to join their team.

Principal Responsibilities:
• Supervise on-site staging, loading and vendor labor in Studio and insert stages
• Coordinate with Production teams to handle staging labor costs and overtime
• Oversee daily stage activity including shoots, load ins/out, deliveries, cleaning, etc.
• Track inventory of all Studio and insert stage related items
• Work with Design teams on Studio and insert stage set planning
• Coordinate all stage related building activity with Core Services
• Liaison with labor provider on crew requests, schedule, etc.
• Manage logistics with all vendors on Studio and insert stage set installations
• Process payroll for Studio and insert stage labor

This position would interact with every level of production personnel at ViacomCBS, from PA to Executive (typically would be in reference to staging issues in the Studio and insert stages) concerning production, schedules, implementation of creative ideas, instructional and advisory capacity and general dissemination of staging advice. This position would interact with external vendors, set designers, scenic shops, suppliers, and service technicians. This person could also possibly need to interface with talent, including celebrities.

Supervision Given and Received:
• Supervise staging crew provided by Studio and insert stage labor vendor
• Position reports directly to the VP. Studio & Remote Operations
• The type of decisions this position has the authority to make:
• Safety compliance
• Quality control
• Additional staging labor and building requests when necessary to meet the needs of daily operations

Fiscal Responsibilities:

This position would be responsible for making efficiency decisions in personnel deployment, payroll, carpentry equipment choices and production budget constraints.

Basic Qualifications
• Ability to trouble shoot and repair facility and set elements to ensure safety standards
• Proven ability to execute, problem-solve and work well under pressure to meet deadlines.
• Supervisory and managerial skills and experience
• Professional experience of 5-10 years in studio production and on-site set construction

Additional Qualifications
• College degree preferred but optional, field-related experience more important
• Excellent prioritization, good client skills, problem solving ability, and strong initiative
• Knowledge of Auto Cad, Word, Excel
• Capability of running and maintaining Studio and insert stage inventory of tools, carpentry equipment, soft goods, expendables, set props, etc.