The Assistant Production Manager serves as a member of the University Event Services (UES) team as a supportive role to the Campus Production team. Reporting to the Event Production & Technical Manager, they serve as a point of contact for event related inquiries, administrative assistance, trainings, and onsite event support. This person will be expected to work collaboratively with the Event Production & Technical Manager to appropriately manage event requests and details based on available labor and equipment. They will follow-up with UES Schedulers, Coordinators, and vendors for additional information about upcoming events when appropriate and ensure that proper inventory is dedicated to each event. This position will be responsible for holding both team and individualized trainings for the Campus Production team to ensure any new full-time and student staff are brought up to speed on the operations and processes in place. Additionally, they will hold refresher trainings throughout the year for existing staff to strengthen and solidify their skills. They will functionally supervise a team of students, staff, and/or external vendors as needed for specific events. This position will actively reinforce, encourage, and participate in initiatives that promote safety first. All members of UES are expected to engage in learning and practicing principles of social justice and inclusion, environmental sustainability and delivering great customer experience to promote a workplace that encourages safety and diversity.
UVM as an institution values and places Diversity, Equity & Inclusion as a fundamental part of "Our Common Ground" ideals and goals as a community. As a department of professional and student staff working to support programs both internal to UVM and from external clients looking towards UVM as a location for their event, it is critical for University Event Services (UES) to not only support these goals and ideals but be a leader on campus around active engagement and ongoing training and compentency in this area. Our staff regualrly attend various training efforts and are evaluated annually with DEI goals as part of a comprehensive set up developmental and performance expectations.