Live Event Producer | Events

A Live Event Producer for the Mills James Experience Group (MJx) leads a creative team through the live event staging production process — supervising and coordinating all aspects of staging for live events, from conception to execution. Responsibilities include understanding a client’s messaging and event goals and developing design approaches in staging and support materials.

The Event Producer should be an experienced lead project and event manager with a keen eye for detail, quality management, video and live theater production experience, time management, and multiple team coordination.

If interested, please carefully review the job duties as this is not an event planner position.

This position is based in Columbus, Ohio.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each essential duty and other duties that may be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Coordinate proposal development, which includes the creative vision, estimates, and any miscellaneous requirements falling outside Mills James’ core competencies
  • Gather client information and develop a creative plan for the event
  • Collaborate with the Production Manager to create event estimates for project scope, schedule, and resources, ensuring programs are appropriately budgeted, estimated, and scheduled within clients’ communicated parameters
  • Lead and motivate a collaborative team assembled of account, creative, technical, production, and outside vendors to ensure all work will achieve an outcome that meets and exceeds clients’ expectations profitably and within budget
  • Supervise creation of the event production administrative tasks, including but not limited to the technical script, cue sheet, rundown, specialist details
  • Manage the event (creative, budget, staff, and talent)
  • Provide show calling on-site throughout event production
  • Provide post-event support including, but not limited to show record duplication, show file management, and requested client deliverables



Listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university; or four years related experience and/or training in a live event production environment or equivalent combination of education and experience; four years of direct management of creative content and brand vision
  • The qualified candidate should be well-connected within the event industry with a network of vendors, suppliers, technical service providers, riggers, and staffing agents
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and an understanding of Mac-based programs, including Keynote
  • Become adept at using Mills James MediaPulse and Basecamp facilities management software
  • Possess the highest level of communication skills, organization skills and ability to work simultaneously on multiple projects, and a high degree of adaptability to a continually changing environment
  • Must be available for 60 percent travel and work flexible hours
  • Valid driver’s license required; may need to obtain a US Passport, if necessary


All applicants will be required to consent to a background check before employment.

Benefits — Mills James offers a comprehensive benefits package for this full-time opportunity, including health, dental and vision care, 401(k), and Roth 401(k).

Mills James, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer — All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, ethnicity, national origin, marital status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected classification or status.

Your Right to Work — In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

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