Production Manager | Hospitality

  • Full Time
  • Tampa

Mills James is seeking a Live Events Production Manager to join our growing Hospitality AV team. This position handles project leadership and technical expertise for live events.

They create technical drawings, manage budgets, schedule crews and equipment, and provide on-location management. The candidate must also understand the project’s creative vision and work closely with all internal and external stakeholders to support it.

At Mills James, our mission is to transform how hospitality clients view their AV partners. That’s why discriminating hotel properties, conventione centers, and Fortune 500 corporations worldwide trust their audiovisual and onsite production to us. We deliver audiovisual services worthy of their service standards.

This position is based on site in Tampa, Florida.

The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university; or four years of related experience and/or training; or an equivalent combination of education and experience in the live event space
  • Proven ability in the design and operation of audio, video, lighting, streaming, power, and rigging systems
  • Understanding of safety procedures in a live environment
  • The highest level of communication skills, organization skills, and ability to work simultaneously on multiple projects is required
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, reliable vehicle, and able to drive box trucks and cargo vans
  • Must be available to work early mornings, evenings, and occasional weekends
  • Follows all safety procedures to ensure the safety of the crew, clients, and audiences

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.

  • Serves as a role model for the production team, creating a professional atmosphere for clients and colleagues
  • Directly supervises and coordinates production crews, equipment, and technical needs on various projects
  • Leads the technical staff during install, show, and strike
  • Interact with the onsite property staff to maximize the effectiveness of our sales and service, and exceed our customer’s expectations
  • Attend sales meeting at the property to determine AV needs by the client
  • Oversee all supporting staff when needed


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

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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