Assistant Production Manager

Job ID
# of Openings Remaining
Full-Time Regular
PRGMS- Public Programming


The Public Programs department works to position the NYPL as a vibrant hub of intellectual and creative activity, with a wide range of city-wide events, talks, performances and other cultural experiences that further the library's mission, reflect and highlight its core strengths, and attract, engage and inspire the widest possible audiences.


This position is responsible for supporting AV production needs for internal events in the Stephen A Schwarzman building, including Public Programs, Development events, Education events, and others. Working with the Production Manager, the Assistant Production Manager will help coordinate with programmers and internal entities to determine audiovisual requirements, assist to ensure staffing and equipment needs are met, interact with AV vendors, and perform the setup and operation of audio visual equipment.

Principal Responsibilities

  • Responsible for hands-on equipment set-up, operating the sound board, troubleshooting live reinforcement and video issues.
  • Mix live events at front of house position, use wireless mics (lavalier, handheld, and over the ear). Must be confident in wireless micing techniques.  Must be capable of capturing live audio recordings for archival purposes.
  • Experience communicating visual concepts of lighting design to board operators and signal troubleshooting.
  • Manages multi-camera switched shoots, video capturing, and livestreaming. Hands on operating of video equipment for single camera shoots.
  • Along with Production Manager, work closely with AV vendors, managing interactions during events.
  • Help maintain AV equipment inventory and assist with scheduled maintenance.
  • Provide support for branch IT and program staff. Answer tickets from staff who need A/V assistance or advice.
  • Assist Production Manager with documentation and archiving content of programs at SASB. Includes implementing accessibility for all programs, and  responsibility for quality control and review of productions to maintain standardization of the end product for the public.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Hands-on technical skills, capable of operating and maintaining equipment, to avoid using outside vendors when it is not necessary.
  • Experience mixing live events at front of house and monitor positions, wireless mics. Experience communicating visual concepts of lighting design to board operators and signal trouble shooting. Experience with video/livestreaming events.
  • Bachelors degree in a related field - or 4-5 years of related experience.
  • 1-2 years experience working on high-profile events in a fast paced environment, with meticulous attention to detail and superior organizational skills.  
  • Excellent communication skills; enthusiastic, personable, and diplomatic. Skilled at working with diverse audiences and collaborating with individuals from varying backgrounds.
  • Engaged in and inspired by current events, literature, and the arts.
  • Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in MS Office Suite, Google Suite, and familiarity with design tools.
  • Able and willing to work a flexible schedule including nights and some weekends.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Basic experience with audio and video editing software, primarily Adobe Creative Cloud.  Will be required to do basic audio and video editing, and will be trained on all library systems.

Physical Duties


  • Required to be able to lift 30 lbs, and occasionally climb ladders.
  • Must be comfortable being at a desk as well as extensive days on your feet moving around the building.  As well as occasional and off site work in other branches.  


Union / Non Union

Non Union


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