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Thursday, September 04, 2014

VEE Corporation - Live Entertainment Producer



VEE Corporation, one of the nation’s premier producers of live entertainment is seeking a Producer to join our production group. VEE produces live shows and events, and provides entertainment, promotion and event marketing services for the world’s most respected brands and agencies. With internal expertise, capabilities and dedicated scenic and costume facilities, we serve any or all aspects of a production: creative development, design, construction, booking, marketing, and operations.  Clients and partners in the corporate, sports, museum and event marketing sector come to VEE for imaginative solutions to capture the undivided attention of their customers and audiences through custom designed/built interactive environments.

Qualified candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree in an entertainment related field combined with (5+) years of producing live entertainment and events.  Requirements include a strong background in musical theater, family-friendly entertainment, special events, production management and technical production. This individual needs to be comfortable with travel and brainstorming ideas within a variety of entertainment disciplines.  Excellent verbal/written skills, meticulous attention to detail are also a must.
VEE Corporation is located in downtown Minneapolis, offers a competitive compensation package, and excellent career opportunities in a friendly, team-based environment. 

Please send a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Brandi at baretz@vee.com or to VEE Corporation – Human Resources, 800 LaSalle Avenue, Suite 1750, Minneapolis, MN 55402.  No phone calls please. 

Visit our website at www.vee.com for more information. VEE Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer


VEE Corporation: Producer
Accountable To:  SVP of Production
Supervision To:  Director of Production, Production Manager, Production Coordinator, Independent Contractors, Actors and Performers on touring units.

Primary Responsibilities
·         Participate in strategic development and diversification of entertainment products, financial feasibility planning, production management of current properties and related support systems.

·         Oversee both the planning and execution of live entertainment properties such as touring shows, themed entertainment, theatrical productions, special events and attraction integrated entertainment.

·         Directs the production contracting, scheduling and calendaring of all projects from initial concept through completion.  Assumes primary responsibility for the creative development process, assembling creative teams (Independent Contractors) necessary for production of new projects.  Effectively coordinates the proper mix of skills, abilities and talents of the entire production team.

·         Manage the creative development process, including direct involvement in writing the scripts, creative visioning, supervising the set designs, choreography, casting, and recording activities.

·         Review, evaluate and verify production budgets, maintain production and cost control systems, while ensuring VEE’s standard of quality and production values, as well as the consistency with the essence of the various brands.
·         In conjunction with the SVP of Production, the Producer negotiates compensation on production contracts, ensuring the accurate inclusion of all terms, definitions and statements of responsibility as required. 

·         Work closely and constantly communicate with the other major departments in order to ensure consistency of philosophy and overall strategy, particularly in the licensing, direct marketing, merchandising areas and expansion.
·         Research industry trends to source high quality, high value production resources. 

·         Establish new as well as maintain existing relationships with creative talent, main venue managers, outsourced employees, licensees, etc.  

·         Provides counsel, guidance, and encouragement to staff associates on the necessary balance among individual and teamwork responsibilities to achieve the desired overall results within critical timelines.
·         A strong work ethic, a can-do attitude, and a high level of professionalism in all aspects of conduct.

Required Qualifications
·         Seasoned producer with 5+ years of experience in Show Production, Creative Development and producing/production experience in the entertainment industry with an emphasis in family entertainment products.
·         College degree in an Entertainment related field. 

·         Must have a proven track record in successful execution of entertainment projects with multi-platform strategies. 
·         Must have thorough knowledge and understanding of live entertainment in both the domestic and international marketplace as well as consumer interests/trends. 
 
·         Must have demonstrated success as a team leader with the ability to lead and collaborate with a diverse group of entertainment industry professionals in both a corporate and entrepreneurial environment.  

·         Possess strong administrative abilities, a proven background in management of creative and production personnel.     
·         Excellent Presentation and verbal/written skills with meticulous attention to detail. 

·         A strong work ethic, a can-do attitude, and a high level of professionalism in all aspects of conduct.