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Manager, Live Programming & Entertainment

Manager, Live Programming & Entertainment

• Intermediate Level


This position manages all elements that are exclusive to the live show experience.

Category Live Event / On Location Services 
Location Greater Milwaukee Area
Time Period Full time
Start Date N/A

Job Description

The Manager, Live Programming & Entertainment must be dedicated, thorough, can resolve problems, and provide clear direction in a fast-paced environment.

  • Collaborates with Game Entertainment department to manage Bucks live game programming and serves as the Game Night Stage Manager and secondary Game Director for all home pre-season, regular season and playoff games
  • Department lead for the execution of programming/planning initiatives, including: rehearsals, equipment needs/assignment, game night staff hiring, staff assignments, script writing, format planning and video/skit production.
  • Coordinate the organization, production, and execution of all assets for every Bucks game night
  • Complete all in-game promotions including live features, crowd prompts, music and camera shots
  • Manages close partnership with Fiserv Forum Productions department to ensure all home games and events at the arena are meeting organization/NBA standards
  • Responsible for conducting (ongoing and annual) performance reviews for ALL part-time/game night staffing.
  • Manage all company “Live Programs” (Open Scrimmage, Playoff Watch Party, etc…)
  • Serve as a Secondary Director for Bucks Live Programming and Events
  • Staff Assignment/Management regarding all in-arena promotions and live experiences, which are represented by all facets of the Bucks organization.
  • Collaborate with Department Director to outline and forecast budget needs specific to programming/presentation areas.
  • Responsible for the game night inventory grid for all departments of the Bucks organization
  • Lead ABI Manager for part-time staff accounting / payroll checks and balances
  • Develop strong long-term relationships with entertainment and production vendors that result in achieving production/performance goals while improving the company’s budget limitations.
  • Supervise and develop all department internships including: creating work assignments, scheduling, and payroll
  • Act as talent scout searching out new talent, music, movie clips or entertainment that could be incorporated into Bucks game presentation
  • Uses reviews to assure constant evolution/improvement of event processes (including, but not limited to: staff morale building, team building, and conflict resolution)
  • Partner with other departments (i.e…Corporate Partnerships, Ticket Sales, Marketing, and Community Relations) to help activate department objectives
  • Lead and conduct bi-weekly meetings with all department managers that use in-game inventory. Manage all company inventory on a day-to-day basis and will assist the Director in creation/adjustment of inventory processes to start each season.
  • Network with various NBA teams and identify Best Practices and comparable challenges
  • Assist with video production for internal and external clients
  • 3-5 years of live entertainment programming and/or related production experience with at least 2 years of experience in a stadium or arena entertainment experience
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and a positive, upbeat personality with the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines
  • Strong creative abilities and a passion for content creation!
  • Availability to work ALL Milwaukee Bucks home games and other special events as needed
  • Reliable, punctual, and courteous
  • Able to work nights, weekends, and some holidays
  • Solid understanding of Microsoft Word, Excel, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and/or InDesign
  • While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to stand, sit, walk, use handle or feel, reach stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, talk and hear
  • Unlimited physical mobility and the ability to lift a minimum of 20 pounds
All offers for employment with the Milwaukee Bucks are contingent upon the candidate having successfully completed a criminal background check and drug screening. We will consider qualified candidates with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable local, state, and Federal laws.

Job Type Full Time 
Weekly Limit 40
Shift Day, Evening
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