Are you our new Production Manager?

Copenhagen Pride organises Denmark’s biggest human rights events and we are recruiting an experienced and highly competent Production Manager to join our Secretariat on a full time, permanent contract.

The Production Manager reports to the Head of Secretariat, and is responsible for managing the Production Coordinator. They work very closely with the volunteer and staff team in planning and delivering every aspect of Copenhagen Pride events in February and August, and additional events as they arise. We don’t shy away from the fact that this is a highly demanding role pivotal to the successful execution of our events.

This is a full-time (37 hours per week) contract. It is a requirement of the contract that holiday cannot be taken in February, July or August. The post is based at the Copenhagen Pride office in the city centre, with some scope for occasional working from home.

Core responsibilities

The Production Manager:

  • Has overall responsibility for all aspects of Production, including planning, development, liaison with suppliers, and execution.
  • Leads our day-to-day relationship with authorities (such as police and municipalities), suppliers (such as stage and logistics) and ensures permits, licences and other permissions are applied for in good time.
  • Regular reporting to the Head of Secretariat on status of different elements of production, flagging potential issues before they escalate
  • Manages and develops the Production Coordinator, and works closely with other members of the Secretariat team.
  • Takes the lead as the primary liaison point between the volunteer Area Managers and the Secretariat.
  • Maintains an aerial view of all elements of our events, including partnership activations, bars, food vendors and community organisation involvement.
  • Provide important liaison between our Head of Safety, the Secretariat, and Board.
  • Supports the planning, organisation and delivery of the Copenhagen Pride Parade, including senior level coordination on the day of the event.
  • Coordinate Copenhagen Pride’s participation in external events including Folkemødet.

Your skills and experience

We welcome applications from all sections of the community. 

Essential skills and experience

  • Significant experience in live event production, including managing contracts and external suppliers, liaison with public bodies, and working with complex teams
  • A developed understanding of health and safety, minimising risk and ensuring a safe event for all volunteers, staff and visitors
  • Experience of working in a fast-paced and sometimes stressful environment and ability to stay calm and to bring calm to difficult situations
  • Personal resilience and an ability to remain focused on the task at hand
  • Ability to juggle competing demands and priorities and to manage expectations of colleagues inside and outside the organisation 
  • Experience of managing and developing more junior employees
  • Willingness to work longer hours than usual during events, within the limits set by law, which may include occasional work through the night 
  • Experience of working in a team and ability to take a collaborative approach
  • Strong commitment to LGBTI+ equality, human rights and inclusion
  • Fluency in Danish and professional proficiency in English

Desirable skills and experience

  • Project management (including use of Asana for task management)
  • Working with and managing volunteers
  • Working in and/or managing a bar 
  • Previous attendance or participation in Copenhagen Pride or other Pride events
  • Driving licence

Apply to be our Production Manager

Please send your resumé with a covering email (preferably in English) explaining why you think this role is right for you and your motivation to join the Copenhagen Pride team, to Steve Taylor, Head of Secretariat at [email protected] before the deadline below.

Closing date: 17.00, Friday 9 February

Shortlist: Monday 12 February

First interviews: Thursday 15 February

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