Salary: £40,000 - £48,000 a year

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Oak View Group:
Oak View Group (OVG) is the world’s leading arena development, management, and hospitality company founded in 2015 by Tim Leiweke and Irving Azoff to positively disrupt business as usual. As the largest developer of sports and entertainment facilities in the world, OVG prioritises the way we do business focusing on making long-term investments in our people and our planet.

OVG have completed seven arenas, with many more in development. Co-op Live is in a joint venture partnership with City Football Group and we are proud to work with Co-op as our Naming Rights Partner.
About the Venue:
We’re on a mission to create the best live music experience in the UK.

Co-op Live will offer a warm Manchester welcome to over 23,000 fans and amazing artists. With innovative smart ‘bowl’ design, cutting edge visual and acoustic technology, plus 32 amazing bars and restaurants and 12 premium lounges and clubs, we’re creating a unique space for the people of Manchester and beyond. World class, planet friendly and all in the heart of our local vibrant community.
For more information - Co-op Live
Role Purpose:
We have an amazing opportunity to join an awesome venue management team as a Production Manager. Co-op Live will welcome a variety of live events and artists from all over the world to perform on the Co-op Live stage. You will play a pivotal role in leading the production operation, where the music has never sounded so good and fans have the most amazing live event experience.
  • Take the lead for production management of allocated events
  • Complete AutoCAD drawings for event plans
  • Know your budget and event costs
  • Lead positive planning and relationship building with with promoters and touring technical staff in the lead up to allocated events
  • Management of venue crew, riggers and production staff during fit-up and get-out
  • Oversee any format changes between events, working closely with the facilities management team, venue crew and other contractors
  • Monitor and report on KPIs and SLA’s for suppliers and contractors
  • Support the Senior Production Manager with the statutory maintenance and inspection schedule on all production equipment
Knowledge, Skills and Experience:
  • Experience with drafting and adapting plans in AutoCAD
  • Understanding and experience of rigging set ups
  • Able to interpret and communicate technical and production requirements
  • Experience managing and supervising production teams
  • Experience in a range of production disciplines
  • Excellent communicator
  • Able to influence and inspire others
  • Commercially astute with sound financial management skills
  • Results focused, driving exceptional results through the operations team and others
  • A team player who enjoys working in a high achieving environment
  • IOSH Managing Safely
  • Understanding of the Construction, Design & Management (CDM) Regulations 2015
  • Rigging certification
  • Touring experience
  • Experience of overseeing large complex event productions
The role is working 5 days out of 7 including evenings and weekends around live events

What Co-op Live will give to you!

Alongside the benefit of working with an team of talented people, we want to help you get the best out of your work and have a work life balance.
  • Provide you with development opportunities and regular one to ones
  • Set you up to succeed in your role
  • Your wellbeing is at the forefront of our minds, we understand the importance of balancing work and personal commitments
  • This is a onsite role, it’s really important we work together to mobilise the biggest music and live entertainment arena in the UK
Salary:£40,000 - £48,000
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Employer pension scheme
  • Private Health Care scheme – Vitality
  • Life Assurance 4 x basic salary
  • Eyecare vouchers
  • WeCare Employee Assistance Programme to support you and your family
  • Company sick pay scheme
  • Enhanced family friendly benefits
  • Office fruit & snacks
  • Team social events
Closing date for applications: 23 October 2023
Our Inclusion Commitments:
Our venue is for the fans, the artists, everyone! Attracting a diverse workforce which reflects our local community is what will make our venue the best music venue in the UK!

We understand that to continue positively disrupting the sports and live entertainment industry, we need a diverse team to help us do it. We also believe that inclusivity drives innovation, strengthens our people, improves our service, and raises our excellence.

If you do require any additional support or reasonable adjustments to support your application, please let us know and we will work with you to ensure you have everything you need.

We will consider applications from all candidates who are able to demonstrate the required skills necessary to fulfil the role.
Employee Screening and Eligibility to Work:
We recognise the importance of safeguarding, dependent on role you may be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service Check, details of which will be shared with you at interview.

If successful in your application, you will be required to provide eligibility to work evidence in line with the ‘Eligibility to Work in the UK’ requirements.
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Deadline: 28-12-2023

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