Intensive Description

Tinc Productions, in partnership with Propared offers a week long, rigorous curriculum of management training designed to offer experience for managers in the arts transitioning from an academic setting into the professional world.
The focus is on the importance and cultivation of inter-personal, critical thinking and business skills/awareness required to manage people, move projects forward, focus on safety, while balancing client relationships and overall project management.
This intensive is ideal for individuals interested in Production Management, Theater Management or Stage Management.

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How to Apply

We are currently accepting applications:
Our upcoming session June 6-10, 2016.
Cost: $250

Please email us at and tell us why you want to join the intensive, as well as a brief description of what you hope to get out of participating. Also provide a one page PDF resume.

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What to expect
The intensive is highly interactive. Participants should expect discussion-based seminars, group exercises, individual exercises, presentations, site visits and guest speakers. The daytime sessions will focus on the curriculum below, balanced with site visits and networking events.

Location, Time Requirements
Tinc’s NYC studio, job sites, client offices for production meetings, site surveys, etc.
We request that full days be set aside as there may be both daytime and evening activities.

Read about last year’s Production Management Intensive on our blog.

Topics Covered

Realities of the Industry - Life Outside Academics
  • Jobs for Managers in the Live Event Industry
  • Jobs for Managers supporting the Arts
  • Employment and paperwork
  • Employee vs freelancer
  • Getting hired
  • The job market and realities of the industry
  • Money and creating financial stability
  • Continuing Education and long term careers
  • Running yourself as a business
Management Deep Dive
  • Managements roles across the industry
  • Defining Management
  • Identifying Clients
  • Workflow Analysis
  • Differences between Live Event Mgmt. and Traditional Corporate Mgmt
  • Leadership Skills and Team Motivation
  • Verbal Communication and Expectation Setting
  • Perspective shifting
  • Understanding and Managing reactions (including your own)
  • Dealing with Changes, the Art of Flexibility
  • Verbal & Physical first impressions
  • Conflict resolution
  • Communication DOWN the chain of command
  • Communication UP the chain of command
Production Process and Focusing on Safety
  • Landing a job and gathering details
  • Quotes
  • Site survey
  • Pre production
  • Venue advancing
  • Production schedules
  • Production meetings
  • Equipment
  • Booking labor
  • Permitting
  • Prep
  • Load-In
  • Show
  • Strike
  • Reconcile
  • Invoicing
  • Backend support
  • Post-mortem and implementing feedback
Management Tools
  • Understanding your Needs
  • What to look for in a Tool
  • Software Tools Overview
    • Propared
    • Filemaker
    • Excel