TEAM: Thacker Mountain Radio Hour
MANAGES: Directly Manages paid interns and volunteers; Laterally Manages show crew
REPORTS TO: Executive Director, Friends of Thacker Mountain Radio, Inc
LOCATION: in or near Oxford, MS
SALARY RANGE: $22,500 – $25,500 / annually
The Friends of Thacker Mountain Radio Hour, Inc seeks a Production Director to book, produce, and manage weekly live and radio broadcasts. In addition to pre-production responsibilities, the Production Director will also manage the live stage production for recording and rebroadcast. Liaising with the Sound Engineer, artists, and other booking and venue partners is essential for this role. Working closely with our dynamic Board of Directors, the Executive Director, Host/Associate Producer and first-rate crew the Production Director will continuously improve the quality and production value of our radio broadcasts as we move into a major growth phase with plans to increase our live performance and radio broadcast footprint.
The Thacker Mountain Radio Hour was founded by former Oxford musicians Caroline Herring and Bryan Ledford, and Richard Howorth, owner of Square Books, a much-beloved bookstore on the Oxford town square. The show was named by Howorth after a fire observation tower atop Lafayette County’s Thacker Mountain, five miles south of Oxford. The tower somewhat resembles a radio tower and Howorth felt the approximately 700-foot elevation of this “mountain” was appropriately modest for the show’s beginning aspirations. In 2007, Friends of Thacker Mountain Radio Hour, Inc formed to create a 501(c)3 organization and today we work to fulfill our mission: To celebrate and document the evolving sounds and stories of a diverse South.
Though the Production Director is likely to see themselves in the following examples these are not requirements. Rather, these examples are designed to help you determine if this opportunity aligns with your passion and purpose.
Below are key areas of responsibilities for this role. While responsibilities will shift from day-to-day, these are the priorities for our Executive Director role.
Major Work Streams:
One to three years of work experience leading or working closely with stage productions and/or radio
Record of success in a fast-paced, high performing work environment
Experience in booking a plus
Bachelor’s degree or more
Regular travel and evening work throughout the year to support live productions and growth opportunities for the live performance and radio broadcast.
To be considered for this role, you must submit an online application and cover letter tailored to your interest and fit with the Executive Director position. Please submit materials via email to Julie Addison, President (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Benefits and Salary
Salary for this position is competitive and depends on prior experience. Friends of Thacker Mountain Radio, Inc. begins with a 10 days paid personal leave for new employees (in addition to paid holidays) and a salary range of $22,500 – $25,500 / annually.
Commitment to Diversity and Equal Opportunity Employment Policy
Friends of Thacker Mountain Radio Hour, Inc is committed to maximizing the diversity of our firm, as we want to engage all those who can contribute to the political arena. To that end our orgnaization is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, parental status, genetic information or characteristics (or those of a family member) or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.
This job description reflects Friends of Thacker Mountain Radio Hour’s assignment of essential functions and qualifications of the role. Nothing in this herein restricts management’s right to assign, reassign or eliminate duties and responsibilities to this role at any time.
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