• Event Production Director

    Job Locations US-NY-New York
    Requisition ID
    Corporate - Communications
    Functional Area
  • Overview

    The Madison Square Garden Company (MSG) is a world leader in live sports and entertainment experiences.  The company presents or hosts a broad array of premier events in its diverse collection of iconic venues: New York’s Madison Square Garden, The Theater at Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall and Beacon Theatre; the Forum in Inglewood, CA; The Chicago Theatre; and the Wang Theatre in Boston.  Other MSG properties include legendary sports franchises: the New York Knicks (NBA), the New York Rangers (NHL) and the New York Liberty (WNBA); two development league teams -- the Westchester Knicks (NBAGL) and the Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL); and one of the leading North American esports organizations, Counter Logic Gaming.  In addition, the Company features popular original entertainment productions -- the Christmas Spectacular and New York Spectacular – both starring the Radio City Rockettes, and through Boston Calling Events, produces outdoor festivals, including New England’s preeminent Boston Calling Music Festival.   Also under the MSG umbrella is TAO Group, a world-class hospitality group with globally-recognized entertainment dining and nightlife brands: Tao, Marquee, Lavo, Avenue, The Stanton Social, Beauty & Essex and Vandal.  More information is available at www.themadisonsquaregardencompany.com

    EEO Statement

    At MSG we value diversity and are looking for extraordinary employees of all backgrounds! MSG is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, citizenship, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. In addition to federal law requirements, MSG complies with all applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in all locations.


    The Event Production Director is responsible for production and technical aspects for more than 100 wide-ranging corporate, team, sponsorship, charitable and entertainment events annually.  Events include the Rangers and Knicks Season Opening celebrations, Rangers golf outing, sponsor-related events, Garden of Dreams charitable events such as Casino Night and Knicks Bowl, among othersl.  The position will also supervise production and technical aspects for internal events including meetings, trainings, conferences and executive-driven needs.

    The position will be responsible for all production aspects, including, but not limited to, the conceptualization and creation of the production, staging, lighting, audio visual, script-writing, run of shows, stage management and show calls. They will also be responsible for ensuring the seamless execution of these elements on site, along with the management of load-in and load-out, show set up and rehearsals.

    Additionally, the position may be called on to provide event help and support for other events depending on the calendar and staffing needs.

    The Event Production Director will be required to maintain strong relationships with internal stakeholders and external partners, as well as always ensuring that the business unit’s goals and objectives are being met through events.


    • Responsible for the production and technical aspects in the execution of events for MSG Corporate, New York Knicks, and New York Rangers, the Rockettes, MSG Sports, MSG Live, MSG Productions, Garden of Dreams and other assets and departments as part of the Madison Square Garden Company
    • Work closely with the Events project lead to ensure the production elements are in complement to the overall event
    • Develop a detailed, exhaustive production event plan for each event, including look and feel, production schedule, run of show, script, show call documents
    • Consult and provide technical guidance including equipment, labor, and schedules to meet event scope
    • Meet with appropriate senior leadership and determine event requirements for teams, corporate, sponsorship, charitable and entertainment
    • Manage vendors being brought in to execute production and technical aspects
    • Work on other event-related logistics where required by the department
    • Work with Events team in the creation of post-event analysis that provides clients with a full account of event and potential opportunities for improvement in the future
    • Ability to travel and work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends, while maintaining regular office hours


    Required Qualifications:


    • Bachelor’s Degree
    • Detail-oriented self-sufficient individual with great interpersonal skills.
    • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
    • Ability to work as a team within various groups and departments
    • Strong time management skills
    • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
    • Ability to work within designated budget objectives
    • High level of energy, passion, leadership and commitment
    • Efficient project manager who effectively manages many tasks across various areas
    • Teamwork to manage relationships with numerous departments
    • Great deal of creativity and vision to bring concepts to reality
    • Extremely focused on delivering results through clear direction and accountability
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Extensive computer skills – with intensive knowledge of Microsoft word, Excel, PowerPoint



    • Experience working in a corporate environment
    • Strong problem-solving skills
    • Ability to evaluate and identify efficiencies across events and maintain the highest brand standards
    • 8 + years’ experience in events planning in sports and entertainment or a related field, with a minimum of5 + years of extensive experience in technical and production areas of events, including first-hand script-writing, stage management and show calling.
    • Experience in creating and directing corporate events in service oriented environment
    • Strong writing skills with a focus on script-writing and run of shows
    • Solid understanding of audio visual technology and advancements including lighting, audio/video, rigging, power
    • Knowledge of 2D and 3D CAD (Vectorworks)
    • Familiarity with union labor rules


    Candidates who have completed 60 credits of college-level coursework (representing 2 years), or have shown similar self-development through certifications, trade school coursework, etc. are preferred.

    Educational requirements may differ from job to job based on the role.


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