Production Entrance Supervisor
Job Details
Gaillard Center - CHARLESTON, SC
Part Time

Title: Production Entrance Supervisor

Company: The Charleston Gaillard Management Corporation

Location: Downtown Charleston, SC

Reports to: Events Staffing Coordinator

Hours: Part-time, hourly, non-exempt. Early mornings, evenings and weekends will be required.


Organizations Background

The Charleston Gaillard Center is entering a new phase of focus with the developing of local and national partnerships and the producing and commissioning of work taking a greater role alongside our continued commitment to presenting high quality touring work.

A leader in the performing arts in the Southeast, The Charleston Gaillard Center commissions, supports, and presents ambitious, multidisciplinary cultural programming and provides access to the best local, national, and global artists and companies on its stage. Deeply rooted in the community, the Gaillard Center is committed to elevating local and regional voices and partnering with Charleston institutions to reflect the citys diversity, both on stage and off. Through programming on its public campus and extensive arts education initiatives, the Gaillard Center serves as a platform to participate in community building and essential dialogue.

Located in the heart of the Inspiration Corridor, Charlestons cultural hub, the Gaillard Center was established as a nonprofit in 2015. Its campus includes the world-class 1,818-seat Martha and John M. Rivers Performance Hall, a 16,000 square-foot Grand Ballroom, and a park space that is increasingly being activated for artistic presentations.

The Charleston Gaillard Management Corporation (GMC), doing business as The Charleston Gaillard Center, is a non-profit 501c3 organization responsible for managing the facility. For more information about the Charleston Gaillard Center, please visit


Position Summary

The Production Entrance Supervisor (PES) is responsible for maintaining a security presence at the primary backstage entrance (Stage Door) or the Anson Street Loading Dock. When at the Stage Door location in the Performance Hall, the PES will be responsible for maintaining security by checking personnel documentation upon entry and exit and providing direction of equipment during loading and unloading. The PES will document and direct visiting personnel, and work in conjunction with the Performance Hall Technical Manager in securing backstage spaces such as dressing rooms, production office, and the green room. In the Exhibition Hall, the PES will maintain a security presence at the Anson Street Loading Dock, document and direct visiting personnel and vehicles, operate all loading doors and dock levelers, and work in conjunction with the Event Supervisor on duty in securing back of house service spaces. This role will be scheduled directly by the Events Scheduling Coordinator and work closely with the management teams from both the Production and Technical departments.



  • Maintain security at primary backstage entrance and all backstage areas including: dressing rooms, production office, and green room

  • Check for credentials and document personnel entrance and exit when necessary

  • Ensure proper care, movement, and storage in back of house and service spaces

  • Operate entrance equipment such as loading dock doors and automated dock levelers


Required Qualifications

  • Reliable transportation

  • Willing and able to work a flexible schedule: mornings, afternoon, evening, weekends

  • A positive attitude and willingness to support the team

  • Ability to perform under stress

  • Ability to remain alert and visible for multiple hours

  • Diligence and attention to detail.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous event security experience


Physical Requirements

  • Ability to stand and exert well-paced mobility for up to 8 hours in length.

  • Must be able to frequently lift and carry up to 25 lbs.


Pay: $16.50/hour; OT rates between 12:00am - 8:00am


The Gaillard is an equal opportunity employer. Advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion within the Gaillard is critical to our mission. To be a leading performing arts center in the Southeast, we need to have a highly diverse staff, a workplace where individuals are encouraged to retain their uniqueness and can feel a sense of belonging. For us, equity means that our staff members, our patrons, and our clients can experience the transformative power of the arts, no matter their starting place.