Project Manager at the George R. Brown

Staging Solutions provides creative, strategic, and production services – as well as exceptional brand experiences – to audiences of all sizes, in countries around the world, for all kinds of budgets. Staging Solutions is a home for experts who understand how to do things quickly and well, in ways that are surprising and delightful to our clients. We use our tried and true practices to blaze new trails and challenge ourselves to solve problems in increasingly creative ways. Whether our client is corporate, individual, not-for-profit, or Fortune 100, our goal is an exceptional experience, from concept to completion.


As Project Manager, you are leading the coordination, preparation and execution of event documentation for the projects taking place within the George R. Brown Convention Center. You are the liaison between the operations team and sales team to ensure that the client is getting the best possible experience through a high level set of services. The Production Manager ensures flawless budgetary, strategic, and technical execution and facilitates communication among sales producers, technical & creative directors, media producers, and designers. The PM leads all aspects of project management, pre-production services, logistical planning and on-site management of events; secures and manages staff, vendors, and resources to meet client and staff expectations; and ensures that the financial requirements of the company are met by each project. We want to provide a resource that allows more of a partnership rather than a traditional in-house company. Our objective is to help clients enhance their event experience through our full service solutions.


George R Brown Convention Center is one of ten city owned and operated properties within the city of Houston. Houston First Corporation (HFC) is the official destination marketing organization which promotes the region as a destination for tourism and convention business.


Project Manager Job Duties:

  • Development and supervision of production budgets
  • Oversight and coordination of contractors, unions, vendors, and freelance staff
  • Prioritization of internal resources
  • The creation of and follow up on detailed production schedules
  • Initiation of quality control procedures throughout the entire project process
  • Articulate in communication with the venue, and management of on-site activities
  • Leadership of regular meetings and calls to capture best practices and incorporate those into workflow
  • Oversight of budgets to maximize gross profits and minimize project overrun with the sales team
  • Support the sales team in client communication, internal communication, budgeting, and expense centers
  • Adherence to standard operating procedures and event planning protocols
  • Oversight of production and technical walkthroughs


Project Manager Skills and Qualifications:

  • 5+ years in a production company, marketing firm, creative agency, or relevant consulting firm
  • Management experience desirable, including budget and financial management, team leadership, employee development, cross-organization collaboration
  • Leadership experience in show production with a show-must-go-on attitude (theater or live music productions preferred)
  • Management style focused on leading processes rather than managing people
  • Ability to work as part of an innovative creative team
  • Results driven passion for the work, and pride in a job well done
  • Proactive and independent in a self-managed, project-based environment
  • Effective communication and facilitation skills over multiple projects and priorities
  • Comprehensive, big-picture understanding as well as a grasp of fine details
  • Thorough understanding of and design experience with structural and mechanical construction for the stage, including materials, techniques, and rigging; carpentry experience preferred
  • Microsoft Office experience required (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc)
  • Proficient with Google Docs
  • Familiarity in Vectorworks and/or AutoCAD