Director and Choreographer
The ability to work professionally with artists and a broad variety of contractors from different services and even different industries, the combination of boots-on-the-ground and administrative work, and the exponential continued learning.
Theater Manager of the Juanita Performing Arts Center at Lake Washington School District
Fernando Rocha's overall responsibility in the Juanita Performing Arts Center for the Lake Washington School District in Kirkland, Washington was to run the theater to bring in a well succeed calendar of events from the school and from community trough non-profit and for profit organizitations, with a welcoming audience and make a sustainable profit for the PAC's buget. He make the bookings, sign the contracts, organize the paperwork, hire and manage employees, engage in efforts to promote shows, organize show times, oversees the budget, and ensure everything ran smoothly there during the community and school events. Fernando Rocha hire and train technical assistants, student assistants and hire custodians for the theater. Juanita Performing Arts Center is a sophisticated and well equipad theater with 420 seats. He works in a flexible and variable schedule including evenings and weekends. Fernando spend most of his workday in his office completing tasks such as aswering rental requests, making tours in the theater with clients, record keeping, creating marketing materials for the theater, overseen the Drama Program with the Drama Teacher and training students interested in the tech of the theater, and ordering different services or materials for the improvement of the theater. He also communicate with live performance organizers and independent producers or event organizers to negotiate percentage rates or rentals to increase profit for the theater. He assure that stage sets get built, and lighting settings are finish on time for dress rehearsals and before events. Ensure that laws for safety standardsare met, hiring and overseeing security personnel. He is often responsible for accounting and payroll for the crew and keeping track of their attendance. He also has the responsibility of making sure the theater is close adequately after each performance
Production Manager at House of Spirits - Seattle
Company Manager of the Ritual Theater Group
Fernando Rocha was broadly responsible for the logistical and administrative operations of the theatrical production of the Ritual Theater Group for 23 years straight in Brazil, including payroll, contract negotiation, lodging, transport, scheduling, interdepartmental communications, and much more.
Theater Manager of the Dreams Space
Fernando Rocha's overall responsibility in the Dreams Space (Espaço Sonhus) in Brazil was to run the theater to bring in a well succeed audience and make a sustainable profit. He hired and managed employees, engaged in marketing efforts to promote shows, organized show times, ordered concession foods, oversaw the budget, and ensured everything ran smoothly there. Fernando Rocha selected people to hire and train as assistant managers. This employee worked with other employees as ticket takers or concession stand staff but led the others. As Dreams Space was a small theater, they had a limited number of 15 employees, so he had to do hands-on tasks such as helping the technicians or serving the customers sometimes. They used to work evenings and weekends. Fernando spent most of his workday in his office completing tasks such as record keeping, creating marketing materials, and ordering different services or materials for the concession. He has also communicated with live performance organizers and independent film producers or event organizers such as festivals and others to negotiate percentage rates or rentals to increase profit for the theater. To achieve ticket sales goals, he also needed to choose events that local audiences wanted to see to sell enough tickets. Fernando ensured an adequate number of ticket sales by choosing plays, concerts, and festivals that interested locals. He assured that stage sets get built, and costumes were finished on time for dress rehearsals. Ensured that laws for safety standards were met, hiring and overseeing security personnel. He was often responsible for accounting and payroll for the cast and crew and keeping track of their attendance. He also had the responsibility of making sure the theater was closed adequately after each performance
Coordinator of the Vila das Artes - Troupe de Cirandeiros at Ciranda da Arte
Production, Event & Project Manager at Ritual Theatre Group
Arts Programs Coordinator at Lyceum of Goiânia High School - 2002-2007