Freelance Project Manager

Pink Sparrow Los Angeles, California


Reporting to the Director of Project Management, the Project Manager will oversee assigned projects from start to finish.  The candidate should have a broad knowledge of fabrication techniques specific to special events, staging, theater, and retail displays.  They should possess experience producing multifaceted and complex custom builds in addition to managing installations and strikes .  They should also work well in collaborative environments, be extremely well organized, comfortable engaging with clients, and adept at maintaining professional correspondence.


  • Oversee project from inception to completion
  • Anticipate clients needs and proactively provide solutions
  • Extract, compile and organize all documents and information pertaining to an event or project
  • Attend site visits and document detailed notes of the venue/delivery site
  • Maintain project budget while tracking labor and expenses billed against project
  • Oversee the fabrication, installation and load-out of all elements within the scope of a project
  • Ensure production, quality, and timeline are met to satisfy the client in a cost effective manner
  • Maintain discipline to procedures, in accordance with safety, quality, engineering, human resources, and finance department guidelines
  • Support internal department leads throughout lifespan of project
  • Organize and run pre production/kickoff meetings and periodic team alignment/check-in meetings
  • Coordinate and manage all logistics related to assigned projects
  • Maintain production schedule and assist in scheduling crew according to staffing protocols
  • Source and acquire project related materials
  • Oversee collateral organization and warehousing related to a project
  • Oversee pack and wrap, manifests, and truck load
  • Manage all aspects of an install/load-in and oversee strikes
  • Reconcile all production materials, tools and inventory items post event
  • Complete project wraps and coordinate meetings with relevant peers
  • Build rapport with our clients and strive to excel in customer service while representing company values


  • Responsible for reconciling all expenses related to a project according to finance guidelines
  • Prepare reports as necessary
  • Ensure the attainment of all productivity goals
  • Enforce all company policies and procedures
  • Support company culture and initiatives
  • Able to train and coach staff on a regular basis


  • GED or High School Diploma
  • Minimum 3 year of management experience or leading a team
  • Proficient in reading blueprints and shop drawings
  • Comprehensive knowledge of construction and building materials
  • Able to provide written reports and feedback
  • Organized, detail oriented and team driven
  • Flexible and adaptable to constant change
  • Willing to travel and work nights and weekends, as needed
  • Proficient with Sketchup, Adobe Illustrator, or CAD software, a plus, but not required
  • CNC experience, a plus, but not required.
  • OSHA 10 Certification a plus
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills