The Production Manager is one of the senior staff members and leaders of production operations. He/she/they coordinates, manages, and oversees all stage events and productions and is also responsible for the management and coordination of rehearsal spaces, scenic and costume shop facilities. They will advise the Producing Artistic Director on general and technical production needs.
-Collaborate on all production staff including, but not limited to: technical staff, electricians, carpenters, stage managers, production assistants, wardrobe personnel, props, running crew, interns, and any additional personnel required for specific production needs;
-Schedule all design and production meetings. Coordinate pre-season scenic and costume construction and oversee the bid process for scenic, sound, lighting and costume need;
-Oversee technical preparations in coordination with Technical Director, including evaluation of and arrangement for equipment / tool needs and repairs;
-Oversee and coordinate all productions needs for Lighting, Costume, Scenic, Wigs/Makeup and Audio Designers, as well as all department heads;
-Coordinate load-in and restore of performance;
-Coordinate post-season strike and storage needs
QUALIFICATIONS AND DESIRED SKILLS:
-3+ Years Experience as a Production Manager, working in professional opera and/or theater;
-Computer proficient (MS word, Excel, Vectorworks, internet file sharing);
-Capacity to solve problems and engage in creative thinking to overcome challenges;
-Well-developed communication skills;
-Maturity and understanding of the artistic process and excellent interpersonal, teamwork, and diplomacy skills;
-Proven ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast paced, rapidly changing environment;
-Demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple projects in a production environment;
-Technical knowledge of safe working procedures, safety equipment and products for the stage;
-Experience with a hemp fly system;
-Extensive knowledge of theater techniques and processes, including safety standards;
-Strong verbal, quantitative, and organizational skills;
-Ability to prioritize, multi-task and work quickly and accurately with attention to detail;
-Able to work nights and weekends during the season, as required, climb stairs and ladders, lift and carry up to 50 pounds without assistance, and engage in other physical work related to the position;
Position runs early May through late September. Competitive salary, plus private housing.
Those interested in applying should send cover letter, resume and contact info for three references to: firstname.lastname@example.org with the job title as the subject line. Application by email only, no phone calls please.