The Production Manager reports directly to the Executive Director and is in charge of managing all technical and production aspects of programming at Enlightened Theatrics and Salem’s Historic Grand Theatre. The position is full-time, exempt, and salaried. This position requires strong volunteer, student, and personnel management skills. The successful candidate will be responsible for facilitating effective, safe, and productive production environments in collaboration with the directors, artists, and staff.
- Collaborate with the Executive Director to ensure and uphold artistic excellence
- Responsible for setting expectations for production personnel, auditing, and evaluating performance to expectations.
- Budget and report the financial accounting of the programming expenses and revenues.
- Communicate budgets and calendar to directors, designers, and production staff.
- Work closely with the Executive Director to create the yearly budget for general administrative expenses and production expenses
- Create the production calendar and drive the project plans. This includes setting design due dates, design meetings, rehearsals, scenery build and load–in schedules, electrics hang and focus, technical and dress rehearsals, previews, and performances.
- Ensure that directors’ and designers’ artistic vision is fulfilled within our resources.
- Create and lead or co-lead production meetings, and post mortems
- Act as liaison between guest directors, designers, and the Executive Director.
- When necessary, secure required facilities for rehearsals and performances.
- Create and negotiate staff, artist, and crew contracts for all aspects of production as well as filing the appropriate paperwork in partnership with the Executive Director.
- Attend monthly board meetings and provide Board reports.
- Ensure that all technical and production elements are delivered on time and on budget.
- Research plays selected for production in terms of technical needs.
- Analyze all designs to determine feasibility of execution with the allotted time, money, and personnel available
- Oversee and assist in the construction and installation of all physical sets.
- Determine technical staffing needs, contract and hire production teams and running crews for all programming.
- Assigns duties, schedules tasks, and ensures completion by facilities operations workers and contracted cleaning crews.
- Hiring, training, and oversight of student workforce in support of this work (stage managers and running crews).
- Manage the technical volunteer needs (including carpenters, painters, backstage personnel).
- Coordinates with event management team to ensure that all event's needs and activities are planned and executed to the client's satisfaction.
- Supervise and run event set up and strike/tear down.
- Coordinate production elements for all special events.
- Facilities management
- Theatre & Technical Spaces Organization Management, including storage and scenic, lighting, and costume stock
- Responsible for general technical oversight and maintenance of equipment and inventory (including seating, floor, curtains, etc.)
- Maintain inventory and stock of stage manager/rehearsal supplies
- Supervises all stage activities and equipment installation, maintenance and use.
- Assists with the daily operations of Salem’s Historic Grand and ensures buildings are maintained and operating safely and efficiently
- Assists with the future planning for building and equipment needs.
- Ensures the safety and proper evacuation of facilities in the event of an emergency.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre or a related discipline from an accredited College or University and at least 3-5 years of experience in theatre operations
- Demonstrated knowledge of production management, theatrical lighting, sound, projection, rigging, drafting and carpentry
- Must be proficient in organizing, prioritizing and multitasking; Must have excellent interpersonal skills, working with students and volunteers in developing technical skills
- Ability to read, interpret, and implement from designer drawings
- Knowledge and understanding of federal guidelines such as ADA and OSHA as they apply to theatrical settings.
- Commitment to safe work habits.
- Ability to work flexible hours.
- Be willing to work a mixture of business hours, nights, weekends and holidays as dictated by the production schedule.
- Computer proficiency in
- Google Suite (Docs, Sheets, etc.)
- Vectorworks or AutoCAD
- Must have driver’s license and clean driving record.
- Maintain professional conduct during time of stress and pressure.
- Skilled at conflict resolution and problem solving.
- Must be able to climb ladders, use genie lift, and perform physical labor, routinely lifting up to 75 pounds.
- Master’s Degree in Art Management, Technical Direction, Stage Management, or Production Management
- Stage Management Experience
- Teaching Experience
- Knowledge and or Experience working with Actor’s Equity Association and Small Professional Theatre as well as union work rules and pay scales
- Knowledge of HVAC systems, IT, Security Systems
· Health, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance
· 401k Eligibility after the first year
· Generous PTO package
Salary Range: $40,000-48,000