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NOW HIRING: PRODUCTION MANAGER
Gloucester Stage Company is seeking a communication-oriented Production Manager familiar with the North of Boston/Cape Ann area and passionate about creating theatre. Reporting to the Artistic & Managing Directors, the Production Manager is responsible for realizing the visions of creative teams within the standards of excellence, technical possibility, and budgetary limitations set forth by the Stage Company
The Production Manager coordinates operations of all creative designs and designer talent for each production; procures all resources to successfully achieve production goals, including staff, technology, rehearsal space, and materials; and builds community through continued education and development of production staff and apprentices.
1. Recruitment & Management:
- Work with Artistic and Managing Directors to develop and support a continued learning environment.
- Hiring, training, scheduling, and supervising Master Carpenter, Stage Managers, Designers, properties coordinators, apprentices (in relevant positions), production assistants, and overhire staff.
- Oversight of Master Carpenter and therefore, all shop staff, overhire support, apprentices, and volunteers during strikes and load-ins.
- Oversight and scheduling Master Electricians for individual productions and seasonal maintenance.
- Administers and is responsible for production, NeverDark, and rental event (as needed) staffing budgets.
2. Communication & Organization:
- Developing and monitoring schedules/timelines for design submission, production meetings, tech rehearsals, and dress rehearsals in coordination with designers, directors, and stage managers.
- Leading all production meetings and coordinating communication between artists and appropriate staff outside of production meetings.
- Creates and monitors expense budgets for each production including materials, rentals, shipping, and transportation as necessary.
- Creative problem solving designs to work effectively with theatre equipment, within theatre space, and within established budgetary limits.
- Approves drafting of ground plan, section, and construction drawings of each show.
- Plans and oversees scenic load in and strike, with Master Carpenter.
- Scheduling and coordinating rehearsal spaces for productions in the Greater Boston area and communicating that information to Company and Stage Managers.
- Cultivates relationships with peer art organizations and local business for sharing/bartering of resources.
3. Safety & Efficiency:
- Maintains professionalism, a safe work environment, and actively works to create a culture of diversity, inclusion and belonging on site.
- Monitors maintenance of scene shop facilities and equipment.
- Participates in fire, building, and wiring safety measures for annual compliance.
- Proposes major capital and technology improvement needs to Management and supplies project quotes when necessary, to support a safe and efficient workplace
- Full-time Part-Year (about 20 weeks); Salaried based on $25-$35/hr (negotiable on experience)
- Anticipated start date: 4/1/2020
- PM is responsible for scheduling most meetings, but likely will need to be available before or after rehearsals for production meetings, and must be onsite for tech week turn-overs between productions.
- One week paid vacation, Benefits grow with seniority
- Personable, positive, and diplomatic individual with integrity and a sense of humor, who works effectively with Board, donors, volunteers and staff
- Energetic self-starter with exceptional attention to detail
- Creative person who enjoys working in a small but professional team environment.
- Well-organized and able to plan strategically, while also keeping focus on details to assure effective implementation and follow through
- Ability to inspire those working around you to accomplish common objectives and goals
- Ability to maintain positive attitude while prioritizing work in a fast paced environment.
- Long weeks and evening/weekend hours required during tech/previews for assigned projects
- Bachelors of Arts in Theater or Production Design
- Two to three years of experience in Production Management, Technical Direction, and/or Stage Management.
- Demonstrated personnel and budget management experience.
- Superior phone, email, and note communication
- Strong budgeting and cost analysis attention to detail
- Strong computer and database management skills; familiarity with CueLab and CAD software is highly desired
- Intelligence to problem solve and negotiate with tact and diplomacy
- Must have own transportation
- Must be able to lift up to 50lbs
How To Apply:
Please submit your resume and a personal cover letter directly to Managing Director, Christopher Griffith, at email@example.com
Apply by: March 20, 2020
Salary: Full-time, Part-year (about 20 weeks), Salaried based on $25-$35/hr (negotiable on experience)
About this Organization:
Gloucester Stage Company is Boston’s North Shore premier professional, nonprofit theater company. Located in a century-old repurposed brick warehouse on the edge of the Atlantic and at the entrance to the Rocky Neck Cultural District, the intimate venue has provided the setting for premiering award-winning new works and rousing classics over the past four decades. The Company has set itself apart by investing in playwrights and building a bridge to audiences on the edge of their seat, eager to engage with the new stories told on stage.
Gloucester Stage Company is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Applicants from populations underrepresented in the theater field are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, familial status, sexual orientation, national origin, ability, age, or veteran status. Gloucester Stage Company remains committed to providing a safe and secure environment for all of our volunteers, artists, and staff. We are proud adopters of the The Chicago Theatre Standards, and part of the #notinourhouse movement.
The Post-Graduate Apprenticeship program engages in hands-on development and training during one season with Gloucester Stage. Each position has a specialty that connects to the student’s career path, such as directing, stage management (EMC Point Eligible), marketing and development, et al.
The program offers young theater professionals creative ownership, valuable education, important networking opportunities, and real-world experience. After a season with Gloucester Stage, apprentices have the depth of knowledge to seek full-time employment with professional theater companies, form their own companies, or pursue advanced degrees.
For further information and to apply visit our Apprenticeship Page.
Diversity & Safety Statement
Gloucester Stage Company is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Applicants from populations underrepresented in the theater field are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, familial status, sexual orientation, national origin, ability, age, or veteran status. Gloucester Stage Company remains committed to providing a safe and secure environment for all of our volunteers, artists, and staff. We prohibit sexual harassment in all forms, providing clear procedures for reporting complaints about conduct, and following through with appropriate and timely disciplinary measures.