Job Description

The Stage & Production Manager collaborates regularly with the Managing Director to ensure overall show and festival timelines are planned, met, and maintained. The Stage & Production Manager collaborates regularly with the Technical Manager and develops a pool of highly motivated and collaborative production assistants and designers to support PRIME productions.  The Stage & Production Manager plays a role in PRIME’s strategic planning initiatives.

This position is currently a volunteer position, but may pay a stipend on a per-show basis.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Plan and oversee production, festival, and event timelines and key deliverables

  • Venue searches and scouting for performances, rehearsals, and other events

  • Season scheduling and planning

  • Recruitment of production, design, and stage management team members

  • Facilitating production meetings

  • Scheduling rehearsals and performances

  • Act as producer for 24-hour new play festivals as needed

  • Manage production budgets and cash on hand

  • Oversee front of house and box office processes

  • Work as part of PRIME leadership on short- and long-term strategic planning

  • Develop community ties and serve on Board committees to further develop the profile of arts wherever PRIME goes

  • Help shape the company season in partnership with the Artistic Director and Managing Director

  • Serve as a spokesperson within the arts community as needed

  • Develop production objectives and goals

  • Cultivate and maintain theatre production contacts in order to secure equipment, staff, and venues for PRIME productions

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have a minimum of two years experience with a nonprofit or for-profit organization in a production or stage management role. Experience with production timelines and play festivals strongly desired;

  • Be flexible with the ability to work independently and as part of a team, and will be able to work successfully under pressure and meet deadlines and goals

  • Successfully understand PRIME’s unique brand and show concepts and execute production timelines to support these;

  • Exhibit stamina and a strong work ethic, as well as the flexibility and compassion to work through unpredictable pressures alongside the team;

  • Be a highly motivated self-starter with strong writing skills and experience with Google Docs;

  • Demonstrate a passion for theatre, storytelling, and the connection between art and a community

PRIME is committed to building a creative and dynamic workplace that celebrates individual differences and diversity and treats everyone with fairness and respect. PRIME does not discriminate in practices or employment opportunities on the basis of an individual’s race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, veteran status, disability, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local regulations.

Apply now by sending a resume and cover letter to using the subject line: “LastName - Prod Manager.” Resumes and cover letters should be named as follows: “LastName Resume - Prod Manager,” and “LastName CoverLetter - Prod Manager.”