Resident Production Manager

  • Contract / Stipend
  • Chicago

Website Haven Chicago


Haven Chicago seeks an experienced Production Manager to oversee all mainstage productions of the 22/23 season. The Production Manager is responsible for supervising all aspects of production including hiring and supervision of all production personnel, working with directors and designers to ensure top quality productions, creating and maintaining production budgets, and upholding and supporting all values and beliefs of Haven Chicago

Duties and Responsibilities:

1.    Finances
Supervise production budgets. The Production Manager will keep the Managing Director apprised of the status of the Production budget on a regular basis; overall expenses may not go over budget without approval of the Managing Director. Process, track and reconcile all production department accounts payable and overhire/seasonal employee payroll.
2.    Schedule
Determine load-in and tech schedules for the stage. Schedule all design and production meetings.
3.    Design Process and Analysis
Guide all director/design teams through the design process to guarantee the timely completion of all designs. With the input of appropriate technical staff, analyze all designs submitted to determine feasibility of execution within the allotted time, money and personnel available.
4.    Managing Production Personnel
Hire, contract and supervise, in consultation with the Artistic and/or Managing Director when appropriate, all production staff and contractors including, but not limited to: designers, full time technical staff, electricians, carpenters, stage managers, production assistants, wardrobe personnel, running crew, artistic consultants and any additional personnel required for specific production needs.
5.    Production Liaison
Facilitate clear communications throughout the production process, and act as a liaison between directors, designers, stage managers, and Haven Chicago production and administrative staff. Included but not limited to: Coordinate and conduct all design and production meetings. Attend first read through, designer run, technical rehearsals and previews as necessary. Maintain department contact information and show rosters.

·       Believe in the mission. Understand and stand behind the mission of Haven and behave as such while representing the company

Instructions to Apply:

Please email resume and cover letter to Executive Director, Angela Salinas

To apply for this job email your details to

Pay Rate/Range*: $1000/month