Production Manager(s)

  • Contract / Stipend
  • Chicago

Website Haven Chicago


Haven Chicago seeks experienced Production Managers to oversee various productions throughout our 22/23 season, including Director’s Haven 6 Festival, the Art of Bowing, and the Guest House Project.

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 quality collaboration and  production, creating and maintaining production budgets, and upholding and supporting the values and mission of Haven Chicago.

Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Finances

Supervise production budgets. The Production Manager will keep the Executive Director apprised of the status of the Production budget on a regular basis; overall expenses may not go over budget without approval of the Executive Director. Process, track and reconcile all production department accounts payable and over-hire/seasonal contractor payroll.

2. Schedule

Determine load-in and tech schedules for the stage. Schedule, attend, and facilitate 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 Executive 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, meet and greet, designer run, technical rehearsals and previews. Maintain department contact information and show rosters.

6. Mission, Values, & Code of Conduct

Align personal practice in support of institutional mission, values, and code of conduct.

Mission: “We embolden visionary artists to practice and hone their craft by providing an equitable haven of opportunity for the creation of innovative performance, theatre, and media arts.”

Centering our artists, audiences, and the work, Haven Chicago commits to the following values: People First, Inclusion, Accountability, & Mentorship.


Directors Haven 6 Festival, $1,000

Art of Bowing: $1,000

Guest House Project: $300/each

Instructions to Apply:

Please send resume and cover letter to Executive Director, Angela Salinas at

To apply for this job email your details to

Pay Rate/Range*: $1000