Assistant Production Manager

Website Metropolis Performing Arts Centre

Position: Assistant Production Manager

Position Status: Full-time Exempt Employee,
Some night and weekend work is required

Reports to: Production Manager

Metropolis Performing Arts Centre is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located in the heart of downtown Arlington Heights. It houses a 329-seat professional theater, as well as a full school of performing arts that includes drama, dance, and music lessons.

Assistant Production Manager: Critical Skills
– Attention to detail and demonstrated commitment to quality
– Creative problem-solving skills
– Works well both independently and as part of a team.
– Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and to navigate shifting and competing priorities with patience and diplomacy.
– Forward-thinking team member who works to anticipate problems
– Commitment to EDI initiatives and continued learning
– Stage Management experience a plus

Administration
● Create, distribute, and maintain contracts in DocuSign for all designers, production contractors and actors
● Coordinate production materials, i.e. licensing files, scripts, scores, emergency contact forms, W-9 forms, show program information, etc.
● Create and submit payroll files for Production Department
● Research industry standards along with new techniques/materials/solutions

Scheduling
● Create rehearsal schedule in collaboration with Production manager and Director, distribution of schedule to designers, cast members and staff.
● Create strike schedules for all Produced Shows; schedule truck and dumpster if needed
● Enter schedules into shared google calendar. Communicate updates to all parties.

Communication
● Must communicate information clearly, both verbally and in writing with diplomacy and discretion
●Frequent communication with Casting Director, check-ins with Stage Manager throughout production and Human Resources
● Create onboarding packets for Cast and Crew members. Lead onboarding content in first rehearsal
● Create quarterly newsletter to send out to artistic talent, actors and other industry contacts

Production Support
● Coordinate Covid safety protocols within productions.
● Give input on hiring and programming
● Assist in set-up, organization, and running of auditions and callback processes in coordination with casting and artistic staff
● Attend production meetings and select rehearsals, including first rehearsal and select tech week rehearsals and previews
● Order items as needed for productions such as props, wardrobe pieces, and hospitality etc. using company accounts.

To Apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@metropolisarts.com

Metropolis Performing Arts Centre is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace, and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Instructions to Apply:

To Apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@metropolisarts.com

To apply for this job email your details to jobs@metropolisarts.com

Pay Rate/Range*: 36-38K