Production Manager

  • Contract / Stipend
  • Chicago

Website Oak Park Festival Theatre


  • Create and maintain a full production timeline and schedule prior to the process getting underway.
  • Schedule and lead production and design meetings and record/distribute comprehensive notes from meetings.
  • Facilitate the purchasing of production materials, ensuring cost-effectiveness, pick-up and delivery, and timely submission of check requests.
  • Collaborate as necessary with Operations Coordinator on details associated with production (lights, sound, video, etc.) and construction (tools, lumber, hardware, etc.) inventory
  • Hire and contract Production Staff in collaboration with the Producer as necessary, as well as issuing payroll requests in a timely fashion to ensure accurate and on-time disbursement.
  • Manage and supervise the Production Staff and Interns of the Play.
  • Schedule meetings, rehearsals, and any other production needs as necessary.
  • Communicate with all participants of the Play via the Producer’s preferred methods (Basecamp, Google Drive, etc.)
  • Create and manage the implementation of a weather safety plan for the Play through the Technical Director and Stage Manager.
  • Makes the call for “on site” weather conditions and holds TD accountable for ensuring the safety of the interns.
  • Be available as necessary to address notes arising from Preview Performances and delegate to appropriate crew where possible.
  • Consult as necessary with the Director, Designers, Production Staff, and/or other Oak Park Festival Theatre staff regarding the play.
  • PM will be responsible for opening and/or closing any secure building on any date when it is necessary to schedule production activities outside of normal building hours. PM will be given a key as well as alarm access in order to facilitate this responsibility. PM will return keys to Producer at the end of this contract.


  • All scheduled Design and Production Meetings
  • All table readings
  • Weekly meetings, to be scheduled with the Managing Director either in-person or virtual
  • Load in/Build as necessary
  • All Technical Rehearsals and Previews of the Play
  • As needed during the run in response to any technical problem solving
  • Strike of the play
  • During the contract period, no conflicts will be honored during the two weeks between dry tech and opening unless pre-approved by the Producer.


  • 2 complimentary tickets to Opening, 4 complimentary tickets which can be used for public performances of the Play other than Opening.
  • Payment in the amount of $3,500.00 to be paid in installments.


  • Pre-production meetings begin remote in January, TBD
  • Design Lock March 2023
  • Install/Internship begins May 30, 2023 (DAILY ON SITE SCHEDULE BEGINS)
  • First Rehearsal June 14, 2023
  • Tech week July 5-11
  • Previews July 12-14
  • Opening July 15
  • Closing August 19
  • Strike August 20, 2023
Instructions to Apply:

Please email resume, cover letter, and brief introduction to with the subject line "Production Manager: FIRST & LAST NAME"

To apply for this job email your details to

Pay Rate/Range*: $3,500
Organization Address: 167 Forest Ave, Oak Park, IL 60302
Organization Contact Name: Amy Delgado-Swanson (Operations Coordinator)
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