Overview

Oak Park Festival Theatre is currently searching for a Production Manager for their 2020 production of The Tempest

 

SEASON 2020 DETAILS:
THE TEMPEST
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Barbara Zahora

1ST REHEARSAL: JUNE 17, 2020
TECH JULY 4-10
PREVIEWS JULY 11-17
OPENING JULY 18
CLOSING AUGUST 23
STRIKE AUGUST 24
POSSIBLE EXTENSION AUGUST 27-SEPTEMBER 6
EXTENSION STRIKE SEPTEMBER 7

 

Job purpose

The Production Manager oversees all aspects of the designated production, coordinating between the director, designers, stage management, and technical teams.

 

Duties and responsibilities

Major Areas of Responsibility:
·         Supervising all designers, staff, and crew of the production and ensure the efficiency of the production process

·         Facilitate clear communications throughout the production process, and act as a liaison between directors, designers, stage managers, and OPFT production and administrative staff.

·         Work with the Intern Coordinator/Operations Manager to schedule interns, other labor, and material resources as needed by the design team and production crew

 

Primary Objectives:
·         Facilitate a smooth and safe production that is executed on-time and on-budget

·         Maintain a high-level of performance while overseeing multiple teams

·         Develop an artist-oriented culture that emphasizes quality and high performance, inclusivity and collaboration, and above all respect to every member of the team

 

Specific Responsibilities:
·         Supervise the Design Process

·         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.

·         Ensure timely production and exchange of designs and design components, especially those that affect multiple disciplines

·         Facilitate Clear Communication

·         Oversee proper HR documentation collection where appropriate, including by not limited to: contracts, tax forms, and bios. Assist in the hiring process of technical and design staff/crew

·          Provide regular updates to Managing Director and Artistic Director about status of production

·         Work with Operations to provide labor and materials to production team

·         Help to ensure company compliance with all union rules and safety standards

·         Work with Facilities Manager to ensure necessary materials and equipment have been procured and provided in a timely fashion

·         Work with Managing Director to maintain production budget and avoid unnecessary overages

 

Qualifications

·         Job Requirements:

·         3 full-sized productions managed as a Stage Manager or a Production Manager, or 3 years in a project management role

·         Any previous experience working in outdoor theatre

·         Working knowledge of all technical aspects of production

·         Ability to effectively manage multiple team concurrently

·         Basic understanding of financial statements

·         Education and Experience: A bachelor’s degree or equal requisite training in a professional setting

·         Physical Demands: 2/3 of the job is Project Management and can be done remotely. 1/3 of the job will involve participation and attendance to on-site meetings and site visits.

 

Working conditions

Oak Park Festival Theatre is primarily an outdoor summer theatre.  Additionally, current offices are on the third floor in a building with no elevator.

 

Physical requirements

Oak Park Festival Theatre is a primarily outdoor summer theater. To participate to the fullest ability of the job, any applicant must be able to fulfill the physical demands of working in an outdoor environment.

 

Direct reports

·         Receives direct reports from but not limited to the following depending on production needs:

·         Stage Management

·         Design Team

·         Technical Director

·         Intern Coordinator

Instructions to Apply:

Please email your resume, work experience, and any other applicable materials to Bryan Wakefield, Managing Director - bryan@oakparkfestival.com

To apply for this job email your details to bryan@oakparkfestival.com

Pay Range: 1500 +/- dependent on experience
Organization Contact Name: Bryan Wakefield
Organization Email Contact: bryan@oakparkfestival.com