Production Manager

Website Piven Theatre Workshop

Theatre Summary:
For over forty years, Piven Theatre Workshop has helped thousands of students celebrate play while finding their unique creative voice through the study of improvisation, theatre games, scene study, and story theatre. Students at Piven discover the value of improvisational thinking, the training of impulse and instincts, the power of truth and honesty in performance, and the importance of effective communication skills.

The mission of Piven Theatre Workshop is to encourage a process of creative exploration that celebrates everyone’s unique voice through an ensemble-based, community-oriented approach to theatre training and performance.

Position Summary:
The Production Manager will work directly with the Artistic Director to manage rentals, oversee the season schedule, coordinate all productions, hire staff, and maintain the theatre space.

The Production Manager will play a key role in creating, managing, and maintaining the working environment in the theatre. They will also work closely with directors, teachers, students, designers, crew, and staff to drive a process focused on supportive, sustainable, and equitable practices.

Employment is 10-20 hours per week, remote and in-office, with scheduled office hours fluctuating according to projects.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
Oversee all professional productions, Young People’s Company, Performance Project, Lab@Piven, and Capstone performances – create and maintain production schedule including production meetings, rehearsal schedules, marketing deadlines, load-ins, etc. and work closely with Directors, Stage Managers, Actors, and Design & Tech teams to oversee communication between all parties.

Draft contracts and hire production and design teams for all productions.

Communicate budgets, track expenses and submitted receipts from productions, and work closely with team leaders to ensure adherence to the budget as set forth by the Artistic Director.

Hire and coordinate contracted labor assistance to the theatre wing (i.e. light hands, builds, & strikes), as needed and upon approval of the Artistic Director.

Provide labor assistance to the theatre wing i.e. light hangs, builds, & strikes if needed.

Oversee logistics for rentals of the facility – contracts, rate negotiations, payment, site prep, hiring front of house or stage management, and other duties as required.

Oversee photo shoots and archival video taping for all productions.

Maintain the overall calendar in partnership with the Education Director to ensure room availability for rehearsals, classes, rentals, productions, and meetings.

Oversee and coordinate with Box Office Manager to ensure production are adequately staffed with House Managers and Box Office Staff. Create and maintain ticketing systems for each production.

Maintain and update facilities, databases, IT infrastructure, props, costumes, and equipment.

Additional opportunities for stage management and design available.

Must be comfortable working with elementary thru high school students. Previous experience working with children is a plus.

Current COVID-19 vaccination is mandatory before onboarding unless a reasonable accommodation is requested and granted in accordance with Piven Theatre Workshop policy.

Qualifications:
Experience as a production/stage manager or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Current college or graduate students are encouraged to apply.

Working skill in developing and maintaining positive and professional relationships.

Working skill in written and verbal communication.

Working skill in operating a personal computer, applicable software, and peripheral equipment as well as learning and adapting to new and updated programs and technology.

Ability to work a flexible schedule which includes days/evenings/weekends as needed by the department

Ability to work remotely as needed.

Pay Range:
Pay starts at $20/hour with a 3-hour minimum for on-site work, paid monthly.

Anticipated start date is December 1st, 2022. No phone calls please.

All employment decisions at Piven Theatre Workshop are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, family or parental status. Piven Theatre Workshop will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. Piven Theatre encourages applicants of all ages and is always looking for true diversity in all hiring and casting.

Instructions to Apply:

Please send a cover letter, resume, and references to Claire Taylor, Production Manager, at ctaylor@piventheatre.org with “Production Manager” in the subject line.
Anticipated start date is December 1st, 2022. No phone calls please.

To apply for this job email your details to ctaylor@piventheatre.org

Pay Rate/Range*: Starts at $20/hr, paid monthly