Overview

Steppenwolf Theatre Company is seeking candidates for the full-time position of Associate Production Manager.

 

This position collaborates with the Director of Production to manage operations and administration of all production department activities.  The Associate typically takes a lead Production Manager roll on 2-4 productions each season.

 

The Associate Production Manager supervises the Production Office Coordinator, 1700 Theatre Technical Coordinator, and supervises and mentors a Production Management Apprentice and three Stage Management Apprentices each season.

 

This position reports to the Director of Production and collaborates closely with a production management team including Company Manager, Production Office Coordinator, and apprentice.

 

This position works primarily 9-5 M-F with occasional evenings and weekends for technical rehearsals and special events.

 

The ideal candidate will possess the following skills/traits:

·         Three or more years of professional experience in project/production management for the performing arts, events management, or similar field

·         Excellent written and verbal communication skills, an eye for details and organization, and a strong aptitude for financial accounting

·         Experience drafting and negotiating contracts including familiarity with union agreements (USA, AEA, etc.)

·         Demonstrated ability to interact with a diverse range of collaborators and creative processes and willingness to adapt standard practices to the needs of a given project or team

·         Managing multiple overlapping and on-going projects to high standards within time, human resource, and budgetary constraints

·         Knowledge of safety policies and procedures within a performing arts environment

·         Creative problem solving and a general curiosity/openness to continual learning and growth

·         Thriving in a collaborative team-based structure

·         Maintaining a positive attitude and calm demeanor under pressure

·         Commitment to working with diverse groups in terms of gender expression, race, sexual orientation, religion, ability, age, class, and immigrant status

 

Responsibilities:

·         Serve as Production Manager on 2-4 productions per season – shepherding the design process, aiding shops in value engineering, supporting rehearsal/tech process, running production meetings

·         Negotiate Designer/Consultant agreements

·         Assist in season planning and facilitate maintenance and communication of detailed schedules

·         Manage financial transactions for the production department, including overseeing processing invoices, executing designer/consultant payments and reimbursements, and reconciling all production-related budget lines.

·         Facilitate and participate in production department job searches

·         Mentor and facilitate career growth and training for apprentices and staff

·         Liaise with administrative departments to ensure communication with Production Staff and coordination of shared spaces/resources

·         Participate in long range planning, including the facilitation of a move into a newly constructed theater building (expected summer 2021)

·         Adhere to strict health and safety guidelines and play a leadership role in maintaining a safe and healthy work environment.

·         Ensure that production work environments are inclusive and respectful for performers, designers, and staff

Instructions to Apply:

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume & three references by following this link by July 26, 2019. This position has an estimated start date of on or about September 1, 2019.

NO PHONE CALLS OR EMAILS PLEASE

Pay Range: $42,000 - $48,000