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



·         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.


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