Strawdog Theatre Company seeks a Production Manager to run the Production Department in support of the artistic vision of the company.


The chief responsibility of the Production Manager is to run the Production Department in support of the artistic vision of the company.

– Hire, manage and supervise creative team and production staff with Managing Director.

– Aid in developing and managing the production budget based on the season budget created by Managing Director.

– Develop and manage the season and production calendars.

– Manage communications between Strawdog Staff and Design/Production Staff.

Option to be combined with Rentals Manager Role for an additional stipend

– Facilitate renters in the Strawdog space

– Facilitate rentals of Strawdog light/sound equipment to other companies


Administrative experience including scheduling, financial tracking
Production experience in performing arts.
Proven ability supervising and guiding production elements of theatrical productions and events, including:
Scenic, Lighting, Costume, and Sound plot/plan literacy including identifying and troubleshooting potential problems, working with technicians and designers regarding feasibility and executions, reading scenic price outs, and running production and design meetings.

Ideal additional skills include:
Ability to hang, cable, and focus conventional and LED instruments
Fundamental carpentry skills and shop safety (flat and platform construction and similar)
Ability to calculate electrical loads for lighting instruments
Understanding of and ability to troubleshoot control software for lighting and sound equipment and technology.
Ability to problem solve backstage, transitional, and logistical issues (including but not limited to manual stage engineering, traffic patterning, masking, quick change strategies, etc)

Start Date: Flexible. Ideally candidate would start in the beginning of May in order to shadow current production manager Becca Levy for tech and previews of Take Me  May 4, 2019 – May 20, 2019

Tentative Dates for Productions next season are:

Show #1

Rehearsal begins: September 9, 2019

Tech begins: October 5, 2019

Previews: October 10, 2019

Opens: October 21, 2019

Show #2

Rehearsal begins: January 6, 2020

Tech begins: February 1, 2020

Previews: February 6, 2020

Opens: February 20, 2020

Show #3

Rehearsal begins: March 16, 2020

Tech begins: April 11, 2020

Previews: April 16, 2020

Opens: April 27, 2020

Instructions to Apply:

Email pmjobsearch@strawdog.org with a resume and letter of interest

To apply for this job email your details to charlotte@strawdog.org

Pay Range: Stipend
Organization Contact Name: Charlotte Thomas, Managing Director
Organization Email Contact: charlotte@strawdog.org