Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with Artistic Director and Managing Director to create production budget for winter production and oversee expenses, to ensure adherence to budget.
  • Work with venue, creative team and Artistic Director to generate production calendar and schedule production meetings.
  • Coordinate scenic, lighting, props and costume inventory retrieval.
  • Interface with venue to coordinate load-in, tech week, previews and strike.
  • Coordinate ongoing maintenance of scenic, lights, props, sound, etc.
  • Hire and oversee Technical Director, Stage Manager, Assistant Production Manager and Run Crew.
  • Manage designer and department deadlines in collaboration with Director.
  • Find and secure rehearsal space, scene shop, costume shop space.
  • Consult on the generation of production contracts.
  • Maintain a clean and safe working environment, and stay up to date on the most recent CDC guidelines and AEA regulations for productions.
  • Regular oversight of show maintenance during the run, as well as planning and participation in load-in, strike and load-out.

Ideal Candidate will Have:

  • Experience dealing with a production that employs union Actors Equity Association actors and stage managers.
  • Experience working with USA union designers.
  • Prior experience as a production manager in a university or professional setting or demonstrated experience in both offic administration and technical theatre.
  • A working knowledge of standard theatrical production processes
  • Desire to work in a collaborative team atmosphere
  • A positive attitude and a passion for making great theatre
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently

Tentative production dates are:

  • Rehearsals: October 18 – November 8, 2021
  • Scenic Build: October 25 – November 5, 2021
  • Load-In: November 5 – 8, 2021
  • Technical Rehearsals: November 8 – 12, 2021
  • Previews: November 12 – 19, 2021
  • Opening: November 20, 2021
  • Closing: January 2, 2022
  • Load-Out and Strike: January 3 – 5, 2022

Through our programming and operations, The House strives to achieve artistic practices that promote inclusive institutional structures. We seek to build a diverse team. Candidates from all ethnicities, racial backgrounds, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities are strongly encouraged to apply.

About The House

Founded in 2001, The House Theatre of Chicago’s mission is to unite Chicago in the spirit of community through Amazing Feats of Storytelling. The company is driven by an interdisciplinary ensemble of Chicago’s next generation of great storytellers, and governed by an engaged 17-member board of committed corporate and philanthropic leaders. In its most recent full season, the company served 15,000 audience members, employed 124 artists, and had an annual operating budget of just under $2 million.

The House has a storied history of producing energetic imaginative theatrical events, from original musicals to documentary plays, from fantasy sci-fi epics to reinterpretations of beloved stories, from comic book action to intimate magic shows and immersive theatrical games. At the same time, the Theatre is committed to removing barriers to participation through accessibility programs, including open-captioned, audio described and relaxed/sensory-friendly performances. The company also engages with the greater community through programs like student matinees, arts-integration professional development for teachers, and ad hoc education partnerships.

Instructions to Apply:

Interested candidates may submit their resume, a cover letter or brief video, and references by completing the online application form at: https://forms.gle/VgFDeEp8GJwuKcePA
No phone calls, please.

Pay Rate/Range*: $3,500-$4,500 based on qualifications