Production Manager

Woodstock Opera House (City of Woodstock)

Then come work for us! The Woodstock Opera House is a creative team of dreamers and collaborators, who, with their backdrop as the Woodstock Opera House, strive for a transformative entertainment experience for its audience.

Who Are We Looking For?

The Woodstock Opera House is looking for a dynamic individual to join our team as a Production Manager. This position is responsible to coordinate, design, and execute all production elements of performances and events at the Opera House, Stage Left Café, and Park in the Square. Duties include but are not limited to executing technical riders, operating sound/lighting/video equipment, as well as lighting and sound design, supervising production/technical personnel, maintaining equipment, and providing technical expertise to employees, resident companies, and user groups. The work is performed under the direction of the Opera House Director.

Woodstock Welcomes You!

The City of Woodstock is a charming historic community of 25,630, located 55 miles northwest of Chicago on Metra rail. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Woodstock is a community unlike any other boasting historic 19th century buildings, dining, entertainment, accommodations, specialty shops, professional services, art galleries, and live theater. The City employs approximately 325 (full, part-time and seasonal) employees in a variety of departments within the organization, such as Office of the City Manager, Building & Zoning, Economic Development, Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, Marketing & Communications, Opera House, Police, Public Library, Public Works and Recreation. Our employees work to serve the residents with responsive customer service and strive to make the City of Woodstock the best community it can be.

Minimum Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in theatre production or design with a minimum of four (4) years of experience in stage lighting, sound, video, and design production experience.
  • Possesses a sufficient understanding of the principles of sound amplification, mixing and balancing, and/or the principles of lighting design and its implementation, for live events.
  • Previous Supervisory experience. Any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions will be considered.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters of Fine Arts [MFA] degree in scenic lighting or sound.
  • Established work experience at more than one theatrical venue.
  • Ability to be federally licensed to manufacture, possess, and use pyrotechnic materials.
  • Appropriate level of knowledge in working with and troubleshooting advanced electronic devices as it relates to professional theatrical and concert sound equipment, professional theatrical and concert lighting equipment, and software/hardware as it relates to video recording and production.

Salary & Benefits

Starting annual salary for this full-time, exempt exempt/salaried role with a starting pay range of $74,662.64 – $82,139.20, commensurate with experience. Additionally, an excellent benefits package is provided including, but not limited to, group health insurance and IMRF pension.

Deadline: Open until filled.

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Pay Rate/Range*: $74,662.64 - $82,139.20