Hiring Production Manager for 2012 Season

The Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre is seeking a Production Manager for our 2012 Season.  The Production Manager will oversee all aspects of physical production during the summer season, as well as help lay the groundwork for production prior to season’s start.  The Production Manager will report directly to the Producing Artistic Director, and will work closely with the Technical Director, Costume Shop Manager, Props Director, and Business Manager.   The Production Manager will be expected to:

  • Create and maintain all production, rehearsal, and performance calendars
  • Make sure that all key staff are adhering to scheduled deadlines
  • Be the primary point person for all technical and artistic staff
  • Disseminate information about designs, scripts, and overall production choices to all members of design teams
  • Assist in the hiring of technical staff for the summer, including carpenters, stitchers, stage management, and run crew
  • Coordinate design meetings in the winter and spring, and weekly production meetings during the summer season
  • Work with designers and shop managers to ensure projects stay within budget and expenditures are properly tracked
  • be jointly responsible with the Technical Director for ensuring that designs comply with AEA safety guidelines, that the theatre is always a safe working environment, and that all persons follow the theatre’s health and safety policy and procedures
  • Oversee all load-ins and strikes

The ideal candidate will have experience in Production Management, Technical Direction, or Stage Management; be extremely organized; a problem solver; and pay close attention to details.  Knowledge of computer software (Microsoft Office, AutoCAD, Vectorworks, etc.) is helpful.  The Production Manager will have to work closely with a variety of people (actors, technicians, box office staff, donors) so a flexible and easy-going personality is a plus.

This will be a part-time position starting in the fall of 2011, and move to full-time for the summer production season (May 7-July 8, 2012).

If interested, please e-mail a resume and cover letter to arkansasshakespearetheater@uca.edu, or mail to:

Rebekah Scallet
Producing Artistic Director
Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre
P.O. Box 5136
Conway, AR  72035