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PRODUCTION MANAGER/STAGE MANAGER
JOB DESCRIPTION AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Production Manager/Stage Manager is a key member of Studio Tenn Theatre Company’s production and administration teams who is responsible for supervising all aspects of production including the hiring and supervision of all production personnel and some artistic personnel (in conjunction with the Artistic Director and Managing Director), working with directors and designers to ensure top quality productions, and maintaining artistic intent of all productions upon opening.     

Area of Responsibility: Production / Administration    
Wage Classification: Full Time, Non-exempt
Reports To: Managing Director, Artistic Director
Direct Reports: Technical Director, Costume Shop Manager, Stage Management Personnel

Position Summary: The Production Manager/Stage Manager is a key member of Studio Tenn Theatre Company’s production and administration teams who is responsible for supervising all aspects of production including the hiring and supervision of all production personnel and some artistic personnel (in conjunction with the Artistic Director and Managing Director), working with directors and designers to ensure top quality productions, and maintaining artistic intent of all productions upon opening.

Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the Managing Director/Producer to create show budgets for the Studio Tenn season (shows and special events)

  • Work alongside Managing Director/Producer and Artistic teams to manage show budgets and logistics

  • Communicate effectively with production designers and technicians to provide information, advice and guidance to successfully complete projects and to find cost-effective solutions to creative challenges

  • Work closely with the Associate Producer to create and maintain the production schedule for the Studio Tenn Season (shows and special events)

  • Work closely with the production team to schedule and manage Production Meetings and to coordinate schedules and needs of the artistic and technical staff while facilitating effective communication

  • Oversee the management/organization of load-in & load-out schedules

  • Assisting with recruitment and hiring, as well as the training and management of seasonal production staff

  • Maintain and enforce safe working environment in production shops, rehearsals, and during productions

  • Serve as union stage manager for all or most mainstage productions, ensuring that all union guidelines are followed

  • Potentially perform additional responsibilities as determined by candidate’s experience and preferences

Work Requirements and Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 3-5 years of experience in professional stage management

  • Experience in creating and tracking budgets, with track record of successfully managing production budgets

  • Strong knowledge of Actors’ Equity Association (AEA) guidelines. Experience with SPT contracts preferred

  • Must be able to read music

  • Ability to manage crews with various skill sets

  • Possess a valid Driver’s License

  • Ability to work long hours and work with a flexible schedule, including early morning, evening, and weekend hours as needed

  • Ability to work safely in an environment containing potentially hazardous equipment, fumes, vapor, gasses, and/or materials

  • Must possess sufficient strength and stamina to lift and carry up to 50 pounds

  • Must be able to perform physical activities such as, but not limited to, lifting, bending, standing, climbing, and/or walking

Please submit a cover letter and resume to mattparker@studiotenn.com with the subject line “PRODUCTION MANAGER/STAGE MANAGER." No phone calls please. If you do not receive a request to interview, you were not selected as a first-round candidate.

Studio Tenn is committed to recruiting and fostering a diverse community of staff. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. AA/EOE

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