Published 16 days ago

Production and Facilities Manager

Hybrid, Work must be performed in or near Cambridge, MA


Job Type:Full Time
Start Date:August 12, 2024
Application Deadline:August 9, 2024
Education:High School Diploma Required
Experience Level:Managerial
Salary:USD $45,000 - $55,000 / year
Salary commiserate with experience.


Job Title: Production and Facilities Manager

Reports to: Lee Mikeska Gardner, Artistic Director, Catherine Carr Kelly, Executive Director

Status: Full-Time

The Production and Facilities Manager is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the production process as well as managing facilities concerns in conjunction with the Guest Experience Manager.

Central Square Theater is committed to diversity at all levels: on our stage, backstage, in our audience, on our staff, and within our leadership. CST is the oldest female-led professional theater company in New England. We strongly encourage BIPOC and LGBTQ+ candidates to apply.

Duties and Responsibilities

Primary responsibilities of the Production and Facilities Manager include:


  • Manage the Production Team for each production;
  • In association with the Artistic Director, assess and fulfill any Production Team vacancies;
  • Schedule and Lead all Production Meetings;
  • Create and Maintain all Production Calendars;
  • Manage all Production Budgets;
  • With Artistic Director, hire and manage Technical Director and Lead Electrician for the season;
  • Collaborate with the Artistic and Executive Directors in the creation of Season Production Budgets;
  • With TD, coordinate Scene Shop work;
  • With other relevant Technical Leads, coordinate all Rental Equipment;
  • With LE and TD, assess and fulfill Overhire needs;
  • With Production Team, coordinate all Production-Based Purchases;
  • With LE and TD, maintain established Stock Inventories;
  • Maintain a safe and tidy work environment and educate others on safety protocol as needed.


  • Manage Facilities Keys distribution;
  • Ensure all facilities and inventories are restored after each Production;
  • Maintain Facilities Calendars;
  • With Guest Experience Manager, manage all facilities concerns


  • Excellent organizational, managerial and communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of all areas of technical theater production- lighting, scenic construction, sound, and rigging. 
  • Familiarity with every role within a Production Team and standard theater production workflow.
  • Ability to read and interpret design paperwork.
  • Familiarity with ETC Eos/Ion lighting console.
  • Ability to work calmly under tight deadlines.
  • Ability to multitask.
  • Valid Driver’s license and ability to drive box trucks.
  • Ability to work at height on either ladder or lift- up to 20ft.
  • Ability to lift and carry weights of over 50lbs.
  • Budgeting experience.
  • Familiarity with VectorWorks, Lightwright and QLab or similar.

Salary range: $45-55K, dependent on qualifications. Paid vacation, flexible schedule, both onsite and remote with the exception of the weeks around the opening of a production. Day, evening and weekend hours will be expected and comp time is provided as needed.

About Central Square Theater

Central Square Theater is dedicated to the exploration of social justice, science, and feminine perspective through theater. Through award-winning productions, the Catalyst Collaborative@ MIT Science Theater Initiative, and youth development programming – CST creates theater where points of view are heard, perspective shifts, and change can happen.

Created collaboratively 17 years ago by Underground Railway and The Nora Theaters, Central Square Theater is the oldest female-led theater organization in the Greater Boston area, under the leadership of Executive Director Catherine Carr Kelly, Artistic Director Lee Mikeska Gardner, and Director of Education and Community Initiatives Kortney Adams.  With a combined history of 50 years of work, CST engages over 35,000 people annually through live performance, rigorous youth education, and community programs. 

Central Square Theater Values

Bold Stories and Conversations

We embrace the power of theater to illuminate the full spectrum of human experience. We boldly tell stories that connect us, inspire joy, and give us the courage to build a better world.

Vital and Relevant

Our productions and programs are in service to and in partnership with our community--our artists, staff, youth, patrons, donors, neighbors, and partner organizations. We create art that reflects the important issues of our time, encourages shifting perspectives, and educates and empowers community members to embrace change.

Anti-Racist and Inclusive

We commit to being anti-racist and inclusive, and to dismantling barriers related to (but not limited to) ethnicity, nationality, religion, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, ability, and socioeconomic status. We understand that perfection is not possible and we will make mistakes. We are dedicated to continuous learning and improvement.


We actively build an environment of trust and transparency. We are clear about our values, and take responsibility for living them. We invite our community members to join in holding us accountable.

Job Title: Production and Facilities Manager

Reports to: Lee Mikeska Gardner, Artistic Director, Catherine Carr Kelly, Executive Director

Status: Full-Time

The Production and Facilities Manager is responsible for overseeing all aspects…


Vacation, sick time, and health/dental insurance provided.

Vacation, sick time, and health/dental insurance provided.

Level of Language Proficiency

English- fluent

English- fluent


Work must be performed in or near Cambridge, MA
450 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter and resume.

Please send a cover letter and resume.

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