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Production Manager

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Shotgun Players
|
Berkeley, CA
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Published 29 days ago

Who We Are

Shotgun Players is a company of artists determined to create bold, relevant, affordable theatre that inspires and challenges audiences and artists alike to re-examine our lives, our community, and the ever-changing world around us. We are committed to a welcoming and inclusive work culture and audience experience where everyone who walks through our doors feels a deep sense of belonging. We center our values in all that we do and hold ourselves accountable with rigorous, comprehensive, and regular reviews of policies, procedures, and staff. Getting it “right” is not a box we can check. It’s a daily practice and we are all here for that journey!

Core Responsibilities

The Production Manager works collaboratively with the Artistic Director, Associate AD, Managing Director, and other staff to ensure that each artist and technician has what they need and is able to complete their piece of the puzzle. The PM is mindful about caring for both the physical and interpersonal space where theater is made. They facilitate clear communication, problem-solving, and strategic thinking, both within their own job and among the teams they supervise.  

Calendar

  • With AD and MD, create season calendar, manage updates, and maintain company Google calendar

Contracts      

  • Recruit and hire production team members: designers, stage managers, board ops, running crew, final decisions subject to approval of AD.
  • Maintain payment schedules in coordination with Accounting Department and MD
  • Manage timesheet reporting between SM and Accounting Department
  • Generate and process all artist contracts
  • Process requests from designers for materials advances and budget changes

Budgeting

  • Create production budgets for theater maintenance, mainstage productions, and reading series in collaboration with Managing Director
  • Maintain production budgets through direct oversight of designers and technicians
  • Run budget scenarios for season planning, union negotiations, and other organizational decisions

Production-specific roles

  • Supervise designers and production staff (TD, ME, overhire, etc) throughout the process
  • Create documentation for each production: contact sheet, production calendar, load-in/tech schedule
  • Schedule and run production meetings, with periodic check-ins on rehearsal and tech process
  • Plan and supervise load-in and tech, maintain communication within the team, solve problems as needed, and run tech notes
  • Manage catering (tech week bagels, cast/crew dinners, etc.)
  • Assist Marketing Director with: photographer/videographer scheduling; support technical needs for photo/video shoots

Cleaning, Maintenance, and Re-Stocking Stage Management and First Aid Supplies

  • Arrange repairs to theatrical equipment as needed
  • Rehearsal space before each rehearsal process starts
  • Theater before each load-in

Documentation

  • Maintain Database of Designers, Stage Managers and Technicians
  • Maintain Stock Inventories
  • Plan annual dark week cleaning and equipment/instrument repair

Special Events/Rentals

  • Approve dates for special events and rentals 
  • Orient renters to Shotgun spaces, coordinate tech needs, schedule tech and rehearsal time
  • Hire in-house technicians, and coordinate with technicians at outside spaces for offsite events

Shotgun Players is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a welcoming environment where everyone feels valued and appreciated. We honor our inclusive community of artists, audience, staff, board, and company members and celebrate our many differences as we unite in our shared love for theatre. Shotgun Players does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. Applicants from underrepresented identities and backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

Who We Are

Shotgun Players is a company of artists determined to create bold, relevant, affordable theatre that inspires and challenges audiences and artists alike to re-examine our lives, our community, and the ever-changing world around…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    January 3, 2022
  • Application Deadline
    November 19, 2021
Salary
Up to USD $48,000
/ year

Benefits

Health Insurance, PTO

Health Insurance, PTO

Location

On-site
1901 Ashby Ave, Berkeley, CA 94703, USA

How to Apply

TO APPLY: Please complete this form: https://forms.gle/exwJ5v7fKQ7aW6Ao8

This includes uploading a cover letter and your resume, and submitting references with contact info. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact: jobsATshotgunplayers.org, with “Production Manager” in the subject line.

TO APPLY: Please complete this form: https://forms.gle/exwJ5v7fKQ7aW6Ao8

This includes uploading a cover letter and your resume, and submitting references with contact info. If you…

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