28 Feb 2016

Freelance Job Production Manager

Totem Pole Playhouse (Job Poster) – Fayetteville, Pennsylvania, United States

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Job Description

Totem Pole Playhouse, Pennsylvania’s premiere professional summer theatre, located in the spectacular 1,200-acre Caledonia State Park between Gettysburg and Chambersburg, PA, is seeking an experienced Production Manager to oversee and guide the various production departments of this legendary A.E.A./COST Tier 1 summer theatre now entering its 66th award-winning season.

The Production Manager reports directly to the Producing Artistic Director and is in charge of managing all technical aspects of the five-show / 16-week season. The position is seasonal with part-time off-site work starting in February. Full-Time seasonal status runs Early-May through Mid-August.

The Production Manager’s responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Oversees all aspects of production,
• hiring seasonal production staff and interns,
• creating and maintaining the master calendar,
• supervising and attending all changeovers,
• maintaining and tracking production budgets,
• approving department purchasing,
• compiling and managing budgets,
• consulting with Technical Director on build, load-in, strike, and crew needs,
• conducting bi-weekly production meetings,
• serving as principle contact for all designers,
• schedule and monitor building maintenance
• consulting with management on occasional capital projects.

• Broad technical knowledge of theater equipment and its use
• Excellent personal, organizational and communication skills.
• Well-established skills in handling budgets and scheduling.
• Strong supervisory skills and effective teamwork and problem-solving skills
• Knowledge of Actor’s Equity C.O.S.T. rules and regulations
• Knowledge of relevant local, state and federal safety standards and codes
• Ability to motivate, manage and coordinate staff members of varying skill levels.
• Commitment to safe work habits.
• Physical ability to use catwalks, to lift 50lbs and work at heights
• Must have driver’s license and clean driving record
• Prefer at least four years’ experience in technical production of the performing arts
• Bachelor’s degree (BA or BFA) in Technical Theater or the equivalent



• Job Title: Production Manager
• Job Type: Freelance Job
• Employer: Totem Pole Playhouse
• website: www.totempoleplayhouse.org
• Location: Fayetteville, Pennsylvania, United States

Job Categories: Theatre. Job Types: Freelance. Job Tags: manager, production, and theatre. Location: Pennsylvania.