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9 Aug 2018

Contract Assistant Production Manager/Technical Director

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Inc  Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre - job posting

Job Description

10-month seasonal renewable contract position, August 16 – June 15.  Position available August 16.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Manage and execute technical requirements of PBT School runout productions, and PBT School showcases.
  • Assist Director with management of PBT rental inventory. Compile digital rental package materials for each production/rental package and update as necessary.  Forward materials as required to technical representatives of client organizations.  Prepare rental agreements for signature by Director.  Schedule trucking, crews, and logistics surrounding rental activities.
  • As required, travel with PBT rental sets and props to facilitate load-in and technical prep for client companies.

Secondary Responsibilities:

  • Manage procurement and return of production materials into and out of warehouse relating to PBT season activity (i.e. rented lighting gear, sound equipment, rented sets and costumes)
  • Assist Director as needed with PBT season productions, PBT Ball, and PBT runout/touring projects
  • Represent PBT production department when Director is unavailable

Job requirements:

  • Journeyman-level experience in all production areas
  • Understanding of tools – maintenance, replacement/refurbishment and safety
  • Ability to effectively organize and manage a large scenic, prop, and costume rental inventory
  • Ability to manage union and non-union crews in both a shop setting and in active production at a venue
  • Knowledge of dance production
  • Ability to use VectorWorks 2018 and Lightwright 6
  • WordPress experience is a plus
  • Ability to program and use ETC Eos on PC
  • Ability to carry 50lbs with an occasional need to lift up to 80lbs
  • Ability to work at heights
  • Ability to drive vehicles up to a 26’ rental truck
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Stage management experience is a plus
  • Computer-literacy, especially spreadsheet analysis.
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple priorities.
  • Ability to effectively communicate, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to work occasional long (14-16) hour consecutive days.
  • Ability to work nights and weekends mandatory.
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time.


  • $40,000 plus full-year benefits

To apply:

Send cover letter and resume to Shelly Swartz, Human Resources Manager, at
No phone calls please.

Job Categories: Theatre. Job Types: Contract. Job Tags: assistant, ballet, director, manager, production, school, technical, and theatre. States: Pennsylvania.

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