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12 Jul 2022


Theatre and Dance Production Manager

William & Mary  Williamsburg, Virginia, United States

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Job Description

William & Mary is a premier public research university, widely recognized for our outstanding academic reputation, beautiful campus and vibrant community. We produce experienced, engaged and successful graduates who lead lives of impact.

W&M Theatre and Dance invites applications for a full-time Theatre and Dance Production Manager.

Under the general direction of the Department Chair, the Theatre and Dance Production Manager will oversee theatre and dance productions to include general operations, managing the production budget, establishing deadlines and monitoring progress of production processes, resolving technical and logistical production issues, securing performance rights, and facilitating guest artist engagements. The incumbent will coordinate rehearsal and performance space for the program and serve as a liaison for all scheduling matters related to productions and facilities in addition to supervising the work of full-time staff.

Required Qualifications:


Bachelor’s degree in Theatre from an accredited institution, or an equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted for degree requirement.


  • Considerable knowledge of educational theatre, production management, and technical theatre.
  • Working knowledge of safety standards, maintenance, and upgrade of theater equipment.
  • Demonstrated skills in budgeting, organization, attention-to-detail, analyzing situations and resolving conflicts.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage all aspects and protocols of stage productions and schedules, coordinate with various teams, coordinate rehearsals, and other responsibilities involved in the day-to-day running of theatre and dance productions and post-show.
  • Experience in a professional stage and production management environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise and direct the work of others in order to ensure the smooth running of a production.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform duties and responsibilities under strict time constraints and to work a highly flexible work schedule to accommodate department production schedule.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with a diverse population of faculty, staff, students, visitors, volunteers and other internal and external stakeholders.

Preferred Qualifications:


Master’s degree in Fine Arts from an accredited institution or equivalent professional experience.


  • Prior experience as a theatrical Production Manager.
  • Experience with state-of-the art production equipment and technology (lighting, sound, construction).
  • Experience with AutoCad and Vectorworks.

Advertised Pay Range: Up to $55,000, commensurate with experience


Application Instructions:

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William & Mary is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access employer and actively encourages applications from minorities, women, disabled persons and veterans.



Full-Time Job in Theatre:
Theatre and Dance Production Manager
William & Mary
 Williamsburg, Virginia, United States

Job Categories: Theatre. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: dance, production manager, stage manager, theatre, and university. States: Virginia.

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