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Production Manager

Quintessence Theatre Group

Post Date: Jul 8, 2024

Position Description: The Production Manager supervises all main stage and educational productions and events for Quintessence Theatre.  This position will be responsible for budgeting, scheduling work, ordering supplies, and coordinating various production departments. This position hires the technical crew and works with the management team to make sure the technical elements of a show are completed safely, on time, and on budget. They will also coordinate travel and housing for out-of-town artists. Night and weekend work is required during production periods.


Duties include:

● Manage budget and report to Executive Director on spending for all production activities.

● Schedule labor for all production and shop needs at the Sedgwick Theater.

● Facilitate production and design meetings, and other communication between artistic and production teams.

● Manage production calendars ensuring timelines are communicated and stay on track.

● Negotiate pricing and procure all technical elements needed for each production.

● Ensure that all QTG productions maintain standards of artistry.

● Ensure timely completion of construction of scenic elements, load-in, lighting, and sound installation, as well as strike and proper restoration.

● Arrange travel and housing for out-of-town artists and serve as point of contact for company management needs.

● Supervise load-ins and load-outs to ensure care of the Sedgwick Theater and lobbies.

● Supervise events and education programs held in the Sedgwick Theater.



● Experience in production/facility management for theatre, dance, opera, or other live events.

● Exemplary communication skills, both oral and written.

● Experience leading and managing groups of artistic and production collaborators.

● Experience with labor relations, specifically with USA, AEA, and SDC contracts and rules.

● Mastery of common office software, especially Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Calendar, and Zoom.

● Proficiency in CAD software (VectorWorks, Visio) and Adobe Creative Cloud applications preferred.

● Ability to refer to architectural and electrical plans, diagrams, local code requirements, equipment manuals, contracts, show riders and other available documents in preparing and executing production plans and designs.

● Ability to create and edit CAD drawings of event designs and setups to detail necessary resources and plans for the load-in and implementation of productions and special events. 

● Mastery of Google Drive, Dropbox, and other file-sharing platforms.

● Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation

● Experience in various production disciplines, including carpentry, rigging, sewing, lighting, sound, and projections desired.

● Committed to the mission of QTG.

● Self-motivated, honest, thoughtful, and composed.

● Ability to focus both on details and on large concepts and strategic issues.

● Ability to navigate through diverse and sometimes competing priorities.

● Collaborative and collegial in work relationships.


Quintessence is committed to anti-racism and dismantling misogyny, bigotry, and white supremacy throughout our organization. We strongly encourage applicants from historically underrepresented populations to apply.


Quintessence Theatre Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, height, weight, or marital status in employment of the provision of services or any other category protected by law.

How To Apply

Please email a one-page cover letter outlining your experience and interest and your resume to [email protected]. Please include the job title in the subject line.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received.


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