Producing Director at Trinity Reperatory
Trinity Repertory Company
Trinity Repertory Company seeks a dynamic leader to join a team of talented staff, artists and board members in the role of Producing Director (PD). The PD will lead the production team and the production process for each show in Trinity Rep’s season. The PD is a key member of the senior staff, supporting and advancing the artistic vision and mission of the organization. The Production Director jointly reports to the Artistic Director and Executive Director.
The Producing Director will serve as the strategic leader for all production efforts within Trinity Rep. The PD will play a key role in season planning, production budgeting, and managing the technical execution of each production safely and efficiently.
The Production Director will supervise the Technical Director, Prop Master, Costume Shop Director, Master Electrician, Sound Engineer and Company Manager. In collaboration with production department heads, the PD will be responsible for cultivating and maintaining a positive and collaborative working environment for all production staff. The PD will also lead the process of rebuilding Trinity Rep’s production departments as the organization prepares to re-open for live performances.
The PD will serve as the primary liaison with various industry unions (AEA, SDC, USA,) and all production contract negotiations.
Your Areas of Accountability
Develop, with production department heads, the budgets for all areas of production for all mainstage shows, readings, workshops, and booked-in events, including materials; artistic and production staff salaries, fees, taxes, and benefits; housing; transportation; casting; scripts; and any other related production expenses.
Hire and supervise the stage management staff and production department heads (scenery, props, costumes, lighting and sound); advise on department staffing and over-hire labor hiring; monitor inter-departmental scheduling and collaborations; and address personnel problems that may arise.
Negotiate and administer all actor, stage manager, director, and designer contracts, including scheduling, travel, and housing.
Advance inclusion, diversity, equity, access and anti-racism goals in production staffing, policies, procedures, and practices.
Review and monitor all production expenses: work with directors, designers, and staff to manage expenses within budgets; submit weekly production payroll; re-project cash flow and budgets on a regular basis.
Develop production schedules for all mainstage shows and any booked-in events.
Monitor and address safety issues relating to all aspects of production. Communicate with respective union partners (AEA, SDC, USA) and ensure compliance with all work rules, regulations, and reporting requirements. Liaise with the fire department and ensure compliance with safety protocols.
Facilitate the selection and hiring of designers, and schedule and oversee the design and design review process.
Review overall production facility and capital needs with the Executive Director; develop and update, with production department heads, a five-year equipment acquisition and replacement list.
Read and analyze scripts in consideration for Trinity Rep’s season and contribute to season planning discussions.
Lead weekly production meetings and communicate organizational and administrative needs and events with production staff.
Represent production departments at weekly senior staff meetings and communicate production needs and events to non-production staff.
Provide production information to the Marketing/PR department for the program.
Coordinate and approve use of shop, theater space, rentals, and loans to and from other organizations.
Manage the use and service of company vehicles as needed for productions.
Who are we looking for?
This role is ideal for a professional with five or more years of experience and/or training in theater production, stage management, technical theater, general management or similar work in an arts related enterprise. The new PD is someone who thrives on collaboration with artists, technicians and administrative staff. The role requires a detail-oriented leader who can understand and translate abstract artistic visions into practical budgets, technical plans and safe production processes.
● Communication and Comprehension
- Writing (reports, business correspondence, procedure manuals)
- Public Speaking
- Reading and Analysis (business periodicals, professional journals,
- Interpersonal and Nonverbal communication
- Basic Algebra and Geometry
- Budget Creation and Management
- Accounting Principles
● Reasoning Ability
- Spatial Reasoning from the Abstract to the Concrete
- Problem Solving
- Data Collection
- Interpretation and Translation of Technical Drawings
- Collaboration Software (Microsoft Teams, Slack)
- Internet Software
- File Sharing Software (Dropbox, Google Drive)
- Spreadsheet Software
- Word Processing Software
Additional Areas of Expertise
- Team Building and Management
- Project Management
- Anti-racism Policies and Practices
- Sit or stand in a stationary position for up to 50 percent of work time
- Utilize close vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception
- Move objects weighing up to 25 pounds for office functions and production
How much are we paying and what are the perks?
Salary Range: $ 75K - $80K; FLSA Status: Exempt, some nights and weekends for
technical rehearsal and preview weeks. Minimal travel required.
Benefits Package: P aid vacation, personal time, holidays, and bereavement leave. Medical, dental, vision and long term disability insurance. 401K retirement account.