Soho Repertory Theater
New York, NY 10003
Soho Rep is seeking a full time Production Manager to oversee the planning and execution of the of three ambitious, design-forward productions per season, as well as several readings and workshops, Writer/ Director Lab presentations, and the company’s annual gala. This position will report directly to Soho Rep’s Director, Artistic Development and Producing and will supervise a part-time facilities assistant working at Soho Rep’s venue at 46 Walker Street.
This is a full-time position with a starting salary of $65,000. During periods of load-in, tech and previews evening and weekend work is required. Benefits include health, dental and life insurance, a generous vacation policy, and Transit Check plans.
The Production Manager’s major responsibilities will include:
-Working collaboratively and creatively with designers and other lead artists to execute vision for all productions
-Assessing feasibility of designs for all productions; creating bid packages; managing bid processes and award
-Hiring and supervising all stage management, technical crew and other production support positions, including crew heads for all departments for load in/strike
-Setting design and production deadlines in conjunction with producing team
-Consulting with Director, Artistic Development and Producing on production budgeting and calendar
-Tracking and reconciling all production expenses
-Working with Business Manager to project and manage cash flow and vendor payments during production
-Hiring and supervising a year-round, part time facilities assistant including oversight of any necessary building repairs and setting annual facilities budget
-Production managing the annual spring gala at an offsite location
-Coordinating any technical needs for Studio workshops
-Production managing Writer/ Director Lab final presentations
The ideal candidate will have a working knowledge of all aspects of technical theater, be an excellent creative problem-solver, and approach difficult situations with a solution-oriented mindset. They will also be excellent at prioritizing, managing their own workflow and that of labor crews and department heads, and have a network of colleagues in the field to hire and consult with about various production needs. This person will thrive in a small, rigorous, team-oriented environment. Ability to work under pressure and in rapidly changing circumstances, as well as a sense of humor, are a must. This person will also have a willingness to learn about and engage in anti-oppressive practices in the theater and beyond.