Florida Repertory Theatre, located in historic downtown Fort Myers, seeks a qualified and experienced Production Manager. Florida Rep maintains a $4.3 million operating budget and works with AEA (LOA/LORT D), SDC (TIER), and United Scenic Artists members. The theatre produces nine professional productions each season, in addition to three touring TYA productions, up to four Conservatory productions for teens, and a summer arts intensive camp that produces up to four musical productions for area students. Florida Rep performs in a fully restored 393-seat proscenium house (Historic Arcade Theatre) and a newly-renovated 120 seat adaptable black box (ArtStage Studio Theatre) and is in the process of building a third rehearsal space that can be transformed into a performance/event venue.
The successful applicant will be energetic, enthusiastic, and an intelligent team player. The Production Manager will oversee a staff of Artists, Technicians, Designers, Stage Managers, and Interns.
SKILLS: Proficiency in technical theatre practices; excellent written and verbal communication skills; detail-oriented and organized; flexible and able to lead a sizeable production team across multiple departments with full-time, part-time, and contract employees; budgeting; understanding of the design process; experience with AEA, SDC, and USA agreements; proficiency in CAD and Microsoft Office. Physical demands of this position may require work in a warehouse and/or scene shop; the applicant must be able to lift 50 pounds. BA, BFA, or advanced degree in theatre/design/management/production management a plus, the successful candidate should have a minimum of 5 years of professional theatre experience.
JOB RESPONSIBILITIES / DUTIES:
• Contribute to the development of and management of production budgets
• Maintain a clear line of communication between directors, designers, stage managers, musicians, and other show-related staff.
• Determine staffing needs, hire and onboard stage management, production staff, designers, interns, and over-hire labor.
• Develop production schedules and conduct regular production meetings.
• Review paperwork such as receipts and timesheets and provide approval.
• Participate in leadership meetings with artistic director + executive director, director of education, and director of development.
• Collaborate with other departments as needed.
• Supervise show operation functions, ensuring all departments are on time and within budget.
• General oversight of load-ins/outs, technical rehearsals, and performances.
• Ensure a safe and supportive environment.
• Perform other responsibilities and duties as requested by the artistic director + executive director.
Annual Salary Range: $65,000 – $70,000
Timeline: Preferred start date, Oct. 1, 2021. (Negotiable.)
TO APPLY: Please email a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to the 2021 Production Manager Search at [email protected]