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Theater ,
submitted by
Margaret McCloskey

Production Manager

Part Time: Flexible schedule based on production needs; some evening & weekend.

The Production Manager is responsible for the successful execution of all production elements for Remy Bumppo’s mainstage productions, including developing and managing production schedules and budgets, and leading production meetings. The Production Manager is also responsible for hiring, contracting, and managing production staff and running crew.

Specifically, the Production Manager is responsible for:

Production Management - 65%

  • Setting design deadlines and ensuring the timely and complete receipt of all designs from each designer
  • Working with design team to achieve artistic goals within the resources and staff capacity of the company
  • Managing all running crew, special effects, wardrobe supervisor, sound personnel and production interns, etc.
  • Partnering with the design team and production staff to execute all scenic, costume, lighting, and special effects elements
  • Creating schedules for and supervising load-in, technical rehearsals, and strike for all productions
  • Ensuring that all appropriate departments are made aware of schedule, notes, or changes
  • Transporting and installing Remy Bumppo equipment necessary for technical rehearsals
  • Coordinating rentals of costumes, scenery, props for productions from outside vendors, as necessary
  • Attending all technical rehearsals and preview performances
  • Monitoring rehearsal & performance reports to ensure all questions are addressed and production standards are maintained throughout the run.
  • Serving as primary point of contact for technical communication with venue

Personnel Management - 20%

  • In collaboration with Artistic Director and show directors, hiring, contracting, and managing all designers and production staff.
  • Ensuring compliance with Actors’ Equity CAT Rulebook and USA 829 Standard Design Agreement throughout rehearsal and performance

Administration - 10%

  • Working with the Artistic and Executive Directors to create the production budgets for upcoming season and creation of production calendars
  • In coordination with the Administrative Staff, consulting on schedules for special events such as the annual benefit, donor appreciation events, audience engagement events, accessible performance offerings, and others
  • Maintaining all production vendor relations and submitting all production department invoices and receipts to the Business & Operations Manager
  • Requesting from the Business & Operations Manager all necessary paychecks, fees, reimbursements, materials advances, and bill payments for all members of the production staff, design teams, run crews and support personnel
  • Maintaining inventory of all production department equipment

Strategic Planning -5%

  • Coordinating with staff to plan short and long range capital improvements and equipment purchases
  • Making best effort to attend Staff and Board Meetings, Staff or Company retreats, and other meetings/committees in service of Strategic Planning initiatives
  • Ensuring that Production Department policies and procedures are reflective of Remy Bumppo company values
  • Attending design showcases and performances throughout Chicago to continually expand Remy’s talent pool

Skills Required

  • A strong working knowledge of theatrical production procedures and practices; familiarity working with unions a plus
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, and communication skills
  • Knowledge of Google products, Dropbox, Zoom, and Microsoft Office
  • General ability to read and interpret theatrical drawings
  • Experience with general safety practices in the theater
  • Budget management and bookkeeping skills
  • Strong critical thinking, decision-making, and creative problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Strong relationship-building skills and a calm demeanor in stressful situations
  • Evenings/weekend work required when necessitated by production schedule
  • Valid Driver’s License

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to lift up to 50lbs independently
  • Ability to repeatedly climb stairs
  • Ability to climb ladders up to 15’
  • Ability to be physically present in theatrical spaces for extended periods, including nights and weekends as required


  • Estimated 1,000 hours annually
  • $25k/annually

How to Apply:

To apply visit and select Production Manager

Job Type: Permanent
Location: Chicago, IL