production management

Performing Arts Production Manager UNC Charlotte


FACULTY LECTURER, three-year renewable contract, 12-month appointment beginning January 2, 2020. Position resides within the College of Arts + Architecture’s Performing Arts Services and reports to the Associate Dean for Performing Arts.

The Production Manager oversees all productions and performance spaces in the College of Arts + Architecture. This includes working with the Associate Dean for Performing Arts and Chairs of the Departments of Dance, Music and Theatre to develop and maintain a master calendar and production schedule (planning is typically done on a two-year cycle); scheduling and running production meetings as needed; managing all production schedules with regard to labor, space and budgets; managing the production shops and production personnel (students, staff, student workers and part-time employees) and (with the faculty Stage Manager), select and supervise running crews for both academic and rental events.

The Production Manager is expected to provide robust and strategic leadership in a manner that will contribute to collegial and collaborative initiatives in support of a culturally diverse, interdisciplinary environment that embraces students, staff, faculty, and administrators.

Qualifications: This position requires a degree in theatre management and/or 3-5 years of experience in stage or production management. Primary consideration will be given to candidates with an M.F.A. in performance management or production. Experience with dance, music and theatre in an educational setting and a demonstrated understanding of the relationship between design and production is preferred.

This position requires strong written and oral communication skills and the ability to manage multiple projects concurrently. A demonstrated ability to interact effectively with a wide and culturally diverse range of students, faculty, and staff is essential. An articulated, supported approach to diversity should be included in the cover letter addressing, “What assets do you bring to serving a diverse student population at an “urban research” campus?” The Production Manager must have the ability to manage relationships across multiple disciplines with varying degrees of experience and knowledge, as well as the ability to foster and maintain positive, professional working relationships.

Additional qualifications include a demonstrated understanding of industry standard production processes and scheduling practices, including but not limited to working knowledge of all production department needs and responsibilities, as well as a strong understanding of the relationship between design and production. Application Schedule & Requirements: Position begins January 2, 2020. Screening of applicants begins September 25, 2019 and continues until the position is filled.

Applicants must apply electronically at Faculty Job #005079

Mailing Address: Ben Stickels, Chair, Search Committee College of Arts + Architecture Robinson Hall 9201 University City Boulevard Charlotte, North Carolina 28223-0001 Inquiries: Please direct any inquiries to

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Stage Management and Production Management Apprenticeship

Triad Stage, an LOA to LORT D theater, is seeking a Stage Management and Production Management Apprentice for the 2018/2019 Season. The Stage Management and Production Management apprentice will report to the Stage Manager and Production Manager. The Apprentice will serve as assistant stage manager for three to four shows during the season. Apprentice will serve as an active member of the stage management team by assisting in preparation for rehearsal, participating in rehearsals, preparing for tech, running backstage operations during performances, and attending production meetings. Apprentice will be eligible to participate in the Actor’s Equity Association Membership Candidate program if desired. Apprentice will assist the production manager through daily tasks of the production process as assigned: activities may include attending production and design meetings; taking notes and communicating with department heads; hiring run crew/overhire positions; supporting tech processes; and assisting in season planning and budgeting procedures. Production management duties will take place primarily during the times that the apprentice is not in rehearsal for a production. Ideal candidates are organized, self-motivated, strong independent problem-solvers who are capable of supervising the backstage process of a production and serving as crew head throughout the run. There is a seasonal stipend and housing available. Triad Stage has a core value of Inclusion and is actively seeking to diversify its staff. For consideration please send resume and references to