Reporting to the Executive Producer and working closely with the Artistic Director, this position will provide long term and seasonal strategic oversight and direction to the Production department, ensuring that productions are executed in alignment with the A.R.T.'s mission to expand the boundaries of theater. The Production Director will oversee the production, build and running of all aspects of the A.R.T's annual programming with adherence to established parameters, schedules and budgets. As a key senior member of the A.R.T. team, the Production Director will provide leadership in the areas of season planning, budget planning and production staff management.
Set and monitor the annual production budget for all production departments including appropriate forecasting, maximizing efficiencies and controlling costs
In concert with the Producer, develop and manage individual production budgets, expenses and timelines
Ensure a safe environment for all production staff including being up to date on best theater practices for health and safety
Oversee the safe and efficient construction of all production elements in the various departments such as the scene shop, props shop, wardrobe and stage – including automation and special effects
Oversee the creative, technical and practical aspects of all production running elements, including stage management, technical crews and wardrobe team.
In collaboration with Artistic and Executive Director, develop season schedule and staffing plan
Oversee project planning and staffing needs by determining artistic, production and operational needs
Following the completion of a production, conduct retrospective analysis and conduct
Ten years' of experience in theater production, with a minimum of five years in a management position. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
Bachelor's Degree preferred, strong leadership skills, the ability to implement change, commitment to excellence, detailed-oriented and ability to juggle multiple priorities. Strong negotiation and diplomacy skills are essential. Demonstrated project management, communication and problem-solving skills.
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