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Production Manager (posted 2/25/2020)

General Requirements
-Must have strong management, financial, communication, and leadership skills
-Must have a working knowledge of all production disciplines (scenery, electrics, costume, etc), including a thorough understanding of the interaction between these disciplines during the production process
-Should be proficient in Microsoft Excel, or in a similar spreadsheet program
-Should be able to identify and solve problems, and work within a team to solve problems together
-Must have the ability to work under pressure and juggle work on several productions at one time
-Must be able to effectively work with people of a variety of skill sets and skill levels, including delegating tasks to other production staff members as needed
-Ideally able to read and understand technical drawings
-Must behave diplomatically and act in the best interest of the theatre

Responsibilities

General
-Organize Production Department activities to ensure efficient and effective use of theatre resources.
-Communicate daily with theatre leadership, production staff and stage management, and attend regular staff meetings.
-Coordinate and lead production meetings.
-Be present at/following technical rehearsals, final dress, and each preview performance, and lead brief production meetings immediately afterward to go over production related notes and fixes and ensure follow-through.
-Work with the Technical Director to ensure safe working conditions for the staff, creative team, and performers.
-With Technical Director and relevant department heads, ensure that the production is photo ready for final dress. This includes making sure that the theatre is tidy
Scheduling
-With Assistant Production Manager and Technical Director, create and distribute tech schedules detailing load-in, lx hang, focus, paint and strike.
-Assist in coordinating occasional special projects, including off site productions (if applicable), one-night performances, special events, and fundraising events.
Budgeting
-Work with the Executive Director, Artistic Directors, and Business Manager to create, implement and manage annual and show-by-show production budgets and schedules.
-With the Assistant Production Manager and Technical Director, collaborate with designers to creatively solve technical and financial challenges to realize their vision, ensuring designers are aware of applicable deadlines, production meetings, and budgets.
-Track all production-related spending (including collecting copies of all relevant receipts and invoices), ensuring that all production departments conform to their budgets and alerting the Executive Director and Finance Director whenever additional money needs to be available for production-related purchases.
Staffing
-With the Technical Director and relevant department heads, recruit, hire, and train over-hire part time staff, interns, apprentices, and volunteers as needed.
-With the Technical Director and relevant department heads, sign off on timesheets and payroll for all over-hire and hourly production staff members.
-Supervise and evaluate members of the production staff, providing feedback and evaluation as needed to the artistic/executive directors and the employees themselves.
-With the Technical Director and relevant department heads, ensure that all over-hire or hourly production staff members are supervised while on-site.

The Production Manager may be assigned additional duties as needed.
This is a part time position

CREATIVE TEACHING ARTISTS 

Playhouse on Park seeks teaching artists in the fields of Theatre and Musical Theatre. Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to teach weekly classes and Summer programs for Playhouse Theatre Academy at the 224 Ecospace to students ages 4-18, as well as after school programming to local elementary students. Teaching artists are responsible for creating their own lesson content and preparing any necessary materials for their classes in coordination with the Director of Education, as well as preparing students for an informal share day at the end of each semester.

Ideal teaching artist candidates will

• be motivated, energetic, and organized

• have a strong professional background in acting and/or and musical theater, music directing ability a plus

• have experience teaching children ages 4-18, preferably in an urban school setting; qualified to be a strong role model for inner-city youth

• have experience in rehearsing and directing/choreographing performances

• have a passion for teaching literacy content to young people through the performing arts
 
 Playhouse on Park is committed to developing a work environment that is reflective of the diverse community that it serves. Applicants from all populations and underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Consideration for employment will be given to all applicants without regard to race/ethnicity, gender identity/sexual orientation, age or ability.

Please email resume and cover letter to Elizabeth Simmons,
Director of Education at Playhouse on Park esimmons@playhousetheatregroup.org 

HANDY MAN

Playhouse on Park seeks a part time volunteer "handyman" - could trade time for a couple of season tickets.  We need someone capable of taking care of general building maintenance and minor repairs (carpentry, plumbing, painting, special projects, cleaning). For more information, contact Tracy Flater tflater@playhousetheatregroup.org or 860-523-5900 ext 10.

ONGOING NEEDS
Playhouse on Park is always seeking qualified over-hire theatre Technicians; Carpenters, Artisans, Painters and Electricians. The 2019-2020 Season spans August through July with opportunities throughout. Ideal candidates work quickly while maintaining our high production values. Please send letter, resume, and references to Info@PlayhouseOnPark.org or Playhouse on Park 244 Park Road, West Hartford, CT 06119