Website URL STAGES St. Louis
Position: Production Manager
Reports to: Artistic Director
Status: Full Time Exempt
STAGES St. Louis is a 501©(3) not-for-profit theatre company, committed to preserving and advancing the art form of Musical Theatre through excellence in performance and education in the St. Louis region. STAGES, now celebrating its 33rd year of producing Broadway-quality theatre, employs a full-time staff of twenty-five and a seasonal company from March to October, presenting 140 performances to nearly 50,000 patrons.
STAGES also educates thousands of students each year at its Performing Arts Academy, the St. Louis region’s only year-round arts school with a comprehensive curriculum run by a professional theatre company.
STAGES is seeking a Production Manager to lead the Production Department and supervise the implementation of the vision of the Artistic Team while remaining within the available resources of time, budget, and personnel. The Production Manager supervises two full-time staff employees year round, and oversees the operation of a production shop of 50-60 seasonal employees. They will oversee the operation of the 22,000 sq. ft. production shop. STAGES is currently performing at the Robert G. Reim theatre located in Kirkwood, Missouri. All three Broadway style mainstage musicals are produced in this 384-seat house along with our Family Theatre Series production. STAGES will be moving into a new 530-seat 25 million dollar Performing Arts Center in May 2021 in downtown Kirkwood.
Essential Functions & Responsibilities:
-Collaborate with the Artistic Director, Executive Producer, Associate Producer, and Finance Department on budget development, staffing, and policy issues.
-Track and maintain the annual Operating Production Budget of around $1,000,000 throughout the fiscal year.
-Collaborate with Associate Producer, Finance Manager, and Artistic Coordinator on duties such as, but not limited to, policy generation, hiring, firing, and mentoring of all Production Department employees.
-Hire, retain, and supervise Technical Director and Costume Shop Manager, along with overseeing the hiring process of the seasonal production staff.
-Communicates all contract details for designers and all production staff.
-Develop and maintain the Master Production Calendar.
-Serve as the liaison to other STAGES Departments and the Academy to assist, coordinate, and deliver production services.
-Oversee maintenance of all shops in coordination with the Technical Director and Costume Shop Manager.
-Work with shop managers to create a positive and productive work environment.
-Review and approve all production shop payroll.
-Attend all management team meetings.
-Attend production meetings as needed. Meet with designers to talk about budgets and schedules.
-Act as manager of company vehicle needs, including rentals, up-keep, security, and operation for the production vehicles and any rental truck needs.
-Staff all STAGES’ events appropriately, and may at times work these events.
-Administer Health and Safety standards in collaboration with production department supervisors.
-Oversight of STAGES’ rentals program.
Knowledge and Skills:
-Bachelor Degree in theatre with experience in multiple technical fields.
-Minimum 4-5 years work experience with progressive experience with at least 2 years experience as a Production Manager.
-Knowledge of technical production, including practical experience in shop/stage operations, scenic construction, stage rigging, painting, lighting, sound, and costume construction.
-Demonstrated skills in Microsoft Office Suite.
-Some design background is beneficial but not required.
-Familiarity with unions (AEA, IATSE, USA, SDC, AFM) is highly beneficial.
-Ability to drive a 26ft Box Truck.
-Ability to work independently, prioritize tasks, and use time efficiently.
-Maintain positive and calm attitude under pressure.
-Standing for long periods of time.
-Lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.
-Ability to navigate uneven stage surfaces.
-Ability to operate technical equipment and computers.
This is a full-time, year-round, exempt position. The salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Benefits include year-round health/dental coverage, life insurance, and PTO, along with voluntary vision coverage, tax-saving flexible spending, and 401K.
How to Apply:
Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter, including three references, to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to
STAGES St. Louis
Attn: Alicia Scott-Aune
1023 Chesterfield Pkwy E
Chesterfield, MO 63017
For more information visit stagesstlouis.org.
STAGES St. Louis is an equal employment organization. The organization is committed to the principles of affirmative action and acts in accordance with state and federal laws.