The Assistant Director of Production collaborates with the Director of Production to manage operations and administration of all production department activities. They are at the center of communications between Production Department heads, designers, and other departments of the company. They will assist the Director of Production in managing and supervising production department employees across three locations: the soon-to-be-renovated Huntington Avenue Theatre, the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA, and the Everett Production Center. They serve as lead Production Manager on 2-4 productions per season: shepherding the design process, working closely with production staff and visiting artists to accomplish artistic goals and meet deadlines in a timely and cost-effective way, with night and weekend hours expected to support tech rehearsals and the preview process.
- Facilitate communication and workflow among all production departments, artistic and production teams, theatre management at both the HAT and the Calderwood, and other Huntington departments.
- Leads the production management of projects as assigned by the Director of Production
- Assist Director of Production in establishing and maintaining departmental standards and practices.
- Assist in season planning and facilitate maintenance and communication of detailed production calendars and schedules
- Represent Production Department in meetings as appropriate
- Assist with budget tracking and financial record keeping.
- Hire supplemental run crew, production assistants, and production department apprentices.
- Sharing daily oversight and mentorship of the Production Management Apprentice.
- Manage production payroll.
- Serve a leadership role in Safety Committee, developing safety guidelines and helping develop and maintain a safe and healthy work environment.
- Coordinate production support for non-show activities as assigned; this might include projects led by Artistic, Education, Development, Marketing, or Operations / Rentals.
- Other duties as assigned by the Director of Production.
- Demonstrated professional leadership experience in production/project management, stage management, or other technical production discipline.
- Computer skills should include Microsoft Office (Excel and Word); previous experience with payroll, project management, and calendaring software are all helpful.
- Excellent organizational skills, strong written and verbal communication ability, and outstanding interpersonal skills.
- Collaboration and creative problem-solving skills are vital; excellent judgement and discretion are key.
- Commitment to building collaborative relationships with people from diverse groups including but not limited to race, cultural background, sexual orientation, gender expression, religion, physical ability, and age.
- Ability to maintain a positive attitude and calm demeanor under pressure.