Full time, Exempt $37,000-42,000 annual salary Reports to: Director of Production About The Phoenix Theatre Company The Phoenix Theatre Company, a LOA LORT D Theatre and Arizona’s largest professional regional theatre, seeks a Company Manager. Located in the heart of the Central Arts District close to downtown, our beautiful 14-acre campus includes three theaters, a restaurant and bar, rehearsal halls, administrative offices, and costume, scenic, prop, lighting and paint shops, all on one site. We produce a wide range of theatre, from full-scale musicals to comedies, dramas and original new work. Our community outreach programs have gained national attention. This is a full time position in one of the best work environments in the country. The Phoenix Theatre Company offers a competitive salary, health benefits including dental and vision, a 401(k) plan and a sabbatical program for all employees. Job Summary This position works with the Director of Production, Artistic team and Stage Management team to provide the essential support to our casts and crews required to maintain an efficient theatrical producing company. This role provides production administrative support as needed and is well suited for an individual who excels at taking care of staffing, housing and travel logistics, has exceptional interpersonal skills, is well organized, shows great attention to detail, is able to manage several projects at once and has a passion for theatre. This individual needs the ability to work nights and weekends with a flexible work week schedule. Essential Duties & responsibilities
Arranges travel, vehicles and local housing for actors, guest designers, crew members and apprentices for internal events/shows and outside special events. This includes management of company vehicles and company owned housing as well as housing schedules, supplies and check ins/outs. Meets and greets company members associated with each production, assists with all housing related maintenance requests, payroll submissions, mail distribution, Actors’ Equity Association reports, credit card expense reports and reimbursements. This includes airport and rental car pick-ups and drop-offs. Assists with artist doctor appointments, medical emergencies, workman’s comp claims, grocery runs, vocal coaching appointments, gym memberships, massage/chiropractor appointments, specialty lessons or training needs etc. Coordinates all 3rd party touring company sit-down’s hospitality needs including rider negotiations and execution. Runs apprentice program including hiring, scheduling, contracting, housing, class scheduling, monitoring, and monthly reviewing. Hires and schedules all production run crews and process all payroll/new hire needs. Processes and submits weekly production payroll and payables. Works with the Artistic team to organize and run all auditions and execute all casting contracting for internal and external events and shows. May negotiate casting artists in conjunction with the casting director. Coordinates with marketing in regards to artist schedules for publicity photos, interviews and television spots. Maintains headshot books and breakdown express to track all actor submissions including the casting doc and other artist tracking tools. Arranges for rehearsal piano tunings and repairs. Acts as interim director of production when necessary.
Bachelor’s degree in Theatre or Arts Administration or a combination of education and work experience that yields the required skills, knowledge and abilities. Understanding of the various elements of the theatre process – production, technical and performance. Ability to work nights and weekend with a flexible work week schedule. Computer skills, including a strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite. Self-motivation and the ability to meet deadlines and multi-task in a fast-paced and often stressful environment. Professional etiquette and work ethic. Ability to understand, interpret and implement technical riders. Extensive knowledge of all applicable unions; including but not limited to AEA, LORT, IATSE, SSDC, USA. Ability to negotiate contracting with talent agents and representatives. Organizational and time management skills with an ability to manage large, diverse groups. Working knowledge of theatrical staffing structures and processes. Effective leadership and communication skills. Superior attention to detail is imperative. An ability to do occasional heavy lifting. Valid driver’s license and available vehicle. A passion for theatre!
Benefits We provide basic health, dental and vision insurance, paid vacation time, (flexible weekday hours) and complimentary tickets to our productions. You will be challenged often, learn a great deal, have a lot of fun, and most importantly you will be a part of an organization that believes art has the power to inspire hope and understanding, and build community. To apply Please send a resume and cover letter to Karla Frederick, Director of Production, at email@example.com. Deadline to apply is April 5th by 5PM. The Phoenix Theatre Company is an equal opportunity employer.