Assistant Production Manager, George Street Playhouse
George Street Playhouse, a professional, producing theatre company 40 minutes from Manhattan, seeks an experienced and artist-focused Assistant Production Manager to join our team for our 22/23 season at the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center. The Assistant Production Manager is an integral member of the Production Team, this position reports to the Production Manager, works closely with the General Manager, and plays a key role in implementing the vision of the Artistic Director. This position plays a key role in executing the Artistic Director’s vision to provide a welcoming and world-class home in which artists are free to do their best work.
Essential Job Duties
- Frequently operate a computer and other office equipment such as printers, copy machines and calculators.
- Provide assistance with processing department payroll and budget tracking via handwritten timesheets, electronic and paper receipts, and the use of Google Sheets
- Develop electronic production calendars and production related paperwork
- Communicate and exchange information with designers, production departments, and stage managers
- Support stage management teams with rehearsal prep, rehearsal notes, and transporting materials from the rehearsal room to the stage
- Work closely with the education department and their production needs, and assist with a newly developing Fellowship program
Non Essential Job Duties / Other Duties
- Experience working in a union employment environment and familiarity with IATSE, USA and AEA agreements
- Occasionally ascend/descend a ladder to assist production departments as needed
- May be asked to drive to off-site vendors to pick up supplies
- Basic knowledge of Production Management duties, technical theater and production scheduling
- Good organizational skills and the ability to coordinate and prioritize multiple projects at once
- “Can-do” team player who can make thoughtful decisions quickly and demonstrates grace under pressure
- Strong computer skills especially proficiency with Microsoft Office and Google Suite
- Experienced in theatrical production
- Basic knowledge of theatrical CAD base programs such as Vectorworks and Autocad
- The ability to understand scale and read scenic plans, lighting and sound plots
- A valid driver’s license and ability to drive vans and small tucks
- Routinely move 25-50 lbs. either independently or with assistance
- Bachelor’s degree in technical theater, or related field
- 1-2 years of experience working in theatrical production
- In addition to regular office hours, evening, weekend, and early morning hours will be required. The Assistant Production Manager will be asked to work extended hours to meet deadlines, when necessary.
- Assistant Production manager will be asked to work in an office setting, as well make visits to an off-site Scene Shop warehouse with exposure to loud noises and debris such as sawdust, paint, and metal.
- Assistant Production Manager is expected to attend all tech rehearsals, previews, and production meetings.
COVID-19 vaccination, including all eligible boosters, is a condition of employment. COVID policies are updated regularly to reflect the current local and national health recommendations.
George Street Playhouse currently requires all employees to wear respirator style masks (N95, KN95, KF94). Members of the Production Group will also test per the current COVID policy at company’s expense.
George Street Playhouse offers an annual starting salary of $45,000 with a benefits package that includes health and dental insurance with annual allowance for out of pocket medical expenses, paid holidays, vacation time, sick leave, paid parking near the theater and complimentary tickets to George Street Playhouse productions.
About the Organization
Under the leadership of Artistic Director David Saint and Managing Director Kelly Ryman, George Street Playhouse (GSP) is a nationally recognized theatre, presenting an acclaimed mainstage season while providing an artistic home for established and emerging artists. Founded in 1974, GSP has been represented by numerous productions both on and off -Broadway – recent productions include Little Girl Blue written by and starring Laiona Michelle, It Shoulda Been You starring Tyne Daly and directed by David Hyde Pierce, The Toxic Avenger (which won the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best New Musical), Anne Meara's Down the Garden Paths, the Outer Critics Circle, Drama Desk and Drama League-nominated production of The Spitfire Grill, and the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning play Proof by David Auburn, which was developed at GSP during the 1999 Next Stage Series of new plays.
The mission of GSP is to enrich people’s lives by producing world-class theatre. To accomplish its mission, they seek:
- to produce the highest quality of intellectually and emotionally challenging new works, re-imagines classics, and educational programs that speak with relevance to society
- to service as a vital cultural institution in New Jersey and a creative force nationally
- to positively shape and be shaped by the diverse character of their community
- to create a nurturing home for the highest level of professionalism in the arts
The values of GSP embody and celebrate the identities, backgrounds, and diverse experiences of our communities. They espouse to be an organization fully committed to:
- Being open and receptive of new ideas
- Being an advocate of diverse populations within its communities
- Being collaborative within their organization by giving everyone a voice
- Being authentic in their curiosity and seeking opportunities to develop through learning and celebrating others
About New Brunswick
Located in Middlesex County, New Jersey, New Brunswick is the county seat of home of Rutgers University. The city is a regional commercial hub for Central New Jersey. New Brunswick is on the Northeast Corridor rail line, 27 miles southwest of Manhattan. The city is located on the southern banks of the Raritan River.
New Brunswick is known as both the Hub City and the Healthcare City. The corporate headquarters and production facilities of several global pharmaceutical companies are situated in the city, including Johnson & Johnson and Bristol Myers Squibb.
Qualified applicants should submit a resume, cover letter and references for consideration to: Christopher Bailey, Production Manager, at email@example.com.
The position is available now. George Street Playhouse recognizes the value of diverse experiences, identities and backgrounds and is committed to building an equitable, inclusive and anti-racist organization that is representative of the world in which we live. Candidates who identify as Black, Indigenous or a Person of Color; LGTBQ+ and gender diverse candidates; candidates with disabilities; as well as candidates from historically marginalized groups are all encouraged to apply. We aim to collect a pool of diverse and qualified candidates prior to reviewing resumes; please forward this position to someone you think will be a good fit.