George Mason University School of Theater is seeking a qualified Production Manager for the 2019-2020 academic year and theater production season. Preferred start date is on or about August 19, 2019. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among it's faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.
About the Department: The School of Theater at George Mason University is a strong, growing academic program, offering both B.A. and B.F.A. degrees in Theater, with Concentrations in Performance, Design & Technical Theater, Musical Theater, Theater Education, and Theater Studies, including Playwriting.
Responsibilities: Through the Mason Players student organization, the School of Theater produces 6 productions per year: a Mainstage musical in the Concert Hall, a mainstage play in either TheaterSpace or Harris Theatre, two Studio Series student-directed productions, the Mason Fringe (two plays in rep with shared, simple production values), and The Mason Players Originals!, a series of brief plays presented as one event, these last two presented in TheaterSpace. In addition, the School presents several special events including an annual Mason Cabaret concert performed in multiple venues, a Musical Theater Ensemble staged concert presentation in the Concert Hall, and a variety of staged readings, workshops and other student opportunities.
The School of Theater is seeking a qualified Production Manager to oversee and participate in the production process for most of these events.
Experience in Stage Management or Production Management is required.
A degree in Theater or equivalent experience is preferred
Serving as Liaison among Production team (Director, Designers, Stage Managers) and Director of the School of Theater;
Assisting in the development and administration of the Production Budget;
Participating in planning and logistics of the audition process; Interfacing with scene shop and costume shop supervisors and Faculty Design/Tech mentors regarding progress of production needs;
Mentoring student stage managers;
Scheduling and maintaining the online Production Calendar including production meetings, photo calls, rehearsal and performance schedules, technical schedules, strikes, post-mortems, etc;
Staffing production positions (student stage managers and designers, run crew, wardrobe crew, board ops, etc.) in collaboration with the Design/Tech faculty, and tracking student academic credit for assigned production tasks (required one-credit or zero-credit Practicums);
Participating in production purchasing process in accordance with budget limitations;
Attending all production meetings, technical rehearsals, dress rehearsals, load-ins and strikes; Archiving production photo collections in Flikr account and showcasing and updating same on lobby video monitors;
Overseeing playbill process, including collecting bios and cast/production lists (tech crews, special thanks, etc.), listing updated recurring information (donor lists, faculty, scholarship awards, etc.), arranging for simplified head shot sessions, formatting playbill, arranging for duplication and delivery in a timely manner.
Salary: Commensurate with education and experience.
Location: Fairfax, VA
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For full consideration, applicants must apply at https://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.
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Internal Number: 45852
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