Soho Rep is seeking a full time Production Manager to oversee the planning and execution of the of three ambitious, design-forward productions per season, as well as several readings and workshops, Writer/ Director Lab presentations, and the company’s annual gala. This position will report directly to Soho Rep’s Director, Artistic Development and Producing and will supervise a part-time facilities assistant working at Soho Rep’s venue at 46 Walker Street.
Soho Rep. is an award-winning off-Broadway theater that is known for producing and developing ambitious, socially relevant, cutting-edge new work by writers like César Alvarez, Christopher Chen, Jackie Sibblies Drury, Aleshea Harris, Lucas Hnath, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Daniel Alexander Jones, Hansol Jung, Kate Tarker and Young Jean Lee. We strive to make our producing and design ethos reflect the values of our onstage work and share a commitment to high standards, innovation, and collaboration. For more information about Soho Rep. please visit sohorep.org.
This is a full-time position with a starting salary of $65,000. During periods of load-in, tech and previews evening and weekend work is required. Benefits include health, dental and life insurance, a generous vacation policy, and TransitCheck plans.
The Production Manager’s major responsibilities will include:
- Working collaboratively and creatively with designers and other lead artists to execute vision for all productions
- Assessing feasibility of designs for all productions; creating bid packages; managing bid processes and award
- Hiring and supervising all stage management, technical crew and other production support positions, including crew heads for all departments for load in/strike
- Setting design and production deadlines in conjunction with producing team
- Consulting with Director, Artistic Development and Producing on production budgeting and calendar
- Tracking and reconciling all production expenses
- Working with Business Manager to project and manage cash flow and vendor payments during production
- Hiring and supervising a year-round, part time facilities assistant including oversight of any necessary building repairs and setting annual facilities budget
- Production managing the annual spring gala at an offsite location
- Coordinating any technical needs for Studio workshops
- Production managing Writer/ Director Lab final presentations
The ideal candidate will have a working knowledge of all aspects of technical theater, be an excellent creative problem-solver, and approach difficult situations with a solution-oriented mindset. They will also be excellent at prioritizing, managing their own workflow and that of labor crews and department heads, and have a network of colleagues in the field to hire and consult with about various production needs. This person will thrive in a small, rigorous, team-oriented environment. Ability to work under pressure and in rapidly changing circumstances, as well as a sense of humor, are a must. This person will also have a willingness to learn about and engage in anti-oppressive practices in the theater and beyond.
Soho Rep. makes theater that strives to create radical empathy between people. We strongly believe that radical and empathetic work can only be made in an equitable and inclusive work environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status. We strongly encourage candidates of color and transgender or non-binary candidates to apply.
To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to email@example.com. Indicate “Production Manager” in the subject line of your email. In your cover letter, please describe your experience with production management and technical theater, and specific reasons for wanting to work at Soho Rep.
Intern at Soho Rep
Soho Rep. offers Artistic, Literary, Management, and Tech internships in three cycles: Fall (August-December), Spring (January-May), and Summer (May-August). As Soho Rep. is a small company, interns work closely with staff and experience the day-to-day operations of a thriving downtown theatre company from the inside.
In addition to the events and tasks outlined below, interns are welcome to attend opening and closing night performances and parties and all artistic events including readings and development workshops. Interns are unpaid, but receive a transportation stipend and college credit. The minimum time commitment varies based on the internship focus.
Please indicate which internship you are applying for in the subject line of your email and include how many hours per week you are available to work in your cover letter.
- Fall – submit by July 16
- Spring– submit by January 5
- Summer – submit by April 29
The Management Internship is geared towards an arts administrator with a keen interest in both fundraising and event planning. Working closely with the Executive Director and the Development Manager s/he will be responsible for a variety of tasks including helping to plan and execute intimate donor events and large scale events like our annual Gala, as well as managing our fundraising database, managing direct mail campaigns and generating acknowledgement letters. The right candidate for this position has excellent organizational and analytic skills, is fluent in Microsoft Word (including mail merge), Excel, and mac. S/he also has excellent communication skills and an ability to clearly connect with the mission of Soho Rep both in formal written material and across social media platforms including facebook, twitter and email blasts. Soho Rep is at an exciting time of growth within the organization and the Intern will be part of establishing new systems and creating a roadmap for future activities.
Working closely with the Production and Facilities Manager, this intern will be an integral part of the Soho Rep. team, learning about the inner workings of a non-profit theater mounting an off-Broadway production. Primary responsibilities include assisting with rehearsal and theater load-in and strike, assisting the Production and Facilities Manager on all facilities matters including building upgrades and maintenance, managing the ordering of supplies, and reporting to all production departments during tech rehearsals to see that their needs are met. Internship may be tailored to candidate’s skill set and interests. This intern will be encouraged to observe rehearsals and sit in on production meetings throughout the course of the Mainstage productions. The ideal candidate will have a basic understanding of theatrical equipment and practices, and will have an interest in a career as a Production Manager, Stage Manager, or Technical Director. This is a part-time position, with flexible hours. Must be available some nights and weekends.
To apply for an internship, please send a cover letter and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org.