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Miami New Drama
1040 Lincoln Rd
Miami Beach, FL, United States

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Production Manager


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Miami Beach, FL, United States


Theater Technician-Backstage Production


$55,000.00 per year

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Full time



Job Description:

The Production Manager position is integral to the operations of the company and is primarily responsible for the production management of MiND’s annual English and Spanish programming. Responsible for coordinating the work across multiple production areas, providing clear and effective communication to visiting designers and artists and ensuring that productions open on time and within budget. This role participates in achieving the artistic and administrative goals of the company while ensuring quality and consistency, and maintaining the highest production values.



The Production Manager reports to the General Manager and leads & supervises a team that includes a full-time Technical Director and seasonally contracted stage managers, costume supervisor, head electrician, and sound supervisor. 



Provide input to the General Manager in the development of production budgets and supervise production budgets. The Production Manager will keep the GM and Managing Director apprised of the status of the Production budget on a regular basis; overall expenses may not go over budget without approval of the Managing Director. Process, track and reconcile all production department accounts payable and and submit expense reports.



Provide input to the development of the season schedule. Develop and administer production calendars and design deadlines for each production. Determine load-in, tech, and strike  schedules for the stage. Manage resource calendars for all shared facility spaces. Schedule and lead all design and production meetings.



Guide all director/design teams through the design process to guarantee the timely completion of all designs. Determine due dates for designers & communicate for contracting purposes. With the input of the Technical Director, analyze all designs submitted to determine feasibility of execution within the allotted time, money and personnel available. Arrange designer visits and walkthroughs as needed. Maintain shareable production folders and links for the production team. 



Establish staffing needs, as well as payment methods and fees for production staff working with General Manager to ensure all hiring and onboarding is clear and effective for all production staff and contractors including, but not limited to: technical staff, electricians, carpenters, production assistants, wardrobe personnel, running crew, artistic consultants and any additional personnel required for specific production needs. Oversee and enforce health  procedures for non-artistic production personnel, working with Company Manager and ensure company-wide compliance with all union and company health guidelines. 



Facilitate clear communications throughout the production process, and act as a liaison between directors, designers, stage managers, and MiND production and administrative staff. Included but not limited to: Coordinate and conduct all design and production meetings. Attend first read through, designer run, technical rehearsals and previews as necessary. Maintain department contact information and show rosters. 



As necessary, support productions with hands-on projects including (but not limited to) special effects, video and projections, assisting with stage work, purchasing, transporting, sourcing and researching materials and techniques. Procure, schedule and manage rehearsal space as needed. Maintain a safe work environment at all times. Address safety hazards with appropriate personnel promptly.



In cooperation with General Manager, PM is responsible for HR documentation for all production personnel including but not limited to: execution of contracts, tax forms, process and sign timesheets and handling the initial paperwork for Workers' Compensation for all production department-related claims. Consult with General Manager to ensure company is in compliance with all union rules and employment regulations. 



In a supervisory role with the Technical Director, oversee inventory and maintenance of all shop, lighting, costume and sound equipment. Oversee all routine facility supply stocking as well as general facility hardware such as lamps and stage supplies such as tape. Plan and budget equipment purchases and long term equipment upgrades. Work with Technical Director and City officials on facility planning and upgrades as needed and defined for a historic structure. 



Miami New Drama requires all employees to adhere to CDC COVID-19 vaccination recommendations. Individuals with legally valid medical or religious exemptions may be subject to work restrictions and/or enhanced safety/testing protocols. 


Note: The job description describes an overview of the work being performed by staff assigned to this job. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of staff in this position. Duties, responsibilities, and skills are also subject to change based on the changing needs of the job, department, or organization. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change as the requirements of the job change.



Job Requirements:

Requirements (Skills and Knowledge)

  • Prior experience serving in a management role of a theater production department. Formal, informal and cross-disciplinary experiences will be considered

  • Ability to read and assimilate information from technical design drawings

  • Experience in budgeting materials and labor and designing systems that can be replicated

  • Problem solver, creative thinker, good planning and organizational skills

  • Computer skills including but not limited to Word, Excel, Google Workplace.

  • Working knowledge of drafting software, Vectorworks or CAD 

  • Working knowledge of IATSE, USA, SDC, AEA

  • Skills in lighting programming, sound systems, rigging a plus - must have strong understanding of all aspects of production

  • Fluent spoken English and Spanish strongly preferred


Physical Requirements/Working Conditions:

  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer. Alternates with prolonged periods of standing and moving

  • Ability to lift and move 50lbs

  • Must be comfortable working in a fast paced environment where directions and priorities can change rapidly

  • Flexible working hours including nights, weekends, holidays.


SALARY: $55,000, Full time exempt


BENEFITS: 4 weeks paid vacation, maximum 2 concurrent. A company healthcare plan with 50% employer contribution to be presented for option.

TO APPLY please email a letter and resume to General Manager, Jessica Kaschube,  with "Production Manager" in the subject line.

Miami New Drama is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind: Miami New Drama is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Miami New Drama are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in our area. Miami New Drama will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. Miami New Drama encourages applicants of all ages.