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Miami New Drama | The Colony Theatre
1040 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL, United States

Phone: 3056741040
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Director of Production


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Miami Beach, FL, United States


Program-Project Management, Theater Technician-Backstage Production

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Full time



Job Description:

The Director of Production is responsible for leading the Production department and facilitating the Production process including: long range and season planning and scheduling, budgeting and allocating resources, contracting employees and designers, monitoring progress of all production elements and maintaining high standards for all productions.

Job Highlights

  • Oversee the execution of all production requirements to support the Artistic Director’s vision of artistic excellence.

  • Facilitate timely communication among all departments including regular consultation with the Artistic Director.

  • Ensure that the resources and support available to production departments are sufficient to achieve the artistic goals of the theater.

  • Contribute to long range and season planning for Miami New Drama production areas.

  • Create season performance schedule models in conjunction with other departments.

  • Develop and refine long-range operating budget and long-range staffing plans.

  • Establish, communicate, and manage the production schedule; coordinate rehearsals, strikes, concerts and other events on stage.  Consult with all relevant stakeholders.

  • Develop and maintain annual production budgets.  Oversee all production related expenditures and establish methods of maintaining budget control.

  • Negotiate and coordinate with Directors of individual plays their production needs within established budget parameters.

  • Hire, supervise, train and manage Production staff through coaching, mentorship, performance meetings, and ongoing feedback.

  • Facilitate timely communication among directors, designers, and production department heads as designs are produced while assessing resources, staffing, and scheduling constraints.  Work collaboratively with all stakeholders.

  • Assure that the Theater is in compliance with national collective bargaining agreements (Equity), and facilitate that relationship.

  • Coordinate production facilities improvements and capital project management with representatives of the City of Miami Beach and the technical director.

  • Establish positive relationships with board members and donors.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:

  • Broad background in most areas of technical theater, including at least 5-10 years of managing a staff and production department for a large theater.

  • Knowledge of budget reporting systems and software to manage multi-million dollar budget.

  • Exceptional management skills to supervise a large staff and direct reports.

  • Knowledge of AEA and collective bargaining agreements.

  • Computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word).

  • Ability to coordinate multiple projects and conflicting priorities to manage overlapping show schedules.

  • Creative problem-solving ability to bridge limited financial and material resources with production designs within budget and schedule.

  • Ability to assimilate design information in two dimensions (drawings) into three-dimensional spatial relationships.

  • Strong flexibility and ability to easily adapt to change.

  • Strong commitment to diversity and inclusion.

  • Experience, ability, and commitment to working with diverse groups in terms of gender expression, race, sexual orientation, religion, ability, age, class and immigrant status.

  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed.
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