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Production Manager, School of Theater

George Mason University
Fairfax, VA
$62,500 - $67,000, commensurate with education and experience.
Closing date
May 21, 2023

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Production Manager, School of Theater The School of Theater at George Mason University seeks a dynamic, experienced, collaborative Production Manager to oversee the production process of all theatrical events. At least three years' experience as a stage and/or production manager is required, and a degree in theater or equivalent experience along with some teaching experience is preferred. Flexible start date is June 1 - June 15, 2023.This position is full-time, and pay is commensurate with experience. The job requires evening and weekend availability in addition to daytime office hours, scheduled in accordance with production needs as described below. The Production Manager reports directly to the Director of the School of Theater.George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.Responsibilities:Oversees the production process of all theatrical events, serving as a liaison between production teams (directors, designers, stage managers), Arts Support Umbrella (ASU) staff and the Director of the School of Theater; planning and logistics of the audition process;Responsible for scheduling, budgeting, and staffing all aspects of the theatrical season throughout the academic year;Responsible for coordinating and communicating with scene and costume shops, Arts Support Umbrella staff, Director of the School of Theater, and student and professional Design teams;Arranges and archives all production photos, playbills and head shots;Programs flat screen slide shows in lobby;Responsible for scheduling and leading all production meetings in preparation of rehearsal process, both production and pre-production, including over summer months as beginning of season approaches; andAbility to work a fluid schedule, including some nights and weekends, while maintaining daytime office hours, within a 40-hour per week format.Required Qualifications:B.A. or B.F.A. in Theater or equivalent combination of education and/or professional experience;Demonstrated professional experience as a Stage or Production Manager (generally three or more years);Demonstrated experience working with diverse groups, projects, and communities;Strong understanding of theatrical production, stage management, and general knowledge of theater as a practice and a study; andExceptional time management skills; the ability to impart good practices to college-level students; high organizational skills and ability to schedule and hold meetings with large numbers of theater practitioners, students, administrators, staff and faculty. Preferred Qualifications:Experience in an academic setting is desirable.

For full consideration, applicants must apply at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, diversity statement, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

"Great Careers Begin at Mason! George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at!George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition."

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.


George Mason University is a university with three campuses, each with a distinctive academic focus that plays a critical role in the economy of its region. At each campus, students, faculty, and staff have full access to all the university's resources, while duplication of programs and support services is minimized through the use of technology. In addition to the main campus in Fairfax, the university has campuses in Arlington and Prince William Counties.

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