Director, Theatre Production

Location
Alabama, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Sep 29, 2020
Employment Level
Executive
Employment Type
Full Time


Position Details

Requisition Number

S435P

Home Org Name

Theatre

Division Name

College of Liberal Arts

Position Title

Director, Theatre Production

Job Class Code

EA86

Appointment Status

Full-time

Part-time FTE

Limited Term

No

Limited Term Length

Job Summary

Reporting to the Theatre Department Chair, this position manages the collaborative efforts and communications among all parties involved in Auburn University Theatre productions
Responsibilities will include but not be limited to: facilitating communication and coordinating collaborative efforts among all parties within the Theatre Department and productions including creating and ensuring adherence to the annual production calendars in consultation with the department chair and technical director.
Coordinate, facilitate, and preside over all production meetings, both in person and electronically, and address all production-related problems and devise and implement solutions.
Determine materials necessary for each production in consultation with the technical design personnel and coordinate the purchase and delivery of said materials. Monitor and manage the production budget as well as providing input to the department chair regarding annual budget development.
Additionally, oversee, along with the department chair, all technical theatre staff to ensure proper management of production budget and timely completion of tasks to meet deadlines.
Coordinate and oversee the hiring process for guest artists performing in or working on Auburn University Theatre productions as well as facilitating the assignment of students to running crew and other production responsibilities under the direction of the department chair and in consultation with relevant faculty.
Serve as venue manager for all Theatre Department spaces and serves as chief liaison between the Theatre Department and the Gogue Performing Arts Center facilitating communication and coordinating collaborative efforts.
Serve as venue manager and chief point of contact for all of the Theatre Department’s spaces being used by outside groups and assists parties with all contracts and documentation to ensure optimal experience within the theatre building.
Performs other duties as assigned by the department chair. May be responsible for training, assisting or assigning tasks to others. May provide input to performance reviews of other employees.

Essential Functions

1. Facilitates communication and coordinates collaborative efforts among all parties within the Theatre department and productions including creating and ensuring adherence to the annual production calendars in consultation with the department chair and Technical Director. Coordinates, facilitates, and presides over all production meetings, both in person and electronically, and addresses all production-related problems and devises and implements solutions.

2. Serves as venue manager and chief point of contact for all of the theatre department’s spaces being used by outside groups and assists parties with all contracts and documentation to ensure optimal experience within the theatre building.

3. Determines materials necessary for each production in consultation with the technical design personnel and coordinates the purchase and delivery of said materials.

4. Monitors and manages the production budget as well as provides input to the department chair regarding annual budget development.

5. Oversees, along with the department chair, all technical theatre staff to ensure proper management of production budget and timely completion of tasks to meet deadlines.

6. Coordinates and oversees the hiring process for guest artists performing in or working on Auburn University theatre productions as well as facilitating the assignment of students to running crew and other production responsibilities under the direction of the department chair and in consultation with relevant faculty.

7. Facilitates communication and coordinates collaborative efforts with the Gogue Performing Arts Center.

8. Performs other duties as assigned by the department chair.

Supervisory

Education Level

Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution

Field of Study

Theatre, Theatre Management, or related field

Years of Experience

3

Area of Experience

Experience in professional or educational
theatrical production. At least two years of
professional experience in theatre management.

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Education Level

Field of Study

Years of Experience

When a candidate has the required education, but lacks the required experience, they may normally apply additional appropriate education toward the experience requirement, at a rate of one (1) year relevant education per year of required experience.

Area of Experience

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Minimum Skills and Abilities

Candidate must possess knowledge in all areas of theatre production, Actor’s Equity guidelines, and OSHA requirements.

The successful candidate must have strong organization skills, excellent communication skills, excellent interpersonal and problem solving skills, knowledge and experience with scene and costume shop tools and materials, design, and construction of stage properties, knowledge of stage operations and safety, basic math and solid writing skills, strong background and demonstrated ability in production and stage management.

Candidate must also be able to use MS office effectively. Ability to meet deadlines and work collaboratively is essential.

Minimum Technology Skills

Minimum License and Certifications

1. Valid Driver’s License.

Desired Qualifications

1. Bachelor’s or higher in Fine Arts from an accredited institution in theatre production management/stage management is desired.

Salary Grade

34

Salary Range

$45,100 - $75,100

Job Category

Executive/Director/Management

Working Hours if Non-Traditional

Varies based on production needs.

List any hazardous conditions or physical demands required by this position

Posting Date

09/29/2020

Closing Date

EEO Statement

AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION / EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER . It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

Special Instructions to Applicants

In addition to completing the online application, using the attachment feature of this website, please include a cover letter, current resume, and a list of three professional references with daytime contact information and email address. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Review date 10/31/2020

Please upload the list of professional references to the “Other” category of the Application Documents.

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Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Other
Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How were you made aware of this opportunity?
    • AU Employment website
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  2. * Please select the answer that best describes your current employment relationship with Auburn University.
    • Not a current Auburn employee
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    • Current Auburn employee in position more than one year
  3. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited institution in Theatre, Theatre Management, or a related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * How many years of experience do you have in this type of position?
    • 0-1
    • 1-3
    • 3-5
    • 5-7
    • 7+
  5. * Do you have a valid driver's license or the ability to obtain one prior to selection?
    • Yes
    • No