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Assistant Production Manager

New York Theatre Workshop
New York, NY
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

At New York Theatre Workshop, we work relentlessly to empower visionary theatre‐makers and bring their work to adventurous audiences through productions, artist workshops, and education and community engagement programs. We nurture groundbreaking writers like Celine Song and Nathan Alan Davis alongside powerhouse playwrights like Amy Herzog and Ayad Akhtar. We empower inimitable auteur‐directors like Rachel Chavkin and Sam Gold and give invaluable support to tremendous talents like Whitney White and Lileana Blain‐Cruz in the earliest days of their careers. We maintain decades‐long relationships with legendary theatremakers like Will Power, Ivo van Hove, Dael Orlandersmith, and Caryl Churchill, who have shaped our very understanding of what theatre can be.

Since our founding in 1979, we've produced over 150 fully‐realized productions including Jonathan Larson's Rent; Tony Kushner's Homebody/Kabul; Doug Wright's Quills; Claudia Shear's Dirty Blonde; Rick Elice’s Peter and the Starcatcher; Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová and Enda Walsh’s Once; and David Bowie and Enda Walsh’s Lazarus. Enabling our artists to push boundaries generates work like Anaïs Michell’s Hadestown, Mfoniso Udofia’s Ufot Family Cycle, Heidi Schreck’s What the Constitution Means to Me, and Jeremy O. Harris’s Slave Play. NYTW productions have received a Pulitzer Prize, 25 Tony Awards, 2 Grammy Awards, and numerous Obie, Drama Desk, and Lucille Lortel Awards.

But that’s not what we’re proudest of. We take the greatest satisfaction from the community we’ve built, and the perspective‐shifting experiences we’ve delivered along the way. Even in the middle of a global pandemic, our community has continued to deepen existing connections and expand into new ones. From calls to check in on each other to grants for our artists to brand new education programming, our staff, trustees, artists, and audiences have shared in more than 70 virtual events attended by nearly 70,000 people over the past twelve months. We all think that theatre can bring people together, change the conversation, and have a profound impact. We feel fortunate to get to support it. If that sounds like something you’re interested in too, we’d love to meet you.

About the Team

Our four-person production staff oversees all aspects of technical and logistical production at NYTW, including five fully-realized productions each season alongside supporting NYTW’s Companies in Residence, artistic development workshops, and outside shop build projects in our scenic and costume shops. These production facilities are located directly across the street from NYTW’s 199-seat theatre, 65-seat theatre, rehearsal room, and administrative offices. The production staff is composed of a full-time Production Manager, Technical Director, and Costume Shop Supervisor, as well as one 2050 Administrative Fellow. Additionally, NYTW engages Lighting, Audio, and Props supervisors for each production in our season.

About the Position

The Assistant Production Manager reports directly to the Production Manager, providing to the production manager and other production departments as necessary. The main responsibilities include:

  • Collaborates with the Production Manager and Producing Manager on planning all aspects of NYTW’s productions including budgeting, scheduling, and reporting.
  • Manages the operation of the Fourth Street Theatre, and acts as the primary point of contact for Companies in Residence and artist workshop programming, in collaboration with the Artistic Coordinator, Artist Workshop Producer, and 2050 Administrative Fellows.
  • Assists with all production office responsibilities, including payroll, expense tracking, petty cash and credit card reconciliations, research, purchasing, and vendor relations.
  • Hires run crew personnel and aids in scheduling and staffing crew calls in conversation with production department heads.
  • Advises and mentors a production department fellow as part of NYTW’s 2050 Administrative Fellowship program.
  • Attends staff meetings, production meetings, tech rehearsals, and previews.
  • Facilitates crew calls and covers tech rehearsals in the Production Manager’s absence.
  • Serves as liaison between production department and facilities personnel on operational needs in both theatres, as well as shared production spaces.

About You

  • You are committed to an equitable and inclusive community.
  • You build strong, collaborative relationships with crew members, over-hire staff, directors, designers, and all other members of a production team as well as with institutional co-workers.
  • You have a passion for theatre as an art form and a desire to solve problems uniquely and collaboratively, recognizing that the obvious solution may or may not be the required solution at that time.
  • You have strong planning, organizational, and communication skills as well as knowledge of Microsoft Office programs (Outlook, Word, Excel)
  • You have a desire to translate the creative needs and ambitions of artists and the institution into actionable plans and help lead those plans within the constraints of the schedule and budget.

Bonus

  • You have experience working in any aspect of the theatre industry, recognizing that a multi-disciplinary background can shape the best leaders and managers.
  • You have the ability to read artistic and technical drawings and/or have knowledge of AutoCAD/Vectorworks.

This position is overtime eligible. The salary is $42,500. Benefits include employer-paid medical, dental, life insurance, and paid time off. NYTW has several affinity spaces and a Core Team of staff members across the organization committed to moving specific initiatives forward in our focus on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.

We know there are great candidates that may not have all of the qualifications listed above but possess intuitive knowledge or other fully transferable skills. So don't hesitate to apply and tell us about yourself if that's you.

Please note that NYTW is in a hybrid work environment with Development professionals in the office three days a week. Our approach will continue to be evaluated based on advice from local, state, and federal authorities and will take into account the personal situation of every employee. However, this position will require onsite, in-person activity, so the applicant should intend to reside in the greater NYC area.

Employees must be fully-vaccinated (as defined by the CDC). If you require medical or religious accommodation, please email our HR Manager, Ygor Monteiro, at YgorM@ntyw.org.

NYTW is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). We are committed to diversity in all areas of our work, on and offstage. We encourage applicants with a unique cultural perspective inclusive of race, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, class, physical ability, and sexual orientation.

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