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Production Manager

Rochester Civic Theatre
Rochester, MN
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Job Description

• Reports to: Managing Director

The Production Manager serves as stage manager for our 6 productions throughout the season and is the main contact for outside rental groups needs.

This position is part-time. This is a seasonal position from August – May. There is opportunity to work with our education department productions in the summer. This position is non-union and non-exempt and paid $570 per week.  The typical schedule for this role will vary based on the dynamic schedule of a theater. Rehearsals are typically 4 weeks, 6 - 9pm and run for 2 weeks. 

The Rochester Civic Theatre is dedicated to building an equitable environment that is mixed across lines of difference and strongly encourages applications from Black, Indigenous, People of Color, women, transgender and non-binary candidates.  This position will remain open until filled and until a diverse and qualified pool of candidates is identified. Applicants from populations underrepresented in the theater field are strongly encouraged to apply.



1. Stage Management

  • Responsible for the scheduling of all rehearsals, costume fittings.
  • Coordinate the dissemination of schedules and other show-specific information to the acting company, creative team, and relevant staff.
  • Publish and distribute performance reports with pertinent show details and information in a timely manner following each performance.
  • Assemble and maintain the prompt book which includes the accurate play text and blocking.
  • Together with the stage management team, create cue sheets, plots, daily records, etc., as are necessary for the technical and artistic operations of the production.
  • When understudies are engaged, rehearse and put in understudies as needed.
  • Responsible for communicating safety and emergency procedures to actors and crew and maintaining safe practices during performance and rehearsals.
  • Keep a consistent and sensitive relationship to the live performance and model supportive morale for the cast and crew.
  • Work with the director, designers and department heads to develop and maintain communication between the rehearsal room and the producing team (creative, production, administrative). This includes the daily creation and distribution of detailed rehearsal notes.
  • Attend regular production meetings.
  • When necessary, contribute and provide stage management support to a variety of fundraising or one-off projects.
  • Support an inclusive and open process in all work.
  • Maintains professional demeanor with patrons and volunteers, fostering a love of the theatre and volunteerism.
  • Sitewide, multi-departmental support to maintain high standards for all aspects of the Theatre as a whole.

2. Community Partner Liason

  •  After a group is booked and contract signed – Handles all communication with
    outside community groups and assists with their needs and questions before, during and after contract.
  • Supervises/leads tech days, builds, load ins, and load outs.
  • Works with Managing Director and Mayo Civic Center to coordinate any cleaning days or renovation needs.
  • Maintains and keeps the prop area organized and clean.
  • Maintains professional demeanor with patrons and volunteers, fostering a love of the theatre and volunteerism.
  • Sitewide, multi-departmental support to maintain high standards for all aspects of the Theatre as a whole.


  • Experience and understanding of current best theater practices.
  • Prior experience as a Stage Manager in a similar-scaled organization.
  • Experience of forming and managing relationships with visiting artists, staff and personnel.
  • Experience supervising, mentoring and leading.
  • Excellent creative judgment, communication and negotiation skills.
  • Proficient skill in word processing and database preparation for information review, preparation, organization, and communication.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Ability to lead and/or supervise employees and volunteers to get work done efficiently and safely.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and persuasively verbally and in writing on both an interpersonal and group level.
  • Ability and willingness to exercise professional courtesy and discretion at all times and maintain confidentiality as required.
  • Ability to delegate tasks to others in order to keep the flow of work moving forward at an efficient rate.
  • Must be willing and able to work flexible hours/days, including evenings and weekends, reflective of the dynamic schedule of the theater.
  • Experience, ability, and commitment to working with individuals and teams that are mixed across lines of difference such as race, gender-identity, sexual orientation, religion, ability, age, class and immigrant status.

Applicants must submit the following to be considered for the position:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume

Rochester Civic Theatre


30 Civic Center Drive; Suite 100

Rochester, MN



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