Theater Production Manager

Payroll Title: UCP V
Class Code: 0515-9085
Job Family: COM
FLSA Code: E
Score: 506


Under the supervision of designated supervisor, coordinates and supervises the production staff and acts as a production technician when necessary.


  1. Coordinates preparations for scheduled events such as performance and rehearsal spaces, production schedules, calendars and budgets.
  2. Supervises production staff and student workers; plans work schedules and establish task priorities for the production staff.
  3. May draft and post calendar notifications of performances on email social media and other public communications platforms.
  4. May compile and print program information collected from performers, student writers and student designers.
  5. Serves as primary on‑site contact for local and visiting technical personnel concerning the proper use of facilities and equipment by those personnel.
  6. Purchases materials for productions utilizing a departmental issued pro-card; may manage operating budgets.
  7. Works as production technician with visiting groups as necessary including the operation of light and sound systems and stage management.
  8. Aids performers and acts as a representative of the theater management to users of the facility.
  9. Monitors the condition of equipment and production systems; initiates corrective action if possible or reports needed assistance if action is beyond the scope of the position.
  10. Designs and follows through in‑house renovations of state systems.
  11. Assists with facility maintenance, especially stages and support areas, and aids maintenance staff if necessary.
  12. May perform box office duties including selling tickets and accounting for ticket sales.
  13. Performs related duties as required.


  1. Bachelor’s degree in technical theater or equivalent training and experience.
  2. Three to four years professional experience working with performers of all disciplines, including supervisory experience.
  3. Demonstrated ability to plan and schedule for the technical production of events.
  4. Knowledge of particular application of theatrical equipment, including sound and electrical systems.
  5. Willingness to work irregular and flexible hours.

Created:   06/28/85
Revised:  09/25/00