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Williams College
Williamstown, MA 01267

Website: williams.edu

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Established in 1793 with funds bequeathed by Colonel Ephraim Williams, the college is private, residential, and liberal arts, with graduate programs in the history of art and in development economics. The undergraduate enrollment is approximately 2,000 students.

Production Manager
Williamstown
Full Time
Arts/Entertainment
Master's Degree
Preferred
MA or MFA in related area or substantial demonstrated successful undergraduate teaching and producti

The Williams College Department of Theatre seeks a full time Production Manager and Lecturer.   Reporting to the Chair of the Department of Theatre, the Production Manager will oversee and coordinate all physical and staffing elements for Theatre Department productions and teaching one semester of Introduction to Theatre Technology/Management.  

The Department of Theatre presents 4-6 productions per academic year in the Center for Theatre and Dance, a 125,000 square foot, 3 venue performing arts center built in 2007.  Theatre Department productions are a part of a vital, eclectic season at the Center for Theatre and Dance, which supports more than 120 events/performances per academic year.  Productions are supported by a staff of 5 full time employees, overseen by the Operations Manager; and approximately 20 part time student employees managed by shop supervisors. Occasional over-hire of temporary employees for craft work are hired as needed.  

The Production Manager will support the mission of the college to provide a nurturing educational environment. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive community and strongly encourage candidates from underrepresented groups or who have experience working with a broadly diverse student population to apply.

Responsibilities

Working closely with faculty, production staff and students, the Production Manager is responsible for these primary duties:

Responsible for reviewing theatrical designs, scheduling venues, and supervising the Theatre Department Technical Director in the execution of all production elements;

  • Coordinate and monitor material and labor budgets, including hiring artistic and production personnel;
  • Teach one semester of a technical theatre/production oriented course each year, along with continual advising/mentorship of student participants in all aspects of the production program;
  • Hire and oversee student labor, support departmental summer operations, assist CTD Operations Manager as needed.

Qualifications

  • MA or MFA in related area or substantial demonstrated successful undergraduate teaching and production experience
  • At least two years of directly applicable experience
  • Basic computer skills (Word, Excel, Google Suite, Theatrical Software)
  • Current driver’s license
  • Able to work with diverse people, of all abilities, and interpret artistic requirements that can be well-defined or ambiguous

This position is a full-time, 12-month year round, regular exempt appointment with full benefits.  We hope to have someone start on or around July 1, 2022. 

Application review will begin on April 19, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled. Pay ranges from $70,000 to 85,000, commensurate with experience, Job band 2-F.  Please visit https://staff-careers.williams.edu/ to apply. 

Conditions of Employment

Employment at Williams is contingent on the verification of background information submitted by the applicant, including the completion of a criminal record check, and education when applicable. COVID-19 vaccination with booster or approved exemption and participation in our testing program is required as a condition of employment at Williams.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn and thrive. As part of this commitment, we will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process please feel free to contact us via phone at (413) 597-2681 or email at hr@williams.edu.

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