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Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater, a national center for the production, presentation, development, and study of the American Theater, seeks an energetic and experienced Production Manager. The Production Manager is responsible for the overall management of the Production Department, balancing artistic vision and integrity with practical needs including deadlines and budgets. The Production Manager will be responsible for budget management, staff development and creative problem solving. Regular evening & weekend work required. Responsibilities include: Coordinate effective communication among the directors, designers and all members of production staff Budget and schedule the needs of the Production Department to ensure the fulfillment of planned productions, presentations, rentals and other events Create and monitor schedules for building, production and presentation activities. Oversee annual production budget, monitor expenses and provide timely updates of actual expenses and projections Facilitate design and production meetings, ensure deadlines are met and oversee the tech/production process Administer the production payroll Contract production staff (scenic, props, costume, lighting, sound, other production support) Hire additional production staff (overhire) as required As a member of Senior Staff, work with the Senior Staff to schedule and plan each season and develop strategic plans for the future. The successful candidate will maintain high standards while being mindful of the staffs quality of life. A minimum five years of production management required. Degree in theatre preferred. Knowledge of all production elements including: scenic, properties, lighting, costuming, sound, video, stage management and directing. Previous experience working within SDC, AEA, USA, and AFofM policies preferred. Knowledge of MS Office, particularly Excel and Outlook. This position is a full time salaried position. Benefits include vacation, medical and dental insurance, and life insurance/long term disability coverage upon eligibility. To Apply: Send cover letter, resume and references to Jasmine Jackson, Human Resources and Finance Associate, Arena Stage, 1101 6th Street, SW, Washington, DC 20024. Email to, subject line Production Manager Application. No calls please. Arena Stage values diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer.