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  Assistant Production Manager
Industry: Stage Job Posted: 7/11/2012
Location: West Region Job Status: Full Time
Experience Level: TBD

Job Description:

About The Company

Center Theatre Group is one of the nation’s leading arts and cultural organizations, and California’s most popular theatre company. We produce award-winning theatre year-round with a subscriber base that is the largest of any non-profit theatre arts organization. Our mission is to entertain, but also to provoke and to inspire. We believe that theatre is nothing less than a cultural force that has the power to transform the lives of individuals and society at large.
Position Summary

The primary goals of this position will be to assist the Production Manager in the daily running of the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City, and act as Lead Production Manager for Kirk Douglas Theatre outside rentals/events.

Los Angeles, California.
Primary Responsibilities

Maintain updated season calendar for KDT, and assist the Production Manager in crafting tech and load-in and -out schedules.

Provide production support for rehearsal and performance periods as needed; remain on site at the theatre for load in, tech and preview weeks, in rotation with other members of the production staff.

Assist the Production Manager on production budgeting and expense tracking; maintain production budgets and assist in the timely reporting of production expenses.

Assist the Production Manager on all designer contracts; maintain and track Designer and Assistant contracts, fee payments, relationship with USA-829, pension and welfare payments, and designer reimbursements.

Process KDT Production hourly employees’ payroll, and track in PO system. Process new hire startwork. Distribute paychecks.

Attend production meetings; record, distribute and archive production meeting notes as needed.

Act as Lead Production Manager on KDT rental/ outside events.

Manage production needs for workshops rehearsing in LA and NY as needed.

Arrange trucking and drivers for load in/out weeks as well as special events.

Interface with Press Department regarding program proofing and staff credits, as well as helping to schedule photo calls.

Interface with Marketing Department regarding Designer names for ads/posters, opening night tickets, and special needs for Project D.A.T.E. and similar events as needed.

Assist the Production Manager with designer, crew, shop and vendor relations.

Basic archiving (photo and program books, server, reports).

Work with Production Administrator to facilitate and track equipment check in/out from CTG’s warehouse facility.

Monitor and enforce safety in all situations, especially when dealing with or supervising work crews.

Become a member of the Production Managers Forum, attend annual meetings when possible, and act as CTG liaison.

Other duties as assigned

CTG provides a dynamic working environment in which duties and responsibilities may change. Employees are expected to be flexible and responsive to changes in the scope of their duties.

Minimum requirements:

Required: Prior experience and working knowledge of technical theatre and production management Experience with a theatrical organization

Preferred: Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre or equivalent professional experience


Proven track record of ability to multi-task and work with deadlines

Ability to remain calm and productive in crisis situations

Good “people skills” and a sense of humor

Knowledge and essential skills

Strong Computer skills; Microsoft Access, Excel, Word and Outlook. Filemaker


CTG does not have the ability to provide relocation benefits to candidates.

Candidates MUST be able to pass a background check.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified. Management reserves the right to revise or amend duties at any time.

The work of CTG resembles a high-energy work environment; there is always a high level of energy, excitement and activity for everyone in the organization. Staff members are expected to consciously and continuously promote the mission, values, programs, and impact of the organization when presented with opportunities for participating in membership development and reaching out to personal connections on behalf of CTG.

CTG provides a dynamic working environment in which duties and responsibilities may change. Employees are expected to be flexible and responsive to changes in the scope of their duties.

All employees are expected to be familiar with and adhere to Center Theatre Group’s Personnel Policies and Procedures.

This job description reflects management's assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Critical features of this job are described under the headings below. They may be subject to change at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.


The position will receive a competitive compensation commensurate with experience. CTG also offers a comprehensive benefits package including retirement plan options; escalating vacation, paid sick, personal days and holidays; and health benefits including medical, dental, vision, flex spending accounts, employee assistance program and life and short & long-term disability insurance
To Apply

Sell yourself by writing a cover letter that describes why you’re the best person for this job. Send resume and cover letter to: CTGjobs@ctgla.org




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