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JOB OPENINGS

Urbanite Theatre is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, marital status, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, national origin, genetic information, or physical or mental disabilities which do not prevent performance of essential job tasks. Urbanite Theatre is committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering an equitable, diverse, and inclusive community of outstanding staff members and volunteers.

Those who share this goal are encouraged to apply.

Production Manager


Department: Production
Classification: Part-time, exempt (salary) position
Pay: $47,500 a year
Schedule: Weekdays, weeknights, and/or weekends during production build weeks, flexible hours during production runs 
Reports to: Producing Artistic Director
Works with: Producing Artistic Director, Production Stage Manager, Lead Carpenter, Artists & Designers, Production Over-hire, Operations Manager 
Supervises: Lead Carpenter, Production Over-hire, Technical Interns
To Apply: Submit a cover letter, resume and references to info@urbanitetheatre.com, Please include in the subject line – “Production Manager”

 

About the position:

The Production Manager has the primary responsibility of managing the production build for each production. This includes ensuring and monitoring set construction, installation, and maintenance of production sets; assisting within production build as needed; overseeing technical elements for each production; and hiring and overseeing production over-hires.  In addition, position schedules and leads production meetings, monitors budgets, and oversees designer deposits and receipt turn in and manages upkeep of facilities.  The successful candidate has a technical and/or project management background and is committed to a culture of safety and inclusion as well as the artistic vision and mission of Urbanite Theatre.

 

Essential Job Duties:

  • Creation and upkeep of seasonal design deadlines across production departments. 

  • Sending out designer packages and ensuring designer paperwork meets design deadlines. 

  • Assisting with scheduling and purchasing for scenery and paint needs for productions. 

  • Review scenic designs and seating layouts to ensure compliance with ADA regulations and to meet space needs. 

  • Monitor the scenery design development process on schedule with design benchmarks.

  •  In collaboration with Lead Carpenter and PAD, assist in estimating cost for designs based on designer drawings and scenic recommendations to assist in meeting scenic budget. 

  • Ensure that Lead Carpenter is provided with accurate technical scenic drawings for each production, and any other such drawings pertinent to scenery and other departments, in AutoCAD and PDF formats for use by technical, stage management, etc. 

  • Estimate and track labor and material costs for productions and advise PAD of the potential financial consequences of any proposed changes or other alterations to technical plans. 

  • Schedule and oversee scenic load in and set completion before tech of each production.

  • Schedule and ensure light plot and speaker hang are completed and designers have what is needed to do so.  

  • Hire, schedule , and over-see additional production over-hire as needed to assist with scenic load in, light plot,  speaker hang, programmer, etc. 

  •  Hire and schedule Scenic Charge to take care of all paint needs and notes for each production.

  •  Lead production meetings and attend designer run throughs, tech rehearsal, and preview. 

  • Schedule any theatre maintenance needs and repairs. 

  • Maintain theatre facilities, including scheduling any a/c maintenance or repairs, lighting repairs, facility repairs etc.  

  • Attend weekly staff meetings. 

  • Schedule and supervise warehouse maintenance as needed.  

  • Manage strike, including having a strike plan, hiring any over-hires, and U-Haul scheduling and pick up.

  • Coordinate volunteers and interns who are included in any technical production role. 

  • Make sure space is ready for opening including seating risers painted, walls painted as needed, projector screen and projector hung and ready. Hire and schedule additional over-hire as needed to assist.

  •  Mentor technical production interns in accordance with Urbanite’s values of education and opportunity.

  • Resident designer within a production department for 2-3 main stage productions. This position is a hybrid role, as production needs are exceptionally light at times but busy during the build for each production.  During a production run itself and the summer the schedule is extremely minimal In lieu of designing, if that is not a strength, this role would take on more production install assistance roles.  

Requirements and proficiencies: 

  • Demonstrated success in leading teams, fostering a collaborative and creative environment, and knowledge of current leadership practices.

  • Experience in management, including project coordination and safety compliance.

  • Strong working knowledge and skillset in a design element.  

  • Ability to read scenic construction drawings.

  • Computer skills: Mac, PC, AutoCAD or Vectorworks.

  • Demonstrated success in time and personnel management (Calendars, Schedules, Production Process).

  • Strong attention to detail and proactive monitoring of processes with excellent communication skills and a collaborative demeanor.

  • Possesses strong critical thinking, problem solving, and organizational skills.

  • Works well under pressure and time constraints, maintaining a calm demeanor in the face of new and unexpected challenges.

  • Commitment to uphold and meaningfully engage with the mission and values of Urbanite Theatre. 

  • Access to reliable transportation

  • Design Skills in a specialized theatrical area or experience in project management. 
     

House Management Associates

Seeking part-time customer service representatives to manage the box office at Urbanite Theatre.

 

Reports to: Patron Services Manager

Hours: 10-15 a week, depending on the event schedule.

Hourly wage: $15.00 an hour.

Key responsibilities:

  • Provide the highest level of customer service to patrons

  • Handle opening and closing procedures for each performance

  • Manage the check-in process for guests

  • Assist with donor relations

  • Answer ticketing inquiries

  • Attend to ticket sales during performances

  • Maintain inventory and ordering of office supplies for the Box Office

  • Follow safety procedures

  • Maintain knowledge of productions, ticket offerings, and policies 

  • Complete performance reports​

 

Qualifications:

  • Background in customer service, preferably with ticket sales

  • Background in cash handling preferred

  • Have tact and diplomacy in all interactions

  • Work independently and accept responsibility for designated assignments

  • Willingness to work as a member of a team

  • Proficiency with computers, ticketing software (as trained), and with the AudienceView software

  • Availability to work weekends and evenings

 

To apply:

Send resume to info@urbanitetheatre.com with“House Management Associate” in the subject line.

 

No phone calls please.

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