Director of Production

Director of Production

CATEGORY: Technical

Dallas Theater Center
Dallas, TX 75201


Andrea Somers

Job Details


POSITION SUMMARY: An active member of Dallas Theater Center (DTC)’s senior management, the Director of Production is responsible for all aspects of production at DTC. Duties include hiring and supervising production staff; creating and supervising production department budgets; creating and managing production calendars; overseeing the successful and timely execution of all production elements for DTC productions; advancing DTC’s commitment to equity and diversity in its production and design staff; and ensuring that the production staff culture is positive, efficient, inclusive and collaborative. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  • Oversee all production department operations in support of DTC’s artistic vision and excellence. • Manage a full-time production staff in addition to seasonal and over hire employees.  • In collaboration with Artistic Director, Producer, Director of Marketing and other DTC departments, create season calendars, rehearsal and performance schedules. • Create and track all show related budgets and maintain effective methods of financial reconciliation. • In collaboration with production department heads, create the overall annual production department’s operating budget.  • Oversee and manage the production process with clear communication to all members of the creative teams, ensuring proper understanding of the resources available to them as well as design deadlines and an understanding of the theatrical space. • Track work throughout the production process, ensuring that work is completed on time and within budget.  • Cultivate and promote a safe working environment and ensure that DTC’s production department operates in accordance with current health and safety regulations and best theatre practice. • Perform work in a manner that is consistent with DTC’s mission, vision and values, including advancing DTC’s commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. • Other duties as assigned 

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EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:  • Proven experience in a similar role of at least 5 years.


February 1, 2020 -



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