Trinity Repertory Company
Providence, RI 02903
Trinity Repertory Company seeks a dynamic leader to join a team of talented staff, artists and board members in the role of Producing Director (PD). The PD will lead the production team and the production process for each show in Trinity Rep’s season. The PD is a key member of the senior staff, supporting and advancing the artistic vision and mission of the organization. The Production Director jointly reports to the Artistic Director and Executive Director.
Who is Trinity Rep?
Trinity Rep’s mission is to reinvent the public square with dramatic art that stimulates, educates and engages our diverse community in a continuing dialogue. We do this by producing nationally recognized theatrical work, working with a professional resident acting company, and offering graduate training programs in partnership with Brown University. Trinity Rep creates lifelong learning opportunities and arts education programs that reach students in grades K-12. Trinity Rep is dedicated to the values of company, community and education.
What will you do?
The Producing Director will serve as the strategic leader for all production efforts within Trinity Rep. The PD will play a key role in season planning, production budgeting, and managing the technical execution of each production safely and efficiently.
The Production Director will supervise the Technical Director, Prop Master, Costume Shop Director, Master Electrician, Sound Engineer and Company Manager. In collaboration with production department heads, the PD will be responsible for cultivating and maintaining a positive and collaborative working environment for all production staff. The PD will also lead the process of rebuilding Trinity Rep’s production departments as the organization prepares to re-open for live performances.
The PD will serve as the primary liaison with various industry unions (AEA, SDC, USA,) and all production contract negotiations.
Your Areas of Accountability
- Develop, with production department heads, the budgets for all areas of production for all mainstage shows, readings, workshops, and booked-in events, including materials; artistic and production staff salaries, fees, taxes, and benefits; housing; transportation; casting; scripts; and any other related production expenses.
- Hire and supervise the stage management staff and production department heads (scenery, props, costumes, lighting and sound); advise on department staffing and over-hire labor hiring; monitor inter-departmental scheduling and collaborations; and address personnel problems that may arise.
- Negotiate and administer all actor, stage manager, director, and designer contracts, including scheduling, travel, and housing.
- Advance inclusion, diversity, equity, access and anti-racism goals in production staffing, policies, procedures, and practices.
- Review and monitor all production expenses: work with directors, designers, and staff to manage expenses within budgets; submit weekly production payroll; re-project cash flow and budgets on a regular basis.
- Develop production schedules for all mainstage shows and any booked-in events.
- Monitor and address safety issues relating to all aspects of production. Communicate with respective union partners (AEA, SDC, USA) and ensure compliance with all work rules, regulations, and reporting requirements. Liaise with the fire department and ensure compliance with safety protocols.
- Review overall production facility and capital needs with the Executive Director; develop and update, with production department heads, a five-year equipment acquisition and replacement list.
- Facilitate the selection and hiring of designers, and schedule and oversee the design and design review process.
- Read and analyze scripts in consideration for Trinity Rep’s season and contribute to season planning discussions.
- Lead weekly production meetings and communicate organizational and administrative needs and events with production staff.
- Represent production departments at weekly senior staff meetings and communicate production needs and events to non-production staff.
- Provide production information to the Marketing/PR department for the program.
- Coordinate and approve use of shop, theater space, rentals, and loans to and from other organizations.
- Manage the use and service of company vehicles as needed for productions.
April 15, 2021 -