Production Manager

Lyric Stage Company of Boston

Boston, MA

Work Location: In-office


  • Full Time
  • Boston, MA
  • Mon, May 31, 2021
  • Work Location: In-office
  • Theater
  • 45000

Website Lyric Stage Company of Boston

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston seeks applicants for the position of Production Manager. This is a full-time, 12-month position with benefits.

The details

Hours: Full-time position; The standard schedule for the Lyric Stage is Monday through Friday, from 10am to 6pm, but each employee has discretion in setting their own schedule, recognizing that as a live theatre company, working nights and weekends is required. Currently, the work of the Lyric Stage is predominantly done remotely, with an expectation of returning to an in-person office environment some time before the fall of 2021. Vaccination will be required for all on-site employees.

Some flexibility of working occasionally from home will remain a part of the working culture.

This position requires regular night and weekend hours during changeover, technical rehearsals, and special events.


Reports to: Artistic Director

Supervises: Technical supervisor; design teams; stage management teams; props and wardrobe staff; overhire crews; and work study students from Emerson College, if desired.

The Production Manager will guide each of the six main stage productions from initial concepts through the final performance. The ideal candidate will be motivated and self-starting with a solid basis across technical disciplines. As a member of the senior staff, the production manager will have input on the strategic direction of the company. The position requires regular night and weekend hours during changeover, technical rehearsals, and special events.

Duties include but are not limited to:

Helming the nuts and bolts process of bringing the artistic vision of each production to fruition

Giving budgetary and technical consultation on the feasibility of titles under consideration including ambitious future projects
Assisting in the recruitment of designers in all disciplines.
Assembling design teams for each production alongside Artistic Director
Creating and maintaining a calendar for each production
Consulting on the creation of a budget for each production
Overseeing the reconciliation of scenic, lighting, projection, and sound designs within budget, calendar, and feasibility
Coordinating with the scene shop for accurate, on time, and on budget execution of scenic designs
Recruiting and assembling production staff for each production including stage manager, assistant stage manager, wardrobe supervisor, run crew, master electrician, props master, over-hire technicians, associate production manager, technical assistants etc.
Scheduling and conducting creative and production meetings over the course for each production from kickoff to press opening.
Seeing to the contracting and payment of all designers and production staff
Providing labor hours on special projects such as each production may require
Overseeing the dry-cleaning services for each production – Should be with Wardrobe/Costumes
Acquiring flammables permits, where applicable for fabrics used in production
Acts as a liaison with front of house staff to schedule cleaning services for dressing rooms and rehearsal hall.
Submitting regular expense reports to the managing director

Seeing to the maintenance and development of the physical plant of the theater

Managing the theater space and its adjacent rooms and storage areas in a clean and safe manner
Seeing to the organization of each equipment storage area within the theater including
Overseeing the management and organization of the Lyric’s offsite props/costume stock
Maintaining all Lyric owned equipment used in production
Interfacing with the Boston Fire Department, and Boston Inspectional services department on inspections of the space, and required permits
Making recommendations for equipment purchases
Maintaining a replacement schedule of capital assets which pertain to the production department

Providing technical support to all special uses of the theater for events

Assessing the technical needs of each event
Providing additional staffing where applicable
Ensuring that productions are not impacted by concurrent events

The Lyric Stage is committed to hiring within our local community. We will be limiting our search to local and regional applicants only.


The successful candidate will have/be:

Prior experience as a production manager, stage manager, or other applicable theatrical discipline
Ability to work effectively with a diverse group of people
Good organizational development and management skills
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Ability to interpret plan drawings and technical paperwork across theatrical design fields
Competent with Microsoft Office Suite, with strong Excel skills
Comfortable working on ladders
Ability to lift 50 lbs
Valid driver’s license and ability to drive box trucks
Salary and benefits

In addition to a starting salary of $45,000, the Lyric Stage offers two weeks paid vacation, pays 60% of the employee’s individual health care plan, and participates in an employee retirement plan with up to 3% of contributions matched.

To apply

Email a cover letter and resume, or an alternative format that demonstrates your capability and aptitude for the position to Courtney O’Connor, Artistic Director, at

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