Brown/ Trinity Rep Assistant Production Manager

Job Title: Brown/ Trinity Rep Assistant Production Manager

Department: MFA

Reports To: Brown/Trinity Production Manager

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt, Seasonal Full-Time

Compensation: $800/Week

Desired Start Date: September 15, 2022

Summary: Brown/ Trinity’s Assistant Production Manager (APM) is responsible for helping to coordinate and manage the production staff and production details for all theatrical productions in Brown/ Trinity Rep’s season. The APM works directly with the Production Manager to help oversee and coordinate production planning, logistics, and budgets. Position follows the academic year going from September to May. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Helps to ensure efficient, professional, and safe operations of Brown/ Trinity productions and third-year Recitals.
  • Helps to supervise Stage Managers and Production Technicians. 
  • Takes the lead on Production support for studio projects and recitals. 
  • Helps to support equitable spaces grounded in consent-based practices for all rehearsals and performances.
  • Helps to mentor graduate student directors, supporting their learning with regard to production specifics. Mentor early-career stage managers as appropriate to each production.
  • Coordinate and arrange travel and housing for design teams.
  • Tracks the production budget and works with the Production Manager to process pay for vendors and visiting artists. 
  • Supports staff and faculty travel for Showcase, and reserving and coordinating Showcase facilities and related events. 
  • Supervise technical rehearsals and previews in rotation with the Production Manager.
  • Perform additional duties and assist with special projects as assigned.

Other Qualifications:

  • Theatrical production practices and procedures including relevant software and technical knowledge.
  • Detail oriented, organized, and fastidious.
  • Must help to ensure efficient, professional, and safe operations of B/T productions.
  • Must commit without equivocation to continue to develop a production department centered in anti-racist policies and practices, and to foster and sustain a culture that values community, social justice, and equity. 
  • Must be able to communicate and collaborate with a wide variety of artists, technicians, and administrators.
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure. 

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent educational or professional job experience required. 1+ years professional theatre production experience.

Computer Skills

  • M/S Office Suite, G Suite, Dropbox/One Drive. 

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

  • Ability to remain in a stationary position (both standing and sitting) for prolonged periods of time.

Work Environment:

  • The noise level in the work environment ranges from low to high. 
  • The light level in the work environment ranges from light to dark.
  • Some night and weekend hours are required.
  • Brown/Trinity is a collaborative work environment and employees are expected to be open and willing to collaborate across departments and teams. 

About Brown/ Trinity Rep:

Brown/ Trinity Rep is a rigorous professional training program that combines technical training from Brown University with real-world experience at a Tony Award-winning regional theater. The ultimate goal of the Brown/ Trinity Rep M.F.A. Programs is to produce artists who will be leaders in the world of professional and academic theater, artists who will graduate with a profound belief in the uniqueness of their own imaginative vision as well as with strong confidence in their technical and creative ability to execute it. They will be ready to enter the competitive professional industry with clear-sightedness and hope, and eager to engage in the life-long exploration and discovery that comprises a life in the theater.

Brown/ Trinity acknowledges explicitly that we ourselves operate within a culture dominated by structures of discrimination, and that doing so has caused harm in our own community- in particular, to our BIPOC students and faculty members. Brown/ Trinity commits without equivocation to continue to develop a program centered in anti-racist policies and practices, and to foster and sustain a culture that values community, social justice, and equity. We believe these are essential components of our- of any- professional training program.

The Brown/ Trinity M.F.A. Programs, which have been in operation since 2002, exist in a continuum of training that began at Trinity Rep over 40 years ago. The ideas and values that are fundamental to the Programs have guided the work of a distinguished line of teachers and students over several generations. Two of the founding principles of Brown/ Trinity have remained constant through decades of institutional growth: that theater students should be taught by working professionals, and that all students should be encouraged to explore the full range of their talents and interests.