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Music, Theatre, and Dance

Production Manager (#179)

Summary of Duties

The Marywood University Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance (MTD) invites applications for a Production Manager Position beginning in Spring 2020. This position will be dedicated to supporting MTD in the areas of production management, organization of scenery and properties storage, and overseeing the operation and maintenance of the scenic construction facilities. The Production Manager will also teach courses for the theatre program that aligns with the candidate’s skills and expertise. In addition, the Production Manager coordinates with other University departments, including Conference and Events Services, to organize extra-departmental and external bookings for the Performing Arts Center.


  • Educational:

    M.F.A. or M.A. in Theatre Arts or closely related field. Prior experience in theatrical production management and technical theatre is also required. Experience working in an academic theatre program is preferred, and experience teaching one or more aspects of theatre production is also desired.

  • Essential Elements:

    Duties include but are not limited to: The supervision of student workers and stage managers, coordination of the technical elements for productions and oversight of technical rehearsals, and management of personnel and equipment, along with other duties as assigned. Qualified candidates will be experienced in scenery construction, rigging, welding, and theatre and scene shop safety procedures and protocols. The successful candidate will have excellent communication, budgetary and time management skills and expertise running a scene shop in an academic setting. Candidates should demonstrate the potential to be an excellent teacher and mentor, willingness to undertake service roles, and the ability to model professional standards.

    Marywood University is an independent, comprehensive, Catholic university. The campus is located in a residential area of Scranton, PA with easy access to the Pocono Mountains and is about a two-hour drive of New York City and Philadelphia. Affordable housing in attractive communities with good schools is readily available. The University enrolls approximately 2000 students in more than fifty-five undergraduate programs and approximately 500 graduate students in 33 Master’s degrees, as well as terminal degree programs. For information about the Theatre Program at Marywood University, please visit <MARYWOOD.EDU/MTD>.

A letter of application; a current CV; and names, phone numbers, and email addresses of at least three (3) professional references should be sent as MSWord or PDF documents; applications will not be considered unless all requested materials are received. Please submit all materials via the link to apply below. A review of completed materials will begin on November 11th and continue until the position is filled.

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