Production Manager

Classification: Administrative Staff; Full-time, Exempt

Schedule: 5-6 day work week, as dictated by production schedules

Department: Production

Reports To: Producing Artistic Director

Supervises: Technical Supervisor, Production Center Supervisor, Casting Coordinator and Seasonal Artistic and Production Staff

California Musical Theatre (CMT) seeks a Production Manager to take a leading role in the planning and execution of all production elements for its Music Circus and Broadway Sacramento seasons.

CMT produces 6 new productions of classic and modern musicals for its Music Circus summer season.  Music Circus is presented June through August at The Wells Fargo Pavilion, a 2,200-seat arena stage, and is the largest, continually operating musical theatre-in-the-round in the country, making it a landmark in the professional theatre community.

CMT also presents 6 national touring productions within its Broadway Sacramento season at the Sacramento Community Center Theater, a 2,400-seat proscenium stage venue, from November through May of each year.

The PM reports to the Producing Artistic Director and provides direction and organization to the production staff, including scheduling, budgeting, production logistics, hiring, supervision, and equipment rental/purchase.  The PM collaborates closely with the Technical Supervisor and all department heads to ensure production deadlines are made within budget.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Responsible for scheduling, budgeting and planning of the annual Music Circus and Broadway Sacramento seasons
  • Annually recruit seasonal artistic and production staff of approximately 100 employees
  • Negotiate hiring terms including salary and benefits for artistic and production staff
  • Create and execute all hiring paperwork for artistic and production staff
  • Serve as seasonal artistic and production staff Human Resources representative
  • Coordinate and facilitate pre-season workshops/orientations for artistic and production staff to articulate and ensure productivity, quality and safety standards/procedures
  • Schedule and supervise union labor calls (IATSE Stagehand and Wardrobe)
  • Review and approve weekly production staff and union payroll
  • Manage, review and approve all production expenditures
  • Facilitate seasonal vendor contracts and related paperwork
  • Collaborate on all artistic and production staff travel, housing, local transportation and parking
  • Develop and maintain production archives and filing
  • Research, negotiate and coordinate insurance, payment and shipment of all production rentals (costumes, scenic, wigs, props) for Music Circus
  • Develop and maintain local and national vendor relationships
  • Budget production expense and labor for Broadway Sacramento touring companies
  • Oversee the documentation, maintenance, and rental of the CMT production stock and supplies
  • Supervise and maintain a healthy and inclusive work environment
  • Attend production meetings, run-throughs, and dress rehearsals
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Producing Artistic Director



  • BA in Theatre Arts or equivalent experience
  • Minimum 5 years work experience in production management or related postion
  • Extensive working knowledge of all elements of production and technical theatre
  • Working knowledge of theatrical materials including historical references and modern availabilities
  • Ability to give clear directions, encourage questions and answer them with patience and clarity when working with staff
  • Possess a talent for setting standards of excellence and inspiring a sense of group responsibility among team members
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and facilitating procedure and creating documentation
  • Ability to plan ahead and anticipate potential setbacks
  • Ability to calmly and succinctly resolve conflicts and crisis
  • Ability to thrive in an environment that requires working under tight deadlines
  • Demonstrated organizational skills, efficiency, prioritization, and multi-tasking
  • Working knowledge of safety standards and implementation of the same

Please send cover letter and resume to Katie Daley. The position is open until filled.