Director of Production

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COMPANY: Dallas Theater Center
DATE POSTED: 1/15/2020
PHONE #: (214) 526-8210
ADDRESS: 2400 Flora Street
Dallas, TX 75201

One of the leading regional theaters in the country and the 2017 Regional Theatre Tony Award® Recipient, Dallas Theater Center (DTC) performs to an audience of more than 100,000 North Texas residents annually. Founded in 1959, DTC is now a resident company of the AT&T Performing Arts Center and presents its Mainstage season at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre, and at its original home, the Kalita Humphreys Theater. DTC is one of only two
theaters in Texas that is a member of the League of Resident Theatres, the largest and most prestigious non-profit professional theater association in the country. Under the leadership of Enloe/Rose Artistic Director Kevin Moriarty and Managing Director Jeffrey Woodward, DTC produces a six-play subscription series of classics, musicals and new plays and an annual production of A Christmas Carol; education programs, including the Award-winning Project Discovery and a significant partnership with Southern Methodist University’s Meadows School of the Arts; and many community collaboration efforts with local organizations. In 2017, DTC launched Public Works Dallas, a groundbreaking community engagement and participatory theater project designed to deliberately blur the line between professional artists and community members, culminating in an annual production featuring over 200 Dallas citizens performing a Shakespeare play. Throughout its history, DTC has produced many new works, including recent premieres of Miller, Mississippi by Boo Killebrew; Hood: The Robin Hood Musical Adventure by Douglas Carter Beane and Lewis Flinn; Bella: An American Tall Tale by Kirsten Childs; Clarkston by Samuel D. Hunter; The Fortress of Solitude by Michael Friedman and Itamar Moses; Giant by Michael John LaChiusa and Sybille Pearson, and many more.

As a member of The League of Resident Theaters (LORT), DTC operates under the LORT agreement with Actors’ Equity, the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society and United Scenic Artists.

The mission of DTC is to engage, entertain and inspire our diverse community by creating experiences that stimulate new ways of thinking and living. We will do this by consistently producing plays, educational programs, and other initiatives that are of the highest quality and reach the broadest possible constituency.

Dallas Theater Center strongly believes that an effective workforce includes employees from different and diverse backgrounds and experiences that together form a more creative, innovative, and productive environment. As a leading national theater, DTC recognizes that building an equitable, diverse and inclusive environment is the key ingredient to its relevance and sustainability in the community it serves.

An active member of Dallas Theater Center’s senior management, the Director of Production is responsible for all aspects of production at Dallas Theater Center. Duties include hiring and supervising production staff; creating and supervising production department budgets; creating and managing production calendars; overseeing the successful and timely execution of all production elements for DTC productions; advancing DTC’s commitment to equity and diversity in its production and design staff; and ensuring that the production staff culture is positive, efficient, inclusive and collaborative.

• Artistic Director
• Production Department Heads
• Designers
• Producer
• Director of Public Works
• Managing Director
• General Manager
• Director of People Operations

• Oversee all production department operations in support of DTC’s artistic vision and excellence.
• Manage a full-time production staff in addition to seasonal and over hire employees.
• Participate in the recruitment, hiring and supervision of full-time employees.
• In collaboration with Artistic Director, Producer, Director of Marketing and other DTC departments, create season calendars, rehearsal and performance schedules.
• Create and track all show related budgets and maintain effective methods of financial reconciliation.
• In collaboration with production department heads, create the overall annual production department’s operating budget.
• Allocate production management duties between the Director of Production, Associate Production Manager and Production Coordinator, including serving as lead Production Manager for several productions each season.
• Assist the Artistic Department with the selection of designers and other visiting artists.
• Oversee and manage the production process with clear communication to all members of the creative teams, ensuring proper understanding of the resources available to them as well as design deadlines and an understanding of the theatrical space.
• Track work throughout the production process, ensuring that work is completed on time and within budget.
• Meet with and brief direct reports at least every two weeks, to ensure they have the information, support and training required to perform their duties effectively.
• Cultivate and promote a safe working environment and ensure that DTC’s production department operates in accordance with current health and safety regulations and best theatre practice.
• Oversee DTC’s production facilities (including Potter Production Studio, Kalita Humphreys Theatre, Wyly Theatre costume shop and stage) and equipment (including rentals, maintenance, and purchases).
• Participate in long range planning and DTC policy with the senior leadership team.
• In collaboration with the Director of People Operations, conduct semi-annual and annual performance reviews with all direct reports.
• Collaborate with Artistic Director, board leadership, and architects to plan for the future of the Kalita Humphreys Theater campus.
• Perform work in a manner that is consistent with DTC’s mission, vision and values, including advancing DTC’s commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.
• Other duties as assigned
These duties and responsibilities are not exhaustive and are subject to review in conjunction with the post holder and supervisor and according to future changes/developments.

• Strong leadership skills to lead a team with candor and transparency, empower others to succeed, and ensure accountability.
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
• Demonstrable experience of theater production with a working knowledge of all areas.
• Sound creative judgment, excellent problem-solving skills and attentiveness to detail.
• Excellent time management skills, including managing a high volume of work and attending to numerous projects concurrently.
• Strong commitment to current best Health and Safety practices.
• Ability to work under pressure and adapt to changing priorities.
• Ability to read and disseminate information from design drawings.
• Sound computer skills including G-Suite, Dropbox, Microsoft office.
• Working knowledge of AEA, USA, AFM, SDC and LORT agreements.
• Must be available to work extended work hours at times, including nights and weekends.

• Proven experience in a similar role of at least 5 years.

Dallas Theater Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.
If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized because of
such a request.

Please send résumé with references and a cover letter to: with Director of Production in the subject line.