Assistant Production Manager | Playbill

Assistant Production Manager


Arena Stage
Washington, DC


Robert Hand

Job Details



Arena Stage is the voice of American theater resident in our nation's capital. Focused on American artists, our productions are innovative and representative of stories from across the country. We nurture new plays and reimagine classics. We celebrate our democracy and diversity through a multitude of voices in our productions and community engagement programs to inspire people to action.


A work culture that values experimentation and collaboration.

Excellence in all aspects of our endeavor.

Diversity, Equity, Accessibility and Inclusion throughout the Organization and within our audience and the community.

Community Service through education and public engagement.

Lead effective partnerships and collaboration to serve artists and arts professionals.


Oversee the coordination and execution of all in-theater event rentals. Assists the Director of Production in managing the in-theater capacity for events. Assists in Production Managing main stage productions when time permits.


  • Experience and knowledge of all aspects relating to theatrical production and/or event management
  • Possess the ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment, to work collaboratively in a team setting, and to communicate effectively with a wide range of individuals
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, specifically Word, Excel, Access & PowerPoint.
  • Evening and weekend work required


  • Plan, organize and execute all event rentals booked within a theater space, using production equipment, and/or other assigned events.
  • Provide day-of in-theater event management for assigned events. Collaborate with events team as needed for activity in non-theater spaces.
  • Provide full-event oversight and planning for multi-theater events and designate appropriate staff for day-of management as needed.
  • Provide feedback on initial proposals and contracts for all in-theater and assigned events for contractual timelines, equipment, staffing, and resources before Events and Rentals Manager executes with client
  • Review capacity for proposed in-theater event bookings in consultation with Director of Production before space usage is approved
  • Lead theater walkthrough(s) with clients and/or vendors as needed
  • Submit all event-related invoices to business office for processing and report such expenses to Events and Rentals Manager. Review weekly timesheets with Production Manager for event-related hours and provide coding as needed.
  • Act as the primary liaison between event rental clients and the Production Department; make recommendations to clients based on their needs and Arena's available resources.
  • Coordinate the use of production resources (equipment and staffing) for all event rentals with the Director of Production. Arrange such use with specific production departments (sets, props, costumes, lights, sound). Oversee the hiring and supervision of production staffing for event rentals, in coordination with Director of Production.
  • Arrange outside vendors for event rentals as necessary
  • Prepare and send preliminary, draft, and final event production memos as needed.
  • Generate post-event reports and provide feedback to Events and Rentals Manager for contract/billing adjustments or future booking.

Assist in other duties as assigned by the Director of Production

We pride ourselves on being a workplace that puts the health and safety of our staff and guest artists first.

It is now increasingly clear that the best way we can protect our workplace and our employees moving forward is with COVID-19 vaccines. Vaccines have been proven to protect against serious illness from the novel coronavirus, as well as lessen the rates of transmission. Vaccines provide stronger, longer, and better protection against infection from the novel coronavirus than the antibodies a person produces after they've been infected with COVID-19. It is for all these reasons, plus the legal requirement by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's General Duty clause to provide each worker "employment and a place of employment, which are free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm," that we are implementing a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for our workplace.

The Washington Drama Society, Inc., Arena Stage does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to access job openings or apply for a job on this site as a result of your disability. You can request reasonable accommodations by contacting Human Resources at [email protected] or call 202-488-3300.

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Jul 1, 2022 - May 12, 2022






1101 Sixth Street SW
Washington, DC 20024


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