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Butler University Seeks Assistant Production Manager for Theater, Music Facilities

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Butler University Seeks Assistant Production Manager for Theater, Music Facilities


Butler University seeks an Assistant Production Manager to work under supervision of the Production Manager.  Duties will include setting up and maintaining the technical operations for performances in dance, music, theatre, lectures and visual arts exhibits as well as assist with front of house needs.  This position works closely with the Schrott Operations Manager and Assistant.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Set up, operate and maintain all theatrical equipment including sound reinforcement, audio recording, video capture, video projection, lighting and scenic automation equipment, orchestra shell, dance floor, scenery and props
  • Supervise crews and performers to maintain a safe performance and workspace
  • Train and supervise student and IATSE stage crews (load-in, running and strike)
  • Provide leadership and technical support and supervision to students and faculty for classes using the Schrott Center
  • Develop appropriate maintenance and repair/replacement schedules for all performance space sound, lighting and theatrical equipment.
  • Additional duties as assigned

Job Requirements Include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Technical Theatre, Theatre, Music or related major
  • At least 2 years of professional experience in technical theatre
  • Experience in training and supervising student crews
  • Ability to monitor work-related conditions to ensure compliance with operating and safety regulations
  • Experience using hand and power tools
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Must be willing to work flexible hours including evening and weekends

Position Reports to: Production Manager, Howard L. Schrott Center for the Arts

Background Check Information : Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.  Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here.  Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

How to Apply

Please fill out the following application: Send this application, a cover letter, and three (3) references, in a single PDF file to this application site. The position remains open until filled.

About the Jordan College of the Arts

Jordan College of the Arts is committed to the highest quality arts education by providing focused professional study and fostering an understanding of the interrelatedness of all the arts. Through this integration we develop artist-citizens who are actively engaged in the community.

Our five academic departments, Art + Design, Arts Administration, Dance, Music, and Theatre, focus on specific areas of study within their fields, be it the intersection of art and design in the Art program, classical ballet in the Department of Dance, or non-profit arts management in the Arts Administration Department.

Through our community outreach program, the Butler Community Arts School, 100 Butler students teach music and other arts to almost two thousand young people in Indianapolis, most of whom are on scholarship. All Jordan College of the Arts students-future artist-citizens-are involved in the arts both on campus and off, attending concerts and exhibitions throughout Indianapolis and Central Indiana, performing for diverse audiences at Butler and on tour, and working in arts organizations throughout the country.

About the Howard L. Schrott Center for the Arts

Butler University broke ground for the Howard L. Schrott Center for the Arts in May 2011; the Center opened officially on April 18, 2013.

The Schrott Center is “a full-sized laboratory” for students and faculty to participate in and experience the arts. Theatre students are able to perform for larger audiences, in a proscenium theater. Dance students are able to showcase their individual performances and choreography on the Schrott stage. The adjustable acoustics can be tailored so music ensembles can maximize their presence and tone. Students studying art and design have the opportunity to exhibit their art in the facility, and arts administration students are able to learn firsthand the ins and outs of managing an artistic venue.

The Jordan College of the Arts is committed to a diverse faculty and staff.  Qualified candidates of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels.  In addition, Butler University is committed to enhancing the diversity of the student body and our faculty and staff. Hiring and other employment-related decisions are made on the basis of an individual’s qualifications, past experience, overall performance and other employment-related criteria.  It is the policy of the University to provide equal opportunities for employment and advancement for all individuals regardless of age, gender, race, religion, color, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin or any other legally protected category.