Indiana Repertory Theatre Seeks Properties Shop Manager

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Indiana Repertory Theatre Seeks Properties Shop Manager


POSITION TITLE:  Properties Shop Manager
CREATED:  June 2022
SUPERVISOR’S TITLE:   Production Manager
FLSA STATUS:  Seasonal Exempt
SALARY:  Starts at $950/week, DOE, Benefits, Parking Stipend
DATES:  8.1.22-4.30.23

The Properties Shop Manager will manage the Properties department staff, oversee budgets for both specific shows and department needs, manage and oversee work schedules, maintain inventory, as well as develop and maintain departmental standards and goals.


Supervise Prop Shop staff, organize props lists, prioritizing projects, and manage the shop finances.
Create and sustain relationships with Designers and Directors, supporting the process by approaching all challenges with a spirit of teamwork and problem solving.
Attend production meetings and other meetings, as necessary, and interface with the other Shop Heads as well as Directors and Designers.
Implement theatre policy as indicated in the personnel manual, including Performance Management and for pursuing our theatre’s goals as outlines in the Mission statement.
Develop and maintain departmental work processes, goals and safety standards.
Establish work hours and calls for department staff.
Oversee and facilitate rentals.
Perform such tasks, services, duties, and responsibilities in accordance with IRT policies, rules, regulations, and instructions now in force, or which may be adopted from time to time, during Employee’s employment at the IRT.

Other duties as determined by the Production Manager, General Manager and Artistic Director.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must have the following education and/or experience:

4 years of experience in a professional properties shop
Experience leading teams

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. We will make reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these functions.

Extensive knowledge of theatrical props and special effects including (but not limited to) periods and styles.
Proficiency operating a variety of woodworking and fabric construction tools.
Ability to manage staff.
Ability to work and communicate in a professional and friendly manner, while fostering an environment of creativity and trust.
Ability to engineer and create props that are both effective for storytelling and safe in practice.
Knowledge of Adobe photoshop techniques.
Ability to work occasional nights and weekends.
MS Office Suite proficient.
Ability to interpret draftings both hand and CAD as well as create draftings as needed.

Interested candidates are invited to submit a resume and cover letter to Malia Argüello, Production Manager, at Please include your full name and the position for which you are applying in the subject line of the email. Applications will be received until the position is filled.

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