The Miracle Center
Chicago, IL

Expires: 01/07/20

Job Dates

12/16/19 - 12/15/20


$20-$24 per hour

Production Manager for Youth Theater Ensemble at THE MIRACLE CENTER

Job Title :
Production Manager for Youth Theater Ensemble Program

Reporting to:
Senior Program Director/ Liaison of After School Matters

Salary/Hourly Rate:
Based on Experience (Between $20 - $24/Hour)

Hours/Schedule : Part-Time
Fall + Spring Program runs for 12-Weeks each with an average of 21- 24 hours per 2-week pay period
Summer Program runs for 10-Weeks with an average of 30-40 hours per 2-week pay period

The Organization:
The Miracle Center's (TMC) mission is to use the performing and visual arts as a tool for personal and professional growth via self-expression for youth and adults. TMC nurtures and encourages the development of the next generation of professional artists by offering them opportunities to perform and exhibit their work.

The Miracle Center is an educational theatre company in the heart of the Northwest side of Chicago between the Logan Square and Hermosa communities producing musical theatre productions with high school students.

Job Summary:

We are seeking an experienced Production Manager (3 + years) who is passionate about training the next generation of theatre artists.
The Miracle Center provides a unique opportunity for Chicago teens. Unlike other educational/training programs where teen actors have to pay to participate, The Miracle Center partners with After School Matters and treats this as a professional opportunity as each of our acting and tech/design students receive a stipend for being a part of the program.

Job responsibilities Include:

Attend required professional development for After School Matters instructors
Working with teens to design and execute Prop, Set, Sound, and Projection Design
Work with the Youth Theater Director to prepare tech teens to handle all backstage operations of technical rehearsals and performances
Communicating production needs and schedule to professional Lighting Designer, Costume Designer, Sound Engineer and Scenic Artists.
Teach design and technical theater basics at a high school level for students
Coordinate parent volunteers who assist with technical elements of the show
Prepare teens to handle all backstage operations of technical rehearsals and performances
Track materials budget for each show
Schedule and run production meetings.
Assist with recruitment of teen participants
Conduct interviews for teen applicants
Help create Playbill content with Senior Program Director
Attend rehearsals, tech week, pick-up rehearsals, production and strike
Lead Strike Day logistics
Manage and train teens cleaning the building after each rehearsal
Assist Senior Program Director with enrollment + attendance process for After School Matters program
Prepare production budgets, management and monitoring of accurate expenditures and ensuring adherence to production and maintenance budgets
Plan and maintain the production schedule for each show
Supervise production related staff and designers (teens + volunteers)
Ensure all production teens are well trained, all activities in the production department are handled in a safe and responsible manner, and that the performance spaces are well maintained
Create and maintain technical documentation and inventories
Create construction drawings for all scenic elements
Work with designers, directors and production staff to ensure that all productions are realized to the highest artistic standard, within the constraints of TMCs schedules and budget
Participate in build and strike as needed

The ideal candidate has an extensive knowledge of all aspects of technical theatre with an emphasis in set design and construction as well as teaching experience.

This is a part-time position and pay is based on years of experience.

A passion for theatre and the performing arts
Significant experience (3 years +) in a learning and/or participation context
Promote a culture of high performance and continuous improvement that values learning and a commitment to quality programming, production and willingness to work with teens
Successful track record in working with and empowering children and teens through the arts
3+ Years of experience in the theatre and/or performing arts sector
Experience in devising lesson plans/rehearsal + production schedules
Experience in facilitating devised theatre projects with teens
Knowledge of best practices around youth theater programming/activities
Able to engage and good communication skills with TMC Staff, parents + volunteers
An aptitude for dealing with difficult situations
Good IT literacy with Microsoft Office packages, Google Drive (Docs, sheet etc.) and email etiquette
First Aid CPR Certified (or willingness to undertake training)
A thorough knowledge of the methods, practices, techniques, materials, tools, and equipment used in the operation of stage settings, rigging, scenery, lighting systems
Ability to read and produce technical drawings
Experience working with automated lighting controls, digital sound consoles and QLab
Ability to handle multiple tasks with accuracy and to establish and meet deadlines in a timely manner
High professional standards with acute attention to details
Able to engage with TMC Staff, parents + volunteers
Exceptional communication and collaborative skills with a demonstrated ability to lead and work with TMC Staff, teens, parents and volunteers


Vanessa Torres

Communications Director



(773) 276-5933

Business Address

2311 N Pulaski Rd

Chicago, IL 60639

Posted: 11/14/2019 17:10:55 EST

Last Updated: 11/14/2019 20:00 EST

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