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POSITION: Assistant Production Manager

POSITION TYPE: Full Time Exempt 

REPORTS TO:  Director of Production

Olney Theatre Center is seeking an Assistant Production Manager to join the Production team. Olney Theatre Center for the Arts produces and curates theatrical performance for the diverse audiences in our community, and educates, learns from, supports and inspires a more inclusive generation of theater-makers. Olney Theatre Center produces nine shows as part of their Main Stage season along with the National Players Tour and additional Curated Events. The Assistant Production Manager will report directly to the Director of Production. The successful candidate will join a growing regional theatre that emphasizes artistic rigor, prioritizes equity, diversity and inclusion, and places collaboration at the center of our work. 

As part of a welcoming and creative organization the Assistant Production Manager will

  • Assist with the day to day management of the Production Department and stand-in on occasion for the Director of Production as the calendar and circumstances warrant

  • Work with Director of Curated Programs on programming needs

  • Assist with financial management and record keeping

  • Assist with production calendar management

  • Assist with production contracting

  • Share oversight and mentorship of the Production Management Apprentice with the Director of Production

  • Participate in recruitment and training of the Production Management Apprentice 

  • Staff functions include, but are not limited to attendance at orientations, staff meetings, production meetings, and evaluations

  • Serve as Chair of the Safety Committee

  • Assist the Senior Associate Artistic Director with Covid Safety Protocols


  • Previous experience in theatre or other similar live events

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to manage expenditures and budgets

  • Ability to create schedules and meet deadlines

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, Quickbooks and Google Suite


The anticipated start date is May 1, 2021, but OTC will continue searching until the right candidate is found.  This position will not be filled unless at least 33% of qualified finalist candidates are people of color. Salary is $40,000 per annum. Olney Theatre Center offers a full benefits package, including a modest 403(b) match. Olney Theatre Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages candidates from diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply. Please visit for more details.


Located ten miles north of Washington, DC in arts-rich Montgomery County, Maryland, Olney Theatre Center is one of the Washington region's most critically acclaimed large theater companies. Founded in 1938 as a summer stock company on the Straw Hat circuit, OTC is now an $8M/year professional regional theater offering nine member productions annually in three spaces on its fourteen-acre campus. Legendary performers Tallulah Bankhead, Helen Hayes, Sir Ian McKellen, Tandy & Cronyn, and Olivia de Havilland trod the boards in the early days. With a more recent turn towards new work, creatives with Tony and Grammy Awards, OBIEs, and MacArthur Genius Grants have premiered their work here, like Moises Kaufman and Sergio Trujillo, among others. Along with Baltimore's Centerstage, Olney Theatre Center is one of Maryland's two state-designated theaters. After the pandemic, OTC’s return to programming will feature more interdisciplinary work – music and dance series, spoken word, and other kinds of performance – alongside its regular slate of plays and musicals.


Please send resume, cover letter and three references to No calls, please. Depending on the volume of responses we may only be able to respond to candidates we wish to interview. 

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