Kean Stage and the Theatre Management and Programming Office (TMPO) provides theatrical support services for the Wilkins Theatre, the Little Theatre and the East Campus Theatre for the Kean University campus in Union, New Jersey. The Production Supervisor creates policies and procedures for theatre production and programming and is responsible for managing all technical aspects of University-sponsored productions and rental productions, including, but not limited to: managing the setup, run, operation and striking of shows; managing lighting, sound, rigging; managing the maintenance of all theatre systems; managing personnel and overseeing student and part-time professional crew recruitment, training and scheduling; and performing related work as required. The position is full-time with benefits.
The Production Supervisor ensures the safety of all theatre employees, volunteers, participants and visitors by enforcing security, safety and fire safety measures and ensures compliance with all federal, state and local laws concerning public assembly and performance spaces. Tasks to be performed frequently involve standing and bending, lifting up to 50 pounds, climbing ladders and stairs and working in high places. This position requires a flexible schedule including many night and weekend hours.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college; two years of professional experience in theatrical production; and a driver’s license valid in New Jersey is required. This position requires significant knowledge of modern audio, video and lighting systems and technology, as well as the software and programs to operate them. Expertise in reviewing/evaluating technical riders and determining rental needs to supplement existing stock or equipment and familiarity with Microsoft Word/Excel and Vectorworks is also required.
Application: Please send cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to: Mr. John J. Wooten, Search Committee Chairperson, Kean University, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083 or email email@example.com. Candidacy review begins immediately and continues until appointment is made. Official transcripts for all degrees and three current letters of recommendation are required prior to the starting date of employment.
The mission of Kean Stage/TMPO (Theatre Management and Programming Office) is to present a diverse array of professional cultural programs to supplement the intellectual life of the classroom, increase opportunities for community and university interaction, and provide affordable access to the arts for central and northern New Jersey students and residents.
The vision of Kean Stage/TMPO is to achieve regional and national recognition as a world-class performing arts program, offering diverse professional music, theatre and dance presentations in multiple venues, including the renowned Enlow Recital Hall.
Kean Stage at Kean University educates, entertains and challenges audiences by presenting high-quality programs that reflect the diversity of the region and of the arts. These cultural offerings complement the intellectual life of the classroom for our students, increase opportunities for community engagement, and provide affordable access to the arts for New Jersey residents. Audiences of all ages are invited to enjoy a wide range of professional theatre, Broadway tours, dance performances, concerts, international films and family-friendly shows.