The UCCS Presents Theatreworks Producer is responsible for the successful execution of pre-production planning, budgeting, hiring, contracting, and casting; success is determined as on-time, on or under budget, artistically excellent, and in keeping with the values of the theatre and the University. The Producer develops production plans including budgets, schedules, and advance work with designers, directors, actors, and production staff. They supervise and evaluate contracted artists, production staff, part-time employees, and student employees.
The Producer works closely with Theatreworks’ Artistic Director, Technical Director, Costume Shop Manager, and UCCS Presents Business Operations Manager. High attention to detail, excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to work independently while managing multiple projects is essential.
Work in Budgeting and Production Project Management:
With Artistic Director, participate in the selection of Theatreworks’ plays and events, and assemble creative teams.
With Artistic Director, develop, refine and implement the artistic vision and values of the company.
With Artistic Director, Technical Director, and Costume Shop Manager, analyze feasibility of proposed TW season, including materials and labor budgets, staffing needs, and timelines; then refine and enforce timelines, budgets, and values to ensure production is delivered: on time, at or under budget, in keeping with Theatreworks’ high artistic standards, and within a supportive and equitable working environment.
Work with UCCS Presents Business Operations Manager, Theatreworks Advisory Board, Development, and others as requested to track budget and provide budget feedback.
Serve as a conduit and advocate between the production contractors and guest artists and the production and administrative staff to ensure all are able to work within the resources available and in keeping with Theatreworks’ vision and values.
Maintain and refine knowledge-sharing systems such as Microsoft Teams, Dropbox, and others to ensure easy access to all production information.
With the production stage manager for each show, schedule and facilitate all necessary production meetings between internal and external parties; collect schedules to determine an overall scope for rehearsals.
Collaborate with Marketing to collect information for playbills, social media, and press materials including ensuring materials are in keeping with Union regulations and licensing requirements.
Provide schedules to Events Coordinator to ensure all Theatreworks rehearsals, performances, and events are accurately reflected in University calendars.
Collaborate with Front-of-House Manager, and Assistant Director of Patron Services to ensure that front-of-house and box office staff deliver a smooth and enjoyable patron experience; develop patron experience initiatives as appropriate.
Attend rehearsals, technical rehearsals, talk initiatives, special events, and performances as needed.
Schedule and facilitate post-mortems for each Theatreworks production to assess the successes and lessons learned from all departments (artistic, production, marketing, box office, front-of-house, and revenues, etc.) to ensure institutional learning and growth.
Oversee hourly employees working on outlined company management projects for artist hosting.
Attend Theatreworks and UCCS Presents retreats, and participate in strategic planning activities.
Work in Hiring, Casting and Contracting
Staff production contractor positions and hourly and student employees as needed.
Manage files of artist and contractor headshots and resumes.
Coordinate and manage all aspects of casting, including annual Equity Principal audition and callbacks in accordance with Union requirements.
Develop and maintain positive relationships with local and national casting agencies, artists’ representatives, and theatrical Unions.
Extend offers of employment and contract all guest artists, production contractors, and student employees within budget and in a timely manner in accordance with University Policy and Union rules.
Work closely with “Producer of Record” and UCCS Presents Business Operations to ensure contracts are delivered, information conveyed, reimbursement policies are clear, and individuals paid accurately and on time.
Manage and cultivate relationships with vendors and unions, including licensing houses and Actors’ Equity.
Work in the Community
Serve on university committees as appropriate and able to be balanced with workload.
Cultivate connections with students and student organizations as an ambassador for Theatreworks.
Connect with students and faculty in the Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) to identify intersections with coursework and potential hands-on learning opportunities for VAPA students.
Represent the company to the Colorado artistic community, the Pikes Peak region, and beyond.
Other duties as assigned.
Familiarity with technical aspects of theatrical productions and theatrical production timelines and processes to provide advice to staff directly or to solicits guidance from experts.
Theatrical union contracts (including Actors Equity Association, Society of Directors and Choreographers, United Scenic Artists, others as needed).
Personnel and fiscal management methods and practices.
Up-to-date computer skills and willingness to adopt new technologies, particularly Microsoft Teams and Excel, as well as university budgeting software.
Demonstrated commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, working and supporting a variety of individuals and groups in a constructive manner while appreciating the unique contribution of individuals from varied cultures, races, creeds, colors, national origins, ages, sexes, abilities, sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions.
Strong strategic and analytical problem-solving skills: able to interpret information quickly and accurately and to implement directives.
Maintain complete and strict confidentiality of all sensitive information.
Keep detailed track of multiple projects and programs in development, working to different and sometimes constrained timelines.
A sense of humor and a calm confident presence during production processes, with excellent listening and conflict resolution abilities.
Balancing “jumping in” to get the job done, including working evenings and weekends during production, with delegation and modeling a healthy work-life balance.
Clear and concise verbal and written communication.
Must be conscientious, thorough, accurate, and reliable.
This position has been determined to be exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
The University of Colorado Colorado Springs is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To assist in achieving this goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history check.
Special Instructions to Applicants: • Applications submitted by October 28, 2019 will receive full consideration. • Applications submitted through email or surface mail will not be considered. Please apply at www.cu.edu/cu-careers. • Upon request, please be prepared to provide five professional references (at least two previous/current supervisors), including their email contact information. • Official transcripts will be required upon hire.
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Posting Date: Oct. 7, 2019.
Unposting Date: Ongoing
Posting Contact Name: Melissa Baglio
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A Bachelor’s Degree or relevant work experience to substitute for the degree requirement on a year-for-year basis.
At least 3 years of experience in professional theatre.
At least 3 years of experience developing and managing budgets.
At least 3 years of experience hiring, developing and supervising employees.
A degree in stage management, production management, theatre management, arts administration, or a related field.
Experience at a professional arts institution housed within a university.
Experience as a line producer or general manager at a non-profit theatre.
A degree in stage management, production management, theatre. management, arts administration, or a related field.
Additional Salary Information: The University of Colorado Colorado Springs offers a full benefits package. Information on university benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at http://www.cu.edu/employee-services.
Internal Number: 17423
About UCCS Presents - Theatreworks
The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) was recognized as a distinct campus
within the CU system in 1974. UCCS has a diverse student body, 53 percent of whom are
female and 32 percent of whom identify as ethnic minority students. Nearly one in four of
UCCS students is military-affiliated and roughly 30 percent of UCCS students are the first in their
family to attend.
UCCS established Theatreworks as a community outreach program in
1975. Today, Theatreworks is a robust, $1.7 million program that reaches more than 23,000
people in the Colorado Springs community through theatre productions and cultural /
educational outreach programs. Currently, Theatreworks is one of only two Actor’s Equity
Association Theatre companies in Colorado Springs. The organization's primary purpose is
to entertain, educate, and engage the community through theatre productions and related