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Production Manager

University/Agency Illinois State University
Civil Service Classification Program Coordinator
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Posting Duration 5/22/2024 - 6/12/2024
Probationary Period 12 months

Job Description

The Production Manager for the School of Theatre and Dance (SOTD) develops and maintains production calendars; works with the Production & Design faculty/staff and production teams to ensure deadlines and budgets are met; supervises the rehearsal process for each SOTD production; and along with other faculty/staff mentors, mentors student stage managers, and facilitates auditions for mainstage productions. For the Illinois Shakespeare Festival, the Production Manager develops and maintains production calendars; interviews and hires seasonal production staff; serves as a member of the Festival Management Team, meeting regularly throughout the year; works closely with the Technical Director and area budget managers to ensure deadlines and budgets are met; and provides onsite support for productions during the summer season.

Additional Information
University Benefit Highlights:

Health, dental, vision, and life insurance
Tuition waiver benefits are available to staff as well as their eligible dependents.
Paid holiday/administrative closures during Thanksgiving and Winter Breaks
Paid vacation and sick time
Retirement and supplemental retirement
For more University Benefit information:
Information regarding eligibility for participation in the State Universities Retirement System and the State of Illinois Group Insurance program can be reviewed here:


Required Qualifications
Bachelor's or equivalent degree in Theatre or closely related field
Two years (24 months) of work experience serving as a production manager, a stage manager, or in theatre management.
Preferred Qualifications
M.FA. in Stage Management, Production Management, or related field
Teaching experience at the university level in theatre, stage management or a related field.
Basic knowledge of professional union contracts.


Up to $50,400 annual, combined with an excellent benefit package


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Contact Information

University/Agency Illinois State University
Department/College Human Resources
Contact Kira Shelton
Phone Number 309-438-8311
Comments Please fully complete the entire application including, but not limited to, the education and work history portions. Be specific on your work history, including employment dates (if part-time you must list the number of work hours) and duties for all positions held. Applicable part-time work experience will be considered toward qualifying for this position; however, it will be converted to a full-time equivalency to determine combined length of experience. Please do not put "see resume" in the duties and responsibilities section of the work history. This will be considered an incomplete application and incomplete applications will not be considered.

College or university transcripts (may be unofficial) must be submitted prior to the application deadline to receive full consideration. Transcripts can either be uploaded with your application or submitted via the options listed below.

To be eligible for Veteran's Preference points on the exam, appropriate military service documentation such as a DD-214 must be submitted prior to the application deadline.

Transcripts and/or military service documentation may be faxed or mailed to Human Resources by the application deadline:

Fax: 309.438.0011, Attn: Kira Shelton
Address: Illinois State University
Human Resources
Campus Box 1300
Normal, IL 61790-1300

The Civil Service examination for this classification is based on your application materials and responses to the supplemental questions. No participation other than submission of applicant materials is required from applicants that qualify to take the exam. If you meet the minimum required qualifications for this position, you will receive a score calculated based on your education and experience, and your name will be placed on the active employment register by exam score. After the application deadline, the names within the top three scores will be referred to the department for interview. The active register for this classification will be voided when the position is filled.

Illinois State University is authorized to do business within the State of Illinois. All work under this appointment is required to be performed from within the State of Illinois. If hired, out-of-state candidates must establish Illinois residency within 180 calendar days from the start date for this position. Illinois residency requires proof of a valid Illinois driver’s license or a valid State of Illinois ID card. Failure to produce the required documentation within 180 calendar days will result in immediate termination of employment.