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22 May 2022

Freelance Festival Production Manager

PROTOTYPE Festival – Posted by proto-bmp22 New York, New York, United States

Job Description

PROTOTYPE: Opera|Theatre|Now is an annual festival of visionary opera-theatre and music-theatre works by pioneering contemporary artists from NYC and around the world.

Reporting to PROTOTYPE’s Producer and working closely with the Festival the Production Manager shall:

  • Serve as the key technical liaison between the festival, its designers, and its venues.
  • Oversee the construction of content as needed (scenery, projection, lighting, etc.)
  • Determine backline rental needs
  • Plan and execute the load in and load out of all projects, as well as technical rehearsal needs.
  • Track festival budget to manage line items such as cartage, storage, labor, etc.
  • Manage local and off-site storage facility


  • Minimum 3-5 years of Production Management experience in the Performing Arts
  • Knowledge of the New York City cultural community
  • Fluency in VectorWorks and AutoCAD software a plus
  • Valid driver’s license with experience in driving cargo vans / box trucks (required)

The position requires consultation work in summer with production advance work through the fall. Hours and workload intensify from November-January. There are vacation moratoriums for this position between December 1-23, 2022 and January 2-20, 2023.

To apply:

Please send cover letter and resume to

How to Apply

Please send your cover letter and resume to and include your last name and the position title in the subject line: for example, “Jones – Production Manager.” Include your cover letter and resume as attachments titled “YourNameLetter” and “YourNameResume.”

PROTOTYPE seeks to hire staff that reflects the diversity of the city in which we live. All positions at PROTOTYPE are filled without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, HIV/AIDS status, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. All are encouraged to apply.

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Freelance. Salaries: Less than 20,000.

Job expires in 14 days.

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