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Employment opportunities at Birmingham Children’s Theatre are available to all, without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, veteran's status, age, marital status, sexual orientation or disability. In addition, we will endeavor to make reasonable accommodations for known physical or mental limitations of otherwise qualified employees and applicants with disabilities unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business.
We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the positions listed below.
Birmingham Children’s Theatre is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. BCT is committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills.
Position: Producing Director
Reports to Executive Artistic Director
Direct Reports: Technical Director, Costume Shop Manager
Full Time, Exempt
Birmingham Children’s Theatre is seeking a Producing Director to join our dedicated and hard-working team. The Producing Director is responsible for supervising all aspects of production, including hiring and supervision of all production personnel and some artistic personnel (in conjunction with the Executive Artistic Director), working with directors and designers to ensure top quality productions and events, creating and maintaining production budgets, and serving as a facility liaison. The Producing Director will also play a key role in the strategic planning for the organization, with possible growth potential. 3-5 years experience as a Producing Director, Director of Production, Production Manager, or member of a Production Management team required. Additional experience as a stage manager, designer, technician, or director desired.
RESPONSIBILITIES (including but not limited to)
FINANCIAL Develop and supervise production budgets. The Producing Director will work closely with the Managing Director and Executive Artistic Director, delivering updates on the status of the Production budget on a regular basis; oversee contracts for all independent contractors and deliver pay schedules to the Managing Director; ensure that overall expenses do not go over budget without approval of the Executive Artistic Director.
SCHEDULING In collaboration with Executive Artistic Director, Director of Education, and Managing Director, develop season schedule for all in-house productions, tours, special events, and educational programs. Develop and administer production calendars and design deadlines for each production. Determine load-in and tech schedules for the stage. Manage resource calendars for all shared facility spaces. Schedule all design and production meetings.
DESIGN PROCESS Guide all director/design teams through the design process to guarantee the timely completion of all designs. With the input of appropriate technical staff, analyze all designs submitted to determine feasibility of execution within the allotted time, money and personnel available.
MANAGING PRODUCTION PERSONNEL Hire, contract, and supervise all production staff and contractors including, but not limited to: designers, full time technical staff, electricians, carpenters, stage managers, production assistants, wardrobe personnel, running crew, artistic consultants and any additional personnel required for specific production needs. In collaboration with the Executive Artistic Director and Casting Director, contract and supervise all actors, as well.
REHEARSALS In collaboration with directors, stage managers, and other key personnel, schedule all rehearsals. Oversee all technical rehearsals and attend performances as needed.
TOURS Oversee all touring performances, ensuring that all actors and technicians are supported.
SPECIAL EVENTS Attend all special events, such as fundraisers, openings, previews, promotional events, as needed. Provide production support whenever a special event requires.
RENTALS Oversee the rental of all scenery, costumes, props, lighting equipment, and other equipment outside the organization.
3-5 years experience as a Producing Director, Production Manager, or member of a production management team required
Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre (or equivalent experience)
Broad understanding of all technical aspects of theatre
Additional experience as a stage manager, designer, or director desired
Strong computer skills
Ability to lift 40 lbs, climb ladders, and perform physical labor as needed
TO APPLY: Please email cover letter and resume along with a list of three references to the attention of Executive Artistic Director, Brandon Bruce at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please type “Producing Director” in the subject line. No phone calls, please.
Birmingham Children's Theatre exists to educate, entertain and enrich the lives of children through the magic of professional theatre. One of the nation's oldest and largest professional theatre companies for young audiences, BCT produces high-quality, professional theatrical entertainment and curriculum-relevant arts education experiences for children and families. In-house productions annually play to over 85,000 school students in grades K-12, while BCT tours reach over 65,000 additional students each year in approximately 100 cities across Alabama and the Southeast.
Birmingham Children’s Theatre is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. For more information about Birmingham Children’s Theatre, please visit: http://www.bct123.org/join-our-team
BCT employs directors, choreographers, scenic designers, costume designers, sound designers/engineers, lighting designers, musicians and other theatre technicians for each production on our season. If you are interested in joining a Production Team for one of our upcoming productions, please forward a complete professional portfolio to:
Birmingham Children’s Theatre
Attn: Stephen Fister
Birmingham, AL 35201
or via email to email@example.com. No phone calls, please.
Script Submission - New Voices Project
BCT's ongoing New Voices Project has commissioned over 50 original scripts, stories, musicals and adaptations for young audiences since 1982 alone, and maintains a commitment to discovering new voices among playwrights, and the presentation and experimentation in dramatic literature for youth. Generally, Wee Folks productions (ages 4 to 8) are limited to no more than 4 actors (doubling possible), Mainstage Touring productions (ages 6 and up) are limited to no more than 8 actors (doubling possible), and Mainstage In-house Only productions vary depending on budget and artistic requirements. Unsolicited scripts may be submitted for consideration of upcoming seasons (please note BCT schedules 1 ½ year in advance). In order for your script to be considered, submit each of the following:
a copy of the entire script;
a synopsis of no more than one page;
a character breakdown;
music tracks and lead sheets (if a musical);
playwright’s resume and references.
Submissions with missing components will not be considered. All materials may be sent in electronic format or through the U.S. Mail to:
Birmingham Children’s Theatre
Attn: Brandon Bruce
Birmingham, AL 35201
or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls, please. Submissions will not be returned.