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Ford’s Theatre Society is seeking a Production Assistant to join its Stage Management staff.

Ford’s Theatre Society values and is committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive workforce and working environment. Ford’s is proud to be an equal opportunity employer where all qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity or expression, family status, sexual orientation, disability, age, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Ford’s offers a dynamic working environment steeped in culture and history along with a benefits package including 401(k) contributions and paid leave policies.

All Ford’s Theatre Society employees are required to actively participate in the Society’s ongoing efforts to become an anti-racist organization. These efforts include staff-wide conversations, new programming, development of new resources for staff and audiences, and an expectation that all staff will keep themselves informed of resources and trends in the field of anti-racism and DEAI and how they can be applied to their own work on a day-to-day basis.

Principal Responsibilities

  1. Attend all meetings, rehearsals, technical rehearsals, and performances as called.
  2. Assist the AEA Stage Manager and AEA Assistant Stage Manager in performing assigned tasks required to support the rehearsal and performance process, including, but not limited to:
    • Creation of costume, prop, and other technical paperwork
    • Creation of schedules
    • Track and distribute script changes
    • Run lines with actors and take line notes
    • Set up and break down rehearsal for all rehearsals
    • Set up and run props/costumes for rehearsals
    • Provide general communication between the rehearsal process, theatre staff, and creative team
    • Provide information and guidance to run crew
    • Manually trigger GalaPro captioning system
  3. Provide coordination and communication with members of the young cast as required by specific production needs.
  4. Maintain and promote a clean and safe working environment in all areas occupied by Ford’s Theatre Society.
  5. Perform any related duties as required by the Resident Production Stage Manager.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Excellent coordination and computer skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Must be available to work extended hours as needed
  • Ability to work as part of a team in a very busy, and often stressful, environment
  • Previous stage management experience
  • Must be able to climb stairs, bend and reach to retrieve and move costumes/props
  • Routine lifting of 30-50 pounds

$700 per week, eligible for overtime and health benefits.

Position starts on or about August 8, 2022.

To Apply
Please submit cover letter, resume, and references to Brandon Prendergast, Resident Production Stage Manager, at bprendergast@fords.org. Include “Production Assistant” in the subject line. No phone calls please.

Special Note:
Ford’s Theatre Society has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for all employees. The policy is designed to comply with all applicable federal, state, and local laws.