Dallas Theater Center
Director of Production

A word from Kevin Moriarty, Artistic Director

Director of Production

DEPARTMENT: Production

POSITION: Director of Production 
REPORTS TO: Artistic Director

JOB TYPE: Full Time, Exempt

START DATE: Flexible, On or Before August 15th, 2022

SALARY RANGE: $75,000-95,000 

BENEFITS:  

  • Five (5) working days of vacation will be granted after six (6) months of continuous employment. Thereafter, vacation accrues at a rate of .83 days per month, yielding ten (10) vacation days per year for the first four (4)years of continuous employment, and is capped at fifteen (15) days. After four (4) years of continuous employment, vacation accrues at a rate of 1.25 days per month, yielding fifteen (15) vacation days per year and is capped at twenty-two (22) days.

  • Additionally, a week off is offered to the full DTC staff each year at the holiday season (exact dates change depending on the year), which does not require the use of paid time off. Paid holidays are listed below and a full list of holidays and dates, including the holiday week, are published at the beginning of each fiscal year.

  • Three (3) personal days per fiscal year (September-August). Personal days will be prorated if employment begins mid-season.

  • Twelve (12) sick days per fiscal year (September-August). Up to 8 sick days can be rolled over to the next fiscal year. Sick days are capped at 20 days.

  • Paid holidays:

    • New Year’s Day

    • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

    • Presidents’ Day

    • Memorial Day

    • Juneteenth

    • Independence Day

    • Labor Day

    • Thanksgiving

    • Day after Thanksgiving

    • Christmas Day

    • Director of Production Holiday Break (December 19th - 25th, 2022)

  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance – Eligibility begins the first day of the month following 60 days from the start of full-time employment. If employment begins in June 2022, eligibility for benefits will begin on September 1, 2022

RELOCATION ASSISTANCE: Negotiable

WORK VISA AVAILABLE

Position Summary

An active member of Dallas Theater Center’s Senior Management, the Director of Production is responsible for all aspects of production at Dallas Theater Center. Duties include hiring and supervising production staff; creating and supervising production department budgets; creating and managing production calendars; overseeing the successful and timely execution of all production elements for DTC productions; advancing DTC’s commitment to equity and diversity in its production and design staff; and ensuring that the production staff culture is positive, efficient, inclusive and collaborative.

 

DTC is committed to being a great place to work for our production staff. In addition to our racial equity efforts, we have implemented 5-day workweeks for rehearsals and tech, eliminated 10 out of 12s, and have completed a pay equity study. The Director of Production should be, first, committed to the wellness of the production staff, and then, after that, to the excellence of the work created. The people who create the art matter as much as the art they create.

 

Essential Duties 

  • Oversee all production department operations in support of DTC’s artistic vision and excellence.

  • Manage a full-time production staff in addition to seasonal and over hire employees.

  • Participate in the recruitment, hiring and supervision of full-time employees.

  • In collaboration with Artistic Director, Producer, Director of Marketing and other DTC departments, create season calendars, rehearsal and performance schedules.

  • Create and track all show related budgets and maintain effective methods of financial reconciliation.

  • In collaboration with production department heads, create the overall annual production department’s operating budget.

  • Allocate production management duties between the Production Manager and Production Coordinator and support their efforts on individual productions, as needed.

  • Collaborate with the Artistic Department in the selection and hiring of designers and other visiting artists.

  • Oversee and manage the production process with clear communication to all members of the creative teams, ensuring proper understanding of the resources available to them as well as design deadlines and an understanding of the theatrical space.

  • Track work throughout the production process, ensuring that work is completed on time and within budget.

  • Meet with and brief direct reports at least every two weeks, to ensure they have the information, support and training required to perform their duties effectively.

  • Cultivate and promote a safe working environment and ensure that DTC’s production department operates in accordance with current health and safety regulations and best theatre practice.

  • Oversee DTC’s production facilities (including Potter Production Studio, Kalita Humphreys Theatre, Wyly Theatre costume shop and stage) and equipment (including rentals, maintenance, and purchases).

  • Participate in long range planning and DTC policy with the senior leadership team.

  • In collaboration with the Manager of People Operations, conduct semi-annual and annual performance reviews with all direct reports.

  • Collaborate with Artistic Director, board leadership, and national architects to plan for the future of the Kalita Humphreys Theater campus.

  • Perform work in a manner that is consistent with DTC’s mission, vision and values, including advancing DTC’s commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.


Skills and Knowledge Requirements

  • Strong leadership skills to lead a team with candor and transparency, empower others to succeed, and ensure accountability

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Demonstrable experience of theater production with a working knowledge of all areas

  • Sound creative judgment, excellent problem-solving skills and attentiveness to detail

  • Excellent time management skills, including managing a high volume of work and attending to numerous projects concurrently

  • Strong commitment to current best Health and Safety practices

  • Ability to work under pressure and adapt to changing priorities

  • Ability to read and disseminate information from design drawings

  • Sound computer skills including G-Suite, Dropbox, Microsoft office

  • Working knowledge of AEA, USA, AFM, SDC and LORT agreements

  • Must be available to work extended work hours at times, including nights and weekends

  • Demonstrated commitment to racial equity, diversity and inclusion

About Dallas Theater Center
 

One of the leading regional theaters in the country and the 2017 Regional Theatre Tony Award® Recipient, Dallas Theater Center (DTC) performs to an audience of more than 100,000 North Texas residents annually. Founded in 1959, DTC is now a resident company of the AT&T Performing Arts Center and presents its Mainstage season at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre, and at its original home, the Kalita Humphreys Theater. DTC is one of only two theaters in Texas that is a member of the League of Resident Theatres, the largest and most prestigious non-profit professional theater association in the country. Under the leadership of Enloe/Rose Artistic Director Kevin Moriarty and Managing Director Jeffrey Woodward, DTC produces a seven-play subscription series of classics, musicals and

new plays and an annual production of A Christmas Carol; extensive education programs, including the Award-winning Project Discovery and partnerships with Southern Methodist University’s Meadows School of the Arts and Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts; and many community collaboration efforts with local organizations. In 2017, DTC launched Public Works Dallas, a groundbreaking community engagement and participatory theater project designed to deliberately blur the line between professional artists and community members, culminating in an annual production featuring over 200 Dallas citizens performing a Shakespeare play. Throughout its history, DTC has produced many new works, including recent premieres of Miller, Mississippi by Boo Killebrew; Hood: The Robin Hood Musical Adventure by Douglas Carter Beane and Lewis Flinn; Bella: An American Tall Tale by Kirsten Childs; Clarkston by Samuel D. Hunter; The Fortress of Solitude by Michael Friedman and Itamar Moses; Giant by Michael John LaChiusa and Sybille Pearson, and many more. 
 

As a member of The League of Resident Theaters (LORT), DTC operates under the LORT agreement with Actors’ Equity, the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society and United Scenic Artists. 

 


Mission

 

The mission of DTC is to engage, entertain and inspire our diverse community by creating experiences that stimulate new ways of thinking and living. We will do this by consistently producing plays, educational programs, and other initiatives that are of the highest quality and reach the broadest possible constituency.

 

 

Anti-Racism Statement and Action Steps

 

Dallas Theater Center commits to becoming a company of belonging -- a community that embraces all aspects of one’s racial identity, honors the importance of intersectionality, so that racial equity and justice are a reality for all people.

 

Structural and institutional racism has certainly cost us. We acknowledge our past failures and commit to be better and do better which means positioning racial equity and inclusion at the center of everything we do moving forward in service to Dallas. And, we will align and commit resources to intentionally and systematically root out racial disparity and prejudice across our organization.

 

We commit to narrative change in all areas of our control at DTC to ensure BIPOC artists and staff know and feel welcomed to participate in theater-making with us.

 

The leadership of Dallas Theater Center commits to creating space and time to listen to the concerns of BIPOC artists and staff working in the organization and also artists in community and regional theatre who offer us opportunities to become a fully inclusive and multicultural company.

 

We commit to narrative change and transformation that ensures anyone participating in the creation, build, and attendance of plays on our stages and supporting programs in the community feel they are a member of our community.

 

We commit to implementing and sustaining antiracist policies and practices at Dallas Theater Center and to support and influence the changes in our community and regional theatre.

 

We commit to providing healing spaces for BIPOC company members and artists who accompany us on this journey.

 

We will know transformation when we are operating as a fully, multicultural, antiracist regional theatre in service to Dallas and surrounding communities and influencing changes in the regional theatre industry.

 

We commit to influencing regional theatre by example and in consultation to support all American theatre.

 

Dallas Theater Center strongly believes that an effective workforce includes employees from different and diverse backgrounds and experiences that together form a more creative, innovative, and productive environment. As a leading national theater, DTC recognizes that building an equitable, diverse and inclusive environment is the key ingredient to its relevance and sustainability in the community it serves.

 

ALL ARE WELCOME! At Dallas Theater Center, we want to be the best place to work and see theater, and to be a positive and transformational force in Dallas and beyond. We stand-up for equity, diversity, and inclusion across our company and community. As a leading national theater, we recognize that building an equitable, diverse, and inclusive environment is central to our relevance and sustainability in the community we serve and love.

 

EQUITY means recognizing that not everyone starts at the same place, addressing inequities in access and opportunity, and allowing for full and fair participation.

 

DIVERSITY means acknowledging and respecting human qualities that are different from our own and outside the groups we are a part of or with which we are associated. These qualities include but are not limited to: ethnicity, race, color, country of origin, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual or relationship orientation, family structure, religion, beliefs, political affiliations, experiences and ability differences.

 

INCLUSION means honoring and accepting the gifts, backgrounds, experiences, and wisdom that every individual brings with them, so that every stakeholder feels valued by Dallas Theater Center. Our stakeholders are staff, artists, board members, donors, audiences, and community members.

 

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PERSONAL COMMITMENT STATEMENTS

We will strive to create a culture of inclusion where individuals can thrive, succeed, are able to participate in, and contribute to the progress and success of Dallas Theater Center, while growing both professionally and personally.

 

We recognize and value individual differences, and we acknowledge structural and systemic racism and other access barriers that prevent full and fair participation of people outside the dominant culture and power dynamics. We acknowledge the complexities of becoming a fully inclusive and anti-racist organization, and we accept the challenge to build an organization where full and fair participation is the norm.

 

We commit to providing fair treatment, access, opportunity, and advancement and to creating space for culturally diverse voices to be heard and power to be shared. Together, we are even better.

Covid Safety Policy

Ensure that all work is performed in alignment with DTC’s COVID19 Response Protocols

Be able to provide documentation of full vaccination of a US-government approved COVID19 vaccine regimen for COVID19, at the time of hire