Production Manager, Brown Arts Institute

Brown University

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About Brown:
Brown University is a leading research university distinct for its student-centered learning and deep sense of purpose. Our students, faculty and staff are driven by the idea that their work will have an impact in the world.

Brown University offers a flexible work/life balance; summer hours, winter break and a comprehensive Benefits package including time off, annual paid holidays; benefits offerings including health, dental, vision, tuition assistance, retirement, wellness, employee discounts and more.  To learn about Brown University’s benefits, visit the University Human Resources web page here for further information.

About the Opportunity:
Brown University is undergoing a tremendous growth in the arts, with newly appointed leadership for the Brown Arts Institute, and the state of the art, one of a kind Lindemann Performing Arts Center scheduled to open in Fall 2023. Brown seeks to fulfill its ambitious vision for the arts as an integral presence throughout a liberal arts education. We believe the arts are fundamental to critical inquiry into the most important questions facing humanity around the world, and we support artists operating at the highest levels of their craft to inform, and be informed by, scholars in disciplines across the sciences, social sciences, and humanities.

The Production Manager reports to the Director of Design and Production of the Brown Arts Institute (BAI) and is responsible for managing the production needs and schedules for all performances, exhibitions,  special events, and workshops taking place across BAI venues, including the Lindemann Performing Arts Center and the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts.  The Production Manager will be an integral part of a growing technical team within the BAI that serves as a new collaborative service, guiding the production efforts of the University’s seven core arts departments affiliated with the BAI. Key responsibilities include oversight of all production needs for BAI-sponsored and user-sponsored projects, as well as ensuring the smooth and efficient running of day-to-day production operations. The Production Manager will also serve as a source of guidance and advice to the arts departments, ensuring that productions across the arts are executed safely and to the highest professional standards.


  • Required:  BA or BFA
  • Preferred: BA or BFA in technical theater or related field


  • 5+ years in technical theater management, stage management, or performance art-related field
  • 2-4 years of supervisory experience

Job Competencies

  • Broad skill-set including experience in audio, video, lighting, and signal routing
  • Demonstrated competencies in professional artistic practice to appropriately communicate with a wide array of creative professionals (including faculty, visiting artists, etc.)
  • Demonstrated ability to support a community of diverse perspectives and cultures in an inclusive environment
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to prioritize and multitask
  • Ability to think strategically, with an eye to long-term planning
  • Proven verbal and written communication skills and a flexible style to successfully accommodate a broad range of individuals and developing priorities
  • Experience in installation and fabrication a plus

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Additional Information: This position requires a great deal of diplomacy, prioritization, compartmentalization, and multi-tasking, while taking care to maintain open and collaborative relationships with constituents throughout the University.  A flexible schedule, including evening and weekend work, is a requirement.  A good-natured attitude will be essential.

Applicants are asked to include a resume and cover letter.
All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

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Production Manager

Brown Arts Institute

Grade 10

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Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

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