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Reporting to PROTOTYPE’s Producer, Sarah Bellin, and working closely with Directors – Beth Morrison, Creative Producer of Beth Morrison Projects; and Kristin Marting, Founding Artistic Director of HERE – the Production Manager shall: 

Serve as the key technical liaison among PROTOTYPE, its designers, and its venues.

  • Participate in all production meetings; oversee the construction of content as needed, whether digital (facilitating the back-end of web content) or physical (scenery, projection, lighting, etc.); determine backline rental needs for projection, lighting, scenery, instrumentation, etc. in conjunction with designers and show-specific production managers; assist designers with the execution and realization of their designs as needed. 
  • Plan and execute the load in and load out of all PROTO projects, as well as any developmental workshop or technical rehearsal needs. S/he will be responsible for determining the necessary crew staffing and their duties for all workshops, rehearsals, and productions; and will oversee technical rehearsals. 
  • Liaison with and oversee the show-specific production managers and the BMP and HERE production management/technical teams. 
  • Work on technical sponsorships to acquire necessary rentals for the festival including but not limited to lighting, projection, scenic, and audio.
  • Analyze and compare tech riders with possible venues to determine best fit for future seasons.
  • Oversight of festival budget with Producer to manage line items such as cartage, storage, labor, etc. for current and future seasons
  • Collection of all show files following the strike of each project 
  • Manage local and off-site storage facility in conjunction with the Production Managers at each organization


  • Must have significant understanding of computer technology and design software including, but not limited to live streaming platforms such as OBS and familiarity with Vimeo, YouTube, etc. 
  • Demonstration of excellence in managing live-streaming software  
  • Previous digital oversight of conferences and/or festivals with offerings extending across multiple platforms 
  • Minimum 3-5 years of Production Management experience in the Performing Arts 
  • Knowledge of the New York City cultural community
  • Genuine desire to play a critical role on a small and dynamic team
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work both individually and as part of a team
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and highly detail-oriented 
  • 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 work load intensify from November-January. There are vacation moratoriums for this position between December 1-23, 2022 and January 2-20, 2023. 


PROTOTYPE: Opera|Theatre|Now, now celebrating its tenth anniversary, is an annual festival of visionary opera-theatre and music-theatre works by pioneering contemporary artists from New York City and around the world. The festival is the only one of its kind in the United States – presenting fully produced premieres, national and international presentations, and showings of original genre-bending works by both emerging and career artists from the contemporary classical opera-theatre and music-theatre idiom. Learn more about PROTOTYPE at PROTOTYPE returns for its tenth iteration January 5-15, 2023. 

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