Minneapolis, NY 55415
Reports to: Technical Director
The Guthrie Theater engages exceptional theater artists in the exploration of both classic and contemporary plays connecting the community we serve to one another and to the world. Through its extraordinary artists, staff and facility, the Guthrie is committed to the people of Minnesota, and from its place, rooted deeply in the Twin Cities, influences the field as a leading 21st century arts organization.
Every year more than 500 people, both on stage and off, help ensure our success in creating and supporting the highest level of theater. As an organization, we are committed to our values of Artistic Excellence, Community, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, and Fiscal Responsibility.
The Guthrie Theater would like to acknowledge that we gather on the traditional land of the Dakota People and honor with gratitude the land itself and the people who have stewarded it throughout the generations, including the Ojibwe and other Indigenous nations.
The Stage Operations Supervisor leads, manages and supervises the Stage Crew in the safe delivery and running of all physical elements of any given Guthrie production, in support of the director’s and designer’s visions within the allotted time, budget, and scope of resources. The position provides vision and leadership for the department and facilitates internal and external communication. The Stage Operations Supervisor is expected to center, model and champion the Guthrie’s core values of Artistic Excellence; Community; Equity, Diversity and Inclusion; and Fiscal Responsibility.
This position is full-time, exempt and benefits-eligible. Compensation for this position is $50,800 - $63,500 annually plus benefits. The typical schedule for this role will vary based on the dynamic schedule of a theater.
The Guthrie is dedicated to building an equitable environment that is mixed across lines of difference and strongly encourages applications from Black, Indigenous, People of Color, women, transgender and non-binary candidates. This position will remain open until filled and until a diverse and qualified pool of candidates is identified. Applicants from populations underrepresented in the theater field are strongly encouraged to apply.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Stage Operations Supervision and Leadership
· Manage and supervise all members of the Stage Crew to promote a safe, healthy and productive work environment.
· Manage the day-to-day schedule, determine staffing needs per show, and assign work to Stage Crew accordingly.
· Maintain timesheets, personal time off requests, and other personnel records.
· Conduct monthly check-in meetings and annual performance reviews with all Stage Crew employees.
· Serve as Hiring Manager and/or participate in the recruitment and hiring of full-time or overhire staff as needed.
· Attend and/or run department meetings to communicate pertinent information and shared organizational commitments.
· Coach and develop staff members by monitoring employee productivity and providing constructive feedback; facilitating conflict resolution among employees; ensuring adherence to legal and organizational policies and procedures and undertaking disciplinary actions if the need arises.
· Promote a positive work culture by leading open discussion, seeking professional development opportunities, and attending culture-building workshops and trainings.
· Actively participate in fostering a work environment centering the Guthrie’s core values of Artistic Excellence; Community; Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion; and Financial Responsibility.
2. Production Support and Collaboration with Design Teams
· Acts as a liaison on interdepartmental projects, such as the Guthrie Gala.
· Attend production meetings, production department head meetings, load-in meetings and all staff meetings. Where appropriate, share all pertinent information with stage crew employees.
· Consult with designers and production department members on any issues that arise during the production process which pertain to show running, installation and strike of scenery, automation, and props.
· Attend post technical and preview performance note sessions, as required by the Technical Director.
3. Manage Stage Operations
· Manage the Stage Crew department by ensuring that all department supplies are stocked and replenished and that these resources are managed efficiently.
· Collaborate with all run crew on a daily basis to monitor project progress, equipment, and staffing needs.
4. Stage Maintenance
· Work with Technical Director to prepare and maintain capital expenditure lines.
· Manage budget on a per-show basis to ensure effective utilization of financial resources.
· Analyze and monitor budget statements on a monthly basis. Prepare purchase orders and budget reports.
· Work collaboratively with other departments to determine and implement archival systems about each production for future reference.
· Maintain files on shows.
· • Complete other duties as assigned.
A NOTE FROM HUMAN RESOURCES
For the safety of our guests and staff, the Guthrie Theater requires employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Documentation of vaccination status must be provided if an offer of employment is made.
Applicants must submit the following to be considered for the position:
$50,800 - $63,500