April 2022

Director of Production – Position Posting

Overview

Baltimore Center Stage invites applications for the position of DIRECTOR OF PRODUCTION. This is a full-time senior artistic position reporting directly to the Artistic Director.

Compensation Salary starts at $92,000 plus standard company health benefits and paid time off.

Additional Work Culture Considerations

BCS practices holding time for collective rest and reflection/planning. Two weeks each year are held as “dark” weeks for all staff to take time off (this is in addition to individual paid time off available to employees). Two weeks each year, known as our “Big Think” weeks,  are also held for fellowship, planning and learning together.

While the person in this position must be physically present in order to successfully fulfill their duties, BCS remains committed to maximum appropriate flexibility in work flow.

Key Responsibilities

The responsibilities, competencies, and expectations outlined below are representative, not exhaustive. Responsibilities may shift as needed to best align with organizational needs.

Primary Duties include:

  • Scheduling and coordinating the production aspects of Baltimore Center Stage
  • Collaborating with Artistic, Production, and Administrative staff to create and maintain the theater production calendar
  • Responsible for development and management of annual production budgets
  • Hiring and supervising Associate Director of Production, Production Department heads, and Stage Managers, and consulting with Production Department heads in the hiring of artisans and technicians
  • Assist in the realization of the director and designers’ vision on all projects
  • Contracting of guest artists
  • Ensuring guest artists are supported and find Baltimore Center Stage a theater where they can do their best work
  • Promoting a productive, positive environment for Production staff

Secondary duties include: Participating in the operations of the production departments and serving as a responsible, engaged, and informed advocate for the health of Baltimore Center Stage; and supporting with time and energy, events to advance our mission and its goals, as well as other duties assigned to you by your supervisor.

Required Competencies

  • Artistic Leadership: The ability to communicate with the artistic director, designers, technicians, artisans, and other production leaders effectively
  • Cultural Competency: An understanding of Antiracism and Anti-Oppression principles and practices, and the ability to interact effectively with people of different cultures and socio-economic backgrounds
  • Project Management: The ability to understand and design both the strategy and operational aspects of a project, the ability to manage multiple competing priorities.
  • Relentless Curiosity: The ability to productively question the status quo and engage in solution-oriented, systems-thinking.
  • Resource Management: The ability to optimize human and financial resources in keeping with core values, and to monitor and forecast program income and expenses with well-reasoned accuracy.
  • Communication: The ability to communicate transparently and effectively across mediums with an emphasis on interpersonal communication
  • Relationship Management: Excellent social and collaborative skills with an emphasis on building and maintaining meaningful and reciprocal relationships
  • Time Management: The ability to efficiently manage time, effort and decision-making skills across various programs and departmental operations
  • Talent Development: The ability to effectively coach team members toward personal and professional growth.

Key Expectations for Job Performance

  • Draw on unique lived experience to help inform artistic practices and policies
  • Active participation in local and national conversations
  • Demonstration of solution-oriented thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrate commitment to ongoing individual and collective learning
  • Align human, financial, creative and physical resources while contributing to a healthy work environment
  • Intentionally evolve and iterate production practices to align production practices with antiracist principles
  • Collaborate with Artistic Director to develop new revenue streams within the production department.

Application Instructions

Please submit a resume and personal statement of purpose, which can  be written or can be submitted as an audio or video file - please use whatever format you feel best facilitates your self-expression.


For any questions about this hiring process,  please email artjobs@centerstage.org.

Hiring Process

  • Every applicant’s materials will be reviewed by the Artistic Director and the Special Artistic Coordinator.
  • The Artistic Director will conduct zoom or phone interviews (depending on access needs) with 6-8 candidates.
  • A final slate of 2-3 candidates will be invited to BCS in person to meet with members of the artistic producing and production department as well as a tour of the space.
  • Our current intention is to hire this position by July 30, 2022. However, the position will remain open if necessary.

About Baltimore Center Stage

Designated the State Theater of Maryland in 1978, Baltimore Center Stage provides the highest quality theater and programming for youth, families, and all members of our community under the leadership of Artistic Director Stephanie Ybarra. BCS ignites conversations and imaginations by producing an eclectic season of professional productions across two main stages and an intimate 99-seat theater, and through engaging and inspiring community and education programs. Everything we do at BCS is led by our core values—chief among them being Access For All. Our mission is heavily rooted in providing active and open accessibility to our Mainstage performances, as well as education initiatives and community programming to everyone regardless of barriers, be it financial, racial, orientation, or other.

Overview

Baltimore Center Stage invites applications for the position of LEARNING AND SOCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY (LSA) COORDINATOR, to join a dynamic (and often hilarious) artistic team. The LSA COORDINATOR reports to the Director of Learning and Social Accountability Janal Daniel. This is a full-time position with a focus on supporting theater programming for students in Baltimore and throughout Maryland.

Compensation Salary is $42,000 plus standard company health benefits and paid time off.

Key Responsibilities The responsibilities, competencies, and expectations outlined below are representative, not exhaustive. Responsibilities may shift as needed to best align with organizational needs.

LSA Programming Support:

  • Oversees program elements of Young Playwright’s Festival
  • Coordinates logistics for Camp BCS programming
  • Supports curriculum development
  • Strives to ensure all programs align with BCS’s mission and the mission of the LSA department, and is in service to stakeholder growth

Administration and Communication:

  • Collaborates with applicable stakeholders to coordinate scheduling
  • Supports procedure planning and adherence
  • Supports expansion, organization, and management of department contacts
  • Maintains organized and detailed department files, documents, and records systems
  • Serves as liaison with the Board’s Education Committee, including scheduling meetings, preparing materials, and taking minutes

Relationships and Social Accountability:

  • Builds, maintains, and strengthens relationships with parents, students, and educators, alike
  • Helps steward and grow partnerships with external organizations to support LSA department work and programs
  • Aids Teaching Artist management, including supporting preparation and resourcefulness
  • Supports department cohesion between program facilitators
  • Grows knowledge of state and local education policy and standards
  • Builds awareness of Baltimore communities and local issues so that BCS may play an active role in supporting its neighbors

Required Competencies

  • Cultural Competency: An understanding of Antiracism and Anti-Oppression principles and practices, and the ability to interact effectively with people of different cultures and socio-economic backgrounds
  • Communication: The ability to communicate transparently and effectively across mediums with an emphasis on interpersonal communication
  • Relationship Management: Excellent social and collaborative skills with an emphasis on building and maintaining meaningful and reciprocal relationships
  • Project Execution: The ability to employ high attention to detail to operational aspects of a project, the ability to manage multiple competing priorities, and the ability to follow through on projects
  • Relentless Curiosity: The ability to productively question the status quo and engage in solution-oriented, systems-thinking
  • Time Management: The ability to efficiently manage time, effort and decision-making skills across various programs and departmental operations

Key Expectations for Job Performance

  • Capacity building – support the department in strengthening skills, processes, and program staff training
  • Forecasting – the ability to look ahead and predict program needs and implement courses of action that align and expand organizational and departmental goals
  • Systems building and management – managing systems that support high level performance and helping to create linkages across system components to improve programming and knowledge management

Application Instructions

Please submit a resume and a statement about what learning means to you. No “cover letters” necessary. While we ask that resumes be submitted in written form, we invite applicants to submit their LSA statement via a written piece, audio, or video recording – whatever form best supports your self-expression.

Submission:

In order to help maintain an equitable process, please do not submit unsolicited candidate recommendations or directly contact the artistic staff regarding this position. For process or technical questions, please email education@centerstage.org.

Hiring Process

Every application will be reviewed by the Director of Learning and Social Accountability and then selected applications will receive interviews. First round interviews will occur on a rolling basis and will be conducted over the phone or Zoom. Final interviews will take place over Zoom meetings with additional members of the Artistic team. An offer is expected to be made in April.

About Baltimore Center Stage

Designated the State Theater of Maryland in 1978, Baltimore Center Stage provides the highest quality theater and programming for youth, families, and all members of our community under the leadership of Artistic Director Stephanie Ybarra. BCS ignites conversations and imaginations by producing an eclectic season of professional productions across two main stages and an intimate 99-seat theater, and through engaging and inspiring community and education programs. Everything we do at BCS is led by our core values—chief among them being Access For All. Our mission is heavily rooted in providing active and open accessibility to our Mainstage performances, as well as education initiatives and community programming to everyone regardless of barriers, be it financial, racial, orientation, or other.

Baltimore Center Stage