The Performing Arts Division at Alfred University invites applicants for a Professor of Practice in Production Management to begin January 2022. 

The primary role of the Production Manager is to support the Performing Arts Division. The Production Manager will provide operational, logistical, and technical support for Division and agreed-upon University events that take place within the Miller Performing Arts Center and Theater .They will collaborate with faculty and staff on Performing Arts Division productions for effective and efficient use of the facilities. The Production Manager will have responsibilities in the following broad areas:

  1. Facility scheduling, season planning, budgets, and daily operations to maintain capabilities and meet production requirements.
  2. Production manage individual productions and events.
  3. Teaching stage management, production management, with possible addition of tech theatre courses (lighting & projection} and the operations of a performing arts organization through demonstrating professional practices, working with students, and teaching classes.


  • Management
    • Lead the Performing Arts Division in production planning.
    • Oversee all production operational support in the MPAC.
    • Assist in the planning and execution of events in the MPAC.
    • Schedule PAD events in the MPAC and lead the creation of the season production schedule for Performing Arts. Spaces for PAD productions include, but are not limited to the Miller Theater and the CD Smith Ill Theatre.
    • Organize and manage technical and front of house support for events in the MPAC.
    • Implement and maintain box office and ticketing.
    • Provide marketing support; proofing, printing and disseminating posters; assisting in the compiling, formatting and printing programs.
    • Review all contracts and tech riders for guest artists/performers and make sure all agreements are upheld.
    • Manage facility and production budgets.
    • Work with Unit Head and Technical Director on developing department goals and long range plans.
    • Work with the Technical Director to manage facility maintenance and improvement needs.
    • Schedule and run production meetings for MPAC as a whole, and for specific productions and events.
  • Teaching
    • Serve as member of the Performance Design and Technology department, participate in supporting curriculum, advising, recruiting, and student portfolio and resume development.
    • Teach one class a semester, stage management/production management with possible addition of tech theatre courses {lighting & projection).
    • Advise the student stage management team on each production or event.
    • Help recruit, train, and support student production teams.
    • Be a liaison for students looking for summer employment, internships, and careers in Performing Arts and related fields.

This position requires nights and weekends


  • Master's Degree in theatre production management or related area preferred. Parallel degrees are also considered.
  • Minimum of three years of  experience in performing arts operations in a professional theater or university performing arts setting. 
  • Experience in production management/operations, budgeting, facility management, stage management, and running crews made of employees, sub­ contracted employees, and students.
  • Effective communication skills both written and verbal diplomacy in order to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.
  • Computer Skills: Microsoft Office (specifically Excel, and/or other budgeting software}, Computer Aided Drafting software (eg. AutoCAD or Vectorworks or SketchUp}
  • Experience working with students, staff, and faculty and the ability to lead student crews and provide training as necessary.
  • Ability to assist all levels of student, departmental, and external performers and presenters from professional to novice.
  • A working knowledge of all aspects of production: lighting, sound, video, rigging, costumes, and staffing, as well as in depth knowledge of one or more areas.

To Apply, Please Submit:

  • Letter of Interest
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Sample Syllabus
  • Teaching/Working Philosophy which addresses diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Contact Information (phone and email) for three references

Position begins – January 2022. Review of applications begins Oct. 1. For more information: D. Chase Angier, Chair of Performing Arts ([email protected])



Alfred University actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee, student or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, gender identification or expression, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, military or veteran status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction status, political affiliation or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Protected veterans, minorities and women are encouraged to apply.