Wakefield Repertory Theatre

PO Box 1738
Wakefield, MA 01880

Date Posted:
January 17, 2019

Eastern Massachusetts



Production Manager for Middle School Theatre Program

Wakefield Repertory Theatre is a non-profit organization started in 1991 by former Wakefield High School theatre teacher Ron Chibaro and Tom Merchant who organized the Wakefield Community Education program for many years. WRT is dedicated to bringing great community theatre to Wakefield and its surrounding towns.The 2019 Summer Program will produce its 35th full stage youth musical production and 90th stage show for the organization. Past youth shows include Peter Pan, Annie, Alice in Wonderland, Seussical the Musical, and Willy Wonka.

Wakefield Repertory Youth Theatre (WRYT) is a 6-week, immersive theatre summer program for children ages 10 – 14. The program exposes students to the theatre craft through auditions, rehearsals, and workshops that culminate in a full-scale musical production. Auditions are held early June. The program this year will run weekdays from last week in June through first week of August. Program for students runs 8 am to 2 pm, staff is to be there 7:30 am to 2:30 pm, estimated 35 hours per week. Tech week may have extended hours.

Program and performances are held at Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School, 350 Lynn Fells Parkway, Melrose, MA in a modern, air-conditioned facility.

The Production Manager is the administrative and communication lead responsible for the following aspects of the program:

  • Will assist in maintaining all the rules, regulations and policies of the program.

  • Will assist as needed to ensure the success of the program, including participating in the creation of the break-out workshops and identifying speakers, as needed.

  • Track paperwork received from students; follow up on missing forms.

  • Will ensure that all staff members are working within the guidelines for their positions, as well as the budgets allotted to them.

  • Will assist all volunteer-run committees such as: Front of House, Program Design, Box Office, Hair and Makep-up and Props, reaching out to parents and arranging volunteers to support each committee as well as making sure that there are a sufficient number of Backstage Chaperones during all performances.

  • Will help coordinate and attend all auditions. This will involve creating and updating audition folder materials in advance of auditions and printing and collating folders.

  • Responsible for all communication to parents during program through:

    • Weekly newsletters sent out on Friday afternoon via email and posted to the private Facebook Group

    • Urgent communications (only) via email as necessary

    • 1-2 photos posted daily from program to private Facebook Group and Instagram account

  • Will coordinate with the Artistic Director, Music Director, Choreographer, and Stage Manager in scheduling and conducting Production Meetings as necessary and appropriate, and in ensuring the timely and effective execution of all such aspects of the production. Will take notes (or ask Assistant Production Manager or an intern) and submit to Board Liaison.

  • Will be present and cooperate in all promotional activities for WRT/WRYT during program dates (June 1 to August 7).

  • Will work with Assistant Production Manager and/or Interns to write student bios based on the Bio Forms students must turn in.

  • Will work with Assistant Production Manager and/or Interns to decorate school lobby with student bios and photos from program to make a welcoming space for show audience.

  • Will assist in communicating appropriate deadlines for program ad sales, production staff bio submissions, special thanks, message to seniors, and final proofreading of program book.

  • Will cooperate and respect all staff members, including listening to and incorporating their ideas into the production.

  • Will work closely with the Assistant Production Manager to guide them in understanding the full Director-level role for which they are shadowing.

  • Will mentor all Assistants and Interns to enhance their experience as part of the program.

  • Must be tech-savvy! Must have working knowledge of Google Docs, email, newsletters, and social media

  • Will be required to attend all mandatory meetings, training(s), and technical rehearsals.

  • Will be subject to a CORI background check.

  • Must be 16+

How To Apply:

Please send resume and cover letter toinfo@wakefieldrep.org

For more information about Wakefield Repertory Theatre visit www.wakefieldrep.org.

Apply by:
March 14, 2019
About this Organization:
Wakefield Repertory Theatre is a non-profit, community theatre serving Wakefield and its surrounding towns. The Mission of Wakefield Repertory Theatre is to build and sustain a lasting forum within the community for all to participate in the exploration and enjoyment of the theatrical arts.