Double Edge Theatre

948 Conway Road
Ashfield, MA 01330

Date Posted:
February 22, 2023

Western Massachusetts



Production Manager


Double Edge Theatre (DE) creates original theatre in its rural Farm Center in Ashfield, MA. We fuse the highest caliber of artistic work, a deep love of the natural environment, and an unwavering faith in human potential. We value awareness of the earth around us as essential to the ability to invent, cultivate, witness -- and to share a communal meal, or fruit from the trees, or an intimate conversation. Double Edge is a place of demand, deep research and development outside the rigid structures of institution, academia, and form. It is a place of continuous experimentation and necessary risk taking. Our work includes indoor performances that have toured nationally and internationally; an annual site-specific Summer Spectacle at our Farm Center in Ashfield, incorporating myth and folktale with daring circus arts; and performance festivals such as The Magdalena Project and an outdoor festival presented together with our partner organizations.
Double Edge Theatre is seeking a Production Manager to join the company on a long-term, part-time basis, with the potential to grow into a full-time role. This position works onsite in Ashfield, MA in collaboration with the Producing team, Lighting Supervisor, and Operations Director.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Overall management of all production related details

  • Overseeing performance venues, training/rehearsal spaces, and outdoor sites

  • Review and negotiation of technical riders of artists presented at DE

  • Creation of all technical riders for DE artist performances

  • Rental or purchase of all required equipment;

  • Selection, training, mentorship, and oversight of all temporary crew members

  • Scheduling, hiring technical vendors, and assigning work study students and interns to oversee low-tech projects for presenting and festival events, which may include work-in-progress showings, lecture-demonstrations, and symposia

  • Collaborating with the Producing Team on performance and event planning and schedules and advancing the technical requirements, in person and/or via phone, Slack and email

  • Interfacing with the DE production team to ready spaces for incoming events and performances

  • Attendance at weekly and monthly meetings leading up to planned events as well as scheduled as needed

Salary: $30,000 per annum
Hours:This is a part-time position, with the potential to grow into a full-time role. Expected average hours of 20 hours per week, with flexibility to increase hours in certain production heavy times and lessen hours in quieter periods. The distribution of hours will be determined in advance with the Producing Team.

Accommodations on the DE property in a private room in housing that is shared with staff and artists are negotiable. Meals at DE are included for the Summer Spectacle months (June-August) and some events and festivals.

Double Edge Theatre is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to providing equal and inclusive opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, genetics, disability, or any other basis prohibited by state or federal law. DE is committed to equity and inclusion and encourages applicants from all backgrounds to submit materials.

COVID vaccination is required as a condition of employment for all staff. Reasonable accommodations will be considered. A person is fully vaccinated for COVID-19 more than 2 weeks after having received the second dose in a 2-dose series (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna), or more than 2 weeks after having received a single-dose vaccine (Johnson and Johnson [J&J]/Janssen).


Desired skills and experience:

  • Personnel management experience

  • Strong sense of organization and clear communication

  • Ability to anticipate and see both the larger picture and the details of multi-departmental projects and workflow

  • Facility with GSuite, Qlab, Vectorworks and Lightwright

How To Apply:
Applicants should submit a resume, a short letter of interest, and three references to by April 7th. Please write Production Manager Position in the subject line.
Apply by:
April 07, 2023
$30,000 /
About this Organization:

Double Edge Theatre's mission is to create a 'living culture' by developing the highest quality of original theatre performance, based on the long-term imaginative work of its ensemble of artists and their rich interaction with the communities in which the work takes place—and by cultivating a permanent center of performance, training, research, and cultural exchange at The Farm in Ashfield, Massachusetts.