Drama Operations and Production Manager
University of Virginia

Charlottesville, Virginia

Posted in Education and Training


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The University of Virginia's Department of Drama seeks applicants for the position of Operations and Production Manager. This twelve-month position will support year-round facilities operations and rentals, and academic-year theatre productions.

The Drama Operations and Production Manager is responsible for production, facilities, and venue management. This includes year-round supervision of facilities rentals; year-round operations support of Drama facilities; and production support of academic-year performances in the Department of Drama and Dance.

The Drama Building is a state-of-the-art theatre complex, which includes the 520-seat Culbreth Theatre with proscenium stage, the flexible 160 to 200-seat Helms Theatre, and the 300-seat Ruth Caplin Theatre, a thrust theatre. The Drama Building also houses classrooms with state-of-the-art technology, studio space, costume and scene shops. For more information on the Department of Drama, visit https://drama.virginia.edu/.

A Bachelor's Degree is required. One year of experience working in technical theatre production, space/facilities management, or a related field is required. Must be able to solve problems and deal effectively with competing priorities in a timely manner. Must be able to read, analyze, and interpret procedures and regulations specific to the technical theatre process. Must be able to effectively communicate with and respond to a diverse audience that includes faculty, staff, students, and professional theatre artists. Must be committed to a safe and equitable work environment. Preference will be given to candidates with a Master's of Fine Arts in Theatre with a focus in technology or stage management, or with four to seven years of experience working in technical theatre production, stage management, or facilities management.

The expected salary for this position is $48,000 to $52,000 commensurate with experience and qualifications. This is an Exempt level, benefited position. For more information on the benefits at UVA, visit hr.virginia.edu/benefits.

Review of applications begins February 9, 2023. This position will remain open until filled. The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to making a final offer of employment.

This position requires extensive desktop computer use and occasional travel. Employee will be required to lift various weights, climb ladders and stairs in order to complete jobs.

To Apply:

Please apply through Workday, and search for R0044310. Internal applicants must apply through their UVA Workday profile by searching 'Find Jobs.' Complete an application online with the following documents:

  • CV
  • Cover letter

Upload all materials into the resume submission field, multiple documents can be submitted into this one field. Alternatively, merge all documents into one PDF for submission. Applications that do not contain all required documents will not receive consideration.

References will be completed via UVA's standardized process Skill Survey. A total of five references will be requested via SkillSurvey during the final phase of the interview process.

For additional information about the position, please contact Richard Will at rw6w@virginia.edu. For questions about the application process, please contact Melanie Sponaugle, Academic Recruiter, at unw5dq@virginia.edu.

For more information about UVA and the Charlottesville community please see http://www.virginia.edu/life/charlottesville and https://embarkcva.com/


COVID Vaccination Requirement and Guidelines

Please visit the UVA COVID-19 Job Requirements and Guidelines webpage prior to applying for current information regarding vaccination requirements and guidelines for employment at UVA.

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician's Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.


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