PROTOTYPE is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Applicants from populations underrepresented in the theater field are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, familial status, sexual orientation, national origin, ability, age, or veteran status.


Reporting to PROTOTYPE’s Producer and working closely with the Festival the Production Manager shall:

  • Serve as the key technical liaison between the festival, its designers, and its venues.
  • Oversee the construction of content as needed (scenery, projection, lighting, etc.)
  • Determine backline rental needs
  • Plan and execute the load in and load out of all projects, as well as technical rehearsal needs.
  • Track festival budget to manage line items such as cartage, storage, labor, etc.
  • Manage local and off-site storage facility


  • Minimum 3-5 years of Production Management experience in the Performing Arts
  • Knowledge of the New York City cultural community
  • Fluency in VectorWorks and AutoCAD software a plus
  • Valid driver’s license with experience in driving cargo vans / box trucks (required)

The position requires consultation work in summer with production advance work through the fall. Hours and workload intensify from November-January. There are vacation moratoriums for this position between December 1-23, 2022 and January 2-20, 2023. 

To apply:

Please send your cover letter and resume to sarah@prototypefestival.org and include your last name and the position title in the subject line: for example, “Jones – Production Manager.” Include your cover letter and resume as attachments titled “YourNameLetter” and “YourNameResume.”