Production Manager


Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company is looking for a resident Production Manager July 1, 2022. 

Production Manager 

Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company, a contemporary dance company established in 1964, seeks an organized, detail oriented, communicative and personable candidate with experience in stage and production management. 

Description: Working closely with the Ririe-Woodbury Artistic Director, the Production Manager is responsible for maintaining the highest production value possible for Company performances and relevant outreach activities. PM coordinates and supervises all aspects of the Company’s productions in Salt Lake City and on state, national and international tours. 

Duties include: stage manager for all performances, base repertory lighting plot, on stage operations, performances, calling the shows, assisting with tour travel, stage managers prompt book, budgeting, and activities generally commensurate with this position


  • Two years experience as stage manager and production manager including crew supervision, sponsor contacts and follow through, and tour management
  • Props design and construction
  • Working knowledge of projection and video systems and playback software (QLab)
  • Working knowledge of sound systems
  • Lighting Design a plus 

Physical Requirements: 

  • Moderate pushing, pulling, lifting
  • Ability to lift up to 75-100 lbs on a regular basis
  • Valid driver's license necessary
  • Must be able to secure a passport 


  • Legal Status to work in the US
  • COVID Vaccination 

Start Date: 

July 1, 2022

2022-23 Season 

25 weeks minimum.  Up to 40 weeks possible (July 1 - June 30) 

Some evenings and weekends are required


As a Ririe-Woodbury Employee, the Production Manager is required to adhere to the terms of all of the Company’s Policies. 


Compensation: Pay starting at $900.00 per week. 

Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer 

To Apply: Send cover letter, resume, and three professional references to  

Subject: PM Application 

Full Job Description 

Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company Production Manager / Stage Manager / Lighting Supervisor 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 

Stage Management: 

  • Supervise and coordinate all activities onstage before, during and after each performance, both at home and on tour.
  • Responsible for maintaining a safe working environment for RWDC productions \
  • Coordinate production schedule with artistic staff
  • Archiving new dances and producing call sheets, track sheets, lighting notes, etc.
  • Being present at rehearsal, as needed, to learn the repertory to facilitate cueing.
  • Recreating older works from videos and files.
  • Coordinate new productions with designers and artistic / production staff.
  • Calling IA#99 crews and submitting IA#99 payrolls to the RWDC accountant for payment (not UTP!).
  • Interfacing with Salt Lake County regarding local production schedules.
  • Purchasing supplies, props, and other materiel as needed.
  • Submitting purchase receipts and petty cash reports to accounting. 

Technical Direction: 

  • Maintaining the company equipment and props.
  • Assist with budget setting, forecast production costs, research lighting and special purchase needs.
  • Maintain and organize the company’s storage area.
  • Maintain company sound tracks and coordinate the creation of new tracks, as needed.
  • Building, or arranging for the building of new props and scenery.
  • Arrange for props and or scenery for rehearsals as needed. 

Lighting Supervision: 

  • Calling the lighting focus of the plots at load-in.
  • Maintaining the lighting paperwork.
  • Design lights for company special events / one-off performances (i.e., fund raiser)
  • Coordinating lighting info with designers
  • Lighting console operation 

Advancing tours: 

  • Prepping light plots based upon local inventory.
  • Act as a liaison between sponsors/presenter and RWDC to communicate RWDC’s technical needs, and obtain, organize and disseminate technical information.
  • Consulting with artistic director regarding the idiosyncrasies of any upcoming theatres, and the effects they may have on repertory to be performed.
  • Setting crew schedules and requirements.
  • Consulting with booking manager regarding tour schedules.
  • Solving problems with the house crews before the company arrives.
  • Prepping the freight for shipment.
  • Coordinating freight shipments, deliveries, and pick-ups 


  • The ability to obtain a passport and a driver’s license.
  • File and manage ATA Carnets (customs documents)
  • Willingness to travel nationally and abroad.
  • Working with local crews to set up the show, focus the lights, enter the cues into the board, set up any props or scenery, arrange for dancers needs, direct local crews in their tasks, etc. 
  • Have or find out the answers to myriad questions.

  • Introduce the dancers to each individual theatre space, ie. and safety discussion based upon each space. 

  • Run the tech rehearsal and level setting with A.D. 

  • Call the show. 

  • Strike, load-out and move onto the next venue. 

    Post tour: 

  • Receive freight from shipping company. 

  • Unpack and maintain whatever needs to be maintained 

  • Prep for the next tour 


  • Reports to Executive Director and Artistic Director 

  • Maintain Company van 

  • Attend mandatory social events as a member and representative of the Company. 

    Bonus Skills: 

  • Audio editing – proficiency with QLab a bonus 

  • Video editing 

  • Lighting design 

  • Rigging 

  • Foreign language (Spanish, French, or Italian)