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Baltimore Symphony Orchestra seeks Production Manager

The Production Manager works to ensure production quality and the effective realization of the organization’s artistic vision within the financial parameters set by the board-approved budget.

Reporting to the Director of Operations, the Production Manager monitors the production stage crew for all BSO and JMSH concert events, including classical and pops subscription programs, special events, education programs, run-outs, and summer programming, as well as rentals & presentations and marketing & development events.


  • Stagehands


  • Ensuring professionalism and productivity of stage crew as well as compliance with AFM and IATSE collective bargaining agreements
  • Working with the Director of Operations and stage crews at JMSH and Strathmore to maximize the performance of acoustic, lighting, sound, riser systems, and other technical aspects of performances
  • Supervising stage crew for all load ins, rehearsals, performances, and load outs
  • Supervising stage crew for all run-out concerts, orchestra fee engagements, event rentals, and occasional tours
  • Ensuring all stage work is completed in a safe and timely manner
  • Ensuring fulfillment of stagehand labor requirements
  • With Director, reviewing stagehand biweekly payroll
  • With Director, developing and maintaining all crew schedules and ensuring distribution in adherence to IATSE collective bargaining agreement
  • Monitoring and recording all stage crew hours, breaks, penalties and overtime
  • Scheduling trucking needs for Strathmore and other run-out performances
  • Monitoring vendor deliveries/pickups for all operations/production needs
  • Leading weekly production meetings with crew and other operations staff
  • Staffing orchestra services and BSO presentations in concert duty rotation with other General Manager staff, including:
    • Monitoring temperature and humidity of stage during rehearsals and performances and making HVAC system adjustments as necessary to ensure compliance with AFM collective bargaining agreement
    • Coordinating with other members of the General Manager staff to ensure performances run smoothly
    • Coordinating communication between front of house and backstage
    • Completing event reports following each performance
  • Other duties as assigned


  • A minimum of two (2) years increasingly responsible stage/production management experience
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and to exercise sound judgment
  • Requires strong organizational skills and the ability to multi-task and maintain high quality and high safety standards
  • Must demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively and professionally both orally and in writing
  • Demonstrated technical production experience at a strong artistic level
  • Demonstrated experience with labor union practices and labor relations required
  • Requires some knowledge of stage lighting, rigging and sound, and familiarity with theater practices, equipment, and facilities
  • Must demonstrate a flexible and collaborative work style and have the ability to interact professionally with a wide variety of constituents
  • Knowledge of classical music and symphonic repertoire


  • Competitive salary negotiable, commensurate with qualifications and experience
  • A benefits package that includes
  • Health insurance, at low cost to the employee
  • Dental, Life, and Long-Term Disability Insurance, paid entirely by the BSO
  • Generous paid time off, including annual, personal, and sick leave
  • 403(b) Plan
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Employee Assistance Program



Interested candidates should submit inquiries to [email protected].

Employer Name:
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Job Title:
Production Manager
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Employer Contact Information:
[email protected]
Job Submission Requirements:
Interested candidates should submit inquiries to [email protected]

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