POSITION: Artistic Producer


REPORTS TO: Artistic Director, Co-Manages Artistic Associate

JOB TYPE: Full Time


START DATE: July-August 2024

SALARY: $65,000


The Rep is the St. Louis region’s most honored live professional theatre company. Founded in 1966, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis is a fully professional theatrical operation belonging to the League of Resident Theatres, The League of St. Louis Theatres and is a constituent member of Theatre Communications Group, Inc., the national service organization for the not-for-profit professional theatre.



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Our Artistic Producer reports directly to the Artistic Director and will oversee all of the producing and casting of the Mainstage and Studio productions at the organization. The Artistic Producer will serve on the senior producing and management team, and will also be a consistent public face for The Rep along with the rest of the Artistic Team. The Artistic Producer will maintain communication channels within the organization and will work closely with all departments to manage flow of information, allotment of resources and calendar management for the season. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, support and/or management of the following areas: pre-production planning an d hiring, casting, active production oversight and oversight and management of artistic budgets. This role also co-manages and is provided assistance by the Artistic Associate. Health, dental and vision insurance

The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis is committed to creating a culturally diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

We offer a strong compensation package including but not limited to: Health, dental and vision insurance, FSA Plan, 2 weeks of paid vacation in the first year of employment, 3 weeks per year after the first year, 403(b) Retirement Plan.




  • Lead producer for all Mainstage, TYA and Studio productions.
  • In collaboration with the Artistic Director, develop and support creative teams for all productions.
  • Work with Artistic Director and Director of Production on season calendar and scheduling.
  • Hire Stage Management teams for all productions.
  • Have an understanding of all LORT CBA’s.
  • Attend weekly Production Department Head meetings and weekly Production meetings.
  • Work with the Artistic Director to ensure artistic quality of all the productions and act in the AD’s stead when requested.
  • Collaborate regularly with Artistic Director in the execution of AD’s vision across the organization.
  • Support Company Management with artist hospitality and care in addition to delegating components of artistic support to the Artistic Associate as needed. 


  • Act as lead casting director for auditions, including scheduling and facilitating with actors and AEA locally and nationally.
  • Act as liaison between casting directors and artistic personnel to create audition schedules which fulfill AEA requirements and the needs of each production.
  • Attend auditions, locally and nationally as needed by the Artistic Director.
  • Scout talent in St. Louis by attending local productions.

Season Planning

  • Work with Artistic Director and Director of Production on selecting and budgeting future seasons.
  • As required, read, see and/or identify potential titles to produce in The Rep’s season.
  • Help to identify emerging performers, directors, choreographers, playwrights etc by attending productions both locally and nationally as needed.

Community Engagement + LACE

  • Act as LACE team’s go-to person for production support as needed within the Artistic Department. 
  • Attend weekly LACE meeting with Artistic Team, call and facilitate additional meeting on TYA production components if needed. 
  • Support the Artistic and Production teams with the Artistic Associate producing the TYA Story2Stage Festival and ITC.  


  • Maintain responsibility with the Artistic Director for both the Artistic office annual budget, as well as the artistic portion of the production budgets in conversation with the producing team. 
  • Share management of direct report, the Artistic Associate, as agreed upon with the Artistic Director.
  • Occasionally support the Development Department by attending and hosting donor events with the Artistic Team if needed. Hire talent for the annual benefit gala in collaboration with the Artistic Director and chairs. 
  • Support the Marketing department by contributing to newsletters, brochures, and programs with the Artistic Director if needed. Attend and coordinate talent for publicity events as needed. 
  • Make live curtain speeches when necessary. 



  • Excellent collaborator and communicator
  • Experience managing the needs of various constituencies at once
  • Commitment to leading with Equity, Diversity and Inclusion principles
  • Commitment to and a strong sense of the St. Louis community 
  • Exceptional human relations skills; tact and diplomacy are essential
  • Successful candidates identify as proactive, self-starters
  • Excellent Time Management, or the ability to use time and resources effectively to achieve desired results in an agreed upon timeline is crucial
  • Flexibility- or agility in the ability to effectively support projects that will look different on a day-to-day basis, is meaningful to the success of this role, as is anticipatory Problem Solving – the ability to collaborate with the rest of the team to get-ahead of any issues that arise.
  • Ability to inspire confidence and trust
  • Strong budgeting skills
  • Integrity and discretion
  • Professional experience as a Producer, Artistic Director or Associate, and/or Line Producer.



  • Possesses excellent computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe, Google Docs, Dropbox, Zoom, Teams and other various computer programs.
  • Has experience in a fast-paced office environment.
  • A love for the arts and theatre is a plus!
  • Strong analysis and comfort with vocabulary regarding Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.
  • Strong proofreading skills
  • Has the ability to work effectively and independently while handling multiple priorities and deadlines.



This position requires the ability to work seated and standing for several hours at a time. Some filing is required. The work environment is an air-conditioned, smoke-free, office environment. This position routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets, and fax machines. This position may require local, day travel. Working hours are generally during the day time, but will vary depending on company needs.


This job description is designed to provide a general overview of the job’s requirements. It does not entail a comprehensive listing of all activities, duties, or responsibilities that will be required. The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis reserves the right to modify this job description at any time, including assigning or reassigning job duties or deleting this position.



Candidates should submit a cover letter (include where you saw this job posting) and resume to associateartisticdirectorsearch@repstl.org. No phone calls please. Applications will be accepted in Word or PDF format. Subject line should read: Last Name, First Name – Associate Artistic Director. Priority consideration will be given to candidates submitting prior to June 13th.