DEPARTMENT: Production

POSITION: Director of Production

REPORTS TO: Dual Report to Managing Director and Artistic Director

JOB TYPE: Exempt, Full Time

START DATE: August 2023

COMPENSATION: $75,000 to $90,000/per year


ABOUT: 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.




Mission: The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis creates bridges between people in the St Louis region and beyond through expertly crafted theatrical experiences that are joyful, unique, inspiring, and thought-provoking.


Vision: The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis will be a welcoming home where a full spectrum of artists and audiences courageously engage with one another and expand their appreciation and understanding of the world.


Values: Collective Excellence, Equity and Anti-Racism, Resource Stewardship for Sustainability and Growth, Life-Long Learning



As a member of the senior staff, the Director of Production is responsible for furthering the goals and strategic vision of The Rep through our production work. The Director of Production should provide leadership and accountability for production staffing, supervision, evaluation, planning and logistical coordination, budgeting and financial control.  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

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.


  • Hiring and supervision of all production department heads and technical staff, including scenery, props, paint, costumes, sound, electrics and stage management.
  • Serve as liaison between the production and administrative departments.
  • Collaborate with directors and designers to ensure the artistic vision of each production can be achieved within the available resources of time and budget.
  • Monitor the progress of each department throughout the production process on each show and maintain communication between departments.
  • Prepare, monitor and report on production budgets for each show.
  • Coordinate the development of the master calendar and production-specific schedules and deadlines; monitor inter-production department scheduling as needed.
  • Advise on capital purchases and upgrades.
  • Serve as the liaison between The Rep and Webster University Conservatory of Theatre Arts.
    • Coordination of student casting and crew assignments.
    • Coordination of shared theatre, shop and warehouse space.
  • Principal liaison between The Rep and Opera Theatre of Saint Louis.
    • Coordination of rehearsal space needs.
    • Coordination of shared equipment and resources.
  • Participate in strategic planning for the production department and the organization as a whole.
  • Work with development and education departments on various events.
  • Work with artistic director and managing director on season planning and budgeting.
  • Coordination and oversight of The Rep’s vehicles.


  • Five years’ experience in production management, technical theatre or related work.
  • A self-motivated individual, able to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Understanding of the artistic process.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong organization, prioritization, and time management skills.
  • Capacity to solve problems and engage in creative thinking about challenges.
  • Experience with budgeting and scheduling.
  • Knowledge and experience working with theatrical unions (AEA, USA, IATSE). Working knowledge of LORT-AEA and LORT-USA contracts is desirable.
  • Ability to manage and supervise a variety of personalities.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines.


Candidates should submit a cover letter (include where you saw this job posting) and resume to No phone calls please.  Applications will be accepted in Word or PDF format.  Subject line should read: Last Name, First Name – Director of Production.