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Production Manager/Coordinator For the Bearded Ladies Cabaret

Painted Bride Art Center

The Bearded Ladies Cabaret Seeks a Part Time - Full Time Production Coordinator

The Bearded Ladies Cabaret is looking for a production coordinator to join our staff and provide continual oversight of production needs over a theatrical season and in between projects on an ongoing basis and would Production Manage smaller events. Large events would require the hiring of a unique Production Manager reporting to this position, or would have a first-refusal right for Production Managment contracts for an additional fee.  Position is part time initially with good full time potential.


  • A collaborative spirit and ability to both schedule and meet deadlines
  • A clear and responsive communicator
  • A generally positive demeanor when approaching challenges
  • The ability to lead and oversee a team toward a common goal
  • A passion for a collaborative, team-oriented work environment
  • The ability to both identify and solve problems creatively as they arise
  • Experience with product and equipment sourcing, budgeting, hiring, and theatrical production management from inception to completion.
  • Working knowledge of all aspects of technical theater including but not limited to lighting, sound, set, and costume is strongly preferred.
  • Preference for applicants with extensive production management or stage management experience (3 years or more)
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Dropbox, and Google Drive functionality
  • Comfort with gender and identity politics in discussion and practice

Other Requirements:

  • Must love the word “Queer”
  • Must be available on some nights and weekends
  • Must be willing to make a one-year commitment to the position

Limited Job Description:

  • Maintaining and creating systems of organization so information is easily accessible and sharable within the company
  • Attend monthly Company Meetings and weekly staff meetings as your schedule allows
  • Manage the budget for productions, large and small, in collaboration with General Manager
  • Aid General Manager, Artistic Director, and Associate Director in organizing and preparing for future productions by assessing the current needs and assets and anticipating future ones
  • Serve as Production Manager for small individual projects or promotional events
  • Facilitate communication between venues, producers, Bearded Ladies’ staff, and production personnel
  • Hire and manage production staff (Stage Managers, TDs, stage hands, etc.) and ensure all are on task and on budget
  • Aid General Manager in contracting and payment of artists, designers, venues, etcetera
  • Create and update production calendars and distribute to production staff
  • Acquisition, organization and maintenance of storage space for local and touring shows for props, set, sound gear and costumes
  • Work with General Manager to make shipping, travel and accommodations arrangement for tours and guest artists

What we offer:

  • A flexible 15  hr/week schedule (dependent on production-specific needs). A minimum of 5 hours must be in the Bearded Ladies Office.  Solid potential for this to turn into a full time position.
  • Salary commensurate with experience.
  • Access to an amazing community of artists, performers, dreamers, and builders
  • Right of first refusal for larger project Production Management Contracts at an additional contract rate

Who you might be:

A flexible thinker who loves organizing in unusual settings. Assertive, self-disciplined, communicative, and organized. You are hungry for a challenge and a family of creative collaborators. You are not intimidated by spreadsheets or cardboard. You are someone who knows their schedule, their time and what they can accomplish, and you enjoy a good facial hair pun.

Who we are:

We are a Philadelphia-based experimental cabaret company that is gaining momentum quickly. Our work is a hybrid between cabaret and devised theater; we often use popular culture, nostalgia, pleasure and spectacle to tackle hard, meaningful questions about contemporary identity.

Upcoming Projects Include:

  • Tours of our existing work outside of Philadelphia
  • Development of our new project, The Poison Cookie Jar (website and installation)
  • Our annual Bastille Day show, which has a huge talking baguette in it.

Learn more through your screen or look out for our next performance.




To Apply

To Apply:

Please submit a thoughtful cover letter telling us what makes you the next Bearded Production Manager, a resume, and two references to Incomplete applications will not be considered. While this is a rolling application process, due to the timing of our season, applications submitted before October 1st will be given priority consideration.

No phone calls please. EOE