PRODUCTION MANAGER                   

Mudlark Theater is seeking to hire a Production Manager for a year-round staff position that will oversee the production activities of the theater.



  • Hire designers, manage and create production schedules, and provide financial oversight for Mudlark Mainstage and Studio productions.

  • Supervise the purchase and rental of all theatrical materials and equipment in coordination with designers and technical personnel.

  • Maintain and safeguard the technical assets of the theater, including supervising the use of lighting & sound equipment, tools, scenic stock, and the use and maintenance of stage facilities.

  • Ensure that all designers meet deadlines, adhere to industry safety requirements, and stay within production budgets.

  • Consult with lead teaching artist in Mudlark’s School Residency programs for in-school performances.

  • Orient facility renters and visiting productions to Mudlark’s two stages (Noyes Street Theatre and the Red Curtain Theater).

  • Attend and manage tech rehearsals, load in, and strike as needed.

  • Attend bimonthly staff meetings.



  • An excellent working knowledge of technical theater and production management.

  • Strong organizational and planning skills with an exemplary attention to detail.

  • Self-motivated worker who genuinely enjoys working in a collaborative artistic environment.

  • Demonstrates strong understanding of the design process and ability to mentor and manage designers in a positive and thorough manner.

  • 2-3 years of experience working in the Chicago theater scene.

  • Must have a valid driver's license.

  • Access to a reliable vehicle and an interest in mentoring youth and emerging designers is a plus.


Start Date: September 2019

Compensation: Salaried position commensurate with experience. Production Manager will start at 60 hours a month. Note: There is also the possibility of additional compensation for Scenic Design, Box Office, Teaching Artist work, or House Management. 


Interested applicants should email a resume and brief cover letter to Christina Lepri the Managing Director at by July 28, 2019.

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Role: Mudlark is looking for teaching artists with strong backgrounds in improv and theatre, and a passion for working with youth. The ideal candidate has worked with elementary or middle school students in after school arts programs. A car is a plus, but not required as many of our schools are accessible by public transit.
Compensation: Per-class stipend.

Interested applicants should email resumes and cover letters to Felix at


Dates: Immediately through Mid-May 2019

Times:  Classes are approx. 1 hour, once a week between 3PM-5PM, in Evanston schools.

Role: We’re looking for assistant teaching artists with a strong background in acting and a passion for working with youth. The ideal candidate will have experience as an actor or improviser and at least some prior experience working with elementary and middle school students, as well as the goal of becoming a lead teaching artist. A car is a plus, but not required. Many of our schools are accessible by public transit.

Stipend available, depending on experience. Interested applicants should email resumes to Felix at

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