Free Street Call for Production Manager in Collaboration with Night Out In The Parks

Free Street Theater seeks 1 Production Manager to collaborate with our Night Out In The Parks performers on administrative tasks and designer relations, related to the following Free Street production. For more information on the position, and Free Street Theater, please see the google doc linked below. We recommend reading this through before filling out the form. This form serves as the application in lieu of a traditional cover letter and resume format.

Schedule, initiate and maintain communication according to the Production Calendar with the Director of Programs, Props Designer and Performers via email, phone call or in person meetings on a weekly basis.
Source, purchase, arrange repairs, testing or borrowing of any tools or items needed throughout the Tech or Performance Week.
During and leading up to Tech and Performance week be in communication on a daily basis with the entire team.
Photograph all receipts, track budget expenses in real time and send them to the supervising manager of the project.
Visit, survey and document with Designers the various park sites to create a community specific plan of action on the day of each event.
Confirm all promotional materials and links are created, distributed and live before Performance week.
Document and store in the Free Street Theater Google Drive, all production related materials, in preparation for leading the Post Mortem meeting and conversation.

Ideal start date May 15 2022.
Weekly Production Meetings May 15 - August 11 2022
Shows: Tech July 19-22 2022, Performance Dates: July 26, 27, 28, 29 2022
Additional meeting and support hours, as needed and scheduled per team availability.

You will be compensated with an honorarium of $1500.
We calculate honorariums by multiplying $15 times your estimated time, in hours, on the project.

A Note: Free Street prioritizes hiring people who have lived experience with/in Chicago's BIPOC communities, particularly in neighborhoods on the South and West sides of the city, and we are a queer/feminist/BIPOC-led organization directly committed to challenging Chicago's racial and economic segregation. Free Street pays everyone who works with us a minimum of $15/hr. Particularly for Production Manager roles, we value a wide-range of experience that does not have to be directly related to theater - a Virgo, a parent, or a manager of any kind, for example, may have the skills you need to be successful in this role. While Free Street is a bilingual English/Spanish organization, proficiency in English is a must for these roles. For more information about Free Street, please visit our website at

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Free Street prioritizes hiring people with lived experience with/in Chicago's BIPOC communities, particularly in neighborhoods on the South and West sides of the city, Can you tell us about your relationship to, and experience with, life in these communities? *
This job requires being able to manage communications and schedules between theatrical designers, directors and Free Street staff. Can you tell us about your experience both managing communication between multiple departments, and your experience working with the departments listed? *
This job requires producing and facilitating a successful production process, can you tell us about your experience either directly project managing a play, or your experience project managing a long term and large project? *
Underlying all of our projects is a commitment to connecting storytelling with social justice issues in Chicago. What experience do you have with social justice organizing in Chicago? Has any of this experience included working with youth or in youth-led movements? *
Free Street's deepest commitments are to joy and justice; how do these value align with you, and how do you practice them in your current work? *
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