Director of Production



The Flynn is committed to creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. We strive to be diverse in age, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, ethnicity, and perspective. Our goal is to build and maintain an organization where everyone can do their best work. We believe that people of color, people from working class backgrounds, women, and LGBTQ people must be centered in the work we do, we strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or who are members of other marginalized communities.


The Flynn Center for the Performing Arts is Northern New England’s premiere performing arts center. The Flynn offers a wide range of cultural and educational experiences and nurtures the creative development of performing artists. Our facilities include a 1,411-seat proscenium auditorium (Flynn Main Stage), a 180-seat black box cabaret space (Flynn Space), two education studios, a gallery with rotating exhibits of regional artists, and adjoining lobbies.

The Flynn hosts over 200 performances and over 50 camps and classes annually. Regularly scheduled performances include the Flynn season, which features world-class music, Broadway, theater, dance, and family performances on our Main Stage, with additional touring shows added throughout the year and weekday matinees presented through our Student Matinee Series, in addition to the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival. The Flynn also provides a performance venue for the Vermont Symphony Orchestra, the Vermont Youth Orchestra, Lyric Theatre, and other local arts organizations.

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Basic Function

Oversee, and manage stage production operations for all events at the Flynn Center, as well as off-site events produced by the Flynn, and ensure the readiness and smooth operation of the venue during all events.

Characteristic Duties & Responsibilities

  • Advance, plan, implement, administer, coordinate, and monitor all performances both in the venues and for off-site productions
  • Oversee technical operations, elements, design, cartage, and any other special production requirements for all events
  • Oversee performance activity and crews, supervise labor, keep accurate hours for payroll processing, initiate appropriate breaks, monitor stage parking lot, coordinate needs to host busses, assign parking lot guards, resolve parking issues, and securely open and close the facility
  • Collaborate to find creative solutions for all performance and design needs
  • Assist as needed with production stage management and/or technical direction
  • Confer regularly with Flynn personnel and departments to plan, coordinate, and evaluate programs, facilities, systems, and activities
  • Plan and implement production department staffing needs and schedules including IATSE and non-union personnel 
  • Ensure safety compliance at all times 
  • Develop and administer operating budgets for performances, both from a rider and in building a new work
  • Participate in planning of short and long-range capital projects involving stage and facility improvements
  • Evaluate rental requests and programming proposals to provide budget estimates and bring forward any feasibility issues; make recommendations to address feasibility issues - working with all users of the venues to develop appropriate designs and schedules with respect to space, cost, and availability 
  • Negotiate with product vendors for purchase or rental of equipment
  • Review and approve bi-weekly payroll for full- and part-time union employees, as well as direct reports among production department staff
  • Adhere to, and accurately execute all related aspects of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between IATSE local union 919 and the Flynn Center
  • Collaborate with staff in preparing night-of-show financial settlements, reconciliations, and show billings
  • Maintain inventory of all stage and production equipment
  • Serve on various committees as needed, such as the Buildings & Grounds Committee
  • Other duties as assigned

Supervision Exercised

Direct administrative and functional supervision of production personnel including: Technical Director, Production Managers, Stage Managers, and all IATSE union employees, including regular House Electrician, House Carpenter, and House Soundperson.  

Supervision Received

Reports to general manager


  • Substantial and relevant professional, technical, and supervisory experience in live performance productions.
  • Broad base of knowledge and skills related to technical theater production, including lighting, sound, counter-weight fly systems, chain hoists, and stage carpentry
  • A wide range of management experiences with strong planning, administrative, organizational, and budgeting skills
  • Ability to maintain situational awareness, flexibility, and the leadership capabilities required to quickly understand and adapt to changing conditions
  • General knowledge of computer design and control software, such as lighting programming and sound control systems
  • Clear communicator who is calm under pressure and when pulled in many different directions
  • Comfortable with new and evolving technologies; familiarity with Microsoft Office applications, database, and calendar systems
  • Ability to maintain a flexible schedule, with availability during both daytime, evening, and weekend hours

This general outline illustrates the type of work that characterizes the Job Classification.  It is not an all-encompassing statement of the specific duties, responsibilities and qualifications of individual positions assigned to the classification.

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