Associate Production Manager at Little Island

Little Island seeks an Associate Production Manager to join the Artistic Programming Department. Little Island is home to three unique outdoor spaces for social gathering and live performance. The Associate Production Manager will work with the Production Manager and Artistic Programming team to provide administrative and logistical support for the planning and execution of the programming season.

The ideal candidate is a collaborative problem-solver with strong project management skills. Candidates with experience working in an outdoor performance venue as well as supporting a wide variety of artistic disciplines are strongly encouraged to apply. The position is a full-time year-round position and reports to the Production Manager.

About the Role

  • Salary Range: $70,000-$75,000/year
  • Job Type: Year-Round
  • Employment Classification: Full-Time, Exempt
  • Schedule Expectations: Varies by season. When seasonal programming is active, schedule will include frequent nights, overnights, holidays, and weekends. When seasonal programming is not active, schedule will follow typical weekday office hours.
  • Projected Start Date: Immediate
  • How to Apply: Please click the ‘Apply Here’ button below to submit your application. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please let us know at

What You’ll Do

  • Collaborate with Production Manager to confirm, coordinate, and communicate production information related to programming, serving as lead production management representative on individual projects when assigned
  • Assist Production Manager in ongoing hiring and scheduling of production labor, and in processing and reconciliation of payroll
  • Oversee production inventory by:
    • Monitoring and maintaining equipment and supplies
    • Researching and comparing suppliers, goods, and services
    • Tracking and reconciling expenses
  • Maintain season calendar and production schedule in Artifax in collaboration with other members of the Artistic Programming Department
  • Serve as lead Artifax administrator for the organization by leading trainings and advising departments on the setting and maintenance of standards for entering information into the tool
  • In conjunction with the Production Manager, represent department priorities and available resources to Little Island’s Operations, Education & Community Relations, and Finance Departments
  • In conjunction with Production Manager, train and oversee the work of seasonal production roles
  • Work alongside the Production Manager to document and maintain safety procedures, as well as train staff on their implementation
  • Serve as production representative for site visits, load-ins, work calls, and performances as needed, including on nights and weekends
  • Collaborate with other Artistic Programming Department team members on the development and maintenance of department processes and procedures
  • Other duties and tasks related to the park and its operations as assigned by the Production Manager

What You Bring 

  • 4 or more years of production-related administrative experience
  • Experience developing and improving organizational systems
  • Confidence in scheduling and payroll processes
  • Experience with working on or alongside a crew in a theatrical setting
  • Familiarity with Artifax, Airtable, and Microsoft Office a plus
  • Adaptability and flexibility when responding to changing circumstances associated with live performance (artist needs, inclement weather, etc.)
  • A keen attention to detail as pertains to receiving information from multiple sources, prioritizing tasks, and disseminating data to relevant parties
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of individuals both within and outside of the organization
  • A genuine interest and investment to contribute to our culture of camaraderie and excellence by collaborating and problem-solving cross-departmentally
  • Passion for engaging with visitors and guests, ensuring they feel welcome and have the information they need in service to a memorable visitor experience
  • Comfort working in a wide range of temperatures and weather conditions, including light rain, summer heat, and in intermittent direct sunlight
  • Ability to remain in a stationary position for 50% of working time, traverse stairs, and regularly lift 25 pounds
  • Eligibility to work in the U.S.

Benefits and Perks

  • 15 days’ vacation, 7 sick days, up to 3 personal days
  • Health Benefits: Medical, dental & vision care
  • 401(k) retirement plan
  • Commuter benefits
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Basic Life Insurance, Short & Long-Term Disability
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Access to discounts at neighborhood businesses

Life at Little Island

  • Park employees will spend time onsite at Little Island working in outdoor weather conditions, navigating the entire park multiple times a day, and interacting with park visitors to ensure operations are running effectively. Little Island is ADA compliant, and park employees are committed to fostering an inclusive environment for each other and our park’s visitors.   The Associate Production Manager’s work will be park-based when programming is active.
  • Little Island’s Headquarters, located near the park, provides an open floor plan office, shared work areas and kitchen, a locker room, and rehearsal space. It is a dynamic and multi-use space where employees and artists can collaborate, connect, and unwind in between shifts, meetings, and events.  The Associate Production Manager’s work will be HQ-based when programming is not active in the park.
  • Little Island is a proud equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, familial or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.  In short, you are welcome here no matter who you are, where you come from, or what you look like. Our park is for everyone, and so is our workplace.