Barrington Stage Company, an award winning theatre in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts, is seeking a Director of Production responsible for leading the Production department and facilitating the production process including: season planning and scheduling, budgeting, contracting seasonal production staff and designers, monitoring progress of all production elements and maintaining high standards. Master’s degree preferred; Bachelor’s degree in Technical Theater is required. Minimum of at least 3 – 5 years of managing a sizable staff and production department for a large theater. To apply, please send cover letter, resume and three references to Managing Director at bscjobs@barringtonstageco.org and include “director of production” in the subject line.

The DP will oversee the physical productions and production staff for all BSC shows and special events. The DP shall be responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of all BSC production equipment, supplies and facilities.

The Director of Production (DP) will report to both the Artistic Director (AD) and Managing Director (MD). He/she will coordinate all design and production elements with the Artistic Director and shall work with the Managing Director on all administrative and budgeting issues.

His/her responsibilities include but are not limited to:


  • Assist the MD in the creation of the annual production and staffing budget.
  • Manage the production budget throughout the season.
  • Deliver weekly budget reports to the MD, AD and Finance Director.
  • Alert the MD and AD to any possible budget cost over-runs.


  • Interview all production staff applicants and, with the approval of the MD, hire all production staff.
  • Working with the AD, select and hire designers for all productions. In coordination with the MD negotiate terms and prepare all contracts for MD’s signature.
  • Oversee the production staff to ensure their performance and quality of work meets BSC standards.
  • Immediately notify the MD and AD of any staffing issues.


  • In coordination with the AD and MD, create and distribute the annual performance and production schedule. Send out updates whenever changes or additions are made.
  • In coordination with the Artistic Associate, Dir. of Education and Asst. to the MD, maintain a complete schedule for the usage of each BSC venue and rehearsal space.
  • Prepare and distribute a calendar of all design deadlines, set and costume builds and load-ins/load-outs for Mainstage, Stage II and Youth Theatre productions. Ensure that designers are meeting the schedule and submitting designs in a timely manner.

Production oversight

  • Maintain open communications with all shop heads to ensure that the construction of design elements is as designed, is happening on schedule and within budget.
  • Working with the technical director, develop estimates of all set expenses and work with designers to find alternate ways, if necessary, of building sets within BSC’s budget.
  • Meet weekly with technical department heads to assure all builds are on schedule and within budget. Notify the MD of any possible overages.
  • During production, oversee weekly meetings of each show with production team.
  • Be present at all technical rehearsals (or assign a representative). Run all post-show production meetings after rehearsals and/or during previews.
  • Work with sound and lighting designers to rent any necessary equipment. Negotiate terms with rental companies.
  • Oversee all physical (set pieces, props, lighting and sound) needs for Special Events, especially the June gala.


  • In coordination with the Dir. Of Education, assist with the interviewing and hiring of production interns.
  • Work with shop heads to ensure that interns are receiving training in their technical skills.
  • With Education Director, create the weekly schedule for interns.

Facility maintenance

  • Maintain all BSC theatrical equipment and systems. Create capital and maintenance plans for ongoing servicing and equipment replacement.
  • Visit all off-site locations that BSC uses for production on a regular basis. Ensure that BSC or rented facilities are being properly maintained and operated safely.
  • In coordination with the MD, oversee the custodial team to ensure that all BSC facilities are kept clean, safe and sanitary.

Facility Rental

  • In coordination with the Asst. to the MD, determine the production requirements for the rental of any BSC facilities by outside groups.
  • Be present or assign the appropriate person to be present at all rental events in order to assure that BSC facilities and equipment is being used properly.
Graphic Designer

The Graphic Designer helps the company achieve its revenue goals by communicating the artistic mission and image of Barrington Stage Company in all digital and print media. All departments within the company are the clients of the Graphic Designer. The Graphic Designer works with the Director of Marketing to:

  • Design and maintain consistent branding of all BSC materials across organization
  • Oversee all internal print design projects including but not limited to posters, postcards, brochures, advertisements, programs, season playbill, letters and signage;
  • Design digital graphics and communications including weekly email newsletters and graphics for BSC website and social media platforms
  • Develop visual identities for each production and event in digital and print formats
  • Work closely with printing companies to gather bids and achieve consistent quality and timely delivery of print jobs
  • Maintain archive of photographs of past seasons
  • Route marketing collateral for comments/approvals
  • Coordinate with other departments to service their design needs
  • Work with the Director of Marketing to meet deadlines, determine workload, and maintain quality and consistency;

Position requires a bachelor’s degree with 2-4 years of experience in the field or in a related area and two years’ experience in a marketing environment.

Required Qualifications:

  • Excellent design skills in Adobe Creative Cloud including InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Proficiency in HTML, CSS and WordPress
  • Knowledge of video editing software preferred, including iMovie and FinalCutPro
  • A demonstrated ability to consistently meet deadlines under pressure and with grace
  • Ability to enact design concepts quickly, with eye toward organizational mission and goal
  • A demonstrated ability to accept and translate feedback from others in design work
  • An ability to create compelling sales materials
  • Excellent interpersonal, teamwork and diplomacy skills
  • A passion for theatre and the arts
  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent knowledge and experience

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, design samples and three references to bscjobs@barringtonstageco.org with “graphic designer” in the subject line. No phone calls please.


Properties Master – Immediate – October 4. BSC seeks an experienced Properties Master for its Fall production of Veils. Coordinate purchases, construction and alteration of all props, oversee support staff, and manage budget. Strong carpentry, upholstery, and crafts skill required. Drafting experience a plus. Must be comfortable working at heights, spending extended time standing and/or moving, and must be able to lift 50lbs. Vehicle and computer with image editing software required. Position includes $650 weekly salary and housing. To apply, send cover letter, resume and 3 references to BSCjobs@barringtonstageco.org

Projection Programmer/Engineer– September 21 – October 4. BSC seeks a Watchout Projections programmer and engineer for its Fall production of Veils. Aid in installation and troubleshooting of projection rental equipment, program alongside Projection Designer in Watchout and supervise operation by lighting technician. Position includes competitive salary and housing. To apply, send cover letter, resume and 3 references to BSCjobs@barringtonstageco.org


Applications for the Summer of 2016 will be accepted starting in January.

For information about our Summer Internships please click here.


The purpose of the Equal Employment Opportunity Policy is to ensure equal opportunity in the conduct of all Barrington Stage Company business activities.

In addition, BSC business decisions shall be made without regard to the following: race, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, age, disability, U.S. veteran status, or sexual orientation.

It is the policy of BSC to provide an atmosphere free of:

  • Religious bias.
  • Harassment on the basis of a person’s national origin.
  • Discrimination against any employee or applicant because he/she is a disabled veteran.
  • Discrimination against any employee or applicant as a result of their physical disability in accordance with all applicable provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”).


The Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) is intended to protect qualified individuals with disabilities against discrimination in employment and in the provision of services to the public.  BSC is committed to compliance with the ADA and will engage in the interactive process with the candidate or employee to determine whether a reasonable accommodation can be found as soon as it is put on notice of the potential need for an accommodation.  All employees are strictly prohibited from discriminating against qualified applicants or employees with actual or perceived disabilities, or patrons with actual or perceived disabilities.  All requests for accommodation should be made in writing and directed to the Managing Director.