POSITION TITLE Production Supervisor 
FLSA STATUS Full Time Regular Exempt
REPORTS TO Artistic Director and Managing Director 
DEPARTMENT Production 
LOCATIONS Theatre in Solana Beach / Remote 


North Coast Rep’s mission is to create a platform where artist and audience thrive through the intimacy of live theatre, recognizing the power of theatre to challenge complacency, revitalize the imagination, nurture the unexpected and embrace the variety and diversity in our lives.

From its modest beginning over 30 years ago, the North Coast Repertory Theatre, a non-profit organization, has evolved into one of the area’s leading performing arts organizations, recognized for the quality of its work and its commitment to excellence. Located in Solana Beach, in the heart of San Diego’s Coastal North County, the theatre boasts an award-winning Mainstage season, with performances year-round to over 40,000 people in its intimate 194-seat setting. In addition, the theatre involves thousands of young people each year in the Theatre School @ North Coast Rep’s education and outreach programs.

Over the years, the theatre has become known for the diversity of its work and its consistently high artistic quality. North Coast Rep is committed to providing opportunities for local actors, directors and designers, with seven mainstage productions each year, drawn from classic and contemporary theatre.

The Board of Directors, Management, Staff, Artists, Educators, and Volunteers of North Coast Rep are committed to fostering a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion in all areas of our operation. Including respect for and acknowledgment of the range of human difference across categories of race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, gender expression, religion, age, socio-economic status, education level, language, physical appearance, physical/mental ability, beliefs, perspectives, and values, creating welcoming and accessible spaces for all people regardless of difference, providing opportunities for participation in our institution and its programs by all individuals and groups, and identifying and eliminating barriers that exclude. North Coast Rep strives toward these goals in all areas, including programming, arts education, casting, hiring, and board or committee participation.


The Production Supervisor provides a leadership role for Production Department and works closely with the Artistic Director and Managing Director

General Responsibilities:

Support the Theatre Leadership in planning and producing all work in all stages of development and season programming including a Season Production Calendar.

Engage with artists to identify the resources and scope required to create a budget for each production, manage those assumptions, communicate changes or requests for changes. Assist in setting expectation with creative teams.

Oversee the production process, set deadlines and goals and provide oversight.

Coordinate with Production Manager to the schedule for maintenance, mainstage productions, special events and rentals. 

Attend weekly staff and leadership meetings, schedule and lead regular production meetings.

Production Responsibilities:

Work with the Artistic and Leadership team to plan and budget all programming and seasonal indirect production


Work with Production Manager to review all designs and equipment rentals to ensure scope is within our means financially and physical space capacity. Work with designers and management to adapt as needed to meet the needs of the productions.

Work with Artistic Director to hire production team members as needed.

Review and negotiate vendor bids as they relate to production or rentals.

Approve and track all purchases associated with the production budget. Report and track budgets with Managing Director and Bookkeeper. 

Participate in all technical rehearsals.

Work with Stage Managers and Company Management to coordinate artist messaging, COVID Safety, expenditures and reimbursements and rehearsal scheduling. 

General Operations:

Provide advice on the design of capital improvements and theatrical equipment upgrades as needed. 

Review timecards, reimbursements and payroll information.  

Provide to Managing Director production budgets for all projects.

Meet COVID – related production needs


Diverse experience working as a Production Manager and/or Technical Director or similar role at a similar – sized or larger professional dance, music or theatre organization.

Strong technical skills and experience, including a basic understanding of theatrical lighting and special effects.

Strong Managerial skills, with the ability to support and lead staff, fostering their growth and team cohesion.

Capacity to solve problems and engage in creative thinking about challenges.

Understanding and experience with Actor’s Equity Association, SDC and USA agreements and contracts.

Clear and persuasive communicator, both written and verbal.

Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with designers, producers, directors and production staff with a full understanding of the artistic process. 

Understanding of proper safety protocols for theatre, OSHA, fire codes and general building codes

Excellent interpersonal, teamwork and diplomacy skills 

Computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite, Google Suite, Zoom, Dropbox. 

Ability to multitask and work effectively while managing multiple deadlines and priorities in multiple spaces with a variety of teams. 

Ability to work a varying schedule, including nights and weekends.

Must comply with the COVID policy requiring on-site staff to be fully vaccinated.


This full time exempt position will receive compensation of $62,000 – $70,000 per year plus benefits, including paid vacation, employer sponsored health insurance, employee-paid dental and vision insurance, and participation in 403b plans.


Please email your resume and cover letter to matt@northcoastrep.org with the subject line “Production Supervisor Position” and tell us why you are the ideal candidate for this specific job.

No agencies or phone calls, please. This job description describes the broad scope of the role and is not an exhaustive list. It may also change from time to time with due consultation to meet the changing needs of the business.

North Coast Rep is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and will not discriminate on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, gender identity, genetic information, sex or sexual orientation, or any other protected category in its hiring and employment practices, or in any other aspect of the employment relationship.