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We’re Hiring! Open position for Production and Operation Coordinator

February 02, 2023 School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies

The University of Maryland, School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies (TDPS) is searching for a Production and Operations Coordinator.

This new position of Production and Operations Coordinator (full-time, 12-month) coordinates the production and operations efforts of the School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies (TDPS) and reports to the Production Manager. Specific duties include, but are not limited to, managing technology related to TDPS productions and operations. In addition, the Production and Operations Coordinator manages studios, labs, and rehearsal rooms for faculty and student creative research, as related to the Maya Brin Institute for New Performance and other arts/technology endeavors. To a lesser extent, the coordinator manages technology for classroom instruction. As applicable, the Production and Operations Coordinator works with the Production Manager in the training and mentoring of graduate assistants and student employees who staff the production office. Evening and weekend work is required.

Minimum Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s degree


  • Two years experience in stage production and/or operations.


  • Experience with performing arts production.
  • Experience with project management and/or stage management.
  • Experience with moving image capture and recording.
  • Knowledge of live performance industry standard software and technology.
  • Excellent communication oral and written skills, excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and to prioritize and manage competing priorities. Ability to identify, implement, and integrate new technologies into live performance.
  • Interest in the performing arts.


Submit a resume and cover letter at:

Best Consideration: February 22, 2023.

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.


The School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies is housed in the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, a state-of-the-art complex that also houses the School of Music, and the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library. This 318,000 sq. ft., facility features six performance venues, rehearsal rooms, dance studios, technology labs, production shops, four World Outreach classrooms, the Applause Café, and the Encore bar. The Maya Brin Institute for New Performance is renovating and significantly upgrading the equipment for four studios, two labs, and three makerspaces. All TDPS performances are supported by the Clarice Smith professional production staff.

Additional Information:

The School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies (TDPS) is nationally recognized as an innovator in performing arts education for the 21st century. Part of the College of Arts and Humanities, TDPS has approximately 200 undergraduate and 70 graduate students enrolled in its programs. The School offers: separate BA programs in Dance and in Theatre, an MA in Theatre History and Performance Studies, separate MFA programs in Dance and in Design, and PhD in Theatre History and Performance Studies. TDPS faculty are professional artist/scholars whose numerous awards include Drama Desk Awards, Bessie awards, Emmys, Helen Hayes Awards, and prestigious national and international fellowships.

The School’s International Program for Creative Collaboration and Research (IPCCR), funded by the Robert H. Smith Family Foundation, provides TDPS students with an international perspective by offering grants for international research and creative projects to faculty and graduate students and operating the World Outreach classrooms. Members of the faculty also work on collaborative projects with the David C. Driskell Center for the Study of the Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora; the Latin American Studies Center; the Center for the History of the New America; the Center for Research on Latino Educational Success; the Center for East Asian Studies; the Roshan Center for Persian Studies; and the Consortium on Race, Gender, and Ethnicity, Brain and Behavior Institute, the Teaching and Learning Transformation Center, and the DeVos Institute of Arts Management.

In 2021, University of Maryland President Darryll Pines announced Arts for All, a new initiative at the University of Maryland that expands arts programming across campus at the intersection of technology, innovation, and social justice. The School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies actively participates in the initiative within our curriculum and productions. The Arts for All initiative partners the arts with the sciences, technology, and other disciplines to develop new and

reimagined curricular and experiential offerings that nurture different ways of thinking to spark dialogue, understanding, problem solving, and action.

Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state’s flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

The region is home to more than 80 professional performance venues, including Arena Stage, The Kennedy Center, Baltimore Center Stage, Dance Place, Washington National Opera, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Washington Ballet, Ford’s Theatre, Dance Exchange, Wolf Trap, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, Folger Theatre, GALA Hispanic Theatre, Studio Theatre, Signature Theatre, Round House Theatre, and Olney Theatre Center, among many others. TDPS graduates are a major source of talent for the more than 130 professional companies that make up the Washington –Baltimore theatre and dance market. World-class research facilities of institutions such as the Library of Congress, the National Archives, the Folger Shakespeare Library, the Smithsonian Institutions, and Dumbarton Oaks are all within a short commute.

The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, political affiliation, and gender identity or expression. Women, historically underrepresented minorities, LGBTQ+, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.