Production Coordinator

JOB TITLE: Production Coordinator

DEPARTMENT:  School of Dance

REPORTS TO:  Associate Dean


This position is responsible for working closely with SOD administration and contracted crew to organize and facilitate productions and events within the school, including organizing necessary financial materials.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Helps to organize SOD production and event calendar, including booking space in 25Live, and coordinating rehearsal and performance schedules.
  • Assists in preparing reimbursements, guest artist/crew contracts, and check requests.
  • Troubleshoots and provides logistical support for faculty, staff and production crew needs.
  • Provides clear information for Production Manager, crews, SOD, and production venues.
  • Coordinates the set-up of the Y-Gym Dance Theater and other spaces for events and productions.
  • Helps to coordinate programmatic travel and housing for guest artists and production crew.
  • Assists in the archiving of materials from all productions and events, including communicating with contracted photographers/videographers and organizing archival materials for SOD distribution.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by the incumbent; they do not purport to describe all functions.  Incumbent may be assigned other duties, and the essential functions may change from time to time as necessary.


  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university, specializing in dance and or technical theater


  • Experience working with production crews in various technical roles
  • Experience providing administrative assistance, preferably in an academic or performing arts-related environment
  • Experience with College / University organization, policies and operating procedures

Competencies, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of technical production roles and responsibilities
  • Knowledge of College / University organization, policies and operating procedures

Supervisory Responsibility:

  • Supervising student crew during productions and events

About The University:

University of the Arts’ mission is simple: to advance human creativity. Established in 1876, UArts believes creativity is the most essential skill for success in today’s society and has educated generations of groundbreaking artists, performers, designers and creative leaders for more than 141 years.  After being granted university status in 1987, University of the Arts became the largest institution of its kind in the nation, offering programs in design, fine arts, media arts, crafts, music, dance, theater and writing. It now features 30 undergraduate arts majors, 15 graduate programs and the nation’s first PhD program in Creativity. UArts is also home to innovative centers across disciplines, including the Center for Immersive Media, Lightbox Film Center, Philadelphia Art Alliance and Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery. Learn more about UArts.

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