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JOB DESCRIPTION: PMs responsibilities during a run
« on: May 01, 2015, 12:26 am »
What responsibilities or duties does a Production Manager typically or normally do once the show opens? Are they always present for each show?

Are they in charge of schedules, calling tardy crew, etc.

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Re: PMs responsibilities during a run
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2015, 12:20 pm »
We'll tell you that every position in every theater is different; what a PM does in one place can have an entirely different set of responsibilities at another.

The PM where I work has little to do directly with rehearsals and performances as they are going. He is responsible for the overall upkeep of the spaces, safety procedures, hiring production, making sure protocol is met, scheduling of production strikes/load-ins, the production budget...he's sort of the PSM of production dept.

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Re: PMs responsibilities during a run
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2015, 09:38 pm »
I am currently on a commercial show, and the PM's responsibilities are as follows:

Oversee all technical aspects of the show (except wardrobe and costumes)
Oversee and "supervise" all crew (except wardrobe)
Hire, fire and find subs for all crew (except wardrobe)
Do major repairs on the set crew can't get done during work calls.
Represent us with all rental houses for rented equipment.
Approve all crew requests for leave (With PSM and CM)
How problem solve issues with scenic, prop, sound and lighting.
Review all production related costs on a weekly / monthly / yearly cycle, and propose costsaving or more efficient solutions.
Be a resource for all on-site crew and stage management for technical issues as they arise.
Be our representative with the theater management and maintenance in the theater - anyplace the show connects with the theater building.

(I am sure there are other repsonsibilities to General Management and Designers I am not aware of)
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Re: PMs responsibilities during a run
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2015, 09:33 pm »
Matthew- just curious, what do you mean by CM? Costume manager?

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Re: PMs responsibilities during a run
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2015, 10:21 pm »
CM = Company Manager
GM = General Manager
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Re: JOB DESCRIPTION: PMs responsibilities during a run
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2015, 03:53 pm »
I was sitting at the board and just went, "OH company manager," and then logged on to make sure I was right.  :) Thanks Matthew.

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