Theatre Program Manager (TPM)

Date Posted: 07/22/2022
Type/Department:Administrator in Interdisciplinary Arts
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Hampshire College

Department:  Humanities and Arts - Theatre       

Job Title: Theatre Program Manager (TPM)

Position Type: Full Time

Schedule: 35 Hours a week

Pay Range/ Status: $46,000 - $51,000 / Exempt

Location: Hampshire College Campus in Amherst, MA

Reports to: Dean of Humanities and Arts

Anticipated Start Date: August 24, 2022


Hampshire College, an independent, innovative liberal arts institution and member of the Five College consortium, is located on a beautiful rural campus in Amherst, Massachusetts. We provide residential undergraduate education to nearly 600 students. Each department at Hampshire College contributes to the collaborative culture of the organization and plays an important role in the success of the College. The Theatre Program celebrates the voices of students who are POC, queer, from diverse genders, economic backgrounds, and abilities - and all young theatre makers whose work challenges cultural norms, engages with social change, crosses boundaries of form, and reaches for excellence in craft. The theatre program manager will join faculty and staff in support of students in the creation of new and experimental forms through the use of flexible spaces and innovative forms of stagecraft and technology.


The theatre program manager (TPM} is responsible for supervising and mentoring the student use of the theatre spaces and, with faculty, for managing and directing the production portion of the theatre program. The TPM advises, instructs and mentors students in the fields of theatre management, construction, and engineering theories and practices. The TPM supervises and manages the budgets, maintains the equipment, and implements the policies of the program. The TPM monitors the safe use of theatre facilities and equipment. The TPM hires and supervises the theatre work study students. The TPM is the supervisor for the costume shop supervisor.


  • In depth knowledge of theatrical production and management procedures.
  • In depth knowledge of theatrical and standard building practices.
  • Ability to troubleshoot, repair and maintain power tools, lighting, sound, projection and other production related equipment.
  • Knowledge of theatrical design principles.
  • Understanding of the institutional bookkeeping procedures, and the ability to organize and communicate complex production details.
  • Ability to instruct students in theatrical management, building, lighting and sound techniques within unique learning and project-based environments.
  • Must be able to effectively mentor students carrying out comprehensive projects. This requires the TPM to continue involvement, research and practice in all aspects of the field.
  • The ability to communicate, and teach building and production practices, tool safety, and job site safety.
  • The ability to safely run a crew of workers with varied skill levels.
  • Well versed in workplace and theatrical equipment safety.
  • Passionate about working in an organization that values and promotes diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-racism.
  • Ability to cultivate and develop inclusive and equitable working relationships with students, faculty, staff and community members.
  • A commitment to working with people from diverse backgrounds is essential.


  • Four-year college degree or equivalent
  • Minimum of three years job-related experience

Alternatives to formal education and paid work experience may be considered as equivalent qualifications to include military service/training, volunteering, activism, and other non-traditional programs and experiences related to the position.


Hampshire College offers an excellent benefits program for eligible employees such as medical, dental, vision, life insurance, generous retirement plan contributions, flexible leave plans, and many other fringe benefits. For information on Hampshire College, including more information on employee benefits and our company culture, visit our website at


Hampshire College is an equal opportunity employer and deeply committed to a community of excellence, equity, diversity, and inclusion. We are particularly committed to revealing and combating the social and institutional structures that support racism and white supremacy in all phases of employment and college life. We believe that the educational and employment environment is enhanced when diverse groups of people with diverse ideas come together to work and grow. We encourage applications from women, underrepresented minorities, persons with disabilities, sexual minority groups, veterans, and other candidates who will contribute to the diversification and enrichment of ideas and perspectives. Hampshire College is committed to removing barriers to employment faced by equity-seeking groups and encourages (but does not require) members of these groups to self-identify in their application materials. Applicants whose work incorporates a global perspective and a demonstrated commitment to issues of diversity in the work environment are particularly encouraged to apply.


Please submit your cover letter, resume and names/phone numbers of three professional references via our website at

Review of applications will begin on August 8, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. 

Hampshire College is an equal opportunity institution, committed to diversity and inclusion in education and employment.