Reporting to the Bill T. Jones Director/Curator of Performing Arts, the Director of Production has responsibility for all aspects of logistics, scheduling, licensing, and execution of performance and events at the ICA/Seaport, virtually, and in other locations. The Director of Production oversees the operations of the Production Department including supervision of salaried and hourly staff and works with the programming staff across the museum and with outside clients. The Director of Production creates systems for overseeing information flow as it pertains to performances and shares information cross departmentally. The Director of Production supports Production Managers in the development and production of all performances and events. The Director of Production will foster a supportive working environment for programs and events to ensure positive and productive experiences for all users, especially visiting artists. The Director of Production assists in the development and management of contracts for performances and crew, assists with developing and tracking the production department budget, and ensures the safety and maintenance of the physical space.

The Director of Production contributes to a culture of collaboration, community, and respect and centers the work of Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, Inclusion, and Belonging in all areas of their work. This is a full-time, salaried position.

Please note:

  • All ICA employees are required to reside in Massachusetts and within a reasonable commuting distance from our Seaport location as of their first day of work.
  • The ICA offers the flexibility of a hybrid work week, which averages two to three days a week onsite for employees who are eligible to work remotely (subject to change, and at managers discretion).


  • With the Production Managers, assure excellence, professionalism, accessibility and safety in the production of all internal and external programs, special events, fundraisers, films, and partner programs held at the ICA, virtually, and in other spaces
  • Create policies and protocols for performances and events as they relate to staff and staff activities, event flow, and safety
  • Oversee museum resources and information systems to manage the flow of event information for all departments
  • Ensure the safe and effective use and maintenance of equipment and the physical theater space by employees, contracted crew, vendors, artists, and others utilizing the space(s)
  • Manage three full time staff, two seasonal interns, and 30-40 seasonal/hourly staff; administer all required paperwork for Human Resource
  • Assess and implement production staffing needs for all events, including hiring seasonal and contracted crew; Provide production assistance for pre, post, and during events when needed
  • Hire, train, oversee the House Manager Staff
  • Collaborate cross departmentally to meet the needs of events and programs; attend weekly Operations Meeting to report on Production department activities and share relevant information learned back to Production staff
  • Foster good working relationships with all users, particularly with visiting artists
  • Lead the department in meeting accessibility requirements and increasing accessibility in all production related areas for performance and events
  • With the Director/Curator of Performing Arts assist in drafting and overseeing Artist contracts
  • Ensure annual entertainment license and one-time entertainment licenses as required
  • Identify, research, and provide information for the Cultural Facilities Grant and, if awarded, oversee the implementation and tracking
  • With Director/Curator of Performing Arts develop and track budgets for ICA Performances as well as equipment repair and upkeep
  • Stay abreast of current trends and innovative tools and methods in the area of Production Management
  • Other projects as assigned


  • 5 to 7 years prior Production Management experience with progressively increasing responsibility; in depth knowledge of Theatre Production principles and best practices
  • BA, BS, or BFA in technical theatre, design preferred, or commensurate experience
  • Broad working knowledge of all aspects of technical design and production including lighting, audio design, and theatrical carpentry
  • Knowledge of and ability to enforce safety protocols
  • Skilled in time management skills, communication, negotiation, and creative problem-solving
  • Flexible and supportive supervisory, interpersonal, and collaboration skills; Prior people management skills preferred
  • Strong oral and communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work in a fast-paced environment
  • Evening and weekend availability essential
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Suite, and working knowledge of Vectorworks, Lightwright, and QLab

Physical Requirements:

  • Possess mobility to work in an office setting and use office equipment; move about throughout the museum, and travel offsite to different locations
  • Ability to see, listen and talk for extended periods in person, over the telephone and computer, and understand printed materials
  • Visual acuity: color perception, close vision, accurate depth perception and distance vision
  • Very frequent sitting, standing and walking for extended periods
  • Ability to lift up to 15 pounds, pushing and pulling, keyboarding and gripping

This is not necessarily an all-inclusive list of job-related responsibilities, duties, skills, efforts, requirements or working conditions. While the above is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed as assigned.

The ICA offers an excellent benefit package that includes health, dental and vision insurance, disability/life insurance, flexible spending accounts, 403(b) retirement plan, and paid time off.

Starting Salary: $90,000.00 Annual
Starting compensation is based on meeting minimum qualifications.

ICA Compensation:

Each ICA position has a job grade based on the position’s evaluated job responsibilities, required education and experience, needed skills to perform the job, and professional knowledge. The position’s grade and respective compensation range is determined by the position’s overall responsibilities, including decision making, supervisory/management requirements, resource management and budgeting duties.

Compensation is ultimately determined by the scope of the position and responsibilities, the candidate’s relevant experience, and internal equity, with starting salaries typically falling in the lower half of the compensation range.

Interested candidates should send a resume and letter of interest to When applying, please include “Director of Production” in the subject line.

The ICA is located at 25 Harbor Shore Drive, Boston, and is accessible by public transportation (Red and Silver Line).

Other Locations:

Seaport Studio
100 Pier 4 Blvd,
Boston, MA 02210

ICA Watershed
256 Marginal Street
Boston, MA 02128

The ICA is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic workforce committed to working in a multicultural environment. Qualified candidates from groups historically underrepresented in the museum professions are strongly encouraged to apply.

The ICA is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to being a diverse and inclusive workplace. We are an EOE/AA employer dedicated to fair and inclusive employment practices for all individuals. The ICA is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, contact or 617-478-3171.