Company / Production Manager - FT Seasonal (Summer 2018)

Theatre L’Homme Dieu (TLHD) has a rich history of presenting theatre to the Alexandria Lakes Area. Founded in 1961, TLHD is the oldest operating summer stock theatre in MN, now in our 58th season. Formerly partnered with SCSU, we have been operating independently as a presenting theatre since 2009. 

TLHD audiences are comprised of permanent residents, seasonal residents, tourists, and guests of the Alexandria area. TLHD’s campus is a former resort that was converted into a theatre campus with housing for 38, a lodge with an industrial kitchen, and a 272-seat proscenium theatre. The campus sits on 22 acres of wooded land, with access to Lake L’Homme Dieu.

Now Hiring: Company / Production Manager for Summer 2018

The Company / Production Manager works in partnership with the Executive Director to create and sustain the organizational structure necessary to advance Theatre L’Homme Dieu’s mission. The Company/Production Manager manages time, budgets, people, quality, tasks, and facilities relating to the organization’s programming.

Key Responsibilities Include

  • The Company/Production Manager is ultimately responsible to ensure that all aspects of all the productions are completed within the TLHD budget, and in accordance with the visiting Companies’ wishes, and in time for the first public performance. 
  • The Company/Production Manager serves as the liaison to the producing entities for their technical needs.
  • Hire, manage, and supervise all production staff.
  • Manage the TLHD Compound, including opening and closing in between programmatic seasons.

 More specifically: 

  • The Company/Production Manager serves as the liaison to the producing entities for their technical needs.
  • Maintains the technical equipment inventory, arranging for and providing facility specs to each company. 
  • Identifies and hire all crew (carpenters, electricians, etc.) to load in, hang/focus, tech, open, and strike each production in the 2018 Theatre L’Homme Dieu season. 
  • Serves as the lighting operator, and, if possible, sound operator. 
  • Manages the TLHD compound, assigning rooms in the lodging cabins to visiting and resident participants, arranging maintenance, cleaning and repairs of the lodging cabins, and maintaining the compound’s central lodge. 

 Basic Expectations

  • Attend and participate in weekly staff meetings.
  • Attend TLHD events, as needed upon request.
  • Accomplish tasks in a timely manner and on budget.
  • Assist the Executive Director with additional tasks, as needed and requested.  
  • Be willing and able to take on extra duties as needs are assessed to make for the best possible theatrical experience for all stakeholders.           


  • Bring a proven track record of hiring/managing crews, acquiring and operating technical equipment in all areas, and expert knowledge of lighting systems, sound systems, technical drawings, etc.
  • Enthusiastically support the mission and vision of Theatre L’Homme Dieu.
  • Display a high level of professionalism and superior people skills and the ability to work quickly, accurately, and kindly under pressure. 
  • Be punctual and reliable.
  • Be highly organized and self-directed. 
  • Model accountability
  • Ability to positively interact with co-workers, Touring Companies, and the public / patrons
  • Enjoy working in an entrepreneurial organization with multiple, fast-paced demands.
  • Willingness to work with volunteers, when appropriate
  • Thrive in a culture that values pluralism, quality, broad thinking, and risk taking.
  • Have outstanding communication skills (written and verbal) and boundless energy.

Reports to the Executive Director

Employment Dates: June 4-August 20, 2018

Full-time exempt, $675/week + housing, if needed   

If you see this ad, applications are still being accepted. 

To Apply:  

Please send (email preferred) cover letter / resume to: 

Nicole Mulder, Executive Director 

[email protected]



Contact information

Theatre L'Homme Dieu
Nicole Mulder
Web site

Posted April 8