Production Department


The Producer is directly responsible for the activities of the Production Department, including all current and long-range planning and logistics, in the realization of theatrical productions, special events and cross-departmental collaborations at the Center for Puppetry Arts (CPA).

Reports to Executive Director

All submissions must be received or post marked by July 2.

Supervisory Reports

  • Production Manager
  • Assistant Producer.

Primary Responsibilities

  • In coordination with Artistic Director, ensure that all work is produced and presented with the highest artistic and production standards
  • In coordination with the Artistic Director and in consultation with CPA staff, develop year-round performance series including show selection, timing and duration for production, rehearsal, and performance schedules
  • In coordination with the Production Manager, set the production schedule, including timelines and budget for successful execution
  • Evaluate works, both solicited and not, for suitability in CPA programming
  • In conjunction with other CPA staff and depts, negotiate and generate all legal obligations related to performance rights, grants, international visas, and contracts related to all CPA artistic activities
  • In coordination with the Associate Producer, manage all international visa applications and other requirements for international presentations
  • Negotiate and maintain all relationships with rights holders and associated properties and intellectual rights
  • Maintain in coordination with relevant staff all relationships with stakeholders including board, staff, patrons, donors, associate artists, national and international artists in the puppetry field
  • In coordination with Artistic Director and directors, hire all members of the artistic personnel on a show and seasonal basis
  • Hire and supervise all members of the Production Department
  • Negotiate with, book and maintain successful relationships with guest artists
  • Create the master Production dept budget and be accountable for its disbursement
  • Create production schedules and budgets in consultation with relevant staff or outside contractors for other special projects
  • Coordinate the activities of the Production dept with all other CPA departments and staff
  • Proofread all materials related to Center programming with an eye to accuracy and impact
  • Provide, in conjunction with others, for the continuing institutional memory of CPA
  • Administrate the policies and regulations of CPA
  • To work with the Executive Director and other Directors of Departments in the formulation of
  • annual and long-term project planning.
  • Other duties as assigned by Executive Director

Desired Skills

  • Knowledge/experience of international touring requirements (visas, taxes, etc.)
  • Excellent organization and planning skills with proven ability to work flexibly under pressure, to prioritize and to meet deadlines
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experience with Adobe Suite and video editing
  • Strong communications skills
  • Strong organizational skills


  • Master’s in theater management preferred or Bachelor’s degree with commensurate experience (5+ years within a producing/presenting venue)
  • Detailed understanding of the management and technical process involved in theatre production
  • Knowledge and passion for the puppetry field
  • Self-Motivated; able and willing to work independently at times with minimal supervision, but also must be able lead and work as part of a team
  • Genuine and demonstrable commitment to maintaining the broadening of cultural diversity and access across all areas of the Production department 
  • A sense of humor is advantageous
  • Available to work some nights, weekends, and possible holidays (Flexible Schedule required)
  • Valid Drivers License

Physical Requirements

Some standing, walking, bending, frequent use of hands, stooping and light lifting (at least 25 pounds)


  • Health Insurance
  • Disability, Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Vacation/Personal Days – 14 days
  • Sick Leave – 6 days
  • 8 paid holidays off
  • Museum Store Discounts
  • Free show tickets
  • Free parking
  • Access to
    • Group Dental and Vision Insurance
    • 403(b) Retirement Plan

Employment Status

  • Full time, Salary (exempt) position with benefits
  • Salary Range $55,000 to $60,00 commensurate with experience
  • Non-remote

How to Apply

Please send resume to: No phone calls, please. Or mail to: Center for Puppetry Arts, Attn:  HR, 1404 Spring St. N.W., Atlanta, GA  30309-2820. 

Please note any attachment over 10 MB may need to be sent in separate emails. 

No phone calls please.  If you have questions, please email

  • Complete the form below or call 404-873-3391 to contact our Ticket Sales Office for this program. You should expect to be contacted by our Ticket Sales Office within 48 hours. Thank you!