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Stage Manager


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We are looking for a highly organized and detail-oriented Stage Manager to join our team. The ideal candidate will have a passion for the performing arts and a proven track record of managing stage productions from start to finish. As a Stage Manager, you will be responsible for coordinating all aspects of a production, including rehearsals, performances, and technical elements. You will work closely with directors, actors, and technical crews to ensure that each performance runs smoothly and on schedule. Your role will involve creating and maintaining production schedules, managing budgets, and ensuring that all safety protocols are followed. You will also be responsible for troubleshooting any issues that arise during rehearsals or performances and finding quick, effective solutions. The successful candidate will have excellent communication and leadership skills, as well as the ability to remain calm under pressure. If you have a strong background in stage management and are looking for a challenging and rewarding role, we would love to hear from you.


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  • Coordinate all aspects of stage productions.
  • Create and maintain production schedules.
  • Manage budgets and allocate resources effectively.
  • Ensure all safety protocols are followed.
  • Work closely with directors, actors, and technical crews.
  • Oversee rehearsals and performances.
  • Troubleshoot issues during rehearsals and performances.
  • Communicate effectively with all team members.
  • Maintain detailed production notes and reports.
  • Ensure all technical elements are in place and functioning.
  • Manage stage crew and assign tasks.
  • Coordinate with costume, set, and lighting designers.
  • Ensure timely set changes and scene transitions.
  • Conduct pre-show checks and post-show evaluations.
  • Handle emergency situations calmly and efficiently.
  • Maintain inventory of stage equipment and supplies.
  • Assist in casting and audition processes.
  • Coordinate transportation and logistics for touring productions.
  • Ensure compliance with union regulations and contracts.
  • Provide leadership and support to all production staff.


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  • Bachelor's degree in Theater, Performing Arts, or related field.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in stage management.
  • Strong organizational and multitasking skills.
  • Excellent communication and leadership abilities.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.
  • Proficiency in stage management software and tools.
  • Knowledge of technical theater elements (lighting, sound, set design).
  • Ability to troubleshoot and solve problems quickly.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Flexibility to work evenings, weekends, and holidays.
  • Experience with budgeting and resource allocation.
  • Familiarity with safety protocols and emergency procedures.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with diverse teams.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to lift and move heavy equipment.
  • Valid driver's license and reliable transportation.
  • First aid and CPR certification preferred.
  • Experience with union regulations and contracts.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and professionalism.
  • Passion for the performing arts.

Potential interview questions

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  • Can you describe your experience with stage management?
  • How do you handle high-pressure situations during a performance?
  • What strategies do you use to keep a production on schedule?
  • How do you manage conflicts within the production team?
  • Can you provide an example of a time you had to troubleshoot a technical issue?
  • How do you ensure that all safety protocols are followed?
  • What is your experience with budgeting and resource allocation?
  • How do you communicate effectively with directors, actors, and technical crews?
  • Can you describe a challenging production you managed and how you overcame the challenges?
  • What software and tools do you use for stage management?
  • How do you handle last-minute changes or emergencies during a performance?
  • What is your approach to maintaining detailed production notes and reports?
  • How do you ensure timely set changes and scene transitions?
  • What is your experience with union regulations and contracts?
  • How do you stay organized and manage multiple tasks simultaneously?
  • Can you describe your experience with technical theater elements?
  • How do you provide leadership and support to your production staff?
  • What steps do you take to ensure a successful rehearsal process?
  • How do you coordinate with costume, set, and lighting designers?
  • What motivates you to work in stage management?
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