Stage Manager Job Description

stage manager job description includes a detailed overview of the key requirements, duties, responsibilities, and skills for this role.

Last update : July 14, 2023

Stage Manager Job Description

A stage manager is a person who directs the production and operation of a play, musical, or opera.

Stage managers frequently assist directors, choreographers, and designers.

They make sure that everything on stage is in the right place and operates properly, and that they are responsible for keeping the production on schedule.

Stage managers rehearse actors, musicians, and crew and are responsible for making sure all the performers are ready when needed.

They train or hire riggers, carpenters, electricians, and other technicians.

He is in charge of the rehearsal schedule and production budget.

Job brief

We’re looking for a Stage Manager who is organized and detail-oriented, with a passion for live theater. The Stage Manager will be responsible for coordinating all aspects of the production, from cast and crew scheduling to props and set design. If you have a love for the theater and are excited by the challenge of keeping a production running smoothly, we want to hear from you!

Stage Manager Duties

  • Manage and oversee work sites for both new construction and remodel projects, coordinating site activities and assuring that all disciplines directly involved in the project are in phase with the project goals and objectives.
  • Oversee and provide direction to general contractors, subcontractors, and vendors when doing groundwork ensuring quality standards are met.
  • Liaise between engineers, architects, and others working on the project.
  • Prepare and manage estimates, budgets, timetables, and resources.
  • Proactively identify, mitigate, and track recurring construction issues.
  • Adhere to legal regulations, building and safety codes, and other requirements.

Stage Manager Responsibilities

  • Coordinate the schedule and other logistics of an event and oversee all on-site work, including hiring and scheduling of vendors and team members, communication, and performance.
  • Perform initial review of all event-related documents, contracts, and permits.
  • Prepare and manage the budget, including subcontractor and vendor payments.
  • Develop and maintain close relationships with vendors, subcontractors, and team members.
  • Develop and maintain excellent relationships with all internal and external stakeholders.
  • Develop and maintain knowledge of safety and best practices throughout the event industry.
  • Ensure project goals are met in a timely manner and within budget.

Requirements And Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in theater, English, communications, or related field.
  • 3+ years experience in stage management.
  • Excellent knowledge of theatrical production standards and practices.
  • Highly skilled in planning and implementing both the design and technical aspects of shows.
  • Ability to manage and motivate team.

We [company name] are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to building a diverse and inclusive team. We encourage applications from people of all races, religions, national origins, genders,   and ages, as well as veterans and individuals.

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