The Western Stage is currently looking for the following:
Production Stage Manager
In collaboration with the Production Manager (PM), the Production Stage Manager oversees all Stage Management activities and all Stage Management teams, and is key to maintaining TWS standards of protocol while ensuring an environment of professionalism and learning for the Company-at-Large.
Qualifications & Desirable Attributes:
• B.A. in Theatre with Production/Tech emphasis is highly desirable.
• Extensive Stage Management experience required, and proven ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast, rapidly changing environment;
• Well-developed and excellent communication skills (written & oral), and capacity to solve problems and unexpected obstacles;
• Computer literacy: experience with report documentation and data presentation: Database program knowledge (Word, Excel, Google docs, etc.);
• Technical knowledge of safe working procedures, safety equipment and products for the stage;
• Maturity and understanding of the artistic process, and excellent interpersonal, teamwork, and diplomacy skills;
• High level of organization, attention to detail, ability to follow through completely and meet firm deadlines;
• Work well in large or small, educational and professional environments with a variety of personalities, ages and experience levels in a calm and professional manner;
• Ability to work long hours and to manage an irregular schedule including weekends and holidays.
• Works closely with the Company Manager, Casting Coordinator, Production Manager and other resident staff to set and model professional and ethical tone, to hold company-at-large to TWS standards of safety and excellence, and to ensure that company operations and policies are uniformly understood and followed;
• Ensure consistent quality, artistic integrity, and consistency of process, guaranteeing a high level of performance maintenance & preserving high production values according to Western Stage standards and as directed by the PM;
• Maintains stage management office as an organized and up-to-date center of communication, including weekly meetings with the stage management staff to share theatre information, administrative protocols, and performance protocols with the team;
• With the PM, set standards and practices for the stage management team and oversee its members to develop talented and dedicated run crew and deck personnel so they fully contribute to the process, develop skills, and receive opportunity to move up to stage manage projects as appropriate. Provide timely feedback to these members to ensure a great backstage team;
• Maintain and edit master production calendar & schedules per the PM;
• Attend pre-production meetings as assigned;
• Ensure that all rehearsal and performance details are clearly and accurately communicated to Production Team Members (Designers, Directors, Actors, Staff, Crew) and company-at-large in a timely manner – Provide daily feedback to ensure that rehearsal and performance reports are descriptive, accurate and published in a timely manner;
• Provide direct oversight of all technical rehearsals;
• Supervise the creation, maintenance and accuracy of each production prompt script, running and/or cue sheets, and production check lists for management and archive purposes;
• Ensure appropriate and adequate supplies and materials needed for SM teams (scripts, office supplies, safety supplies;
• Handles special projects as assigned by Production Manager, Artistic Program Director or Artistic Director.
Schedule, Compensation & Miscellany:
• 8 month, seasonal employment.
• Begins in May and ends December 20, 2015.
• Flexible schedule includes combinations of days/evenings, weekday/weekend.
• $8,000-12,000, contingent on experience and successful performance reviews.
• Will be assigned to an individual show as rehearsal and performance SM as needed
• Office space shared by three other employees. Zero tolerance for breach of confidentiality concerning Company and participant information or privacy.
• Successful candidate will need to complete a background check required for employment.
To apply for this position, send current resume and letter of interest to Jeff McGrath, Production Manager: email@example.com
Outreach Touring Show Actors & Young Company Teaching Interns We are seeking a group of actors who are able to perform in Salinas Valley schools to introduce students to live theatre and to engage them in turning their stories into a staged presentation. School presentations generally occur during the mornings or afternoons during the school day and are offered during Spring and Fall semesters. Actors will train with Outreach Coordinator, Intern(s) and TWS ADP. Stipend available for rehearsal and then by individual bookings. We are also taking applications for Teaching Interns to work with our summer Musical Theatre Camp for ages 5 – 16. Complete information and applications available at http://westernstage.com/programs/for-youth/young-company-home/ Email Letters of Intent, Resumes and Letters of Recommendations to: TWSOutreachCoordinator@gmail.com