JobID 2500 : OCSAC - Stage Manager Junior Show (#1983981)
OLDHAM COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION
ADMINISTRATIVE REGULATION – 1021.027
JOB DESCRIPTION: STAGE MANAGER
- Bachelor’s degree preferred.
- Strong organizational skills required.
- Familiarity with the theatre environment and set-up.
- Effective problem-solving skills.
- Basic understanding of all technical demands of a production: lights, sound, props, set changes, make-up changes, and special effects.
- Firm, respectful, and calm demeanor with the ability to encourage and lead a large number of people to achieve a high standard of backstage discipline.
- Physical stamina necessary to perform in a fast-paced working environment required.
- Must be able to climb, bend, twist, lift up to 40 lbs., and kneel.
JOB GOAL: The Stage Manager will work directly with the Director, Cast, and Production staff to effectively manage the technical and personnel elements of the production from inception to closing.
- Attend all production meetings and support technical staff.
- Read the script for each production several times.
- Note set changes, lighting needs, special effects, sound needs, and any special rigging.
- Track costume and make-up changes, especially those that occur backstage.
- Plan the movements of set pieces, and the number of running crew required.
- With the set designer, plan and mark the layout of the set and rehearsal space.
- Assist with finding rehearsal furniture and props.
- Deliver a copy of the script to each crew head (lights, sounds, props, special effects, costumes, makeup).
- Arrange one tech rehearsal to check light and sound cues and levels.
- Schedule early calls for the costume parade with the director, the actors, and the Costume Designer.
- Confer with the Costume Designer on the need for rehearsal skirts, etc.
- Create scheduling calls for the cast and update as necessary.
- Serve as the primary contact for cast members on issues raised, conferring with the Director when necessary.
- Create a rehearsal report after each rehearsal beginning with blocking rehearsals, noting needs in various departments i.e. costuming, set, lights etc.
- Coordinate the work of the stage crew.
- Call cues and entrances during performances, if needed.
- Call lines for cast members during rehearsals, as needed.
- Run music cues during rehearsals.
- Ensure rehearsal props and furnishings are available for actors at rehearsals
- Work with Technical Director to make smooth transitions between scenes with set changes and lighting.
- Assign dressing rooms for cast for Tech week.
- Attend all blocking rehearsals, run-throughs, Tech week, and Performances.
- Prepare Stage Manager script for the run of the play.
TECH WEEK RESPONSIBILITIES
- Ensure that the backstage area is tidy, swept and damp-mopped if necessary.
- Sweep stage every night.
- Inform cast and crew of restricted access during the run.
- Maintain sign-in sheet to track attendance and follow up with absentees.
- Inform all crewmembers that they must wear black clothing, and good, sturdy quiet shoes.
DURING THE PRODUCTION’S RUN:
- Arrange a secure location for cast and crew members to store valuables.
- Arrive at least 1½ hours prior to curtain, or earlier depending on the complexity of the show.
- Advise actors to check props at least ½ hour before curtain.
- Confirm that lighting and sound crew have done sound and lighting checks, and are ready at least ½ hour prior to curtain.
- Verify that special effects are ready.
- Confirm that masking, set pieces, and props are in the correct locations.
- Enforce “No Visitors” policy backstage and in the booth. Relay messages, or deliver flowers to the dressing rooms as appropriate.
- Give 30-minute call, 15-minute call, and “5 minutes to curtain” (or “Places!”) call, and request that actors acknowledge your calls.
- Five minutes prior to curtain time, alert audience by light blinking.
- Repair any damage to set pieces or props before exiting the theatre.
AFTER THE RUN:
- Attend the dismantling of the set and return of reusable items as appropriate (the “Strike”).
- Advise all department heads of their responsibility for returning borrowed or rented items.
- Clean all stage areas, place set pieces in storage areas, and sweep stage.
- Clean light and sound booth, as well as dressing rooms, bathrooms and lobby.
- Sweep scene shop and place refuse in the dumpster.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Compensation will be based on the board-approved Oldham County Schools Arts Center Theatre salary schedule.
Adopted: July 23, 2018