JobID 978 : Stage Manager, Westonka Community Theatre - Westonka Community Education and Services (#2014510)

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Job Type
Full-time
Start Date
05/01/2020

Description

Westonka Community Theatre

Stage Manager
 
The Westonka Community Theatre (WCT) is seeking a Stage Manager for our summer production, The Wizard of Oz.  The production is scheduled for July 23-26, 2020 in our new, state of the art 600 seat Westonka Performing Arts Center. The stage manager will be responsible for assisting the director in overseeing the logistics of a theater performance. A stage manager job description requires strong organizational skills, the willingness to work long hours during rehearsals, and the ability to multitask.
 
Position Description
A stage manager acts as a liaison amongst the various individuals involved in a theater production, including the director, actors, costume designer, and technical department, and ensures that all elements of the performance run smoothly.
 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities of a Stage Manager
 

  • Assists director in reviewing audition material.
  • Posts cast and crew lists.
  • Contacts understudies in the event that a primary actor is sick or injured.
  • Maintains and manages rehearsal calendar.
  • Researches and memorizes scripts and background information on the production itself.
  • Assists director in overseeing technical run-throughs directly prior to a performance.
  • Works with the costume department to ensure that all costumes and props are correct and delivered on time.
  • Instructs lighting and technical support team on the timing and execution of aesthetic or special effects.
  • Oversees the organization and design of the stage prior to performances.
  • Assists in setting up props and other items for a production.
  • Addresses and resolves any technical difficulties during rehearsals and performances.
  • Ensures that all actors and actresses are prepared for a performance.
  • Provides stage directions and cues to actors during rehearsals and performances as necessary.
  • Maintains log of daily rehearsal activity, script changes, and official performances.
  • Ensure that all stunts and technical details are executed safely.
  • Reports logistical problems to the director or producer.
  • Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Demonstrates familiarity with the logistics of a theatrical production.
  • Is familiar with the basic function of lighting and technical details.
  • Demonstrates specific knowledge of the script and stage directions for the production.
  • Is willing and able to work long hours and nontraditional shifts.
  • Works well with a team.
  • Communicates clearly and effectively.
  • Manages time efficiently.
  • Demonstrates ability to multitask on an ongoing basis.
  • Possesses physical stamina required to remain standing, walking, and moving for long periods of time.
  • Exhibits knowledge of proper production safety procedures.
 
Salary Stipend: $1,750.00 upon completion of the production
 
Application Materials
We welcome qualified candidates to submit the following by April 24, 2020.
  • Application through the Westonka School District Website
  • Personal letter of interest
  • Professional resume

Posted By

Westonka Public School District 277

5901 SUNNYFIELD RD E, MINNETRISTA, MN 55364-8250
 
Insights
Compare with State

Amount per Student

$13,802 (USD)

State Average: $13,408 (USD)

% ELL Students

1%

State Average: 8%

Student Teacher Ratio

17.93

State Average: 15.44

% IEP Students

16%

State Average: 15%

FTE

270

State Average: 200