Production Stage Manager

As a Production Stage Manager (PSM) at Stagedoor Manor, you will fill a variety of roles and have a number of responsibilities. Your main roles include serving as one of two Team Leads for the stage management department, overseeing the production of seven shows each session, and serving as Stage Manager each session for one of our showcase performances.

As a Team Lead for the stage management department, both PSMs will be responsible for overseeing and providing support for the team of 14 Stage Managers and 3 Assistant Stage Managers throughout the summer. This includes leading weekly stage management team meetings, distributing rehearsal reports and paperwork, making rounds during each rehearsal to check in, and making sure that Stage Managers’ needs are met and questions are answered.

Responsibilities as they relate to overseeing shows include running production meetings, ensuring the needs of each show are being met, facilitating communication between Administration, Tech, Artistic, and Stage Management, overseeing distribution of scripts and scores, and ensuring that shows start on time and run smoothly on production weekend. PSMs serve as the main spoke in the wheel of communication for all production-related information.

As Stage Manager for either Players Ensemble or Our Time Cabaret, you will attend daily rehearsals, run tech rehearsals, and stage manage two performances during performance week.

In addition, PSMs will also assist in running auditions each session while working closely with the Casting Committee and will be asked to run certain All Camp Events throughout the session.

This position works closely with the Director of Theatrical Programming and the Production Manager to ensure a smooth session. 

 

It is impossible to enumerate all responsibilities because of the unique nature of the position. This

description is a basic overview and there are bound to be more responsibilities that arise  throughout the summer.

Qualified applicants must demonstrate career maturity in a variety of positions including stage

management experience as well as administrative and managerial experience. Applicants must be self-motivated problem solvers with the ability to identify issues before they become problems. Excellent communication skills, flexibility, and the ability to remain calm under pressure are also a must.

Due to the unique nature of operation at Stagedoor Manor, we typically like to fill PSM openings

through promotion up from our stage management team. However, if you are new to Stagedoor Manor and you meet the qualifications and feel you would be a good fit for the position, we invite you to apply.

The schedule for a typical day for the first two weeks of the session will look similar to the below:

8:15am – Breakfast

9:15am – Morning Rehearsal

11:30am – Lunch

12:05pm – Team Lead Meeting

12:45pm – Players Ensemble / OTC Rehearsal (Class 1)

1:50pm – Players Ensemble / OTC Rehearsal (Class 2)

3:00pm – Office Hours / Weekly Production Meetings (Afternoon Rec)

4:15pm – OFF (Class 3)

5:15pm – Dinner

5:45pm – Office Hours / Weekly Stage Management Meeting

6:30pm – Evening Rehearsal

8:45pm – Office Hours / Weekly Production Meetings / Evening Rec (Evening Rec)

10:00pm – End of Day (there are exceptions to this)

Production Stage Managers are provided a private room for the summer.

Scenic Team Lead

 

As Scenic Team Lead you will need to verify that all scenery is built to the approved designs sent in by the scenic designers. You will consult with the scenic designer with any questions or concerns when a decision needs to be made regarding the safety or completion of scenery. 

Key Skills: 

  • Ability to interpret draftings and build from scale models 

  • Ability to estimate time and costs of building materials

  • Maintain a safe and clean shop and materials

  • Ability to accomplish the needs of production within budget 

  • Ability to meet paperwork and production deadlines

  • Good verbal and written communication skills 

  • Experience in coaching and monitoring performance of others 

  • Able to instruct and teach others 

  • Skills in organizing, planning, and prioritizing work 

  • Troubleshooting and problem solving capabilities 

  • Knowledge of general safety processes and procedures 

  • Work with the production manager to achieve the best results for your team 

  • Experience in supervising others is preferred

  • Other duties within the individual skill set as requested by management 

Lighting Team Lead

 

As Lighting Team Lead you will need to verify that all lighting and special effects are complete to the approved designs sent in by the lighting designers. You will consult with the lighting designers with any questions or concerns when a decision needs to be made regarding the safety or completion of lighting. 

Key Skills: 

  • Ability to interpret draftings and paperwork

  • Ability to estimate time and costs of building materials

  • Maintain a safe and clean shop and materials

  • Organize and maintain lighting stock items 

  • Organize and maintain rented equipment 

  • Ability to accomplish the needs of production within budget 

  • Ability to meet paperwork and production deadlines

  • Good verbal and written communication skills 

  • Experience in coaching and monitoring performance of others 

  • Able to instruct and teach others 

  • Skills in organizing, planning, and prioritizing work 

  • Troubleshooting and problem solving capabilities 

  • Knowledge of general safety processes and procedures 

  • Work with the production manager to achieve the best results for your team 

  • Experience in supervising others is preferred

  • Other duties within the individual skill set as requested by management 

Props Team Lead

 

As Props Team Lead you will need to verify that all props are acquired and are complete to the approved designs sent in by the props designers. You will consult with the props designers with any questions or concerns when a decision needs to be made regarding the safety or completion of props. 

Key Skills: 

  • Ability to interpret renderings and paperwork

  • Ability to estimate time and costs of building materials

  • Maintain a safe and clean shop and materials

  • Organize and maintain prop stock items 

  • Organize and maintain rented equipment 

  • Ability to accomplish the needs of production within budget 

  • Ability to meet paperwork and production deadlines

  • Good verbal and written communication skills 

  • Experience in coaching and monitoring performance of others 

  • Able to instruct and teach others 

  • Skills in organizing, planning, and prioritizing work 

  • Troubleshooting and problem solving capabilities 

  • Knowledge of general safety processes and procedures 

  • Work with the production manager to achieve the best results for your team 

  • Experience in supervising others is preferred

  • Other duties within the individual skill set as requested by management 

Costume Team Lead

 

As Costume Team Lead you will need to verify that all costumes are complete to the approved designs sent in by the costume designers. You will consult with the costume designers with any questions or concerns when a decision needs to be made regarding the safety or completion of costumes. 

Key Skills: 

  • Ability to interpret renderings

  • Ability to estimate time and costs of building materials

  • Maintain a safe and clean shop and materials

  • Organize and maintain costume stock items 

  • Ability to accomplish the needs of production within budget 

  • Ability to meet paperwork and production deadlines

  • Good verbal and written communication skills 

  • Experience in coaching and monitoring performance of others 

  • Able to instruct and teach others 

  • Skills in organizing, planning, and prioritizing work 

  • Troubleshooting and problem solving capabilities 

  • Knowledge of general safety processes and procedures 

  • Work with the production manager to achieve the best results for your team 

  • Experience in supervising others is preferred

  • Other duties within the individual skill set as requested by management 

Paint Team Lead

 

As Paint Team Lead you will need to verify that all scenery are complete to the approved designs sent in by the scenic designers. You will consult with the scenic designers with any questions or concerns when a decision needs to be made regarding the safety or completion of scenery. You will also need to organize with the Scenic Team Lead when is the most apt time to paint scenery. 

Key Skills: 

  • Ability to interpret paint renderings, samples, and paint from scale models 

  • Ability to estimate time and costs of paint treatments

  • Maintain a safe and clean shop and materials

  • Organize and maintain costume stock items 

  • Ability to accomplish the needs of production within budget 

  • Ability to meet paperwork and production deadlines

  • Good verbal and written communication skills 

  • Experience in coaching and monitoring performance of others 

  • Able to instruct and teach others 

  • Skills in organizing, planning, and prioritizing work 

  • Troubleshooting and problem solving capabilities 

  • Knowledge of general safety processes and procedures 

  • Work with the production manager to achieve the best results for your team 

  • Experience in supervising others is preferred

  • Other duties within the individual skill set as requested by management 

Contact Us

General info:

info@stagedoorjobs.com

Off-season contact: 

(001) 818-207-5044

Camp phone in NY (June - August):

(001) 845-434-4290

Winter mailing address: 

749 Keller Lane,

Marion, VA 24354

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