Stage Manager & Counselor 

As a Stage Manager/Counselor at Stagedoor Manor, you will have the opportunity to stage manage three shows over the course of the summer – one each session. You will have the opportunity to work indifferent spaces, on different types of shows, and with different artistic and tech teams each session. As a Stage Manager, you will attend morning and evening rehearsals each day, a weekly production meeting, and a weekly Stage Management meeting among your other Counselor duties. 

 

Responsibilities during rehearsal include: taking attendance at the beginning of rehearsal and after breaks, recording blocking, creating the props request list, creating the sound request list, creating run sheets as needed, submitting a rehearsal report to the Production Stage Managers at the end of each day, as well as addressing any issues that may arise during rehearsals. Working with the Director, Stage Managers will also run tech rehearsals during the final week of each session.

Responsibilities during performances include: taking attendance, pre-show set-up, house managing (dependent upon space), calling the show, running sound, post-show clean up.

Previous experience as Stage Manager on a minimum of three (3) shows required. Experience

supervising run crew and working knowledge of various technical areas is preferred. Ability to be flexible and strength in communication are key. A personal laptop is recommended, but not required. We appreciate Stage Managers who can grow within our stage management department over multiple years.

Stage Managers will report directly to the Production Stage Managers for any stage management needs or issues.

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

8:15am – Wake Up

8:30am – Breakfast

9:15am – Morning Rehearsal

11:30am – Lunch

12:00pm – Counselor Duties

12:45pm – Counselor Duties (Class 1)

1:50pm – Counselor Duties (Class 2)

3:00pm – Counselor Duties / Weekly Production Meeting (Afternoon Rec)

4:15pm – Counselor Duties (Class 3)

5:15pm – Dinner

5:45pm – Counselor Duties / Weekly Stage Management Meeting

6:30pm – Evening Rehearsal

8:45pm – Counselor Duties / Weekly Production Meeting (Evening Rec)

10:00pm – Counselor Duties

You will be given two hours off each day.

Coming to Stagedoor Manor as a stage manager will give you extra experience for your resume and your life. But first and foremost, you are a counselor. You are like a big brother or sister to our campers. As a counselor, you are the caretaker of a group of girls or boys. It is your responsibility to not only wake them up in the morning and be sure they are all there at bedtime, but also to check in with them during the day. Does one of your campers seem sad? Did you notice all the roommates were sitting together at lunch or was one of them missing? You are not alone! We have group leaders and returning counselors and lots of staff to help if you see a problem or have a worry. Male counselors typically watch over 8 campers and female counselors watch after about 6. 

Typical duties include:

Meal Duty- Each meal there are six counselors that eat before the kids so that they are available to take attendance (to be sure everyone is eating), wander around the dining room (to be sure no one is throwing their food, choking, etc), or need to go find a camper missing from the meal. 

Entry Duty- During the day, we do our best to have someone sit at the entry table by the driveway, stopping visitors, and directing people to the front office. 

Floor Duty- During rehearsals and classes, we have a counselor sit on each floor to ensure that no one is skipping a class, no one came back upset, etc. 

Other duties include: attendance, office, evening recreation, grounds, etc. 

All counselors have a 1:00am curfew! 

During Session Changeover (the 24-hour period between when one group of kids goes home and another group arrives), it is the counselors that vacuum and dust the rooms, decorate the halls and generally clean up in anticipation of the next group of kids. 

The hours are long. Some days you get up at 8:00am and not find your bed again until 1:00am. There is time in the day to socialize, take a two hour break, to check your email, etc. 

Counselors live in a dorm like building on the same floor, but not the same rooms,as the campers they are supervising. Counselors rooms are large with a bathroom and usually share the room with 4-6 other counselors. 

Assistant Stage Manager & Counselor 

As a Assistant Stage Manager/Counselor at Stagedoor Manor, you will have the opportunity to assistant stage manage four shows over the course of the summer. You will have the opportunity to work in different spaces, on different types of shows, and with different artistic and tech teams each session. For two of the three sessions, you will be assigned to a performance space and will serve as the Assistant Stage Manager for both shows in that space. For the other session, you will work alongside the Production Stage Managers in the office and get a glimpse into what goes on behind the scenes of the stage management world. When assigned to shows, you will attend morning and evening rehearsals each day (one for each show) and a weekly stage management team meeting among your other Counselor duties.

Responsibilities during rehearsals will vary based on communication with the Stage Manager. Frequently, responsibilities will include: taking attendance at the beginning of rehearsal and after breaks, creating or helping create run sheets, assisting with props tracking, helping run rehearsals on the Stage Manager’s day off, as well as addressing any issues that may arise during rehearsals.

Responsibilities during performances could include: pre-show set-up, assisting with house managing (dependent upon space), running the backstage aspects of the performance, post-show clean up.

Responsibilities while in the PSM office will include: assisting in copying rehearsal reports and paperwork as needed, assisting in copying scripts for design and artistic teams, and assisting the Production Stage Managers in the daily task of overseeing 14 shows each session. You will also have the opportunity to learn more about stage management and production stage management during your session in the PSM office.

Previous experience as Assistant Stage Manager on a minimum of three (3) shows required. Experience supervising run crew and working knowledge of various technical areas are preferred. Ability to be flexible and strength in communication are key. A personal laptop is recommended, but not required. We appreciate Assistant Stage Managers who can grow within our stage management department over multiple years.

Assistant Stage Managers will report directly to the Production Stage Managers for any stage

management needs or issues.

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

8:15am – Wake Up

8:30am – Breakfast

9:15am – Morning Rehearsal

11:30am – Lunch

12:00pm – Counselor Duties

12:45pm – Counselor Duties (Class 1)

1:50pm – Counselor Duties (Class 2)

3:00pm – Counselor Duties (Afternoon Rec)

4:15pm – Counselor Duties (Class 3)

5:15pm – Dinner

5:45pm – Counselor Duties / Weekly Stage Management Meeting

6:30pm – Evening Rehearsal

8:45pm – Counselor Duties (Evening Rec)

10:00pm – Counselor Duties

You will be given two hours off each day.

Coming to Stagedoor Manor as an assistant stage manager will give you extra experience for your resume and your life. But first and foremost, you are a counselor. You are like a big brother or sister to our campers. As a counselor, you are the caretaker of a group of girls or boys. It is your responsibility to not only wake them up in the morning and be sure they are all there at bedtime, but also to check in with them during the day. Does one of your campers seem sad? Did you notice all the roommates were sitting together at lunch or was one of them missing? You are not alone! We have group leaders and returning counselors and lots of staff to help if you see a problem or have a worry. Male counselors typically watch over 8 campers and female counselors watch after about 6. 

Typical duties include:

Meal Duty- Each meal there are six counselors that eat before the kids so that they are available to take attendance (to be sure everyone is eating), wander around the dining room (to be sure no one is throwing their food, choking, etc), or need to go find a camper missing from the meal. 

Entry Duty- During the day, we do our best to have someone sit at the entry table by the driveway, stopping visitors, and directing people to the front office. 

Floor Duty- During rehearsals and classes, we have a counselor sit on each floor to ensure that no one is skipping a class, no one came back upset, etc. 

Other duties include: attendance, office, evening recreation, grounds, etc. 

All counselors have a 1:00am curfew! 

During Session Changeover (the 24-hour period between when one group of kids goes home and another group arrives), it is the counselors that vacuum and dust the rooms, decorate the halls and generally clean up in anticipation of the next group of kids. 

The hours are long. Some days you get up at 8:00am and not find your bed again until 1:00am. There is time in the day to socialize, take a two hour break, to check your email, etc. 

Counselors live in a dorm like building on the same floor, but not the same rooms,as the campers they are supervising. Counselors rooms are large with a bathroom and usually share the room with 4-6 other counselors. 

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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http://www.stagedoormanor.com

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15 Stagedoor Drive,

Loch Sheldrake, NY 12759 

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