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Production Stage Manager
SUBMITTED DATE: 3/6/2020

SUMMARY

The Production Stage Manager/Head of Stage Management is a critical member of the Production team, acting as the key communicator of all production-specific needs and disseminating this information to TAO Production/Artistic staff, visiting creative team members, TAO Marketing and Development team members, as needed. The PSM/HSM will work closely with the Director of Production, especially, to determine staffing needs for Stage Management for each season.

The PSM is also responsible for working with the visiting creative team members and TAO staff to determine all rehearsal and performance needs for each production throughout the season.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Works closely with the DoAA, DoP, and Associate Director of Production to gather all relevant information for each production throughout the season.
  • Coordinate with the ADoP and DoAA the creation of all rehearsal schedules and works closely with the Technical Director to plan and schedule all technical and dress rehearsals for each production. TAO is currently using ProPared as the main calendar tool.
  • Coordinate with the ADoP/TD to schedule all productions meetings to facilitate the smooth transfer of all relevant production information for each TAO production.
  • Manages the Stage Management team in preparing the room for rehearsal, including working with the Costume Shop Staff and the Properties team to ensure all needed items are prepared prior to the start of the rehearsal period.
  • The PSM will coordinate the creation and distribution of all rehearsal schedules and calendars, scenic breakdown, contact sheets, rehearsal and performance notes/reports, archival documentation for all new productions, and any other document, as needed.
  • The PSM will work closely with the DoP in assessing strengths and skills of Stage Management staff and make recommendations for each season based on assessment of said staff.
  • The PSM will be responsible for calling up to four of the six productions at TAO, based on an appraisal of specific production needs during the season, after discussion with the DoP. The PSM and DoP will then make other assignments for Stage Management as needed.
  • Other duties, as assigned.

COMPETENCIES

  • Must be able to confidently and calmly manage.
  • Must be able to read music confidently.
  • Must have proven ability of leading a stage management team, union crews, and large groups of people throughout the production process.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Relevant production experience, with a minimum of three years’ experience as a Stage Manager.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and achieve results in a timely fashion.
  • Ability to work collaboratively within the Production and Artistic teams.
  • Ability to communicate using a phone and headset.
  • Excellent computer skills, including familiarity with the Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds.
  • Must perform the functions of the position in a safe manner.

Questions?
Questions about Membership or this application? Please contact Vincent Covatto, organizational membership manager, at VCovatto@operaamerica.org or by calling 646.699.5237.
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