Temporary Worker- Stage Manager - 19231BR

Temporary Worker- Stage Manager

Department: 
Theatre and Dance
Location/Division: 
University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
Work Location Assignment: 
Hybrid
Reg/Temp: 
Temporary
Employee Class: 
U-Unclassified Professional Staff

Position Overview

The Stage Manager (SM) will work under the direction of the Technical Director of Theatre and will oversee the rehearsal process and coordinate communications among various production teams for a specific production produced by the University Theatre or University Dance Company. During rehearsals, the stage manager works with the director to record blocking, light, sound and set change cues in the prompt book, a master copy of the script used to run technical rehearsals and the actual performances.

During performances, the stage manager "runs the book," which means they use the prompt book to cue lights, sound and set changes. The stage manager also takes notes each night on aspects of the performance to distribute to actors and production departments.

Job Description

60% -
Schedules and runs rehearsals, make sure they run smoothly and on time.
Communicates what the director wants to set designers, costume staff and stage crew.
Coordinates the stage crew's work.

40% -
Calls cues for crew and possibly actor entrances during performance.
Oversees the show at each performance

Required Qualifications

  1. Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre or a related field OR a minimum of one year’s experience working in professional theatres as a technician.
  2. Experience in Stage Management, as evidenced in application material or from previous work experience.
  3. Ability to perform physical tasks associated with this occupation, including bending, reaching, climbing, walking up and down stairs, and moving objects up to 50 lbs.
  4. Flexibility to work around performance schedules.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Excellent communication, planning, and organizational skills.

Additional Candidate Instructions

A complete application includes a cover letter and a resume or CV. Apply online and submit a letter describing your qualifications for this position. Only complete applications will be considered.

Review of applications will be ongoing as needs arise.

Contact Information to Applicants

Alex Weston, stgmgr@ku.edu

Advertised Salary Range

20.00

Work Schedule

Flexible hours, 8 am – 5 pm, some nights and weekends.

This is a temporary, half time position for 1 play production.

Application Review Begins

11-Jun-2021

Anticipated Start Date

20-Jun-2021

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Posting Information
Posting ID:
19231BR
Department:
Theatre and Dance
Primary Campus:
University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
Work Location Assignment:
Hybrid
Reg/Temp:
Temporary
Employee Class:
U-Unclassified Professional Staff
Application Review Begins:
11-Jun-2021