A stage manager works for a professional or university based theater company, and is 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.
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.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
•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 ofaesthetic 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.
•Distributes paychecks to cast and crew for professional theater companies.
•Ensure that all stunts and technical details are executed safely.
•Reports logistical problems to the director or producer.
*Degree, Diploma or its equivalent from relevant discipline/course
•Servicing NYSC candidates can apply
*Master's degree is an added advantage
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