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Job (Edmonton): Stage Manager – The Thousand Faces Festival

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Job (Edmonton): Stage Manager – The Thousand Faces Festival


Tasks and Responsibilities

The Stage Manager will manage one or more multicultural mythic performances for the thousand Faces Festival. Tasks include:

  • Organizing rehearsals and performances in the venue and on tour
  • Creating and distributing the schedule for all rehearsals and attending rehearsals
  • Prompting the actors and recording their actions in a prompt book
  • Maintaining a clean and orderly working space

They will serve as a communication hub for all aspects of production, direct the setup of spaces for the tour, and serve as on the ground point person with the schools when the play tours to schools.

On-Site Supervision

The Director of each performance piece shall supervise the Stage Manager during the creation phase of the play. Once rehearsal is complete, the Artistic Director Mark Henderson shall supervise the Stage Manager by coming to random touring shows, once per week, and observing the workings of the cast under the Stage Manager’s care. The Stage Manager will also file daily show/tour reports which the Artistic Director will read.

Job coaching

Senior Theatre artists Jennifer Spencer and Mark Henderson will mentor the Stage Manager. They will attend rehearsals and meet with the Stage Manager afterward to give advice and positive feedback, based on their experience of having worked with stage managers in multiple professional Shakespeare productions and adaptations.

Ideal for someone with coursework in Theatre Production

This is a 6-week, full-time position with a possible extension to 8 weeks.
Wage is $15.50 an hour.

To apply for this position, please email your resume to The application deadline is May 10th, 2019.

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