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Job (Bragg Creek): Stage Manager – Spring Production

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Job (Bragg Creek): Stage Manager – Spring Production


Swamp Donkey Musical Theatre is looking for a Stage Manager for its production of The Wizard of Oz which runs from May 22 to 24, 2020.

Honorarium: $600

Show Dates: May 22 to 24, 2020


General Duties
• Consult with the Production Manager on the selection of Assistant Stage Manager(s), if required
• Attend at all production meetings

• Prepare all lists and forms for distribution to the cast and crew in collaboration with the Production Manager
• Distribute scripts and vocal scores to the cast and crew in collaboration with the Production Manager
• Prepare a list of excused cast absences pre-approved by the Director and Music Director and distribute this list to the Production Manager, Director, and Music Director
• Prepare the green room areas

• Develop a rehearsal schedule in collaboration with the Production Manager, Director, and Musical Director
• Act as the contact for cast members who will be absent from rehearsals and communicate these absences to the Director, Music Director, and Choreographer
• Keep attendance and sign cast members and crew in and out of rehearsals
• Responsible for the smooth running of rehearsals
• Ensure rehearsal props are available
• Ensure rehearsal space is safe and useable
• Tape out the set on the rehearsal floor as required
• Maintain a neat, orderly, and easily understandable prompt book
• Note start time, break time, and finish time of rehearsals
• Take notes for blocking, missed, lines, entrances, and exits
• Prepare and distribute daily production notes

Tech Week
• Organize cue to cue and all technical rehearsals
• Responsible for calling all cues
• Oversee all backstage activities
• Recruit and coordinate the backstage/running crew with the assistance of the Volunteer Coordinator
• Ensure the show is running smoothly

After Opening
• Responsible for maintaining the Director’s vision throughout the run
• Ensure cast and crew arrive on time for performances
• Keep attendance and sign cast members and crew in and out of performances

Health and Safety
• Ensure first aid kit is stocked
• Ensure all actors and crew know where all fire exits and fire extinguishers are located
• Post health and safety information
• Liaise with Front of House Manager, calling fire/ambulance/police in case of emergency
• Responsible for evacuation of actors and crew in case of emergency

• Previous stage management experience an asset
• Knowledge of lighting and sound equipment
• Excellent interpersonal, communication, collaborative, and organizational skills
• Demonstrated ability to lead and motivate people
• Calm, respectful and helpful manner under pressure
• Ability to multi-task


Rehearsals: February 9 to May 14, 2020
Sundays 2:00 to 6:00 p.m., Mondays and Thursdays 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Tech Week: May 17 to 21, 2020
Sunday May 17, 2020 – run through – 2:00 to 8:00 p.m.
May 18 to 21, 2020 – tech rehearsals and dress rehearsals – available every evening


Submit your resume and references to our Artistic Director via email at The deadline for applications is Wednesday, January 8th, 2020.

The successful applicant will be required to provide a Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Check at his/her cost.

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only successful applicants will be contacted.

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