AEA Touring Stage Manager

Posted by The John F. Kennedy Center of the Performing Arts ; Posted on 
AEA Touring Stage Manager


Kennedy Center Education Department seeks versatile, energetic AEA Stage Manager for its Equity TYA touring production scheduled for January 2024 – May 2024.  Technicians receive weekly salary, housing, and per diem.  Positions open until filled, with interviews beginning August 2023.

Key Responsibilities

  • In conjunction with the Tour TD/Lighting Supervisor, making adjustments to the design and/or performance elements of the show to fit each venue on tour, and consulting on advance questions as needed. Maintaining the performance, including giving technical and performance notes. Serving as a primary contact with venue staff when onsite. Calling the show, distributing schedule information to company, generating and sending a daily report of all travel, rehearsal, and performance information. In conjunction with the TD, organizing and running regular check-in meetings with tour crew.
  • As the primary van driver, participate in the shared task of traveling the company to and from venues, along with other company members in turn, and maintaining all applicable paperwork (driver log, trip log, and vehicle condition report).
  • Coordinating the use of the van amongst company members when not in use for production needs.
  • Communicating with the productions creative team in order to successfully achieve the desired production goals consistently in performance.
  • Serving as the primary on-the-road contact for hotels, and coordinating check-in and check-out at each hotel.
  • Carrying a Kennedy Center credit card and petty cash funds for tour needs, and regularly submitting receipts to the Tour office.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Key Qualifications

  • Applicants must have a minimum of 3 years of technical theater experience in stage management, general stagecraft, and safe working procedures.  Prior touring experience preferred.
  • Valid driver’s license, excellent driving record and ability to drive a 26′ truck essential. Applicant must possess excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Must be able to lift and carry heavy weights, and stand for upwards of 8 hours a day. Environment includes working outdoors and indoors and in flexible environments.

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Job Details (for job postings)

Job Category: Technical (Stage)
Position Type: Temporary
Salary Range (annual): -
Experience: 5-10 Years
Education Level: Bachelor's Degree