Title Stage Manager (contract position)
Organization Houston Grand Opera
Closing Date
Location Houston, TX
Information

Job Title: HGOco Stage Manager (Contracted from 10/10/17-11/9/17)
Department: HGOco
Reports To: HGOco Programs Manager

SUMMARY
The Stage Manager manages all aspects of HGOco performance activities for assigned productions.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Manages and attends as necessary all rehearsals, lighting sessions, technical sessions, and performances for assigned productions.
• Plans and supervises all rehearsals and performances for assigned shows: supervising and directing backstage staff and members of the stage management team, monitoring hours and breaks for members of multiple unions, providing cues for all technical elements (lighting, sound, moving scenery), gathering and disseminating production notes during rehearsals and performances, and overseeing rehearsal room safety and safe practices.
• Coordinates rehearsal and technical schedules as they pertain to assigned productions.
• Manages the archiving of pertinent stage management documentation for assigned productions.
• Maintains inventory of stage management and rehearsal room materials and supplies.

OTHER DUTIES
Production related administrative support for HGOco as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor of Arts degree in theatre and at least three years’ experience as a stage manager. Must read music fluently. Excellent organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills with a keen attention to detail. Must be able to manage multiple tasks and projects. PC proficiency and spreadsheet applications experience – Word and Excel preferred. Available for evening and weekend work. Must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to speak smoothly and cohesively in front of an audience.

SPECIAL JOB CHARACTERISTICS
Candidate must be highly motivated self-starter with strong organizational skills. Must be a team player. Requires strong written/verbal communication. Knowledge of, or familiarity with technical, wardrobe, lighting, wig and make-up areas in opera a considerable advantage. Local candidates preferred.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
Please use this website link to apply.

Website https://www.houstongrandopera.org/