Working at Pioneer Theatre Company

To maintain our high artistic standards, we are always looking for quality personnel. Backstage help is needed for all our shows. If you want to see what life is like backstage and be paid for it, consider working on our Costume, Deck or Wig crews. All positions are paid and hiring for crew work generally begins about four weeks before each opening, and lasts for about four weeks. For more information on backstage support contact Stage Management at 801-585-5632.

Inquiries may be directed to info@pioneertheatre.org

Full time production and administrative positions in Pioneer Theatre Company are posted and recruited via the University of Utah. Any applicant to be considered for these positions must first submit their application through the University.


AEA STAGE MANAGER – JOB DESCRIPTION

REPORTS TO: Artistic Director

GENERAL STATEMENT OF JOB FUNCTION:
Stage Manager is responsible for stage managerial duties including coordination and supervision of the stage management department management  (AEA assistant stage managers, production assistants and stage management interns), in collaboration with senior stage management. SM supervises rehearsal studio and “on stage” activities and assists in development of season calendar and participates in planning related to rehearsal preparation, rehearsals, department staffing, and stage management training.

PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Stage Manages as least three (4) productions per year.
  • Works with Artistic Director and Production Manager as an active participant in achieving artistic goals, ensuring consistent quality, guaranteeing a high level of performance maintenance and preserving highest production values for all Pioneer Theatre Company productions.
  • Maintains stage management office as an organized and up-to-date center of communication, including weekly meetings with the stage management staff to share theatre information, administrative protocols, and performance protocols with the team. 
  • Works with Production Manager to develop talented and dedicated run crew, wardrobe crew, and other deck personnel.  Provides timely feedback to these staff to ensure a great backstage team.
  • Participates in the development of production assistants and stage management interns to ensure that they fully contribute to the process, develop skills, and receive promotion or move up to stage manage projects as appropriate.
  • Handles special projects as assigned by Artistic Director.
  • Follows LORT/AEA work rules and hours; plans and publishes schedule overviews for rehearsals, technical rehearsals and performances; and provides daily guidance and feedback to stage management staff in preparation and distribution of daily rehearsal calls.
  • Ensures the creation, maintenance and accuracy of each production prompt script, running and/or cue sheets, and production check lists for management and archive purposes.
  • Provides daily feedback to ensure that rehearsal and performance reports are descriptive, accurate and published in a timely manner
  • Additional duties as assigned.

WORKS CLOSELY WITH:

  • Artistic Director
  • Production Manager, Technical Director
  • Resident and Guest Designers
  • Resident actors and guest artists
  • Company Manager

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • 5 years experience as an AEA stage manager working in professional theatre, including Production Contract, LORT Contract, and/or touring experience;
  • Ability to maintain artistic direction, rehearse understudies or replacements, direct a rehearsal
  • Computer proficient (MS word, Excel, internet file sharing)
  • Capacity to solve problems and engage in creative thinking to overcome challenges;
  • Well-developed communication skills;
  • Works well in a stressful environment with many personality types;
  • Maturity and understanding of the artistic process and excellent interpersonal, teamwork, and diplomacy skills;
  • Proven ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast paced, rapidly changing environment;
  • Knowledge and experience with AEA, SDC, USA;
  • Ability to work long hours and to manage an irregular schedule including weekends and holidays;
  • Technical knowledge of safe working procedures 

Please direct inquiries with resume and cover letter to info@pioneertheatre.org


Front of House Positions

Concessions workers are frequently needed (for serving, among other things, coffee light and sweet) but we are currently fully staffed. This position features flexible scheduling, a fun work environment and free theatre tickets. For more information, contact Matt Bennett.

Electrics Department Positions

The Electrics department is always on the lookout for additional help. For staffing needs and more information you can contact our master electrician, Alex Weisman or visit the electrics department page of our website.

 

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"You need three things in the theater - the play, the actors, and the audience, - and each must give something."
~
Kenneth Haigh