CAREERS AT TAPS

NON-EQUITY STAGE MANAGER

The Stanford University Department of Theater and Performance Studies seeks non-equity stage managers to support all or some of our 2022-2023 Main Stage productions and a repertory production (Grad Rep) created by second-year PhD students. Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis starting immediately. To apply please email TAPS Production Jane Casamajor Janecasa@stanford.edu with a resume and cover letter. 

The School of Humanities & Sciences affirms its commitment to fostering a community that actively addresses issues of power and inclusion by forwarding social justice and equity at Stanford and beyond. We seek to uplift the thriving and belonging of all members through our practices, policies, and programs.

 

1st Main Stage — Straight play to be determined: Prep Week 9/19/22 through Close 11/19/22

Grad Rep: Prep Week mid-October 2022 through Close 2/11/23

2nd Main Stage — Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar: Prep Week 1/4/23 through Close 3/11/23

3rd Main Stage — Dance Concert with 4-5 Choreographers: Prep Week 3/27/22 through Close 5/27/23

 

1st and 3rd Main Stage productions will be in the Harry J. Elam, Jr. black box space that seats between 100-200 depending on the configuration.

Grad Rep will be in the Nitery Theater, an 83-seat black box.

2nd Main Stage will be in Memorial Auditorium, a 1700-seat Broadway-style proscenium theater.

 

Detailed draft schedules are available on request.

Rehearsals vary but are not more than 16 hours per week typically Monday through Thursday evening and Saturday daytime. One one-hour production meeting per week.

This is an hourly position with pay between $25.00/hr and $30.00/hr and is eligible for overtime.

Duties include working with undergraduate student assistant stage managers and student crew with limited previous experience. Coordinating with the stage management lecturer, department faculty, production manager, and staff to mentor those students. Attend all rehearsals, weekly production meetings, technical rehearsals, and performances. Ensure that the working environment is safe and supportive at all times. Collaborate with the director/directors/choreographers on daily schedule, daily calls, rehearsal reports, and production meeting notes. Track blocking, props, costumes, and other items as necessary. Create or oversee the creation of paperwork for the run crew. Attend a paper tech with director/choreographers and appropriate designers prior to tech. Coordinate and call cues during tech rehearsals and performances. Facilitate communication between student performers, artistic staff, production staff, stage management team, and crew. Ideal candidates will have previous experience creating rehearsal/performance reports, props lists, costume change plots, and run crew documents in addition to coordinating rehearsals with large, diverse casts, coordinating tech rehearsals and calling cues during performances. May include lifting up to 30 pounds, sitting and/or standing for extended periods of time.

 

*The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

*Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

 *Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.