Stage Department

JOB DESCRIPTIONS


STAGE OPERATIONS SUPERVISOR (1)

Staff position which is responsible for training, leading, and supervising the stage crew of 16 apprentices, 2 SHOW CREW SUPERVISORS, 2 STAGE CREW LEADS, and the STAGE OPERATIONS CARPENTER. Duties include (but are not limited to) taking responsibility for the physical stage, wings, roof and trap room and the transitioning of scenery from storage to stage and back again. With the Stage Operations Carpenter and the Stage Crew Leads facilitate changeovers between shows in the repertory. They must know and understand all parts of each scenic unit and be able to troubleshoot and make repairs on the fly. With the Show Crew Supervisors, they assist in the planning of the running of the shows. Crew hours and assignments within the season are scheduled by the Stage Operations Supervisor as well as any paperwork related to the run of the stage and equipment. —e.g. fall protection, tools, etc. The Stage Operations Supervisor must be an organized individual with very good people skills who can effectively lead a large crew in a fiercely deadline-driven environment. Previous professional supervisor experience (or equivalent) is a must. 60-70+ hour weeks are the norm, occasionally up to 90 hours. Reports to Technical Director, Associate Technical Director and Production Director. This is a salaried position. Contracts are 15 weeks beginning mid-May.


STAGE OPERATIONS CARPENTER (1)

Staff position which is responsible (with the STAGE OPERATIONS SUPERVISOR) for training, leading, and supervising the stage crew of 16 apprentices, 2 SHOW CREW SUPERVISORS, 2 STAGE CREW LEADS. Duties include (but are not limited to) taking responsibility for the physical stage, wings, roof and trap room and the transitioning of scenery from storage to stage and back again. With the Stage Operations Supervisor and the Stage Crew Leads facilitate changeovers between shows in the repertory. They must know and understand all parts of each scenic unit and be able to troubleshoot and make repairs on the fly. With the Show Crew Supervisors, they assist in the planning of the running of the shows. With the Stage Operations Supervisor, prepare any paperwork related to the run of the stage and equipment. —e.g. fall protection, tools, etc. The Stage Operations Carpenter is also responsible for assessing and repairing scenery during the run of the shows. The Stage Operations Carpenter must be an organized individual with very good people skills who can effectively lead a large crew in a fiercely deadline-driven environment. Previous professional supervisor experience (or equivalent) is a must. 60-70+ hour weeks are the norm, occasionally up to 90 hours. Reports to Stage Operations Supervisor, Technical Director, Associate Technical Director and Production Director. Contracts are 15 weeks. This is a salaried position. Contracts are 15 weeks beginning mid-May.


Show Crew SUPERVISOR (2)

Staff positions which are responsible for learning each opera and then training, leading and supervising the apprentice stage crew in daily preparation and backstage duties for run-throughs, technical and dress rehearsals and performances. Each Supervisor must know and understand all parts of each show and each scenic unit and be able to assess, troubleshoot, and make minor repairs and adjustments. Supervisors make crew assignments within each show’s narrative, and are responsible for the development of all paperwork relevant to the run of each opera, as well as tracking of stage crew labor for payroll. Show Crew Supervisors must be highly organized and detail-oriented individuals who can multi-task and effectively lead a large crew in a fiercely deadline-driven environment. Reports to Stage Operations Supervisor and Carpenter, Technical Director, Associate Technical Director and Production Director. This is a salaried position. Contracts are 15 weeks Previous professional crew chief experience (or equivalent) is a must. 60-70+ hour weeks are the norm, occasionally up to 90 hours. This is a salaried position. Contracts are 15 weeks beginning mid-May.


STAGE CREW Lead (2)

Staff positions which are responsible for leading smaller units of the larger stage crew in a very “hands-on” way on projects, changeovers, and run duties. Typically, a crew chief will run shows from the opposite side of the stage from the Show Crew Supervisor, temporarily taking on most of the duties of a Supervisor has during a performance. Each Crew Lead must know and understand all parts of each show and each scenic unit and be able to troubleshoot and make minor repairs and adjustments on the fly. With the Supervisors, Crew Leads help make crew assignments within each show’s narrative. With the Stage Operations Carpenter , Crew Leads should have sufficient layout and construction skills to lead the crew on wood and metal scenery projects during off-stage time. Stage Crew Leads must be an organized individual with very good people skills who can effectively lead a large crew in a fiercely deadline-driven environment. Reports to Stage Ops Supervisor and Carpenter, Technical Director, Associate Technical Director and Production Director. Contracts are 15 weeks. Previous professional run crew experience (or equivalent) is a must. 60-70+ hour weeks are the norm, occasionally up to 90 hours. This is paid hourly plus overtime after 40 hours. Contracts are 15 weeks beginning mid-May.


STAGE crew APPRENTICE (16)

Stage Apprentice positions are responsible for all changeovers and run crew duties for each opera in the repertory. Occasionally stage apprentices are costumed for onstage moves during the show. Apprentices should arrive with experience in standard backstage and shop skills; additional skills will be trained on the job. Project work (carpentry, welding, etc) will be assigned based on skill level and availability. Backstage Seminars and Portfolio Reviews are available for all apprentices later in the season as time allows. Previous experience in (educational) shop work and run crew a must. 60-70+ hour weeks are the norm, occasionally up to 90 hours. This position is hourly plus overtime after 40 hours. Contracts are 14 weeks beginning late May.


Scene SHOP APPRENTICE (2)

Shop Apprentice positions work on the shop floor alongside our year-round skilled artisans. Apprentices should arrive with extensive educational scene shop experience, including layout, carpentry and welding; additional skills will be trained on the job. Responsibilities include (but are not limited to) assisting carpenters on scenery projects, initial load-in and fit-up of scenery onstage, and shop upkeep and maintenance. Individual project work will be assigned by the Master Carpenter based on skill level and availability. Backstage Seminars and Portfolio Review are available for all apprentices later in the season as time allows. Previous experience in (educational) shop work a must. 50-60+ hour weeks are the norm, occasionally up to 80 hours. This position is paid hourly plus overtime after 40 hours. Contracts are 14 weeks beginning mid-May.