Assistant Stage Manager

//Assistant Stage Manager

POSITION: Assistant Stage Manager
REPORTS TO: Stage Manager

Job Responsibilities

The Assistant Stage Manager of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra is responsible for the organization and physical condition of the stage area.  The duties for this position include but are not limited to:

Orchestral Responsibilities:

  • Assist and provide labor to set the stage and move equipment, including venue load ins/outs; serve as stage manager for orchestral services as needed, including on tours, run-outs, and at other concerts.
  • See that the proper numbers of chairs, music stands, and risers are on stage and in position, per stage plot provided by Stage Manager
  • Assist with theatrical and technical elements such as lighting, amplified sound, recording, video, and some theatrical rigging.
  • Ensure best possible physical working conditions for the orchestra in all situations.
  • Make sure that the backstage facilities are in order, and that doors are open for arriving musicians 75 minutes prior to each event.
  • Assist Stage Manager in determining that large percussion instruments are properly placed on stage. Communicate with percussion and timpani musicians as to what  instrument needs are for any given performance as needed.
  • Ensure that the stage is properly lit so the musicians can see their parts and the conductor without difficulty.  Work with other Assistant Stage Manager/LD with lighting plots and focus.
  • Monitor temperature for each TSO service according to the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA).
  • Assist in completion of recordings for appropriate orchestral performances.
  • Call the run of show for all orchestral performances if stage manager is not present.
  • Make any required stage changes during the performance.
  • Open dressing rooms for guest artists and dress the rooms.  Shared Duty with Orchestra Manager
  • Provide water for guest artists and conductor.  Shared Duty with Orchestra Manager

Administrative Responsibilities:

  • Once season programming established, work with Stage Manager on needs for the season, including all stage set-ups, sound needs, and lighting needs.
  • Assist Stage Manager if necessary in arranging for truck transport for each event and drive truck when needed.
  • Hire necessary labor crew for stage load-ins and load-outs in absence of Stage Manager.
  • Recommend equipment purchases for the TSO.
  • Troubleshoot technical equipment difficulties as needed.  Repair non-functioning equipment, or arrange for repair if necessary.
  • Other duties as required for production of TSO events.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; stagecraft degree preferred, or 3 or more years’ working stagecraft knowledge (Orchestral experience is a plus).
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills.
  • Flexible, resilient, and self-motivated.
  • Clean driving record.
  • Able to work a flexible schedule that includes evenings, weekends, and some holidays.
  • Experience in theatrical production, with working knowledge of lighting, sound, and theatrical rigging.
  • Excellent interpersonal and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs

CLASSIFICATION: Seasonal, hourly, nonexempt. 0-40 hours weekly.
COMPENSATION: Commensurate with experience, payable on an alternate week basis in arrears.
BENEFITS: Paid vacation, group health and dental plans, and retirement plan are not available for positions working fewer than 20 hours weekly. Paid sick leave accumulates based on working hours.

Application deadline: September 15, 2018

Contact name: Stacey Hubert
Contact email:
Contact phone: 520-620-9155

Application procedure: Please email resume and a letter of interest, including references, to