The Hurrah Players based in Norfolk, Virginia presents family theatrical productions at TCC Roper, Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, Wells Theatre, Virginia Wesleyan University, as well as at the 140 capacity Perry Theatre located at The Hugh R. Copeland Center.
We seek a part-time Production Stage Manager to manage all aspects of day-to-day production, in order to ensure successful performances, across all The Hurrah Players, assigned spaces. This position also is responsible for facilities maintenance and rentals at The Hugh R. Copeland Center. This position works closely with the Artistic Director.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
•Advance technical production aspects of all productions at including sound, lights, video and crew/personnel requirements.
•Collaborate with hosting performing venues to ensure their production needs are planned for and accomplished within their means.
•Study technical riders, light plots, electrical requirements, and hanging plots as to the complexity and feasibility of hanging a road show or local production in the facility. Also, provide solutions that work to the benefit of the facility and the show.
•Maintain lighting plots, ground plains, elevations, and section drawings each venue
•Create production summaries, daily schedules and stage plots as needed for all assigned productions and bookings
•Rent production equipment as needed for productions and/or bookings
•Share in production management performance duty, including nights and weekends.
•Train and Supervise volunteer stagehands during performances, ensuring The Hurrah Players is adhering to both the venue contract and performance budget.
•Monitor show quality control, including adhering to house, sight lines, etc.
•Create labor and production cost estimates for performances, theatrical productions and special events with the General Manager
•Develop and maintain excellent working relationship with the artistic and production teams.
•Engage and recruit parent volunteers
•Assist General Manager in hiring of variable sound engineers and light designers/operators for performances.
•Hold parent cast information meetings in coordination with the Artistic Director
•Hold productions meetings for the entire production team regularly: costumes, set, lights, sound, director
•Other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Minimum 5-7 years working with light, sound, and AV production in a convention center, arena, theater or road show environment
•Minimum 5 years management experience
•Demonstrated experience in stage management technical direction, scenery construction, sound reinforcement and lighting
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
•Must have strong working knowledge of facility management, equipment stage craft, theatrical production as well as a strong attention to details and ability to balance multiple projects simultaneously
•Must be able to read technical drawings, lighting/audio plots, and Ground + Rigging plans
•Demonstrated knowledge of modern digital and analog production sound, lighting and AV technologies
•Ability to call cues for productions
•Must have strong problem-solving skills and the ability to create solutions when there is a change in plans
•Ability to resolve disputes and manage workers in a consistent and fair manner.
•Proven leadership and project management ability in the performing arts
•Must pass a background check
•Commitment to the mission of The Hurrah Players
Qualified candidates can send their cover letter and resume to
The Hurrah Players, Inc is an Equal Opportunity Employer