Assistant Stage Manager

Production · Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Department Production
Employment Type Seasonal
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation CBA Terms

Summary/Objective:    The Assistant Stage Manager for Philadelphia Ballet is a seasonal position responsible for supporting the production and stage management departments during theater rehearsals and performances including attending production meetings, running rehearsals, clerical organization, and insuring the smooth execution of the performances.  The Assistant Stage Manager is required to hold union membership in AGMA for work at the Kimmel Center Cultural Campus.


Essential Functions:

  • Learn current productions and be able to call a performance if needed
  • Assist Production Stage Manager with the creation and maintenance of accurate crew sheets and/or run lists for all aspects of the production
  • Provide support for light cueing, including light walking as needed
  • Assist Production Stage Manager with monitoring dancer sign-in sheets and enforce attendance guidelines
  • Assist Production Department with the establishment of quick-change spaces
  • Assist with the posting of any necessary signage, including dressing room assignments
  • Inform appropriate members of the production staff of needed repairs to scenery, properties, and costumes
  • Assist Production Department with the creation and distribution of performance reports include running times, irregularities, repairs needed, injuries, etc.
  • Assist with acquiring/maintaining ice for dancer injuries
  • Maintain an extensive first aid kit for onstage use
  • Other job duties as required

Supervisory Responsibility:  None


Expected Hours of Work:  Must be able to work during the production season.


Travel:  Travel is primarily locally during the business day, although some out of the area travel and overnight may be expected.


Required Education & Experience

  • College Degree in Stage Management, Theatre or equivalent
  • Minimum three years stage management experience both at the regional and national level. Dance, particularly, ballet experience required.
  • Ability to read music, including full orchestral scores.
  • Knowledge of dance vocabulary and repertoire.
  • Experience working with Unions


Required Competencies: 

  • Establish and maintain effective and productive working relationships within a diverse and multicultural environment;
  • Ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple priorities simultaneously and efficiently in a dynamic environment
  • Ability to collaborate well with others across all functional areas
  • Creative problem-solving ability
  • Take appropriate steps to comply, promote and enforce safe work practices in accordance with policies and protocols.
  • Ability to work in Union work environment.


Work Authorization/Security Clearance: Must pass criminal and child abuse background checks.


Other Duties:  Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


Organizational Diversity


The Philadelphia Ballet is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are deeply committed to cultivating and sustaining an organization that is equitable, fair, and inclusive in artistic expression and organizational behavior, policy, and practice.  We embrace multicultural diversity both on and off stage and strive to be an organization where all communities feel a sense of belonging.  We hold each other and ourselves accountable to these intentions every day. 

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  • Location
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Department
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    CBA Terms