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BUSINESS UNIT: MARKET THEATRE FOUNDATION
STAGE MANAGER
(REF:2019/08/06)

JOB PURPOSE

Ensure that every assigned production is stage managed efficiently and effectively to a predefined process and procedure as documented in the Stage Managers manual. Ensure efficient and effective management of the communication channels between stakeholders, Act in the best interest of the company.

Key Job Responsibilities:
■ Prepare prop, furniture and costume lists in consultation with both director and designers and ensure that suitable substitutes are available from the beginning of the rehearsal period ■ Prepare the rehearsal and ensure that the rehearsal space is correctly marked out in conjunction with the designer ■ Draw up a rehearsal schedule in consultation with the director and ensure that the details (and appropriate updates) are communicated to all members of cast and company on an ongoing basis ■ Draw up and distribute a contact list for everyone involved with the production ■ In conjunction with the FOH/Maintenance Division ensure that the rehearsal space is always kept clean and tidy ■ Prepare a properly annotated prompt book through the rehearsal period. The prompt book must have all moves, unscripted pauses and technical cues clearly marked up ■ Maintain on-going liaison between the directors and designers and production manager as well as between cast and management/publicity in absence of a company manager ■ Provide support to the Senior Stage Manager to assist the production department with sourcing of props, furniture and costumes as needed ■ Ensure that he/she is familiar with all lighting/sound equipment that he/she will be required to operate once in the theatre and arrange training with the senior stage manager in advance if needed ■ Assist the Senior Stage Manager to supervise the move-in to the theatre in collaboration with the Production Manager and Technical Co-ordinator and take responsibility for the venue keys, the opening/locking of the venue and the security of any tools used in the venue during the set-up and for the duration of the run ■ Allocation of dressing rooms and ensure that they are clean and usable before the first call ■ Assist at the plotting session by taking notes and notating cues and arranging a “walker” if required by the lighting designer ■ Ensure that all technical and dress rehearsals are started promptly and that the director is kept aware of break and finish times ■ Ensure that all technical notes from the director and designers are communicated to the production manager (or persons as appropriate) and dealt with as expediently as possible ■ Ensure that the stage and backstage areas are properly cleaned prior to the final dress rehearsal and kept that way for the entire run of the production ■ Assume responsibility for the running of the production, ongoing maintenance and the acquisition of the running props as necessary ■ Ensure that all calls are given timorously, and that cast is informed of correct performance times well in advance ■ Ensure that costumes are delivered to and collected from the wardrobe and that they are laundered /dry cleaned as appropriate ■ Communicate any problems in respect of either show or venue to the appropriate day staff through the performance report and escalate to the Senior Stage Manager ■ Ensure that all borrowed/hired props, furniture and equipment are returned in good order at the end of the production run ■ When not engaged on a production, assist the production department in terms of pre-production for other shows and the general maintenance/organisation of the production department as determined by the production manager. This may include driving company vehicles provided you hold a driver’s license ■ In the absence of the Senior Stage manager would act as his/her deputy

PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

■ Matric/Diploma/Tertiary SM or Theatre Qualifications
■ 5 years’ experience in Stage Management
■ Strict adherence to deadlines
■ Good planning and organisation skills
■ Ability to manage and motivate a team of people in a very stressful environment
■ Handle conflict situations
■ Manage all the stakeholders for the production
■ Effective verbal and written communication skills
■ Driver’s licence
■ Must be able to work flexible hours
■ Work across a diverse workforce and manage cultural barriers
■ Ability to communicate more than one South African official languages.

Interested persons who meet the requirements are invited to send a concise CV to the Human Resources Department via e-mail to  vacancies@markettheatre.co.za

Please indicate the reference number of the post, ITC and Criminal checks will be conducted.

Should you not hear from us within 30 days after the closing date, consider your application unsuccessful. Correspondence will be limited to shortlisted candidates only.Enquiries may be directed to Phanuel Pooe @ (011) 832 1641

THE CLOSING DATE FOR THIS POSITION: 21 August 2019

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