ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGERS
Seasonal Position: June 1, 2016- August 1, 2017
Office: Miami Music Festival @ Barry University, Miami Shores, FL
Miami Music Festival is seeking two Assistant Stage Managers (ASMs) as interns for its opera department during the summer festival season running June 1st-August 1st 2017. Assistant Stage Managers assist with production and organization of all opera department events including five mainstage productions, concerts with orchestra, two studio program operas and scenes concerts, along with several smaller events. The position reports to the Stage Manager and Production Director. ASMs are expected to work closely and effectively with the Stage Manager, Artistic & Operations Directors, Stage Directors, Lighting and Set designers, Orchestra Manager, Music Director, and Conductors to ensure clear communication regarding music needs for the festival and clear dissemination of this information.
All mainstage operas are full-productions complete with a professional team of stage directors, designers, costumers and an orchestra in a 970-seat proscenium theater with an orchestra pit.
In conjunction with the Stage Manager, ASMs assist the coordination of props, scenery, wardrobe, and lighting focus. Additionally, Assistant Stage Managers gain valuable experience cueing performers, assisting in the rehearsal process, and generating processes for the efficient mounting of each production.
1-2 years stage management/assistant stage management experience
Degree in vocal performance, theater or technical theater highly encouraged
Basic knowledge of production equipment including light board operation, stage manager's console, fly rail, technical theater, etc.
Basic knowledge of theater safety procedures
Ability to organize and adhere to complex schedules
Knowledge of stage management paperwork
Professional communication ability
Ability and willingness to work long hours, week-nights and weekends
Ability to follow a piano-vocal score
Ability to organize and plan along with artistic/technical staff to generate quality staged works on a short timeline
Must be able to handle organizational and communication aspects of the position in a positive, professional, and timely manner. Above all, must have a positive attitude and be a team player.
Compensation: Housing provided, if out of town. College credit.
Application Procedure: Please send cover letter, resume, and references to firstname.lastname@example.org. PDF format preferred.
Application Deadline: May 20th, 2017