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Actors Equity Association (AEA) Stage Manager

  • Temporary
  • San Francisco, CA
  • $1,752.00 weekly rate USD / Year
  • Salary: $1,752.00 weekly rate
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American Conservatory Theater

Job Title: Actors Equity Association (AEA) Stage ManagerLevel: Experienced
Job Location: The Toni Rembe Theater – San Francisco, CA
Position Type: Temporary Full Time
Job Category: Other


American Conservatory Theater is an essential gathering place that brings artists and communities together to inspire and provoke. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Pam MacKinnon and Executive Director Jennifer Bielstein, A.C.T.’s mission is to engage the spirit of the San Francisco Bay Area, activate stories that resonate, promote a diversity of voices and points of view, and empower theater makers and audiences to celebrate liveness. A.C.T. values inclusion, transformational learning, participation, and rigorous fun. A.C.T. is a Tony Award–winning nonprofit theater serving almost 200,000 people in the San Francisco Bay Area annually through theater, training, and education and community programs.


Position Purpose:

The AEA Stage Manager manages the rehearsal and performance process within the rules set by the collective bargaining agreement between the American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) and AEA for a LORT C Theater. This position is a member of the production team dedicated to making the production run smoothly and efficiently within the resources provided. The position will operate between dates set forth from February 20, 2023 through May 7, 2023, with the possibility of extension.

Responsibilities: (please note, this list is not exhaustive, but rather a representation of job duties)

Manage rehearsals and call performances within guidelines of the CBA between ACT and AEA and working within the systems of A.C.T. and the Strand Theater.
Work with the Production Manager and Director to maintain rehearsal schedules for Poor Yella Rednecks and ensure that all elements are rehearsed prior to and during technical rehearsals.
Manage the transition of all show elements from the rehearsal room to the mainstage.
Work with management to schedule photo shoots, filming, and other marketing related needs.
Supervise Assistant Stage Managers (ASMs) and other production assistants in production duties during Rehearsal, Technical Rehearsals, and Performances.
Maintain communication with and between all production departments and artists.
Create and maintain a prompt book and calling script for each production that is the hub of all information and kept in a secure and accessible location.
Maintain a clean, safe, and organized working environment.
Participate in work calls, meetings and events as required.
Qualifications & Qualities:


Required/Minimum Qualifications or Basic Qualifications:

Demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment.
Alignment with A.C.T.’s Mission, Values and commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.
Experience in working with people and management of crews.
Experience in maintaining a prompt book and calling performances.
Experience communicating between departments and managing meetings.
Ability to read and interpret ground plans and design drawings.
Ability to take blocking notes and compose rehearsal/performance reports
Attention to detail, sense of timing, and accuracy of work.
Optimism, sense of humor, creativity, problem-solving abilities, and the ability to work under time constraints with creative team members and A.C.T. staff as well as working on projects alone.
Team player with outstanding problem-solving abilities, time management skills, diplomacy, and communication.
Experience working on straight plays and plays with music. Experience working on musicals is a plus.
Experience running a light and/or sound board is a plus.
Must be a member of Actors Equity Association or willing and able to comply with conditions of an AEA contract.
Must be available to work 5 days per week during rehearsals and 6 days per week during tech with availability which may alternate between days and evenings, depending on show schedule set by A.C.T. Rehearsal schedule is typically 10am-6pm. Mondays are our AEA day off.
Must be comfortable with physical activity, including but not limited to walking, standing, lift of up to 30 pounds.
Must be comfortable with varying work environments, including but not limited to quiet and loud spaces.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Demonstrated skill in understanding of cultural differences.
Ability to cultivate and develop inclusive and equitable working relationships with A.C.T. colleagues and stakeholders.
*A.C.T. requires all employees to be fully vaccinated. Medical and Religious exemptions will need to be approved by Human Resources.

Diversity makes us stronger.  If you’d like to learn more about A.C.T. EDI values, Mission, Vision and culture go to Mission, Values, and EDI | American Conservatory Theater ( ACT is committed to diversity in its programming and creating an inclusive work culture and environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance and State and Federal laws, we will consider for employment qualified applicants arrest and conviction records.

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