JCA Production/Stage Manager
Job no: 493434
Work type: Staff Full-time
Butler University’s Jordan College of the Arts seeks a Production/Stage Manager. Duties include stage management for large theatrical, opera, and dance performances, as well as production management of multiple performances throughout the JCA season. The JCA Production Manager reports to the JCA Dean, but works closely with the JCA Technical Director and production and operations staff of the various venues of the Butler Arts Center.
- Call or stage manage theatre shows; full-length classical ballets, contemporary ballet, and modern dance productions; and operas as needed
- Supervise and mentor students, which can include assisting student SMs and ASMs in scheduling, creating paperwork, leading rehearsals and performances, overseeing backstage operations, taping floors in rehearsal areas, creating prompt books and/or call sheets, generating and distributing daily rehearsal reports and daily calls
- Create an overall production schedule for the college by attending departmental production and design meetings
- Work in correlation with Butler Arts Center production staff to streamline information sharing and necessary production requirements
- As possible, attend, oversee, and provide onsite supervision of technical rehearsals, dress rehearsals, and performances for departmental productions
- Maintain a safe and healthy working environment, and assist students in maintaining rehearsal spaces as appropriate
- May teach courses in areas of specialization, including Stage Management
- BA or BFA in stage management and/or commensurate professional experience
- Hands-on experience of technical and design aspects of production
- Experience with theatre, large-scale classical ballet productions, and opera
- Must read music
- Excellent organizational, problem solving, interpersonal, and communication skills
- Excellent time and priority management skills
- Proficient in Microsoft Office and Google products required; proficiency with Vectorworks preferred
- Valid driver’s license
- Flexible work schedule including evenings and weekends
- Must be able to lift 50 pounds
- Must be able to stand and sit for long periods
- Experience working with diverse populations of students, faculty, and staff
APPLICATION: Review of applications will begin July 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications should include a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references.
Butler University, one of the nation’s leading master’s comprehensive universities, was founded in 1855 by abolitionist Ovid Butler on the principle of equal access to higher education regardless of gender or race. The Jordan College of the Arts, which includes the departments of art, arts administration, dance, theatre, and the School of Music, provides focused professional study and collaborative, creative experiences within the context of a strong liberal arts university. We emphasize the development of students as artist-citizens who will become leaders in arts and society.
Butler University is located north of downtown Indianapolis, the nation's fifteenth-largest city, and is the only Midwest Regional University to earn the U.S. News designation as Most Innovative School, according to the magazine’s 2018 rankings. In the 2019 U.S. News & World Report, Butler tied for No. 1 Regional University in the Midwest.
Butler University is committed to enhancing the diversity of the student body and our faculty and staff. In addition hiring decisions are made on the basis of an individual's qualifications, past experience, overall performance, and other employment-related criteria. Butler University provides equal opportunities for employment and advancement for all individuals, regardless of age, gender identity, sex, race, religion, color, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other legally protected category.
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