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Equity Stage Manager

 
Theatre Exile seeks an AEA Stage Manager for its 2018-2019 season. Applications will be considered for individual shows however preference will be given to applicants who can be with the company for the full season. 
 
About Theatre Exile
Theatre Exile is a nonprofit theater company dedicated to enhancing the cultural experiences of all Philadelphians through the staging of works that engage the imagination. We have a small team of dedicated individuals who work together to produce high-level theatre.  We produce challenging plays that explore the complexities of the human condition and contain a sense of true Philadelphia grit and passion. We are constantly striving to reach out to new theater audiences throughout the community by presenting both new works as well as established plays that are often reinterpreted in original ways.  We believe in freedom of expression formulated through innovation, exploration, and provocation. At the same time, we provide a safe and creative environment in which local artists can grow and experiment and ultimately, find their own voice.
 
Theatre Exile is an equal opportunity employer and hires without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Please note, however, Theatre Exile’s current administrative and rehearsal spaces are not wheelchair accessible.
 
This is an Actor’s Equity Association (AEA) stage management position. No portion of this job description is to supersede AEA standards - all elements of this position will be in accordance with the appropriate AEA contract and rules. This position monitors all Equity actions and, with the Artistic Associate, maintains compliance with the AEA contract.
 
Season Overview
FALL: Completeness by Itamar Moses
Dir. Matt Pfeiffer
Prep week: October 29, 2018
First Rehearsal: November 6. 2018
Load In: November 19, 2018
Tech: November 24-25, 2018
1st Preview: November 29, 2018
Opening: December 5, 2018
Closing: December 23, 2018
 
WINTER: An Oak Tree by Tim Crouch
Dir. Joe Canuso
Prep Week: January 21, 2019
First Rehearsal: January 29, 2019
Load-in: February 4, 2019
Tech: February 9-10, 2019
First Preview: February 14, 2019
Opening: February 20, 2019
Closing: March 10, 2019
Possible Exetension through March 17, 2019
 
SPRING: Among the Dead by Hansol Jung
Dir. Deborah Block
Prep Week: April 1, 2019
First Rehearsal: April 9, 2019
Load in: April 22, 2019
Tech: April 27-28, 2019
First Preview: May 2, 2019
Opening: May 8, 2019
Closing: May 26, 2019
Possible extension through June 2, 2019
 
SUMMER: Whisper’s Gone by MJ Kaufman
Dates to be determined. 
This is an outdoor, free show that is currently being planned. 
 
Job Duties
The Stage Manager oversees Stage Management activities and Assistant Stage Manager, including the conducting of all rehearsal and performance activity 
• Executes all rehearsal/performance elements of master schedules, including communication through callboards and other means to communicate with the entire company. 
• Maintenance of the artistic integrity and intention of the play, consistent and sensitive relationship to the live performance.
• The Stage Manager works with the Production Manager to schedule meetings and other events needed to complete the production process.
• Attendance at selected pre-production meetings when appropriate.
• Coordinates the dissemination of show specific information to the company.
• Maintains stock of rehearsal/performance supplies and materials, i.e. scripts, spike
tape, flashlights, first aid supplies, etc.
• Maintains a safe and clean rehearsal and office environment.
• Performs other related work as required.
 
Qualifications
• A working knowledge of all aspects of the theatre – production and technical, as
well as performance.
• Excellent communication skills – written, oral, and visual.
• Strong organizational, leadership and staffing skills.
• Ability to supervise and coordinate the activities of large groups of people toward
a common purpose.
• Ability to work productively and meet deadlines in an environment of change.
•High attention to detail and coordination of the dissemination of show specific information to the company is essential.
 
Theatre Exile operates on an SPT-6 contract. 
 
Please send cover letter and resume to General Manager Maria Archer at genmgr@theatreexile.org and include “Stage Manager” in the subject line.

Production Manager

 
Theatre Exile seeks a Production Manager for its 2018-2019 season. Applications will be considered for individual shows however preference will be given to applicants who can be with the company for the full season. 
 
About Theatre Exile
Theatre Exile is a nonprofit theater company dedicated to enhancing the cultural experiences of all Philadelphians through the staging of works that engage the imagination. We have a small team of dedicated individuals who work together to produce high-level theatre.  We produce challenging plays that explore the complexities of the human condition and contain a sense of true Philadelphia grit and passion. We are constantly striving to reach out to new theater audiences throughout the community by presenting both new works as well as established plays that are often reinterpreted in original ways.  We believe in freedom of expression formulated through innovation, exploration, and provocation. At the same time, we provide a safe and creative environment in which local artists can grow and experiment and ultimately, find their own voice.
 
Theatre Exile is an equal opportunity employer and hires without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Please note, however, Theatre Exile’s current administrative and rehearsal spaces are not wheelchair accessible.
 
Season Overview
FALL: Completeness by Itamar Moses
Dir. Matt Pfeiffer
Prep week: October 29, 2018
First Rehearsal: November 6. 2018
Load In: November 19, 2018
Tech: November 24-25, 2018
1st Preview: November 29, 2018
Opening: December 5, 2018
Closing: December 23, 2018
 
WINTER: An Oak Tree by Tim Crouch
Dir. Joe Canuso
Prep Week: January 21, 2019
First Rehearsal: January 29, 2019
Load-in: February 4, 2019
Tech: February 9-10, 2019
First Preview: February 14, 2019
Opening: February 20, 2019
Closing: March 10, 2019
Possible Exetension through March 17, 2019
 
SPRING: Among the Dead by Hansol Jung
Dir. Deborah Block
Prep Week: April 1, 2019
First Rehearsal: April 9, 2019
Load in: April 22, 2019
Tech: April 27-28, 2019
First Preview: May 2, 2019
Opening: May 8, 2019
Closing: May 26, 2019
Possible extension through June 2, 2019
 
Job Duties
•Working with the Artistic Director and General Manager to create budgets for each production. The Production Manager is the primary person responsible for keeping to the production budget. Attempt to meet all needs or find solutions within the budget given. 
•Overseeing all aspects of production including design, build, load-in, load-out, light hang, costume fittings and maintenance, venue preparation and sound installation.
•Maintaining accurate files of set designs, light designs, technical riders, and sound designs for all company shows.
•Hiring the production staff 
•Working with the General Manager and Artistic Director to create contracts for designers, and production staff.
•Creating and maintaining show-specific production calendars detailing load-ins, technical rehearsals, and load-outs.
•Coordinating all production meetings and disseminating information to the production team as necessary.
•Managing all theatrical equipment inventory and maintaining the storage thereof. 
•Performs other related work as required. The Production Manager reports to the Artistic Director.
 
Qualifications
• A strong working knowledge of all aspects of the theatre – production and technical, as
well as performance.
• The ability to interact effectively with, and clearly communicate information to, a wide range of persons both within the organization and without. 
• Strong organizational, leadership and staffing skills.
• Ability to supervise and coordinate the activities of a large staff
• The ability to attend to numerous projects concurrently, establish priorities, and respond positively, effectively, and quickly to continually shifting priorities and needs.
•High attention to detail and coordination of the dissemination of show specific information to the company is essential.
•Strong communication, organization, time management and collaborative skills.
• the ability to creatively solve problems
• strong computer skills
•the ability to work well as part of a small company
•Minimum 3 years in Production Management or equivalent experience preferred
 
The Production Manager will be paid on a per-production basis for the 2018-2019 season, however, the possibility of a year-round part time position that would also include rentals and venue management is available, if the applicant is interested in taking on a larger role at Theatre Exile.  
 
Please send cover letter and resume to General Manager Maria Archer at  genmgr@theatreexile.org and include “Production Manager” in the subject line.