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Assistant Stage Manager - AGMA

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San Francisco - SAN FRANCISCO, CA
$1,697.56 Salary


Job Title: Assistant Stage Manager - AGMA
Department: Production
Reports To (Job Title): Production Stage Manager and Stage Manager
Compensation: AGMA 22-Week Position, $1697.56 per week
Application Deadline: Open until filled 

Job Purpose: Under the direction of the Production Stage Manager and Stage Manager, the Assistant Stage Manager efficiently prepares all activities and technical elements for rehearsals, performances, and production related events as assigned. The ASM will assist in all matters to ensure productions are in line with the vision of the Artistic staff.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Assist in creating, maintaining, and updating all required paperwork for all productions which includes both on and off-stage activities and performances
  • Record and edit new and existing repertoire in rehearsals as required.
  • Distribute content to artistic, production, music, and administrative staff
  • Attend and participate in weekly production meeting
  • Generate and distribute memos and daily notes and call board documents as required

Rehearsals and Performances

  • Ensure rehearsal studios are spiked with accurate and appropriate measurements for rehearsals
  • Support studio and stage rehearsals
  • As directed by PSM or SM assist and help support management of A/V equipment
  • Organize and coordinate the use of performance and rehearsal props
  • As required, calls all assigned ballet repertoire-related cues, i.e., lighting, followspot, sound, flying, deck, carpentry, audio, projections, etc.
  • Supervise and direct crews as needed, check preset lists, cue elements as required, and assist in the running of curtain calls
  • Consult with PSM, SM, Technical Manager, and Director of Artistic Operations as needed for rehearsal efficiency

Day to Day + Health and Safety

  • Uphold AGMA rules regarding dancers onstage and in rehearsals in coordination with other collective bargaining agreements
  • Assist PSM and SM in overseeing the safety of all performers and staff in rehearsal and performance situations
  • Performs other duties as required or assigned by PSM and SM

Internal Contacts:

  • Artistic Staff, Company Dancers, Production Staff, Operations Department and Music Department

External Contacts:

  • Guest Ballet Rehearsal Directors, Choreographers, Designers, Composers, Guest Musicians


Years and Type of Related Experience Required:

  • Minimum of five years professional experience with a performance arts institution
  • Minimum of three years professional experience with union environment (preferred)
  • Minimum of one year professional experience with a professional dance company
  • Thorough knowledge of cues, dance vocabulary, musical score

Technical Competencies:

  • Demonstrates exceptional organizational skills
  • Organizes and prioritize to meet required deadlines
  • Carries out duties in a timely manner with a creative and positive attitude
  • Establishes and maintains effective relationships with Artistic Staff, Artists, Stage Crew, Wardrobe, Hair, and Makeup Teams, House Management, and Administrative staff
  • Interacts effectively with diverse range of personalities
  • Communicates effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to follow music
  • Maintains diplomacy under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Actively listens to concerns and problems, and helps facilite appropriate solutions
  • Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills, integrity, and a collaborative spirit
  • Supports and provides equal and fair treatment and opportunity for all
  • Demonstrates uncompromising commitment to artistic excellence
  • Demonstrates the ability to work independently, with little supervision
  • Demonstrates ability to deal effectively with stressful situations, in an extremely busy environment
  • Demonstrates the ability to exercise sound judgment
  • Ability to tour domestically and internationally, as required

Physical Demands:

  • Lift and/or move up to 50lbs.
  • Stand for extended periods of time
  • Climb stairs and maneuver around equipment
  • Work a 6-day work week, including nights and weekends

Special Software/Equipment Used:

  • Proficiency in MAC OS
  • Proficiency in Office 365
  • Ability to operate audio/video equipment
  • Knowledge of File Maker Pro and Premiere (preferred, but not required)


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San Francisco Ballet Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to employing a diverse staff.

Qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records will be considered for the position in accordance with the Fair Chance Ordinance (FCO).


Organizational Profile

As America's oldest professional ballet company and one of the three largest ballet companies in the United States, San Francisco Ballet has enjoyed a long and rich tradition of artistic firsts since it was founded in 1933. SF Ballet performed the first American productions of Swan Lake and Nutcracker, as well as the first production of Coppelia, choreographed by an American choreographer. Guided in its early years by American dance pioneers and brothers Lew, Willam, and Harold Christensen, San Francisco Ballet currently presents more than 100 performances a year locally, nationally, and abroad. Under the direction of Tamara Rojo, the Company upholds and drives an international reputation as one of the preeminent ballet companies in the world.