Stage Manager

Girl Be Heard is seeking a Stage Manager/Board Operator for our mainstage production, which will commence rehearsals in January 2019 for a run in April 2019.
 


Responsibilities: 
The Stage Manager must be available for the following:
• Rehearsals from late January to Mid February, once per week. From Mid Feb. – March, two to three times a week. Exact schedule to be advised, but rehearsals generally take place on weeknight evenings and weekends.
• Load-in & Tech, April 7th-9th
• 8-performance run Wednesday-Saturday April 10 – 20th
• Strike: April 20th

The Stage Manager will:
• Attend all rehearsals (including tech rehearsals, brush-up rehearsal, and load-in and out) from March through April. This includes availability for setting up the space prior to each rehearsal and securing the site after each rehearsal.
• Plan and run rehearsals according to the guidelines set forth in the Actor’s Equity Association rule book including but not limited to: preparing a prompt book and a cuing book, recording blocking during rehearsals, adhering to strict time-keeping parameters, coordinating the integration of sound cues and costume changes into rehearsals, “calling” the Production cues during the run-time of performances, keeping track of props and costumes throughout rehearsals and performances, assisting the director with scheduling of actors for rehearsals and performances, and facilitating communication among all members of the production.
• Assist the set, lighting/media, sound and costume designers with the execution of their designs, as needed.
• Bear the final responsibility for the running of performances, including board operation.
• Keep an accurate and up-to-date log of all rehearsal activity and issue a report at the conclusion of each rehearsal/performance.
• Execute all required paperwork as is requested by the Producer or Director.

 

About Us:
Girl Be Heard’s mission is to develop, amplify, and celebrate the voices of young women through socially conscious theatre-making. We bring global issues affecting girls center stage by creating cutting-edge , cause-related theatre – inspired, written and performed by girls (12-21) — that is thought-provoking and actionable. Our shows give voice to issues that girls care about most (such as bullying, body image, and self harm). Our company also takes on global issues affecting girls worldwide such as sex trafficking, forced child marriage, and gender-based violence; and regularly performs our acclaimed shows at the United Nations, TED conferences, and The White House.

Girl Be Heard’s education curriculum encourages young women to think critically about social justice, challenge stereotypes, foster friendships, and build tools for bringing about positive change in their communities. Our programs are housed in 14 sites in NYC (12 Title schools, one church, and a community center). We also launched the first after school program abroad in Trinidad and Tobago last year.

Qualifications: At least two years experience in stage managing. 2 references.

Start Date: January 2019

Deadline: January 18th, 2018.

Compensation: $16/hour for rehearsals, with a stipend of $1500 for the run of show.

How to apply: Please send your resume to jobs@girlbeheard.org. Include “Stage Manager – (your name)” in the subject line.

Please no phone calls regarding this position.



At Girl Be Heard our shows give voice to issues that girls care about most (such as bullying, body image, and self harm). Our company also takes on global issues affecting girls worldwide such as sex trafficking, forced child marriage, and gender-based violence; and regularly performs our acclaimed shows at the United Nations, TED conferences, and The White House.

Girl Be Heard’s education curriculum encourages young women to think critically about social justice, challenge stereotypes, foster friendships, and build tools for bringing about positive change in their communities. Our programs are housed in 17 sites in NYC (12 Title schools, 3 detention centers, one church, and a community center). We also launched the first program abroad in Trinidad and Tobago this year.

Girl Be Heard is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender identity or expression, color, national origin, ability, ethnicity, sex, ancestry, sexual orientation, age, religion or belief. Girl Be Heard seeks a broad spectrum of employees and is strongly committed to a diverse and equitable work environment. People of all backgrounds, abilities, gender expressions, ethnicities, races, sexual orientations, religions, and nationalities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Girl Be Heard’s main office is located in the DUMBO area of Brooklyn. Our offices are air-conditioned and located in wheelchair accessible buildings.

 

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