The Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles is looking to fill a Production Stage Manager position on our stage. The qualified candidate would have significant theatrical experience and a proven track record working full time in a production management position on the venue side of production, with substantial knowledge of audio, lighting, video and rigging.
The Wilshire Ebell Theatre is a 1200-seat live performance theatre owned by the Ebell of Los Angeles, a non-profit women’s club that was established in 1894. The current complex opened in 1927, with the Wilshire Ebell Theatre on the south end and the Ebell of Los Angeles clubhouse on the north, the theatre conceived both as a space for the membership as well as a live performance rental facility. The Wilshire Ebell Theatre has an illustrious history, has remained open for its entire 92 years, and continues as a thriving rental facility, welcoming a great diversity of events each year.
This full-time position offers compensation commensurate with experience and includes a generous benefits package. Applicants should forward their cover letter, resume and references to WilshireEbellTheatre@EbellofLosAngeles.com.
PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER
WILSHIRE EBELL THEATRE
Management of all technical operations of the theatre, including overseeing technical equipment, staff, scheduling, safety enforcement, budgeting and client relations. Work with incoming clients to advance details of shows booked. Works with Theatre General Manager to ensure that all aspects of the building are in good repair. Reports to Theatre General Manager.
Ensuring safe and efficient operation of the stage equipment and facility operation;
Maintaining all stage equipment for use during shows, including determining when repair, replacement or cleaning are needed;
Meeting with all clients to determine technical requirements of events, schedules, technical labor costs and equipment rental costs;
Conducting technical meetings as needed for scheduled events and potential bookings;
Scheduling of on-call technical staff, based on client and venue requirements;
Enforcing standard safety practices;
Planning and implementing equipment purchases and upgrades;
Developing event equipment and staffing budgets as needed;
Working with Theatre General Manager to develop long-range budgets for venue;
Must be able to make on-site adjustments with clients regarding schedule and technical needs, communicating changes to staff on-site when necessary and making rental office aware of any changes that affect theatre client contract;
Being familiar with entire facility’s technical and operational aspects and available for consulting on technical operations of in-house Ebell events and setting up and operating technical equipment as needed for in-house Ebell events and/or meetings.
Must have at least five years of experience in all aspects of technical theatre and stage production, including lighting, audio, rigging, set construction, video and projection, stage management and crew leadership. Familiarity with all standard industry technical protocols, safety standards and best practices. Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously while planning for futures events and keeping records of past events. Good written and verbal communication skills. Computer proficiency in Excel, Word, etc. Historic Theatre experience appreciated. Must be able to work effectively and efficiently as a team member with all theatre and clubhouse staff. Must be able to communicate comfortably and professionally with many different international cultures.
Position will require normal daily office hours and involve meetings, tours, phone and computer work and supervision of all technical activities in the theatre. Successful candidate will also perform nighttime and weekend hours as needed to ensure proper operation of load-ins, events, load-outs and filming, with direct supervision of theatre technical staff.
About Wilshire Ebell Theatre / Ebell of Los Angeles
The Wilshire Ebell Theatre is a 1200-seat live performance theatre owned by the Ebell of Los Angeles, a non-profit women’s club that was established in 1894. The current complex opened in 1927, with the Wilshire Ebell Theatre on the south end and the Ebell of Los Angeles clubhouse on the north, the theatre conceived both as a space for the membership as well as a live performance rental facility. The Wilshire Ebell Theatre has remained open for its entire 92-year history and continues as a thriving rental facility today, substantial longevity for any venue anywhere, but particularly here in Los Angeles, where many of our historical theatres’ doors have been closed for one reason or another, many for several decades. We welcome a great diversity of events each year.