Position Title: Stage Crew (Up To 3 Positions Available)
Department: Artistic Operations
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
Status: Seasonal, Full-Time, Non-Exempt
Employment Period: Monday, June 6 through Monday, August 8, 2022
The Stage Crew is responsible for the day-to-day production needs of the Music Academy’s summer festival. Duties include stage managing events in Hahn Hall, Lehmann Hall, and Weinman Hall, as well as providing support for events held in off-campus venues. The stage crew report to the Manager of Production and Technology and work closely with Music Academy administration, faculty, guest artists, and fellows.
Work with the Manager of Production and Technology to prepare Music Academy’s Miraflores campus for the start of the summer festival
Work as stage manager or stage crew for events on the Miraflores campus
Work with the Percussion Manager to move percussion instruments for rehearsals and performances
Act as stage crew for events at off-site venues
Operate basic live sound and video equipment during Music Academy events
Operate basic lighting equipment during Music Academy events
Serve as additional production staff for other Music Academy projects
Assist the Artistic Operations department with other duties
The Music Academy of the West seeks to hire candidates who thrive in a collaborative, highly communicative workplace. Our administration collectively informs and agrees upon the organization’s expectations for teamwork, including a positive, goal-oriented environment that positions every employee for success.
Note that the Music Academy looks to fill up to three Stage Crew positions. Responsibilities will be assigned based on the strengths and experience of the selected candidates.
The ideal candidate will demonstrate some, if not all, of the following:
Knowledge of classical music production
Ability to lift up to 50 lbs
Ability to read music
Experience with theatre audio and lighting
Experience with ArtsVision
Excellent written and verbal communications skills
Strong critical thinking, strategic planning, and problem-solving skills
Superior organizational skills and attention to detail
Ability to work on a team and adapt to changing work priorities
Positive and professional demeanor
Previous summer festival experience
Some nights and weekends, including concert duty.
Frequent travel between Music Academy’s Miraflores campus and off-site venues
All administration, faculty, and fellows on campus must provide proof of COVID vaccination
Compensation and Benefits
This is a seasonal, non-exempt, full-time position. Compensation is $16-18 per hour, commensurate with skills and experience. Seasonal employees are not eligible for Music Academy benefits. Housing and meals are included during the employment period.
Please email a letter of interest and current resume to email@example.com, using the subject header Stage Crew. PDF format only. No phone calls, please.
The Music Academy of the West is an equal opportunity employer. A background screening will be performed as a condition of employment.
Music Academy of the West
Music Academy of the West is a performance-based training center and incubator that empowers musicians to positively impact society. The Academy welcomes everyone from across all generations, cultures, and backgrounds to experience the transformative power of music. Based in Santa Barbara, California, the Academy presents the preeminent full-scholarship Summer School and Festival for classically trained fellows ages 18 to 34. They study and perform with more than 50 exceptional faculty and teaching artists, while forging close connections with the community. The Academy’s commitment to long-term collaborations and exchanges with leading orchestras and opera companies results in unparalleled mentorship and career-advancing prospects. The Innovation Institute spearheads entrepreneurial training and ventures through seminars, residencies, and the Alumni Enterprise Awards, substantial grants given annually for a wide range of creative projects. Launched in 2018, Sing!, a free, after-school choral program for local elementary students inspires personal growth and expression. For more information, please visit musicacademy.org.
About Music Academy of the West
Music Academy of the West
The Music Academy of the West is among the nation’s preeminent summer schools and festivals for gifted young classically-trained musicians. At its ocean-side campus in Santa Barbara, the Academy provides these musicians with the opportunity for advanced study and performance under the guidance of internationally-renowned faculty artists, guest conductors, and soloists. Admission to the Academy is strictly merit based, and fellows receive full scholarships (tuition, room, and board). The Music Academy of the West cultivates discerning, appreciative, and adventurous audiences, presenting more than 200 public events annually. For more information, visit musicacademy.org