POSITION SUMMARY: The Stage Manager is directly responsible for the implementation of all stage production and logistics of the North Carolina Symphony (NCS). The incumbent directs all on-stage moves at all NCS performance venues and works with various NCS departments to ensure excellence in execution of all NCS events.
CONCERT PRODUCTION Promote excellence of execution of all NCS stage production. Oversee the smooth, timely and orderly back- and on-stage operational logistics of all NCS orchestral services and events: • Proactively anticipate and manage potential staging concerns, especially as they apply to the Master Contract, such as temperature, lighting, safety before and during any NCS service/event • Liaise with personnel management staff at services to ensure proper stage conditions • Promote excellence of service to musicians for all orchestra services, ensure service conditions are consistent with the Master Contract and as appropriate • Make all necessary pre-concert announcements and emergency announcements as appropriate • Ensure proper display of all backstage signage • Fulfill technical needs of guest artist needs in consultation with the Production Manager • Move required performing equipment to all service sites and ensure proper configuration as required • Ensure the professional appearance of the stage and immediate performance environment of the musicians • Stand by during services to ensure smooth operations and make necessary logistical adjustments • Oversee and participate in the strike, packing, and securing of all performing equipment at the conclusion of each service • Must be able to lift and carry or otherwise move 50 pounds occasionally
FACILITY/PRESENTER RELATIONS • Oversee local crew and contract workers with an emphasis on personal safety and proper handling of NCS equipment
TRUCK DRIVER • Must acquire a Class B CDL within 12 months of hire • Primary truck driver for NCS equipment vehicle
NCS EQUIPMENT • Oversee necessary repair and maintenance of performing equipment and any other equipment used to move, transport, or store such equipment • Pick-up, move, transport, store, and return all equipment on loan to the NCS as directed by Production Manager
ADMINISTRATIVE • Ensure proactive communications with library staff, conducting staff, personnel manager, and other Artistic Operations staff as appropriate to changing operational situations • Perform other duties as assigned
QUALIFICATIONS: • Experience in live event or theater production required, orchestral preferred. • 5 years of experience leading stage crews, minimum 5 years of experience as stage crew. • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products. • Ability to loft 50lbs comfortably. • Must be able to work days, evenings, and weekends as required.
The North Carolina Symphony values diversity in backgrounds and experiences. Individuals are encouraged to apply if they meet most of the qualifications listed above.
COVID-19 PROTOCOLS Proof of Vaccination: All administrative staff employed with the North Carolina Symphony must provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination. Full vaccination is defined as two weeks after the date of administration of a one-dose vaccine (Johnson & Johnson) or two weeks after the date of administration of the second dose of a two-dose vaccine (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, etc.), and receiving all recommended boosters, when eligible.
Additional Salary Information: This is a full-time salaried position based in the Triangle region of North Carolina. The North Carolina Symphony is currently operating on a hybrid work structure with onsite and remote work. The benefits package includes health insurance through Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, long-term disability coverage, life insurance, an employee assistance program and voluntary vision and dental insurance. Enrollees in our optional 403(b) retirement plan
receive an employer match and our Health Savings Account offering provides a bi-annual employer contribution.
About North Carolina Symphony
Founded in 1932, the North Carolina Symphony (NCS) is a vital and honored component of North Carolina’s cultural life. Each year, more than 300 concerts, education programs, and community engagement offerings reach adults and schoolchildren in all 100 North Carolina counties—in communities large and small, and in concert halls, auditoriums, gymnasiums, restaurants, clubs, and outdoor settings. The NCS is proud to expand access to audiences around the globe through concerts and educational offerings available through the digital space.
NCS is an equal opportunity employer that maintains a policy of nondiscrimination with respect to all employees and applicants for employment including hiring, promotion, layoff, termination, rates of pay, selection for training, and recruitment. All considerations are administered without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, gender, age, disability, or veteran status. Employment decisions, subject to the legitimate business requirements of NCS, are based solely on the individual’s qualifications, merit, experience, and performance. NCS is proud to be a partner orchestra of the National Alliance for Audition Support....
NCS’s state headquarters venue is the spectacular Meymandi Concert Hall at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Raleigh. The Symphony’s service across the state includes series in Chapel Hill, Wilmington, New Bern, Southern Pines, and Fayetteville, as well as the Summerfest series at its summer home, the outdoor Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Cary. NCS brings some of the world’s greatest talents to North Carolina and embraces home-state artists from classical musicians to bluegrass bands, creating live music experiences distinctive to North Carolina. NCS is dedicated to giving voice to new art and has presented more than 50 U.S. or world premieres in its history.
Committed to engaging students of all ages across North Carolina, NCS leads one of the most extensive education programs of any symphony orchestra in the country—serving over 100,000 students each year. In alignment with the curriculum set by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, the Symphony provides training and resources for teachers, sends small ensembles into classrooms, and presents full-orchestra in-person and online Education Concerts that bring the fundamentals of music to life. Music Discovery for preschoolers combines music with storytelling, and at the middle and high school levels, students have opportunities to work directly with NCS artists and perform for NCS audiences.
The first state-supported symphony in the country, NCS performs under the auspices of the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, D. Reid Wilson, Secretary. To learn more, visit ncsymphony.org.