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POSITION SUMMARY: As a key member of the Artistic Operations Department and full-time member of the stage crew, the Stage Manager is responsible for leading all stage crew activities (3-4 Full-time Stagehands and extra Stagehands as needed) related to the placement and movement of concert equipment and instruments for St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, Youth Orchestra, Symphony Chorus, IN UNISON Chorus, and rental events in Powell Hall, as well as select services outside of Powell Hall, including parks concerts, runouts and tours. This is a high-energy, fast-paced position requiring planning, organization, ability to manage work for multiple concurrent projects, and attention to detail. Teamwork and leadership are crucial to the success of this position. This position also requires the ability to maintain a positive work atmosphere by interacting and communicating in a manner that enhances collaboration with musicians, guest artists, co-workers, supervisors, customers, and vendors. This position requires a variable work schedule, regularly including evenings and weekends, and is a union position requiring membership in I.A.T.S.E. local No. 6 as defined in the collective bargaining agreement.
COMPENSATION SUMMARY: This position is eligible for a generous benefit package provided by the Union as outlined in the current CBA, which provides a guarantee of 40 hours minimum per week for all 52 weeks per year and includes tour scale and per diem for travel (maximum 1-2 weeks total per season). Additional benefits include paid vacation (based on years of service), 9 paid holidays, 15 days paid sick leave, 3 days paid funeral leave, 10 days jury duty pay, 1 day professional development pay, 15% Health and Welfare contribution, $25/day pension contribution, and 15% profit sharing plan contribution. In addition, the SLSO currently provides $50,000 life insurance and $50,000 AD&D insurance policies and $200 per year fitness reimbursement.
POSITION QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Knowledge: Requires extensive knowledge of concert production and stagecraft, including stage carpentry and basic rigging, as well as basic knowledge of current lighting, sound, and video equipment. Knowledge of PC network environment using Microsoft Office applications is also required, knowledge of Mac environment a plus.
Experience: Minimum 3 years experience leading stage crews; minimum 5 years stage crew experience. Lighting/sound/video experience a strong plus. Experience in an orchestra setting a strong plus.
FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB: -Organize, prepare and execute the placement and movement of equipment and instruments for orchestra rehearsals and concerts, as well as for hall rentals and non-orchestral events. Perform work for load-outs, load-ins and set-ups for services in Powell Hall, as well as tours, run-outs, and performances outside Hall. Perform routine maintenance as assigned.
-Lead house crew (Assistant Stage Manager (Lighting), Assistant Stage Manager (Sound) and 4th Stagehand (if engaged for season)), as well as extra stagehands. Ensure individual and crew work is consistently correct and completed on time. Promote and maintain a positive and professional environment within crew and with musicians, guest artists, co-workers, supervisors, customers, and vendors. Ensure stage crew is professional, productive, and responsive at all times; proactively address and correct any performance issues that arise during crew work; proactively report issues to SLSO Management. Teach and implement safety and security procedures/policies. Prepare and submit timesheets in timely fashion. Collect from and submit payroll paperwork for extra stagehands. Assist Sr. Director of Production with feedback for yearly performance reviews of house crew.
-Construct, maintain and/or repair risers and other stage equipment as needed. Understand and build from design and technical drawings. Operate and maintain power and hand tools.
-Operate and/or troubleshoot house lighting, sound, and video systems as needed. Instruct stagehands on basic operation of these systems as needed. Suggest equipment, methods, and/or modes of operation to improve quality and/or reduce costs.
-For activity outside of Powell Hall which require stage crew support, create and manage equipment and instrument lists, create and manage plan for use of instrument and equipment trunks, creating truck pack and planning documents, and provide feedback on schedule and equipment required as needed. Drive trucks as needed (box size up to 26ft).
-As needed, prepare project proposals including equipment needed and labor estimates. As needed, assist with budget preparation for equipment, projects and maintenance. Maintain official physical and electronic organized files for stage crew portion of stage productions, tours, opera, SLSO sponsored events, hall rentals, etc., also including maintenance of inventory of stage and touring equipment in conjunction with the Production Manager. Read and respond to email. Maintain up-to-date calendar in Outlook. Attend scheduled meetings as needed. Perform other duties as directed.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
-Maintain positive work atmosphere by interacting and communicating in a manner that enhances collaboration with musicians, guest artists, co-workers, supervisors, customers and vendors.
-Conduct oneself in a manner befitting a representative of the SLSO at all times.
-Demonstrate professionalism and expertise.
-Ability to work within budgetary constraints, maintaining fiscal responsibility and integrity in all financial matters.
-Highly developed interpersonal skills with an emphasis on communication.
-Ability to perform diversified duties requiring an extensive knowledge of concert production and stagecraft.
-Problem solve and plan, taking initiative and identifying solutions.
-Ability to plan and arrange own work independently.
-Operate power and hand tools.
-Operate house lighting, sound, and video equipment.
-Ability to work and meet deadlines in an environment with frequent distractions.
-Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out oral or written instructions.
-Operate Microsoft Office computer applications.
License(s)/Certification(s) Required: Must be or become a member of I.A.T.S.E. local No. 6 as defined in the CBA. Valid Missouri Class E (for hire) driver’s license or other state equivalent.
Join the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra!
The SLSO offers exciting opportunities that will challenge your abilities, expand your skills and reward your contributions in an atmosphere that encourages both personal and professional growth for all.
Additionally, the SLSO offers a positive work environment designed around the philosophy of mutual respect and the challenge of contributing to the continued success of our organization.