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Stage manager, Faculty of Arts - University of Calgary

This is a Temporary, Full-time position.

Category: Management
Province: Calgary , Alberta
Position: Stage manager, Faculty of Arts
Deadline: January 10, 2014
Posted: January 4, 2014

Job Description / Duties

Position Description
Summary of Key Responsibilities (job functions include but are not limited to):


  • Day to day Supervision / schedules the technical staff for University Theatre Services 
  • Provides detailed daily schedules for all events. 
  • Meets with staff to clarify and review events. 
  • Encourages staff to be pro-active in their work. 
  • Participate in the performance reviews of technical staff 
  • Participate in the planning of vacation schedules for all full time technical staff. 
  • Approve timesheets of all full time and part time technical staff on a bi-monthly basis. 
  • Work as a technician in a variety of roles when required. 


  • Coordinate facility maintenance. 
  • Ensure facilities and equipment are safe, functional and available for clients. 
  • Develop internal safety policies and plans for all facilities. Ensure that Theatre Services is following all safety regulations and policies within our facilities and to provide all staff ongoing training. 
  • Maintain all rigging apparatus in our facilities. 
  • Submit and track all Facilities Management services requests.

Project Management/Planning: In consultation with the Manager, Theatre Services:

  • Assess, develop, advise and implement assigned projects. 
  • Work with Facilities Management to ensure the unique requirements of the facilities are maintained and, if possible, enhanced. 
  • Cost new equipment and administer capital budget lines. 
  • Tracks specific budgets for the department. 
  • Develop capital replacement priorities to ensure students and staffs are exposed to the latest technology possible.

Client Services:

  • Liaisons with on-campus and community clients to ensure all of their technical requirements have been gathered in a timely fashion. 
  • Acts as Stage Manager / technician for specific events as needed. 
  • Co-ordinates equipment inventory allocation and expertise for all performances. 
  • Work as Stage Manager for Division of Dance productions. 
  • Work as rigger and stage carpenter for Division of Drama productions in the University and Reeve Theatre. 
  • Communicate effectively and promptly with all clients using email, fax or telephone. 
  • Assist the Scenic Carpenter when required during show builds, set-ups and strikes.

Communication Relationships:

  • Exchanges ideas technologies and, equipment with professional theatres, industry suppliers and other educational institutions

Qualifications / Required Skills

Qualifications / Requirements:

The successful candidate should possess a degree or diploma in Theatre Arts and or Administration from a university or technical college with a number of years employed in technical and supervisory positions. Rigging experience in a theatrical setting is required and certification will be seen as an asset. A working knowledge of stage management, computerized lighting and sound systems, and scenic carpentry is essential. Knowledge of computer programs is essential (spreadsheet, database, Vectorworks, word processing). The ability to schedule multiple personnel and spaces as well as the ability to deal with unforeseen circumstances within a moment's notice is a large part of this position.

Additional Information

About the University of Calgary

The University of Calgary is a leading Canadian university located in the nation's most enterprising city. The university has a clear strategic direction to become one of Canada's top five research universities by 2016, where research and innovative teaching go hand in hand, and where we fully engage the communities we both serve and lead. This strategy is called Eyes High, inspired by the university's Gaelic motto, which translates as 'I will lift up my eyes'. For more information, visit ucalgary.ca.

Salary: $63,536.20 - $91,764.40 annually

Contact Information

Additional Information
This position is part of the AUPE bargaining unit, and falls under the Tecrhnical Job Family, Phase III.

To find out more about our competitive salaries and benefits, and why we are a great place to work and learn, please see: www.ucalgary.ca/careersuofc

Application Deadline: January 10, 2014

We would like to thank all applicants in advance for submitting their resumes. Please note, only those candidates chosen to continue on through the selection process will be contacted.

Employer Profile

The Theatre Services in the Faculty of Arts is currently seeking a Full-time Limited Term Stage Manager for approximately 1 year.

University Theatre Services (UTS) is a Division within the School of Creative and Performing Arts that operates the University Theatre, The Rozsa Centre ( Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall, conference centre and recording Studio), the Boris Roubakine Recital Hall and the Joyce and Quentin Doolittle Studio. UTS is responsible for providing technical and managerial support in the areas of carpentry, sound recording and reinforcement, lighting, meeting and conference services. UTS also supports UC International events in the Rozsa Centre and Drama productions in the Reeve and Matthews Theatre.

The Stage Manager reports to the Manager of University Theatre Services. The Stage Manager oversees the day to day technical staffing and coordination of all performance based events booked through UTS. UTS processes a high volume of over 500 event bookings using over 1900 booking days by over 45 departments on campus and more than 100 off campus clients. The day to day running of the facilities, event staff scheduling, event coordinating, costing, the maintenance of equipment, and working as the stage manager on events within the University Theatre are duties that fall within this job.

The Stage Manager will provide technical support to 'on and off' campus clients for their bookings. The nature of this job is such that adaptability and flexibility are mandatory. Most of our clients (including faculty and students) have little or no experience when it comes to event co-ordination and scheduling so the Stage Manager must have the ability to quickly identify and solve issues when they arise.

Throughout the majority of the year the Stage Manager will work a 35-hour work week from Monday to Friday. Evening and weekend work will be required in which the Stage Manager will be required to work as a stage manager for all Division of Dance productions, as a rigger and stage carpenter for all Division of Drama productions in the University Theatre and to work productions when required in all of our facilities during our high peak seasons (November to December and April to June). The Stage Manager will be required to be on call 7 days a week to provide expertise and possible technical assistance in the event of staff sickness, client concerns, university closure and any other matter that may inhibit the successful staging of a production.

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