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Assistant Stage Manager - Canadian Badlands Passion Play

This is a Temporary, Full-time position.

Category: Production
Province: Drumheller, Alberta
Position: Assistant Stage Manager
Deadline: February 10, 2017
Posted: January 18, 2017

Job Description / Duties

The Canadian Badlands Passion Play is currently accepting applications for the positions of Assistant Stage Manager for our 2017 Summer Production. The ASM roles are quite unique at the Passion Play as we are a professionally supported theatre community. Our stage is 6 acres in size with and elevation gain of 100'. The cast is approximately 200 performers, depending on the year, and 95% are volunteers. The rehearsals and performances take place outdoors in all kinds of spring and summer weather with as much tech as possible from day one. The successful applicant will be working with a team of 5 Directors as part of a 5 person Stage Management team 4 ASM's and one Head Stage Manager). We additional titles for our ASMs such as Back Stage ASM, Technical ASM, Crowd ASM, etc. Passion Play ASM’s need to be comfortable working around animals.

Qualifications / Required Skills

• Assist with registration and other welcome weekend activities.
• May move around with rehearsals, take blocking, sit on book and line read for missing actors and supervise volunteer helpers working backstage.
• May be responsible for liaising with wardrobe and the volunteer performers to arrange costume fittings, costume modification needs and proper wear instruction.
• May be responsible for liaising with Props or Set and the performers to arrange technical rehearsals, proper use instruction and potential modification needs.
• May be responsible for liaising with the Crowd Director to keep track of their general and specific blocking and inform them of cueing issues, conflicts or necessities.
• May determine changes that will need to happen throughout show, determine who needs help and work with wardrobe to come up with a schedule to a) talk and walk through quick changes b) plan which dresser will be where.
• May assist in getting performers into and out of quick changes at the appropriate times and places as well as calling/ signaling any cues to performers given them by the SM.
• May assist in getting the correct props in and out of performers hands at the appropriate times and places as well as calling/ signaling any cues to performers given them by the SM.
• May be responsible for assisting with the costume returns immediately following the final show of the season.
• Responsible for assisting in end of season strike and winter storage.
• Standard ASM duties and other associated duties as required.

Additional Information

This is a contract position that is full time (5 day weeks), on site in Drumheller, AB, from early May through late July.

Please submit resumes to  no later than February 10th, 2017. If you have questions please do not hesitate to contact the email listed above.

Salary: Contract based on experience and qualifications.

Contact Information

Please submit resumes to  no later than February 10th, 2017. If you have questions please do not hesitate to contact the email listed above.

Employer Profile

Going into its 24th Season, The Canadian Badlands Passion Play is one Canada’s largest outdoor theatrical events. The company is a unique combination of primarily volunteer performers with professional mentors and crew. The company mandate is to annually depict the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ in dramatic form. It is performed on Canada’s largest outdoor stage, built into the hills of the Drumheller badlands in front of a 2700 seat outdoor amphitheatre.


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