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Equestrian Stage Manager - Cavalia

This is a Permanent, Full-time position.

Category: Production
Province: San José, USA
Position: Equestrian Stage Manager
Deadline: October 10, 2016
Posted: August 30, 2016

Job Description / Duties

Under the supervision of the Stables Director, the Equestrian Stage Manager is responsible for equestrian operations backstage, warm up tent and stables to ensure the smooth progress and integrity of the show. These tasks consist mostly in insuring the liaison with the different players linked with horses as part of the show. This person needs to be available to work variable hours.


• Ensure the progress of the equestrian operations backstage;
• Supervise the equestrian rehearsals;
• Make the liaison with the riders, stables employees and other employees of the artistic department;
• Responsible for attributing tasks (cues) of the show to riders and stables employees and make the liaison with the Stage Manager and Backstage Manager at this level;
• Ensure cleanliness, organisation and security of backstage, rehearsal tent and it’s surroundings;
• Participate in the daily organisation of the horses rehearsal schedule in collaboration with the Equestrian Trainers, Veterinary Technician and Equestrian Director;
• Responsible for the integration of the new riders and horses in terms of material;
• Maintain a secure work environment at all times;
• Participate in the set up and tear down of the equestrian elements backstage as well as the preparation of the accessories and equestrian material for transport;
• Ensure a proper course of the work related to the maintenance of the equestrian equipment;
• Ensure the update of the inventory of the equestrian material necessary for the show (orders, maintenance, identification, etc.);
• Participate in the transport of the horses and it’s organizing therefor;
• Available on call to answer the needs for special events, rehearsals and emergencies;
• With the Stables Director, update the equestrian emergency measures;
• Help to make sure that the stable is clean to receive the guest every night;
• Ensure the compliance of the ethical code and of the company;
• Participate in the ‘’in between cities’’ tasks during horses vacations;
• Participate in the closing of the stable;
• Participate in the Equestrian tasks when there is now show;
• Participate in tour reunions;
• Participate in the artistics reunions
• Participate in the Stableman reunions;
• All other related tasks;

Qualifications / Required Skills

• Experience as Stage Manager in scale artistic production, an asset;
• Knowledge of the Equestrian field;
• Touring experience, an asset;
• Bilingual (French and English) and knowledge of a third language is an asset;
• Autonomous, very good organisational skills and ability to work under pressure;
• Sense of authority;
• Must be comfortable answering to emergency situations and adapt to it;
• Must be comfortable to taking a development training offered by Cavalia as part of his duties;
• Team player and dynamic;
• Available to tour full-time with the show and authorized to travel and work in foreign countries.

Salary: To be discussed. Transportation, lodging, food and per diem are provided on tour.

Contact Information

Candidates should apply to:
Ref.: Back Stage Equestrian Manager
Fax : (514) 879-9003
Email :  

Employer Profile

Cavalia Inc. is an entertainment company that specializes in the creation, production and touring of innovative shows. Founded by Normand Latourelle, the company reimagines the equestrian and theatrical arts. With its headquarters in Montreal, Cavalia Inc. is an integral part of Canada’s cultural heritage, and the largest Canadian-owned cultural enterprise. Its expertise in high technology, multimedia and special effects creates magical, unique, never-before-seen experiences. Its first show, Cavalia, has been seen by more than 4 million people across North America, Europe, Australia, the Middle East and Asia since its 2003 debut. Odysseo, the company’s second show, has toured to rave reviews and public acclaim since its 2011 premiere.

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