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Production Stage Manager (Assistant Manager)

Apply now Job no: 493850
Work type: Staff Full-time
Location: UMBC Campus
Categories: Arts/Technical/Administration


Department of Theatre

UMBC Department of Theatre has approximately 125 majors/minors and offers a B.A. in Theatre with concentrations in Design & Production or Theatre Studies as well as a B.F.A. in Acting, all taught within its new, state-of-the-art facilities. UMBC is especially proud of the diversity of its student body and seeks to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for this position. We have a strong commitment to increasing faculty and staff diversity. We encourage applications from women, minority group members, veterans and individuals with disabilities.


The Department of Theatre seeks a full-time Production Stage Manager (Assistant Manager). The incumbent will provide substantial support to the Production Manager in the administration of the production process for the Department of Theatre's four-show academic season.

Specific duties include: 

  • Supervise, mentor and support student stage managers and backstage crew for department productions;
  • Attend, oversee and provide onsite supervision of technical rehearsals, dress rehearsals and performances for department productions;
  • Maintain department and production calendars;
  • Attend production and design meetings, record and distribute notes;
  • May teach courses in area of specialization;
  • Maintain rehearsal spaces;
  • Write guest artist contracts; and
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Required Minimum Qualifications:

Requires: B.A./B.F.A. in Theatre or related field with two years professional Stage or Production Manager experience or its equivalent, or an M.F.A. in Theatre or related field. Candidate must be proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point), Adobe Acrobat, Google products (Calendar, Mail, Drive, Sheets, Docs and Hangouts). Must have excellent organizational, problem solving and communication skills. Must be able to work with students of differing skill levels from a wide range of disciplines, cultures and academic backgrounds. Knowledge of theatrical production, design and build processes required. Must have a valid drivers license.  The ability to maintain a flexible work schedule, including nights and weekends, is required.

Background Screening Statement:

A background check will be required.  

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To apply, candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references.  

Screening of Applications Begins: For best consideration submit application materials by November 15, 2022 (applications will be accepted until the position is filled).  
Salary: Minimum starting salary is $50,000 and is commensurate with qualifications and experience. 
Hours: Full-time
Type: Regular
Additional Information: January 17, 2023 preferred start date; or summer start date will be considered.
FLSA Status: Exempt

UMBC offers a benefits package for regular and grant-funded regular employees including generous leave, excellent health, life, and disability insurance, retirement plans, tuition remission, on-site preschool, and numerous professional development and wellness opportunities.  Contingent II positions may include some benefits

Please note the Type and FLSA Status above to determine the benefits offered for this position. 

 Equal Opportunity Statement: UMBC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, minority group members, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Title IX: As an institution that receives federal financial assistance, UMBC adheres to Title IX and does not discriminate on the basis of sex. For more information about Title IX and contact information for Title IX Coordinator click here.   


If you require a reasonable accommodation for a disability for any part of the employment process, please contact the Human Resources Department at 410-455-2337 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Work Authorization:  As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation upon hire showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.

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Applications close: Open Until Filled

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