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Stage Manager (residential)

This is a paid summer position at a full-schedule, 501(c)(3) non-profit residential arts program!

*We enthusiastically invite people from historically marginalized communities, such as BIPOC, LGBTQ folx, and people with disabilities, to apply for all positions at every level of staff experience in the summer.*

Buck's Rock Camp is hiring a wide variety of Camp Counselors and support staff for its upcoming season in 2023. All staff arrive in late June, a week before campers, and reside on-site through late August. They spend these two months working with kids and teens ages 10-17, while immersed in a thriving community of nearly 500 artists of all ages and from all walks of life and enjoying access to state-of-the-art facilities and equipment for the furthering of their own art practice . "Revolutionary" and "life-changing" are some of the words that our alumni have used to describe this unique experience.

In particular, Buck's Rock is seeking Stage ManagersStage Managers, of whom there are generally 3 per summer, are responsible for organizing and facilitating the many different elements involved in the day-to-day running of a theater production at Buck's Rock, from casting and rehearsing through to striking of shows. Each Stage Manager is typically in charge of managing 2-4 shows, and may be called upon to act as assistant stage manager for other shows as needed. They liaise and communicate with the full company and organize each team to ensure the smooth running of a production. Their work, in contrast with that of the Director and Production Manager, has an emphasis on the ground-level details, such as ensuring each actor has what he/she needs, calling cues, etc. This person should expect to work most evenings between 6 PM and midnight, and later than that at least once per week, as rehearsals and performances often fall outside of primary shop hours, which occur every day from 9 AM to 6 PM. Their responsibilities and daily routines include...

  • Supporting and helping to organize the running aspects of up to two productions in the summer, including rehearsals, performances, and post-show involvements
  • Developing with fellow staff a program and schedule that sufficiently satisfies the demand, education, and interest of campers
  • Working with related shops/staff (eg. Lighting, Sound, Set, Costume) to help supplement the vision, build, and eventual load-in of assigned/selected performances
  • Helping to maintain the Theater facilities, equipment, and materials
  • Attending regular production meetings to coordinate with fellow performing arts staff throughout the summer
  • Attending dress and tech rehearsals, often between the hours of 6 PM - 10:30 PM, and communicating notes to actors
  • Collaborating with dozens of other instructional staff working in a variety of disciplines across Buck's Rock's 30+ shops, spanning both creative/visual and performing arts
  • Cultivating feelings of joy, belonging, and purpose in young creative minds!

Ideally, qualified applicants...

  • Have at least one year of professional experience related to Stage Management
  • Are currently enrolled in or have completed a degree in a field related to Performing Arts
  • Have meaningful experience working with teenagers - or are eager for more experience in that regard
  • Work well in collaboration with others, and can thrive in a busy communal living environment
  • Are comfortable spending long periods of time on foot and in the heat, as summers in the Housatonic Valley can be very hot and most camp facilities lack air-conditioning
  • Have a strong commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice

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