Seeking Stage Manager for New World Play Festival

Nothing Without a Company seeks a Stage Manager for the New World Play Festival.  This position is a contract position for this individual production with the contract ending at the conclusion of the production run on October 27, 2018.


  • Must be in attendance for all rehearsals and performances, including tech rehearsals and invited dress.

    • Rehearsal period beginning October 1st and ending October 24th

Rehearsals at Berger Park Cultural Center

(6205 N. Sheridan Road) and 1127 W. Granville Ave.

    • Performance dates: October 11-13, 18-20, 25-27

Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays @ 7pm

    • Hours: Between 6pm and 9pm weekdays with some weekend daytime


  • Stage Manager oversees all technical elements of rehearsals: responsible for lighting, sound, and stage elements as well as recording placement of props and set pieces

  • Works with production staff to ensure lighting/sound cues and any other technical elements are implemented and run smoothly

  • Collect and distribute any script changes

  • Create and distribute pre-set lists and run sheet with House Management crew

  • Share rehearsal report duties with Assistant Director

  • Create and distribute performance reports for each show

  • Find solutions to potential safety problems

  • Communicate to Producer, Director, Assistant Director, and Production Manager in a timely way

  • Monitors run-time of each show in rehearsals and performances


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field, or comparable professional experience in stage management. 

  • Excellent with written and verbal communications skills.

  • Proficient with soundboards and stage lighting schemes. 

  • Nothing Without a Company gives preference to candidates who have demonstrable experience advocating for equity, diversity and inclusion. 

Pay: Stipend ($150.00)

Email  with cover letter and resume by September 25, 2018 to schedule an interview. Please include “Stage Manager NPF” in the subject line of your email.

Nothing Without a Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion in all areas of the organization’s work. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.