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Stage Manager / Production Coordinator

Stage Manager / Production Coordinator

Job Description

Collage Dance, a fast-growing and mission-driven national nonprofit organization, located in Memphis, Tenn. seeks a part-time, touring Stage Manager / Production Coordinator for engagements in the U.S. this spring and in the future.

Candidates should have a background in stage management and/or production management, including show-calling (experience with ballet or other dance forms is preferred); strong written and verbal communication skills, including the use of MS Word, MS Excel and Google Workspace apps; knowledge of theatrical touring (prior touring experience is preferred); and the flexibility to balance multiple projects with various information inflows and outflows.
General understanding of audio systems (primarily, familiarity with and/or willingness to learn QLab 4), lighting design, and wardrobe management is also an asset to this role.

The Stage Manager / Production Coordinator will collaborate with our Lighting Director / Production Manager to advance shows and will be joined at each tour stop by our Lighting Supervisor (or Lighting Director). The SM/PC is responsible for compiling the various technical elements into a prompt script in order to call the show; oversight of technical rehearsals; assembling the QLab file for audio playback; helping with lighting focus; and assisting in managing company performers’ movements and schedule. The position will be directly supervised on-site by CDC’s Executive and Artistic Directors.

CDC provides a weekly fee (by negotiation), door-to-door travel, single-occupancy hotel, and per diem for all engagements. Compensation is on a contractor (1099) basis. We request that applicants be available for ALL the below-listed touring dates, and as our touring calendar continues to evolve in the fall and onward, our preference would be to continue working with the same individual whenever possible

  • Mon. 04/18 – Sun. 04/24 (Memphis, TN)
  • Mon. 05/02 – Sun. 05/08 (Wilson, NC)
  • Mon. 05/09 – Wed. 05/12 (E. Kentucky Univ.)
  • Fri. 05/27 – Sun. 05/29 (St. Louis, MO)
  • Wed. 06/01 – Sun. 06/05 (Memphis, TN)
  • Sun. 06/12 – Sun. 06/19 (Washington, DC)

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter in PDF format to: Executive Director, Marcellus Harper [[email protected]] and Lighting Director / Production Manager, Wilburn Bonnell [[email protected]], using the subject header “Stage Manager.” Please do not call; we will try to respond to every inquiry quickly.

About Collage Dance Collective

As the largest Black ballet company in the South, Collage Dance Collective works to inspire the growth and diversity of ballet by showcasing a repertoire of relevant choreography and world- class dancers representative of our community. The professional company has presented twelve full-length seasons in Memphis, plus national and international touring presenting a diverse range of classical and contemporary choreography. Its institutional arm, the Collage Dance Conservatory, trains more kids of color in a classical art form than any other non-profit in Memphis or the Mid-South.

In December 2020, Collage opened a 22,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art facility to expand its programming, training and impact. The work of Collage Dance Collective has been featured in media outlets including Huffington Post, Washington Post, Allure, Yahoo!, The Commercial Appeal, Vibe, Afropunk and Pointe Magazine. www.collagedance.org

Collage Dance provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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