Opportunity: Assistant Stage Manager for San Antonio Symphony - Application Deadline July 15, 2018

(www.sasymphony.org)115 Auditorium Circle, Suite B7,

San Antonio TX 78205

Phone: 210.554.1000


Assistant Stage Manager – Job Description and Posting

JOB TITLE: Assistant Stage Manager
DEPARTMENT: Concert Production
DATE: June 5, 2018
CONTRACT: 31 week seasonal contract.
SHIFT/HOURS/DAYS: Monday-Friday; some nights and weekendsREPORTS TO: Stage and Operations Manager

WAGE RANGE: $500.00 per week

STATUS: Non-Exempt

The San Antonio Symphony invites applications for the Assistant Stage Manager position for the 2018-2019 Season. Reporting to the Stage and Operations Manager, this is a full time seasonal contract spanning from August 27, 2018-June 16, 2018 at $500.00 per week.

JOB SUMMARY: The Assistant Stage Manager, under the direction of the Stage and Operations Manager, is responsible for the daily physical operation of the San Antonio Symphony, including staging, load in and load out. He/she is also responsible for moving, acquisition, storage and maintenance of orchestra equipment, whether owned or rented, and management of the stage for all services. The Assistant Stage Manager will have respect for the needs of musicians and will treat their instruments and equipment with care. He/she will help the Stage Manager to insure cost-effective compliance with I.A.T.S.E. local 76 contract and work rules, as well as safety needs. He/she fulfills the responsibilities of the Stage and Operations Manager in her absence, and assists the Stage and Operations Manager when she is present.


 At least two years’ experience with stage operations; working knowledge of stage equipment, maintenance of stage equipment, sound and lights.

  •   Ability to lift more than 60lbs.

  •   Ability to direct stage personnel with authority, efficiency and professionalism.

  •   Ability to work effectively and diplomatically with diverse personalities.

  •   Acute safety consciousness, alert and quick reactions to unexpected and potentially hazardous situations.

  •   Good communication and organizational skills, positive and confident manner.

  •   Valid Texas driver's license, including truck. (CDL not required.)


     Assists the Stage and Operations Manager in supervising the set-up of the orchestra according to the daily schedule and the Collective Bargaining Agreement requirements. This may require communication with the Personnel Manager, conductors, artists, sound and light technicians, stagehands and musicians.

    •   Represents the Symphony in a professional manner. The Assistant Stage Manager is usually one of the first people from the organization to arrive at service locations.

    •   Supervises, in conjunction with the Stage and Operations Manager, the activities of stagehands at all service locations, and of the sound and light technicians at all venue locations. In the Stage and Operations Manager's absence, coordinates crew calls as well as monitors and reports the crew hours for payment.

  •   Directs stage operations for performances when the Stage and Operations Manager is not present, "calling" the sequence of each performance, ensuring that concerts start on time and run smoothly.

  •   Drives, travels with or precedes the orchestra equipment truck to all services in and out of town. Arrives early enough to ensure that the concert site is ready for the orchestra no later than one hour before the scheduled start of the service.

  •   Assists the Stage and Operations Manager with the moving, storage, inventory and maintenance of all Symphony-owned equipment. Whenever necessary, assists the Stage and Operations Manager with truck rental for transportation of orchestra equipment, and drives the truck as needed.

  •   Works closely with the Stage Manager and Operations Manager to ensure safe, efficient, cost-effective and smooth operations.

  •   Performs other duties as assigned by the Stage and Operations Manager or the Personnel Manager.

    Reasonable Accommodations Statement:

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty and responsibility satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    About the San Antonio Symphony: In the 2018-2019 season, the Symphony will continue its residency in the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts. Under the dynamic leadership of Music Director Sebastian Lang-Lessing and Assistant Conductor Noam Aviel, the San Antonio Symphony gives more than 100 performances annually, including classics, pops, educational programs, movie, opera, and ballet.

    How to apply:

    Qualified applicants should email letter of interest, cover letter and resume with three references to DeAnna D’Egidio, Stage & Operations Manager at degidiod@sasymphony.org using the subject heading Assistant Stage Manager.Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please submit all materials by July 15, 2018.

    The San Antonio Symphony is an Equal Opportunity Employer.