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Production Stage Manager

Production Stage Manager

United States

Full Time

About the Role

The Production Stage Manager is responsible for certain lounges and their operations onboard the ship. Overseeing all aspects of lighting, video, sound, aerial apparatuses, and quality control of the performances in the space, the Production Stage Manager will be responsible for calling the show each night, as well as managing a team of up to 6 technicians.

Area of responsibility

  • Communicate with vendors, laborers, and client-based technical personnel for

  • organization and execution of shows in a safe and professional manner. This includes regular weekly meetings with internal and external departments.

  • Demonstrate understanding of all technical aspects of the show and be able to explain such things to various personnel (laborers with / without experience, clients, performers, etc.).

  • Acquire and demonstrate awareness of both company’ and the venue’s safety procedures including Emergency Action Plans, PPE Requirements, Lock-out Tag-out Procedures, and additional protocols.

  • Call cues for shows and oversee all performance and technical operations six (6) nights per week.

  • Familiarity with a wide range of show control systems (including Pandora’s Box media servers, Tait NOMAD automation consoles, and Novastar LED system controls) highly preferred

  • Regular interaction and collaboration with the Technical Director and the ship Lead Technician.

  • Provide the company with weekly voyage reports /updates and with progress photos as necessary.

  • Assist with overall production needs as reasonably requested.

  • Regularly schedule and enforce safety inspections of all equipment.

  • Oversee any events to take place within the theater space from a technical perspective.

Scope of duties 

Please Note: While this is intended to be an accurate description of the job, this is not

necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills, efforts, requirements or

working conditions associated with the position, and may require that other or different tasks be performed as necessary and assigned.

Qualification/Work Experience

  • Excellent communication and management skills.

  • Bachelor’s degree in theatrical management (production, stage or technical) or 3 years of in field experience required.

  • Operational knowledge of technical equipment inclusive of rigging, sound, lighting, video and automation.

  • Cruise Line or Touring Experience suggested, but not required.

  • Ability to remain positive and push thru in stressful situations, while still accomplishing daily work.

  • Ability to communicate with multiple departments onboard, understanding how the entertainment team, folds into the bigger operation.

  • Ability to work six (6) days per week for periods of up to 8-months at a time.

  • Comfortable living and working in close quarters with co-workers from varied backgrounds.

  • Ability to stand for long periods, work at height as required, and consistently lift 75 pounds in fulfillment of responsibilities.

  • Ability to learn and abide by all onboard safety regulations as outlined in ship's Safety Management System.

  • Ability to complete pre-employment medical screening, including the company vaccination requirements

  • Ability to remain positive in stressful situations working under tight deadlines.

  • The ability to analyze and evaluate the need for technical support for various events and performances.

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