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Assistant Stage Manager

Job Title:         Assistant Stage Manager

Reports to:       Production and Stage Manager

Classification: Part-time; hourly – Seasonal Temporary

Purpose of the Position: 

The Assistant Stage Manager oversees the technical, production, and stage management details for all orchestra events and ensures details are executed on-site as assigned by the Production and Stage Manager.

Supervisory Responsibility:  Stagehands/part-time labor, outside vendors

Essential Functions:  With or without reasonable accommodation, and under general supervision, an employee must be able to perform the essential functions of this position, which include: 

  • Responsible for the execution of technical, production, and stage management details for all assigned events including set-up/strike and concert management (i.e. show calls/the management of stage moves).
  • Working with the Production and Stage Manager, determine the equipment and instrument requirements for all events and ensure these items are secured and set up for use for each service.
  • Ensures the physical work environment for orchestra is safe, conducive to music-making and in compliance with the Master Agreement.
  • Administer concert production and stage activities of the orchestra as assigned. Duties to include but not limited to equipment rental, management of venue parking, execution of load-in/load-out, stage set-up, lighting, sound, orchestra shell placement, orchestra risers, truck rentals, scheduling of crew calls, as well as stage management.
  • Ensure availability of backstage area(s) for safe and secure placement of all equipment and cases.
  • Responsible for the safe transport and storage of symphony equipment.
  • Ensure orchestra/guest artist dressing rooms and warm-up areas are available and in good condition.
  • Assist as required in executing on-site artist logistics and hospitality during rehearsals and concerts.
  • Remain on headset during the show and communicate any issues that may arise during the course of a show.
  • Performs equipment and instrument maintenance as assigned.

The Essential Functions listed are representative, not exhaustive; some may be added, deleted, and/or modified, as organizational needs change.


  • Knowledge of theatrical terminology, stage setups, and concert productions
  • Experience with symphony orchestra collective bargaining agreements preferred.
  • Knowledge of orchestral repertoire is a plus.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to interact effectively with a wide variety of people.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail with a high degree of accuracy are essential.
  • Strong work ethic, requiring minimal direction.
  • Works well independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to drive a 26’ Box Truck.


Computer Skills: 

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook).
  • Knowledge of Visio a plus.


  • Three to five years of experience in concert production or stage management is required.


  • Equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.

Working Conditions/Physical Demands:   

  • Must be able to lift at least 50 lbs.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends at the Symphony Hall, as well as other venues across the Valley, during Seasonal performances.
  • May be required to sit and/or stand for long periods of time throughout the day.
  • Exposure to loud noise.
  • May be required to perform tasks at varying heights, e.g., using stools, step ladders, stairs.


Please send cover letter and resume to [email protected].

The description of Working Conditions and Physical Demands is representative, not exhaustive; some may be added, deleted, and/or modified, as organizational needs change.

The Phoenix Symphony is and Equal Opportunity Employer.  We celebrate diversity and persons of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.  All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, veteran or disability status, or other non-merit factor.


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