Assistant Stage Manager (Summer 2023)

Heifetz International Music Institute

Staunton, VA

Work Location: In-office


  • Seasonal
  • Staunton, VA (Remote)
  • This position has been filled
  • Sun, Apr 30, 2023
  • Work Location: In-office
  • Festival
  • $3,500.00
  • $3,500.00

Website heifetzmusic Heifetz International Music Institute



POSITION TYPE: In-Person, Full-Time Temporary

DATES OF EMPLOYMENT: 6/11/23 – 7/31/23
Staff Arrival Date: 6/11/23
Training: 6/12/23 – 6/14/23
Summer Festival: 6/15/23 –7/30/23
Staff Departure Date: 7/31/23

Due to the collaborative nature of the position, the Assistant Stage Manager should be an individual with strong interpersonal skills–namely effective communication and respectful demeanor. Additionally, a successful Assistant Stage Manager will have experience with live production and personnel management.

The Assistant Stage Manager will work in all of the Institute’s concert venues and, as such, is expected to dress in appropriate attire that allows for the comfortable and safe movement of equipment. Concerts require the Assistant Stage Manager to wear all-black attire (including shoes). With the exception of the Heifetz t-shirt provided, no visible logos or brands are not permitted at concerts. Ripped jeans, mini skirts, halter-tops, tank tops, and shorts are not acceptable attire for a concert uniform.

Requirements for the Assistant Stage Manager position are as follows:
A high school diploma is required and a bachelor’s degree
Experience with live event production (preferably classical music) and personnel management in a professional setting
Ability to lift at least 50 pounds
Knowledge or experience in classical music
Ability to complete tasks in a self-directed manner
Responsive and attentive to communications during business hours
Ability to healthily cope with stressful and demanding situations
A commitment to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion as they relate to the Heifetz Institute and its community
Adheres to the Heifetz Institute policies and procedures in accordance with the mission and philosophy of the program
Proof of up-to-date vaccination against COVID-19 with an FDA approved or authorized vaccine

Responsibilities of the Assistant Stage Manager are as follows:
Creating stage plots, equipment lists, and personnel lists (stagehands) for all Institute concerts
Generating rehearsal reports for all Institute dress rehearsals
Running some Institute concerts
Communicating with the Artistic Team regarding required changes and updates to concert programs and schedules
Staffing special events as required
Attending all appropriate meetings

Compensation is $3,500 for the contracted period. Housing and meals will be provided for the duration of the contract. Employment is contingent upon the signing of a contract by the Assistant Stage Manager and the Heifetz Institute, as well as passing a background check. The Assistant Stage Manager will be responsible for their own transportation costs to and from the Institute.