Stage Manager (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
  • $4,500.00
  • $4,500.00

Website heifetzmusic Heifetz International Music Institute


IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Artistic Director and President & CEO

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: 6/15/22 -7/30/23
Staff Departure Date: 7/31/23

The Stage Manager is a full-time, temporary position during the Summer season that begins no later than one week prior to student arrival and ends no earlier than four days after student departure.

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

The 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 Stage Manager to wear all-black attire (including shoes). With the exception of the Heifetz t-shirt provided, no visible logos or brands are permitted at concerts. Ripped jeans, mini skirts, halter-tops, tank tops, and shorts are not acceptable attire for a concert uniform.

Requirements for the Stage Manager position are as follows:
Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent experience) in music performance, theater production, or stage management is desired
Experience with live event production 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

Responsibilities of the Stage Manager are as follows:
Creating stage plots, equipment lists, and personnel lists (stagehands) for all Institute concerts
Reviewing and signing off on rehearsal reports for all Institute dress rehearsals generated by Assistant Stage Manager
Running all Institute concerts (Exception: smaller productions may be run by the Assistant Stage Manager)
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 $4,500 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 Stage Manager and the Heifetz Institute, as well as passing a background check. The Stage Manager will be responsible for their own transportation costs to and from the Institute.