Production Assistant

Syracuse Stage

Syracuse Stage tells stories that engage, entertain, and inspire

Syracuse, NY

Work Location: In-office


  • Full Time
  • Syracuse, NY (Remote)
  • Thu, Aug 1, 2024
  • Work Location: In-office
  • Theater
  • $640.00
  • $680.00

Website Syracuse Stage

Syracuse Stage tells stories that engage, entertain, and inspire

Position Title: Production Assistant
Department: Production Department, Stage Management
Reports To: Stage Manager, Associate Director of Production
Job Type: Full-time, Seasonal, Non-Exempt (eligible for overtime)
Salary/Wage: $640-$680 per week, depending on experience
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Targeted Dates of Employment: September 17, 2024 – June 29, 2025

Syracuse Stage is committed to anti-racism, equity, diversity, and inclusion in all areas of our work, on and offstage, and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Syracuse Stage acknowledges with respect, the Onondaga Nation, firekeepers of the Haudenosaunee, the Indigenous people on whose ancestral lands Stage now stands. Learn more at

Candidates from underrepresented groups and those who share these values and have demonstrable experience advocating for anti-racism, equity, diversity, and inclusion are strongly encouraged to apply.

General Job Description:

The Production Assistant assists the Stage Manager with all aspects of preparation, rehearsal, and performance of Syracuse Stage productions.

The description of the position in this document is representative and not exhaustive. Regular collaboration between shops in the production department and the wider organization is expected. Duties and responsibilities may shift with organizational needs.

Specific Responsibilities:

1. Assist in the preparation of materials and space for rehearsal and performance.

2. Assist during rehearsal, specifically by taking blocking and tracking notes, prompting, and setting props.

3. Assist in the writing and distribution of production notes and schedules to appropriate departments.

4. During technical rehearsals and performances, prepare backstage work areas, instruct, and supervise deck crews.

5. Serve as a member of the running crew for all Syracuse Stage productions they are assigned to.

6. Assist in the strike of all Syracuse Stage productions.

7. Assume other related duties as assigned by the Stage Manager and Associate Director of Production.

To Apply:

Please apply directly from our website:

Please Include:

– Resume
– Cover Letter
– Three (3) Professional References
– Relevant portfolio work is encouraged

If you have difficulty submitting your application, please email or call (315) 4439842. We ask for materials in a written form, but we invite applicants to share their application using whatever format(s) best support their ability and skillset.

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