Dallas Theater Center
Resident Production Stage Manager
 Resident Stage Manager
Lead Carpenter

A word from Kevin Moriarty, Artistic Director

Resident Production Stage Manager

DEPARTMENT: Stage Management/Production

POSITION: Resident Production Stage Manager

REPORTS TO: Director of Production

JOB TYPE: Full time, exempt

START DATE: Early September

SALARY RANGE: $63,000 - $68,000 

BENEFITS:  

  • This position includes a full benefits package: medical, dental and vision insurance, DTC-paid life insurance, voluntary life insurance and 403b programs, complimentary tickets and generous paid-time off.

Job Description
An active member of Dallas Theater Center (DTC)’s Production Department, the Resident Production Stage Manager is responsible for the supervision of all stage management teams and serves as the Stage Manager on various productions throughout the season. The Resident Production Stage Manager reports directly to the Director of Production and is responsible for creating Production Calendars throughout Season Planning in addition to the hiring and onboarding all stage management teams. An ideal candidate would be someone who communicates clearly and efficiently, manages confidential information with integrity, and someone who can lead employees to get work done efficiently and safely.

 

KEY RELATIONSHIPS 

  • Director of Production 

  • Production Department Heads 

  • Production Manager 

  • Artistic Producer 

  • Artistic Director 

  • Artistic Administrative Assistant 

  • General Manager 

  • Company Manager 

  • Director of Public Works Dallas 

  • Resident Stage Manager(s) 

  • Overhire Stage Manager(s), Assistant Stage Manager(s), Production Assistant(s), and SM Intern(s)

  • Brierley Resident Acting Company 

  • Director(s) of all productions throughout the season 

  • Actors of all productions throughout the season 

  • Designers of all productions throughout the season 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES 

  • Serve as the Stage Manager for a minimum of 3 productions throughout each season

  • Coordinate with Director of Production and General Manager on any AEA questions or concerns that arise on all DTC productions. 

  • Oversee the hiring, training, and supervision of the Resident Stage Manager(s) as required to fulfill the responsibilities of the department. 

  • Oversee the hiring, training, and supervision of all guest Stage Manager(s), Assistant Stage Manager(s), Production Assistant(s), SM Intern(s), and Child Supervisor(s) season by season. 

  • Assists Production Management in creation and maintenance of DTC Production Calendars.

  • Develop and implement departmental paperwork and procedures. 

  • Track and reconcile the stage management departmental budgets. 

  • Facilitate recording sessions for all Pre Show Speeches throughout the season. 

  • Be accessible to all visiting artists, performers and staff in rehearsal room and stage management matters.

  • Help oversee and contribute to DTC’s Gala and any other one-off projects as available.

  • Ensure all DTC policies are adhered to. 

  • Attend and contribute to regular Production Department Head Meetings. 

  • In collaboration with the Director of People Operations and the Director of Production, conduct semi-annual and annual performance reviews with all direct reports. 

  • Oversee bi-weekly check-ins with the SM department. 

  • Attend all Full Company Meetings throughout the season. 

  • Facilitate and attend all Company Business Meetings throughout the season. 

  • Be an active participant in DTC’s work towards equity, diversity and inclusion and becoming an anti-racist organization by: 

    • Participating in all DTC-wide EDI trainings, workshops or experiences 

    • Activating EDI work within the Stage Management department 

    • Participating in all EDI learnings or experiences cultivated within the Production 

  • Attend all Front of House Meetings throughout the season as available. 

  • Attend all Meet and Greets throughout the season as available. 

  • Attend all Production Meetings throughout the season as available. 

  • Maintain safe work conditions in keeping with DTC’s health and safety guidelines and COVID19 Response Protocols. 

  • Perform work that is consistent with DTC’s Mission, Vision and Values 

  • Other duties as assigned 

  • This job description is not exhaustive and is subject to review in conjunction with the post holder and according to future changes/developments. 

SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS 

  • Experience of working in a LORT theatre with a sound grasp of AEA rules and regulations and current theatre practice in the USA. 

  • Experience forming and managing relationships with visiting artists, staff and overhire personnel.

  • Computer literacy including MS Office, Adobe Acrobat, Final Draft, Dropbox and Google Mail.

  • Excellent time management, organizational and administrative skills. 

  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills. 

  • Sound creative judgment. 

  • Ability and desire to work as part of a team. 

  • Ability to work under pressure while multi-tasking. 

  • Must be available to work extended hours including nights and weekends. 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: 

  • Able to sit for extended periods of time. 

  • Able to work quickly and accurately in a complex and fast-moving environment. 

 

EXPERIENCE PREFERENCES: 

  • 2-5 years’ experience working as a professional Stage Manager in large scale and complex productions that would provide familiarity with AEA guidelines, work rules and principles. 

  • 1-3 years’ experience working in a regional theatre setting, preferred. 

  • Experience working on large-scale musicals and new works preferred.

Resident Stage Manager

DEPARTMENT: Stage Management/Production

POSITION: Resident Stage Manager

REPORTS TO: Resident Production Stage Manager

JOB TYPE: Full time, exempt

START DATE: Early September

SALARY RANGE: $62,000 - $64,000 

BENEFITS:  

  • This position includes a full benefits package: medical, dental and vision insurance, DTC-paid life insurance, voluntary life insurance and 403b programs, complimentary tickets and generous paid-time off.

Job Description
An active member of Dallas Theater Center (DTC)’s Production Department, the Resident Stage Manager is responsible for working on four or more productions each season as an AEA Stage Manager or AEA Assistant Stage Manager. The Resident Stage Manager reports directly to the Resident Production Stage Manager and is responsible for general departmental support. An ideal candidate would be someone who communicates clearly and effectively, manages confidential information with integrity, and someone who can lead employees to get work done efficiently and safely.

KEY RELATIONSHIPS 

  • Resident Production Stage Manager / Head of Stage Management 

  • Resident Stage Manager / Assistant Head of Stage Management 

  • Production Manager 

  • Production Department Heads 

  • Artistic Producer 

  • Company Manager 

  • Stage Manager(s), Assistant Stage Manager(s), Production Assistant(s), and SM Intern(s)

  • Resident Acting Company Members 

  • Directors, Actors, & Show Crew for all productions throughout the season

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES 

  • Stage Manage or Assistant Stage Manage 4+ productions throughout each season.

  • Assist the Resident Production Stage Manager / Head of Stage Management in providing general departmental support as needed and assigned. 

  • Assist in keeping all departmental paperwork updated and distributed to appropriate parties.

  • Help oversee and contribute to DTC’s Gala and any other one-off projects as available.

  • Maintain organization of the SM Office and department related functions. 

  • Be accessible to all visiting artists, performers and staff in relation to your responsibilities and duties within the department. 

  • Ensure all DTC policies are adhered to. 

  • Attend and contribute at all bi-weekly check-ins with the SM department. 

  • Attend all Full Company Meetings throughout the season. 

  • Attend all Full Production Department Meetings throughout the season. 

  • Be an active participant in DTC’s work towards equity, diversity and inclusion and becoming an anti-racist organization by: 

    • Participating in all DTC-wide EDI trainings, workshops or experiences 

    • Activating EDI work within the Stage Management department 

    • Participating in all EDI learnings or experiences cultivated within the Production

  • Attend all Company Business Meetings throughout the season as available. 

  • Attend all Front of House Meetings throughout the season as available. 

  • Attend all Meet and Greets throughout the season as available. 

  • Attend all Production Meetings throughout the season as available. 

  • This job description is not exhaustive and is subject to review in conjunction with the post holder and according to future changes/developments. 

 

SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS 

  • Experience of working in a LORT theatre with a sound grasp of AEA rules and regulations and current best theatre practice in the USA. 

  • Experience forming and managing relationships with visiting artists, staff and overhire personnel.

  • Computer literacy including MS Office, Adobe Acrobat, Final Draft, Dropbox and Google Mail.

  • Excellent time management, organizational and administrative skills. 

  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills. 

  • Sound creative judgment. 

  • Ability and desire to work as part of a team. 

  • Ability to work under pressure while multitasking. 

  • Must be available to work extended hours including nights and weekends. 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: 

  • Able to sit and stand for extended periods of time. 

  • Able to work quickly and accurately in a complex and fast-moving environment. 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: 

  • 1-3 years’ experience working as an AEA Stage Manager or AEA Assistant Stage Manager.

  • 1-3 years’ experience working in a regional theatre setting, preferred. 

  • Experience working on large-scale musicals and/or new works preferred.

Lead Carpenter

DEPARTMENT: Scenic/Production

POSITION: Lead Carpenter

REPORTS TO: Technical Director

JOB TYPE: Full time, exempt

START DATE: Early September

SALARY RANGE: $40,000 - $48,000 

BENEFITS:  

  • This position includes a full benefits package: medical, dental and vision insurance, DTC-paid life insurance, voluntary life insurance and 403b programs, complimentary tickets and generous paid-time off.

JOB DESCRIPTION

The position has leading responsibilities for the  build, installation and strike of scenery for DTC’s 8-show season. The successful candidate is a team player, has a  positive attitude, and possesses strong communication, leadership, and time management skills. 

 

KEY RELATIONSHIPS:  

  • Technical Director 

  • Associate Technical Director  

  • Production Department Heads 

  • Staff Carpenters  

  • Overhire Carpenters 

  • Stage Operations Manager 

  • Production Manager

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  

  • To assist shop leadership in leading the construction, load-in and strike of scenery, in a safe and efficient manner.  

  • To lead the crew in constructing scenery as directed by the Technical Director using specified technical drawings, and/or designer drawings. 

  • To complete projects on schedule with a high level of quality.  

  • To perform modifications and maintenance of all scenery as directed by the Technical Director and Associate Technical Director.  

  • A proficiency to safely operate power tools and manage their maintenance and procurement.  

  • To ensure that the Technical Director is informed at all times of issues relating to areas of responsibility.  

  • To maintain safe working conditions in keeping with DTC health and safety guidelines.  

  • Track material inventory, hardware, and consumables

  • Be an active participant in DTC’s work towards equity, diversity and inclusion and becoming an anti-racist organization by: 

    • Participating in all DTC-wide EDI trainings, workshops or experiences 

    • Activating EDI work within the Stage Management department 

    • Participating in all EDI learnings or experiences cultivated within the Production

  • Other duties as assigned 

  • The list of essential duties is not exhaustive and the employee may be required to perform duties outside of this as  operationally required and at discretion of the Technical Director.  

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS, AND ESSENTIAL ATTRIBUTES:  

  • Must be able to proficiently lead a crew; both full-time and jobbed-in team members 

  • Must have proven experience and knowledge in all aspects of scenery construction including woodwork, fine carpentry, MIG wilding, and metalwork, as well as knowledge of standard and safe  

  • theatrical and arena rigging practices.  

  • Must be able to work effectively with all DTC staff in a co-operative and approachable manner.  

  • Must be able to work under the stress of deadlines and adapt to changing priorities.  

  • Must be able to handle a high volume of work and attend to projects concurrently.  

  • Must be proactive and supportive in working with the scene shop and over-hires. 

  • Must be able to comply with all OSHA regulations for creating and maintaining a safe work  

  • environment.  

  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.  

  • Must possess the physical ability to safely operate a forklift and genie lift.  

  • Must be available to work extended work hours including nights and weekends as directed 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: 

  • Able to sit, stand, and squat for extended periods of time. 

  • Able to move and lift 50lbs. in tandem 

  • Comfortable with working at heights. 

  • Able to work quickly and accurately in a complex and fast-moving environment. 

PREFERED SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:  

  • Working knowledge of automation and Creative Conners systems  

  • CNC operation  

  • Auto CAD/Vectorworks  

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in theatrical construction.

COVID19 REQUIREMENTS: 

  • Ensure that all work is performed in alignment with DTC’s COVID19 Response Protocols

  • Be able to provide documentation of full vaccination of a US-government approved COVID19 vaccine regimen for COVID19, at the time of hire.

 

About Dallas Theater Center
 

One of the leading regional theaters in the country and the 2017 Regional Theatre Tony Award® Recipient, Dallas Theater Center (DTC) performs to an audience of more than 100,000 North Texas residents annually. Founded in 1959, DTC is now a resident company of the AT&T Performing Arts Center and presents its Mainstage season at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre, and at its original home, the Kalita Humphreys Theater. DTC is one of only two theaters in Texas that is a member of the League of Resident Theatres, the largest and most prestigious non-profit professional theater association in the country. Under the leadership of Enloe/Rose Artistic Director Kevin Moriarty and Managing Director Jeffrey Woodward, DTC produces a seven-play subscription series of classics, musicals and

new plays and an annual production of A Christmas Carol; extensive education programs, including the Award-winning Project Discovery and partnerships with Southern Methodist University’s Meadows School of the Arts and Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts; and many community collaboration efforts with local organizations. In 2017, DTC launched Public Works Dallas, a groundbreaking community engagement and participatory theater project designed to deliberately blur the line between professional artists and community members, culminating in an annual production featuring over 200 Dallas citizens performing a Shakespeare play. Throughout its history, DTC has produced many new works, including recent premieres of Miller, Mississippi by Boo Killebrew; Hood: The Robin Hood Musical Adventure by Douglas Carter Beane and Lewis Flinn; Bella: An American Tall Tale by Kirsten Childs; Clarkston by Samuel D. Hunter; The Fortress of Solitude by Michael Friedman and Itamar Moses; Giant by Michael John LaChiusa and Sybille Pearson, and many more. 
 

As a member of The League of Resident Theaters (LORT), DTC operates under the LORT agreement with Actors’ Equity, the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society and United Scenic Artists. 
 

EQUITY, DIVERSITY, AND INCLUSION STATEMENT 
 

ALL ARE WELCOME! 
 

At Dallas Theater Center, we want to be the best place to work and see theater, and to be a positive and transformational force in Dallas and beyond. We stand-up for equity, diversity, and inclusion across our company and community. As a leading national theater, we recognize that building an equitable, diverse, and inclusive environment is central to our relevance and sustainability in the community we serve and love. 
 

  • EQUITY means recognizing that not everyone starts at the same place, addressing inequities in access and opportunity, and allowing for full and fair participation. 

  • DIVERSITY means acknowledging and respecting human qualities that are different from our own and outside the groups we are a part of or with which we are associated. These qualities include but are not limited to: ethnicity, race, color, country of origin, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual or relationship orientation, family structure, religion, beliefs, political affiliations, experiences and ability differences. 

  • INCLUSION means honoring and accepting the gifts, backgrounds, experiences, and wisdom that every individual brings with them, so that every stakeholder feels valued by Dallas Theater Center. Our stakeholders are staff, artists, board members, donors, audiences, and community members. 
     

We will strive to create a culture of inclusion where individuals can thrive and succeed, are able to participate in and contribute to the progress and success of Dallas Theater Center while growing both professionally and personally. 

We recognize and value individual differences, and we acknowledge structural and systemic racism and other access barriers that prevent full and fair participation of people outside the dominant culture and power dynamics. We acknowledge the complexities of becoming a fully inclusive and anti-racist organization, and we accept the challenge to build an organization where full and fair participation is the norm. 

We commit to providing fair treatment, access, opportunity, and advancement and to creating space for culturally diverse voices to be heard and power to be shared. Together, we are even better.

Resident Production Stage Manager

Resident Stage Manager

Lead Carpenter