Production Stage Manager Job at The Juilliard School, New York, NY

  • The Juilliard School
  • New York, NY

Job Description

Job Description


The Production Stage Manager will provide institutional perspective for a wide variety of programs with a focus on operational consistency and excellence. Reporting to the Senior Director of Production, the Production Stage Manager will function as PSM on select programs and contribute to planning and logistics for all institutional Stage Management needs including those supported by Juilliard's Professional Apprentice Program. The ideal candidate is a highly collaborative individual with an interest in institutional success as well as the development of early career stage managers.

This role is full-time, on a 42-week contract. The salary for this role is $65,000-$67,000 for 42 weeks.

Working at Juilliard

Founded in 1905, The Juilliard School is a world leader in performing arts education. The school's mission is to provide the highest caliber of artistic education for gifted musicians, dancers, and actors from around the world so that they may achieve their fullest potential as artists, leaders, and global citizens.

Excellence and professionalism are important guides in how we go about our work, but we also connect to the mission as individuals in the workplace. We thrive because of our variety of backgrounds and our ability to be open and honest, and we also thrive because we enjoy each other's company. We believe that each employee has the responsibility to help shape the Juilliard organizational culture, and we provide opportunities to participate in team-building throughout the year. Our organizational values focus on excellence, creative enterprise, and equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging.

We encourage you to read more about how we achieve our mission on our website,

Role Responsibilities:
  • Perform all functions of Production Stage Manager for the majority of non-Divisional programming including but not limited to: Creative Enterprise performances and events, cross-divisional works, convocation, annual benefit, commencement, and select concerts.
  • Work alongside Production Managers to guide programs from pre-production into rehearsal and performance.
  • Develop and maintain institutional stage management guidelines for use across all disciplines and performance spaces.
  • Develop and maintain a roster of freelance stage managers who can be engaged for additional projects.
    • Organize and conduct bi-annual in-person interviews.
  • Advise Dance, Drama and Music divisions on hiring freelance stage managers as needed.
  • Partner with Apprentice Program Director and staff on mentorship of 9 Apprentice Stage Managers each season. Responsibilities may include:
    • Review seasonal applicants and lead selection committee through online and in-person interviews.
    • Develop season assignments across all divisional and non-divisional programs. Identify gaps in coverage where freelance hires may be required.
    • Lead or coordinate seminars in areas of expertise.
    • Attend select rehearsals to observe Apprentice Stage Managers in situ.
    • Be available for ongoing, individual mentorship and advising.
    • Debrief with Apprentice(s) after select projects.

Minimum Requirements:
  • Ability to work well collaboratively as part of and in a team setting.
  • Ability to maintain a professional demeanor at all times in a fast paced, high intensity environment.
  • A commitment to equity, diversity, inclusiveness, and belonging.
  • Bachelor's degree and/or 3-5 years relevant professional experience.
  • Computer literacy with primary strength in MS office.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Detail oriented with strong organizational skills.
  • Flexible availability with frequent evenings and weekends depending on current project.

Preferred Background:
  • Experience working in an educational institution.
  • PSM/SM experience across drama, dance, opera and events.

Benefits Offerings:

The Juilliard School provides competitive compensation and generous perks and benefits for all eligible employees.

*Benefit offerings may differ based on Employee Status.
  • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance
  • 403(b) retirement annuity plan with a generous employer contribution
  • Optional, supplemental tax-deferred 403(b) retirement annuity plan
  • Substantial paid time off, including vacation, personal leave, sick leave, and 29 paid School holidays
  • Long-term disability coverage and salary continuation
  • Flexible Spending Accounts & Health Savings Account (pre-tax income for eligible health care expenses)
  • Commuter benefits (pre-tax income for parking or mass transit expenses)
  • Free financial-planning services
  • Employee Wellness at the forefront:
    • Employee Assistance Programs provide confidential support, guidance, and resources to assist faculty and staff and immediate family members in the prevention, early intervention and resolution of problems that may impact someone personally or professionally.
    • Headspace - access to guided meditations, animations, articles and videos that helps users take care of their mind, at work and at home.
  • Tuition-free Extension classes - enroll in Juilliard non-credit earning, non-degree seeking classes at Juilliard! Interested in taking voice lessons? Or do you want to learn to play the piano or guitar? Perhaps you've always wanted to dance ballet? Or you're interested in the history of music? There are a vast array of options for you to immerse yourself in the Juilliard culture.
  • Tickets to Juilliard performances are available free of charge, depending on availability (certain exclusions apply)
  • 15% discount for staff at the Juilliard Store

Nondiscrimination Policy:

The Juilliard School is committed to a policy of equal treatment and opportunity in every aspect of its relations with its faculty, staff, students, and other members of the Juilliard community, and does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, national origin, alienage, ancestry, citizenship, sexual orientation or preference, gender identity, physical or mental disability, medical condition, predisposing genetic characteristics, marital status, partnership status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable local, state, or federal law. This nondiscrimination policy covers, but is not limited to, recruitment, hiring, training, benefits, rates of pay and other forms of compensation as well as student admission, access, and treatment in school programs and activities.

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