Production Stage Manager


Pasadena (Hybrid)

MUSE/IQUE pioneers new musical experiences for people by creating curated live music events and outreach programs, all aimed at inspiring the creative spirit, engaging the community imagination, and fostering new generations of music lovers. MUSE/IQUE’s events are a vital tool in celebrating and communicating what we do and why we do it. The Production Stage Manager is key to our success and requires a highly organized, creative, detail oriented and motivated person to serve as an integral member of our production team.

Reporting to Director of Artistic Production:
• Participates in the planning and production process for all events
• Creates and maintains a production schedule for each show
• Maintains contact information for each production
• Works closely with department heads to make decisions regarding stage layout, equipment rentals and other aspects of a production and ensure these are within the budget of the production
• Keeps stage and backstage areas organized and manages the backstage and onstage area during performances
• Creates stage plot drawings for all productions
• Supervises load-ins and load-outs (When the stage, lighting and sound are installed and removed from the space)
• Call performers for rehearsals and performances
• Maintain stage set-up, as well as any props or furniture during the run
• Ensuring decisions made regarding the set of a production are carried out safely
• Drafts, sends and receives contracts for engaging artists and tracks contracts through the pipeline and billing with the operations department.
• Processes vendor invoices, check request forms and other billing paperwork related to mainstage events.
• Keeps all production plans and event one-sheets up to date and gives the team regular updates as event production comes together
• In collaboration with the Director, manages artistic production event-related staff, including hiring and supervision of tech management staff
• All other duties as assigned based on MUSE/IQUE’s immediate needs

• Minimum 5 years of experience working on a stage and a strong working knowledge of music, theater or film production
• Demonstrated success developing and executing successful live music events
• Experience with non-profit programming preferred
• Exemplary verbal and written communication skills
• Insatiable curiosity, an adventurous spirit, an ability to lead a team to new discoveries

This is a full-time, benefit-eligible, exempt position. MUSE/IQUE is currently working a hybrid schedule with three in-person days a week in Pasadena. Schedule will include some nights and weekends. Annual salary range is $60,000-65,000, depending on experience. Vacation, sick and holiday pay, medical insurance, 401K (employee contribution only)

MUSE/IQUE encourages applications from historically underrepresented populations including, but not limited to, BIPOC individuals, women, and people with disabilities. We are working to build a more diverse and inclusive workforce and environment in which everyone can thrive and flourish and where people can be themselves.

To submit your application, please email BOTH a resume and cover letter to [email protected] with “Production Stage Manager” as the subject line by 8/15/2022. Any application missing either document will not be considered.

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