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University of Rochester Stage Oprs Mgr, ESM - 229014 in Rochester, New York

Stage Oprs Mgr, ESM Job ID 229014

Location Eastman School Music Full/Part Time Full-Time Favorite Job Regular/Temporary Regular Opening

Full Time 40 hours Grade 000 Dept Desc



The Manager of Stage Operations, reporting to the Director of Concert Production and supervising a minimum team of 3, manages all aspects of the day-to-day rehearsal, performance and general venue activity in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre. The primary objectives of this role are to ensure successful performances and to maintain positive relationships with staff, faculty, students, visiting artists, vendors, and outside renters.


Oversees and manages all functions within a production team which includes:

  • All aspects of production planning for all staged activity in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre including Eastman School of Music academic activity, University of Rochester commencements, Rochester Philharmonic rehearsals and performances, and large festivals including Rochester International Jazz Fest and Rochester Fringe Fest, among others.

    Oversee, set-up, rehearsals, and strike; call performances for all assigned concerts .

  • Communicate with ensemble directors, ensemble managers, and visiting, tour managers to obtain and provide production information. Schedule work crew as necessary.

  • Create production summaries, run of show plans, and stage plots for all assigned concerts.

  • Supervise stagehands for all assigned concerts and determine when additional, temporary support staff are required.

    Direct and manage all stage operations team to include:

  • Assistant Director of Stage Operations (Kodak Hall), Assistant Director of Stage Operations (Kilbourn Hall), and Assistant Director of Stage Operations (Hatch Hall). Develop and maintain excellent working relationship with staff, faculty, ensemble directors, students, stage crew, senior management, artists, managers, guest conductors and artists, outside vendors, and all visitors to the space.

  • Oversee/approve payroll activity for the department.

    Coordinating with Facilities, supervise and recommend daily, monthly, and annual maintenance projects for the hall.

  • Ensure all safety requirements are met through annual testing, preventative maintenance, and/or inspections.

  • Work closely with University of Rochester Environmental Health and Safety to ensure all established safety protocols are being met by all employees. Certify that all training requirements are fulfilled and documented.

  • Develop procedures to improve and streamline operations, keeping a keen eye towards cost-saving measures.

  • Maintain and track budgets for all assigned concerts.

    Collaborate with visiting performing groups to ensure their production needs are planned for and accomplished within the parameters of Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre.

  • Ensure union agreement compliance during production planning & execution processes.

  • Share in concert duty, including nights and weekends as necessary.

  • Share in department responsibility of managing all production and logistical arrangements for tours, both for personnel and cargo. Accompany student orchestras on tours.

    Other duties as assigned.


  • Associates degree in performing arts or related field required

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • A minimum of 6 years’ experience managing a performing arts venue with at least 3 of those years in a supervisory role preferred.

  • Preference given to candidates with current or prior orchestral management experience, including general knowledge of artists and repertoire (from all genres) required.


  • An innovative and flexible leader who can pivot when needed and who will keep the best interests of the School top of mind.

  • An authentic leader, listener, and consensus builder with the ability to earn the admiration and respect of all.

  • An innate ability to focus on many projects simultaneously and meet deadlines.

  • A thorough knowledge of, and prior track record of working with, advanced theatre lighting, sound reinforcement, and stage rigging.

  • A keen attention to detail and the ability to deal tactfully at all levels.

  • A dedication and commitment to engage in and promote diversity, equity, and inclusion within the entire University of Rochester community.

  • Superior written and verbal communication skills.

  • Excellent computer skills, including the Microsoft Office suite.

    How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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