Alvin Ailey American Dance Foundation
New York City, NY

Expires: 01/27/22


$1250 per week per week

Ailey II, the junior company of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, is seeking a Production Stage Manager. This position is responsible for all production elements of Ailey II domestic and international tours, performances, outreach programs, and special events. The Production Stage Manager works closely with Ailey IIs Artistic Director to fulfill his vision for all performances. This position reports to Ailey II Company Manager.

The ideal candidate must have prior experience in a similar position and a comprehensive knowledge of a performing arts organization.

Start date on September 20, 2021.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Production Duties:
Review venue technical specifications during contract approval process with Ailey IIs Lighting and Sound Supervisor;
Advance all production components with Technical Director and/or Production Manager of the presenting venues, including creation of technical schedules and crew calls for all tours;
Distribute all necessary paperwork, including technical/production schedules, run times, and local crew calls;
Supervise Ailey II production staff and local stagehand staff work assignments at performance venues during load in, rehearsals, performances and load outs;
Create and coordinate Carnet and cargo delivery schedule with carrier company for international touring;
Manage truck logistics for domestic tour, including vehicle reservations and driver schedules
Coordinate and supervise load-in/load-out and truck pack/unpack;
Supervise and manage the installation and maintenance of marley floor and props.

Stage Management Duties:
Create and maintain current and accurate cue sheets;
Call cues for all performances;
Prepare rehearsal and costume fittings schedules;
Work closely with Artistic Director and Rehearsal Director to create and distribute all rehearsal schedules, programming, and casting sheets;
Set up and manage rehearsals;
Maintain schedules for studio rehearsals, technical rehearsals, and performances;
Work with Artistic Director and Rehearsal Director to coordinate and run yearly auditions;
Work closely with choreographers and design teams of seasonal new works during initial rehearsal process to support and develop the work;
Create and archive accurate venue and performance reports;
Reserve rehearsal and studio space;
Ensure a safe and secure performance environment.

Education and Work Experience:
Bachelors degree in stage management or production related field;
Minimum of two years in a similar position, including touring dance, live theater, concerts, and/or production experience;
Experience working in small work group environments;
Prior supervisory experience;
Experience working with stagehands in union and non-union environments.

Functional competencies in the use and operation of production lighting and sound equipment;
Computer skills: Mac OS X, Windows OS, MS Office;
Ability to adapt to a wide range of venues and adhere to the highest production standards;
Ability and willingness to lift, push and pull heavy road cases and be an active participant in all aspects of load in/out;
Outstanding organizational and time management skills and meticulous attention to detail;
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written;
Ability to take initiative, multi-task, and work graciously in a fast-paced environment;
Ability to work with diplomacy and tact and remain calm under pressure;
Must have valid Passport and Drivers License.

Compensation: Competitive salary. Benefits include employer-provided health/dental insurance, Flexible Spending Account, retirement plan, and savings on transit/parking.

To apply for this position, click on the apply link below and upload one file (accepted formats include .doc, .docx, .txt, or .pdf) that contains the following items:
Cover letter detailing your interest in this position at Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, Inc. and salary requirements
Contact information for two references

No phone calls, please.

Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, Inc., (Ailey) has developed a comprehensive plan, Ailey For-ward, for reopening the Joan Weill Center for Dance (The Center) at 405 West 55th Street, New York, New York for the organizations fiscal year 2021. Careful planning to welcome dancers, students, teachers, musicians, and essential staff addresses public health concerns and outlines how the highest percent of Aileys operations can be returned to The Center while reducing the risk of transmission of the COVID-19 virus. Ailey is committed to continually update and revise Ailey Forward in response to new guidance and regulation from state and federal sources as those should become available.

Ailey has long worked in concert with colleagues and advisors in New Yorks top health and medical facilities and provided best in class physical therapy and medical referrals for its professional dancers, students, and staff. Building on this history of commitment to health and well-being, Ailey has established methods of screening, contact tracing + isolation, modified operations, enhanced cleaning, and planned an education campaign around safe behaviors that optimize the safety of employees, students, as well as others who are permitted to enter the building (i.e. necessary independent contractors). Ailey Forward is fully compliant with the directives of the governors office, as communicated in NY Forward.


Toronda Miller

Hr Business Partner



(212) 405-9097

Business Address

405 West 55th Street

New York City, NY 10031

Posted: 07/27/2021 14:12:33 EST

Last Updated: 07/27/2021 17:00 EST

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