SUMMER 2021 OPENINGS

TO APPLY

Interested parties should submit a cover letter and resume to PVTC. The letter should outline how their goals as artist align with PVTC’s philosophy, state their area(s) of interest for staff positions, and illuminate relevant experience listed on their resume. Letters and resumes should be submitted to noelle@pvtc-ca.org.

Stage Manager

PVTC camp stage managers orchestrate the behind the scenes “choreography” of each summer camp show. Stage managers are intimately acquainted with the vision of the designers and director carry out administrative duties to ensure the success of the vision.  Stage managers are responsible for designing a smooth rehearsal and performance process.


REPORTS TO: Managing Director


OVERSEES: Assistant Stage Managers


QUALIFICATIONS & SKILL SETS:  The ideal candidate has 3+ years of stage management experience and has worked in an educational setting as a stage manager. Successful applicants are organized, detail-oriented, and possess excellent and efficient communication skills. Applicants must be collaborative, inclusive, creative, and interested in mentoring high school students through a stage management process. Stage management experience on Zoom and/or in a masked, socially distanced setting is a plus. PVTC uses Google Drive, Zoom, Slack, and Dropbox for all camps.

WAGES

  • Part-time prep period (March through June 14): $200-$300/show

  • Camp period (Full-time as hired per specific camps between June 14-August 6): $1,000-$1,500/week

  • We are open to exploring Equity contracts


OPENINGS FOR 2021:

  • What’s On Tonight - Elementary School Devised Piece performed live on Zoom (June 14-25)

  • Data Breach - Middle School Devised Piece performed live on Zoom (June 14-25)

  • The Big One-Oh - Elementary School musical performed live on Zoom (June 28-July 16; no camp July 5)

  • Crewmates: An Among Us Murder Mystery - High School Scripted Piece - TBD performed on Zoom or pre-recorded and streamed (June 28-July 16; no camp July 5)

  • She Kills Monsters (Virtual Realms) - High School Performed Live on Zoom (June 28-July 16; no camp July 5)


PREP SEASON (PART-TIME MARCH THROUGH MID-JUNE)

  • Attend approximately 6 scheduled production meetings for each show you’re working on, take notes for each meeting including action items for staff, send out notes after meeting

  • Attend 5 all-staff meetings and trainings

  • Participate in one-on-one calls with the camp director or other staff as needed

  • Collaborate with director to create camp schedule and cross-refrence camp schedules within the same session

  • Plan and facilitate training sessions for intern mentees, and help interns set appropriate goals, and train interns on specific projects/tools that will be used for their camp

  • Help with camp set-up which might include preparing camper kits or setting up the PVTC space


DURING CAMP (FULL-TIME DURING THE SUMMER CAMP SESSION)

  • Attend camp rotations and post-camp meetings (whether on Zoom or distance, masked, and outside in person)

  • Oversee the following tasks, either by completing them yourself or mentoring ASMs through the process:

  • Take notes on blocking and other staging ideas to maintain an up-to-date record

  • Contribute to daily documents that track filming needs (costumes, props/sets, camera setup, etc.)

  • Record and filming moments as necessary (which will include filming staff and interns at work for PVTC’s records)

  • Take attendance for rotations throughout the day

  • Work with the editing team to label pre-recorded footage and follow up on missing footage

  • Maintain the camp schedule incorporating changes from the director, designers, or other rotation leaders

  • Send out daily production report summarizing work accomplished, questions, and needs to ensure the success of the show

  • Communicate department-based announcements to the managing director for emails home to campers

  • Work closely with director, designers, and technical specialist to lead a successful rehearsal process and tech week

  • Set up, maintain, and cleanup appropriate workstations for rotations, whether your personal space on Zoom or in person for yourself, students, and interns

  • Mentor assistant stage managers  in the high school internship program through their role. Engage them in paperwork, line notes, prop & costume checks, teach them to capture blocking, and set them up as student stage manager leaders.

  • Record intern progress, accomplishments, and growing areas throughout camp as well as provide a brief written report about each intern at the end of camp

  • Attend and support performance, whether on Zoom or presented live

  • Following final performance, fill out post-camp feedback survey

  • Attend post-mortem discussion

  • Assist with 3 hours of strike

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

 
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