Resident Stage Manager

Lexington Children's Theatre / Lexington, KY


$30,000 plus $7,000 in benefits (health insurance, retirement contribution)

Position: Resident Stage Manager

Reports to: Producing Artistic Director

Compensation: $30,000 plus $7,000 in benefits (health insurance, retirement contribution)

About Lexington Children’s Theatre:  

Lexington Children’s Theatre’s (LCT) mission is to create imaginative and compelling theatre  experiences for young people and families. Our vision is to impart, explore, foster, and develop  artistry at all levels and ages in every theatrical discipline and educational opportunity through  inclusive, diverse, equitable, and accessible programming and practice.

Now in its 83rd season, Lexington Children’s Theatre is the state youth theatre of Kentucky and  serves over 120,000 young people and families in a season. Over the past year, LCT has  maintained, and in many ways strengthened, its dedication to arts accessibility through  streaming performances, virtual classes, and innovative ticketing models. As the company looks  to once again welcome audiences to the theatre and travel to schools throughout the state via  touring performances, the organization maintains its dedication to the vitality of storytelling  and the role it can play in the lives of young people. It is through diverse, engaging, and  imaginative stories, theatre for youth will impact the futures of our young people in support of  a better tomorrow.

About the position:  

Reporting to the Producing Artistic Director, the Resident Stage Manager (RSM) manages  rehearsals, actors, technicians (as related to the outcome of a performance) and facilitates  communication to ensure the successful delivery of LCT’s season and all other programs and  events as needed. The RSM executes all responsibilities in a timely manner while upholding and  implementing LCT’s mentoring philosophy, mission, vision, values, and goals statements. When  not stage-managing, the RSM will contribute to the scene shop as part of LCT’s  interdepartmental collaborative philosophy; this may be in properties, paint, electrics,  carpentry, or other duties as needed.

  • Responsible for overseeing and contributing to administrating a production while  maintaining the vision of the final production from pre-production work through strike.
  • Provides practical and organizational support to the director, actors, designers, stage  crew, and technicians throughout the production process.
  •  Responsible for setting up, distributing, and upholding rehearsal schedules, facilitating  fittings, as well as maintaining communication with professional actors and students  (and their parents) involved within a production.
  • Oversees the creation of and/or compiling and creating the prompt book for each  production and documentation of all materials as needed for historical purposes.
  • Documents or assists in the documentation of production meeting, design meetings,  and general meetings related to the production of plays.
  • Assists in updating and maintaining all LCT calendars as needed.
  • Coordinates and arranges transportation, lodging, and makes purchases as needed for  regional productions in conjunction with the Marketing and Sales Manager (MSM).
  • Holds a company credit card to purchase and acquire materials necessary for production  and tracks, documents, and reconciles purchases in the budget database.
  • Works with the PSM to arrange technical volunteers and is responsible for managing  and mentoring said personnel to execute all paperwork and responsibilities.
  • Participates in rentals, special events, fund-raisers, and performance workshops, etc.
  • May have the opportunity to teach in LCT’s theatre school, if interested, and schedules  permit.

Compensation: Salary plus benefits. The range of benefits includes fully paid medical insurance  ($6,000 a year), paid time off, a paid two-week holiday break, and retirement plan with up to  3% of salary match from the company ($870).

To Apply: Applicants interested in applying for this position must email cover letter, resume,  recommendations, and portfolio samples by July 21st, 2021, to:

Should you advance to a finalist for this position, successful completion of background  screening will be required, including references.

Lexington Children’s Theatre is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will  receive consideration for employment without regard to race, class, religion, country of origin,  political belief, (dis)ability, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or  any factor protected by law. LCT is committed to creating an equitable environment forged in  antiracist practice and policies for all people.