Pacific Northwest Ballet – Stage Manager Job Listing

May 23, 2024
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DEPARTMENT: Production
JOB TITLE: Stage Manager
REPORTS TO: Production Director
Pacific Northwest Ballet values inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility (I.D.E.A.) as guiding organizational principles. We seek to reflect and embrace our community, and provide a welcoming and inclusive environment where artists, audiences, students, staff and volunteers of all backgrounds learn, collaborate, and participate for the benefit of all.


Under the direction of the Production Stage Manager and Production Director, the Stage Manager prepares all activities and technical elements for rehearsals, performances and production related events as assigned.


  • Direct and assist crew stage left for all ballets called by the Production Stage Manager (PSM), including checking preset lists, relaying cues, and assisting dancers as needed.
  • Call selected ballets as assigned by the Production Stage Manager.
  • Assist the Production Stage Manager and Technical Director in ensuring continuity and artistic integrity in all production aspects.
  • Together with PSM prepare and up-date all run-of-show paperwork (prop lists, run sheets, etc.)
  • Help co-ordinate all rehearsal prop needs and set up props & scenic elements in the studios when necessary.
  • Together with PSM ensure all rehearsal studios have spike marks as needed.
  • Along with Production Stage Manager, help to ensure a safe and sanitary working environment for the dancers both in the rehearsal studios and in the theatre, including assisting with first aid in the case of injuries.
  • Maintain the video and audio archives, including transferring formats as necessary, labeling all videos and audio CDs for archiving, and updating the archive books.
  • Provide copies of archived videos to dancers and artistic staff for study purposes.
  • When necessary and together with PSM video record studio rehearsals for Rehearsal Directors’, guest stagers’, and choreographers’ use.
  • Create and update the backstage access list and create and provide backstage passes to all groups involved in each production.
  • Provide shoes to all Professional Division students (approximately 30-35 school dancers), including ordering all their pointe and flat shoes, maintaining their inventory throughout the season, and ensuring they have dyed shoes as needed for roles in company productions.
  • Perform additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.


Education and Experience:

  • 4 years of professional Stage Management experience or equivalent (dance preferred)
  • Able to follow cue sheets and scores.
  • Able to manage several projects simultaneously and work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Able to carry out duties in a timely manner, with a positive attitude.
  • Good organizational skills
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Able to maintain diplomacy under pressure and maintain a positive sense of humor.

Language Skills: Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.

Technical/Computer Skills:

  • Proficiencies in MS Office, and internet access.
  • Knowledge of video & audio control, recording, and editing equipment and programs

Other Requirements: Ability to work nights and weekends.

Stage Manager position is represented by the American Guild of Musical Artists.

Pay Rate:            Per CBA: $1,382.96/week; 44 weeks/contract year; Salaried

Benefits:             This is a full-time, benefits eligible position.  Go to for additional information

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and speak or hear. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to walk and stand for long periods of time. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

For further information or to apply for one of these positions, interested candidates should send a cover letter and a current resume via e-mail to  or to Pacific Northwest Ballet, 301 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109 Attn: Human Resources.