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Concert Stage Manager

Performance & Production Services | Boston, MA | Full Time

Job Description

New England Conservatory is a living laboratory, built on 150 years of innovation, openly pushing the boundaries of making and teaching music. We educate and train musicians of all ages from around the world, drawing on the talent and deep reservoir of experience of our distinguished faculty. We are dedicated to inculcating the highest standards of excellence and nurturing individual artistic sensibility and creative growth. Understanding that music is one of the transcendent expressions of human civilization, NEC aspires to ensure it a central place in contemporary society.

NEC is an Equal Opportunity Employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, or veteran status. 

New England Conservatory (NEC) has determined that the highest possible rate of COVID-19 vaccination offers the best assurance of safeguarding the health of all members of our community. Therefore, NEC is requiring all employees to receive the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by September 3, 2021. All newly hired employees at NEC must receive the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine before they begin work, unless they are approved for a medical or religious exemption. Additionally, all members of the NEC community are required to receive a COVID-19 vaccine booster by February 1, 2022, or within fourteen days of eligibility. For more information, please contact NEC Human Resources.

JOB SUMMARY:

The Concert Stage Manager’s main duties are to coordinate concert activities, and to ensure proper set-ups for concerts, rehearsals, and special events. This individual reports to the Assistant Director of Performance Production Services.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Manage stage/backstage activities during concerts and rehearsals.

  • Execute set-ups for concerts, rehearsals, and special events.

  • Acquire and organize rehearsal and concert set-ups for NEC ensembles, special events and renter organizations.

  • Oversee concurrent concerts, recitals and events in other halls and rooms.

  • Supervise full-time stage assistants and work-study assistants.

  • Consult with Audience Service Manager to ensure the quality and public safety of concert presentations.

  • Move pianos, percussion, and other large instruments throughout buildings. 

  • Assist with educational support for classroom activities (chairs, tables, blackboards, etc.) as needed.

  • Perform general maintenance and cleaning of concert halls and associated areas.

  • Assist with theatrical lighting requirements for NEC ensembles, special events and renter organizations.

  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High School degree required.

  • Familiarity with musical styles including orchestral, wind ensemble, chamber music, choral, and jazz. 

  • Familiarity with musical instruments and equipment.

  • Experience working with the artistic requirements of musicians.

  • Ability to move and set up equipment weighing up to 50 pounds. 

  • Ability to work well under pressure.  

  • Demonstrated initiative and the ability to work independently as well as part of a team.

  • Demonstrated ability to direct and motivate team members.

  • Attention to detail and to supplied information.

  • Knowledge of theatrical lighting and/or audio a plus.

  • Good communication, interpersonal and organizational skills

  • Ability and willingness to work overtime and on holidays as needed.

  • Ability to work weekends and evenings.

BENEFITS:

  • Medical Plans
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Retirement Savings Account
  • Discounts at Boston-area Arts Organizations with NEC ID