Stage Manager (Casual)

Stage Manager

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Belco Arts’ casual Stage Managers are responsible for planning and executing the presentation of program and business activities, such as performances, launches, exhibitions and markets. Stage Managers coordinate stage and back of house activities during performances and act as liaison amongst production staff, ensuring the stage, set, props and cast are prepared for performances and providing cues and stage directions. This position reports to the Technical Manager.

This position is to be delivered on a casual basis and will require flexibility with work hours. The position commences with a probationary period of 3 months then undergoes a performance review and renewal every 12 months, subject to available resources.

About Belconnen Arts Centre
Belconnen Arts Centre, situated on the shore of Lake Ginninderra in the north of Canberra, is a multi-arts facility with four gallery spaces, a dance studio, two creative arts workshops, three creative studios and large foyer space. From 2020, the venue will be complete with a 400 seat live performance and event space with associated foyer, café, gallery and rehearsal spaces. Belconnen Arts Centre engages with artists, communities and partners through Community Arts and Cultural Development practice, to empower and celebrate our identity, values and stories.

What you’ll be doing
Coordinate back-of-house activities during performances including directing and cueing performers, and liaising between performers and technical crew.

Assist in the bump-in and bump-out of all stage management, prop, costume and set elements of productions for rehearsal and performance.

Work with the Technical Manager and other relevant staff members to determine stage management requirements for events where appropriate and identify any exceptional risk management considerations.

What you’ll need to succeed
Experience in contemporary stage management practices and equipment for a multi-purpose venue in amateur and/or professional presentations.

A strong understanding of the needs and requirements of a range of stage presentations and events with attention to detail.

Excellent communication, negotiation and representation skills with a demonstrable capacity to systematically learn from colleagues and clients and to then take their information to creatively realise, plan and deliver their promotion or activity.

Understanding and willingness to participate in emergency control procedures and incident reporting.

Ability to respond to emergencies and deal calmly and positively in a demanding environment.

Demonstrated ability to provide high quality front of house customer service with a broad range of stakeholders and audiences including hirers, volunteers, arts practitioners and arts workers, business, educational sector and government workers as well as general community.

Ability to work to strict deadlines, have good time management and multitask as required.

Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to the principles of community arts and cultural development, workplace diversity, participative work practices, risk management, workplace health and safety and staff development and training.

Maintaining a current Working with Vulnerable People registration is essential.

Relevant qualifications are desirable, including:

Applicable Tertiary qualifications
Provide First Aid training
White card
Elevated Work Platform license
Work safely at heights training
Work Health and Safety training and certification
Current Driver’s License

What you need to do now
To register your interest for this role, please send the following to Technical Manager, Linda Buck, at

  • A single A4 page cover letter which generally addresses the selection criteria (you do not need to address each criterion separately)
  • An up-to-date copy of your CV (no more than two A4 pages) which includes contact details for two referees