Southern Utah University
  • 23-Nov-2022 to 01-Mar-2023 (MST)
  • Cedar City, UT, USA
  • 600 per week +
  • Other
  • Full Time

Job Description:

The Tony-award winning UTAH SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL, a professional theatre company in residence at Southern Utah University, is accepting applications for Production Staff for the 2023 season. The Utah Shakespeare Festival produces a seven-show repertory season and three Greenshows across four venues in the summer/fall of each year. Position details below. Contract start dates and lengths vary.

- Stage Management Administrative Assistant: contracts start early April through late August

- Deck Stage Manager (Non-AEA): contracts start early/late May through mid-September or mid-October

- Greenshow/Words Cubed Stage Manager (Non-AEA): Contracts start early May through mid-September

- Production Assistant: Contracts start early/Late May through early/late July or mid-September/October

Duties and Responsibilities:

- Stage Management Administrative Assistant/Scheduler: Coordinates all scheduling of rehearsal spaces for the repertory season. Schedules all fittings, secondary, and music rehearsals in coordination with show stage managers. Creates and distributes daily call paperwork. Manages daily operations of the SM office in coordination with the Festival Stage Manager. May cover primary or secondary rehearsals as needed.

- Deck Stage Manager (Non-AEA): . Responsible for creation and maintenance of the majority of show paperwork for assigned shows. Runs rehearsals and tech in coordination with show AEA Stage Manager. Oversees all backstage operations during tech and performances. May cover secondary rehearsals as needed.

- Greenshow/Words Cubed Stage Manager (Non-AEA): Responsible for the coordination and execution of the Greenshow and USF's new play reading series, Words Cubed. Oversees all rehearsals, notes, running lists, paperwork for shows. Position requires work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions. May assist SM Administrative Assistant with general office duties and scheduling.

- Production Assistant: Responsible for or assisting with the physical set up of the rehearsal room, and for creating and maintaining a variety of paperwork, including taking and distributing line notes, prompting in rehearsals, and tracking script changes. Assists ASM with additional paperwork for productions throughout rehearsal process as needed. Some positions will continue into the run of the shows and have backstage responsibilities as assigned.

Education and Experience Requirements:

• Previous stage management experience required.

• Experience Needed varies by position. All jobs may involve moving a variety of physical objects, including furniture, props, and scenery pieces and to work outside in a variety of weather conditions.


  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Contact Information for at least three professional references

Southern Utah University is committed to maintaining a community which recognizes and values the worth and dignity of every person; fosters tolerance, understanding, and mutual respect among its members; and encourages individual commitment to personal responsibilities in equal measure with personal rights. In pursuit of its goal of academic excellence, the University seeks to develop and nurture diversity. The University believes that diversity among its many members strengthens the institution, stimulates creativity, promotes the exchange of ideas, and enriches campus life.

Southern Utah University does not discriminate against any member of the University community on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, veteran status, pregnancy, pregnancy-related condition, genetic information, or other bases protected by applicable law in employment, treatment, admission, access to educational programs and activities, or other University benefits or services.

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