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Milwaukee Ballet Seeks Company Manager/ Stage Manager

Milwaukee Ballet Seeks Company Manager/ Stage Manager

Department: Production
Position Title:
Company Manager / Stage Manager (SM)
Reports to: Artistic Director / Operations Manager
Full – Time Seasonal, Exempt
Milwaukee, Wisconsin


Company Manager / Stage Manager (CM/SM) of Milwaukee Ballet controls matters related to dancers, guest artists, and creative personnel for the company and “calls” all major production performances.


The primary function of the CM/SM is to provide management of production and guest creative personnel, to team with the artistic and production staff in the planning and execution of company productions, and to supervise any assistant stage manager positions, whose primary responsibility is to provide ancillary and technical support within the production department of Milwaukee Ballet. 

Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Managing dancer contract (CBA) compliance
• Administer workers’ compensation reporting and OSHA record keeping
• Ensuring the safety of all performers in rehearsal and performance situations
• Coordinating and running production meetings
• Generating and distributing production schedules, memos, production paperwork and other materials such as sheet music, music scores, videos and music recordings
• Calling of performances
• Maintaining accurate running paperwork of productions
• Maintaining and supplying all rehearsal props
• Manage studio usage
• Assisting with the operation of rehearsals and special events
• Providing support to administrative and production staff, dancers, parents and volunteers
• Assisting with Community Engagement productions
• Maintaining video and music archives
• Providing general production assistance as required or directed by the artistic director
• Coordinating visas, transportation and lodging for all guests and tours
• Scheduling and organizing company audition tour
• Securing and distributing per diem for guests or staff
• Other duties as assigned.


Education and Experience:
 Previous stage management experience required, with ability to read music
 Familiarity with MS Office Suite including Excel and other Windows-based computer software
 Familiarity with audio/video software including Final Cut, Q-lab is helpful.
 Online and offline research experience
 Knowledge and understanding of AGMA contract agreements

Ability to:
 Organize and communicate information clearly to staff and dancers both verbally and in writing.
 Work in a detail oriented manner, be resourceful and flexible, and be able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
 Demonstrate strong writing, mathematical and analytical skills.
 Face demanding situations with tenacity and sensitivity.
 Work independently and as part of team.
 Speak in public competently and effectively before group gatherings and audiences.
 Travel as required.
 Work irregular hours and weekend shifts as required.
 Lift / carry heavy loads (up to 50lbs.) and stand for extended periods required.

Knowledge of:
 Basic Theatre technical skills.
 Ballet / Dance.

Please send a cover letter and resume to: Douglas McCubbin, Operations Manager c/o Milwaukee Ballet, 504 West National Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53204. Resumes will also be accepted via email at
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