Wakefield Repertory Theatre

PO Box 1738
Wakefield, MA 01880

Date Posted:
March 23, 2019

Eastern Massachusetts



Stage Manager for High School Theater Production


The Stage Manager is responsible for the following aspects of the program.

  • Will assist the Artistic Director and Choreographer in recording stage direction and blocking, and in identifying and tracking the related requirements for props, scenery, sets, and technical cues. The Stage Manager will play a primary role in communicating such requirements to the other members of the Production Team, as needed, including the Props Coordinator (typically a parent volunteer).

  • Will have oversight and responsibility for the efficient functioning of the rehearsal process, and for the smooth transitioning of people, sets, props, and technical features during the dress rehearsal and performance process, and the execution of all technical aspects of the production including set, lighting and sound, in a manner consistent with the vision of the Artistic Director, and with consideration given to the physical characteristics of the performance space, and to other requirements and/or limitations of the production.

  • The Stage Manager is expected to call light and sound Qs for all performances and assist the crew as needed backstage.

  • Will assist the Artistic Director, Choreographer, Music Director and Production Manager and other production staff in establishing a rehearsal scheduled. Once established, (s)he will be responsible for managing said schedule and making sure rehearsal time is used as efficiently as possible.

  • Will be responsible for efficient and orderly management of the backstage area during rehearsals and performances. The Stage Manager will establish and communicate appropriate guidelines and procedures with respect to backstage management, including transitions of people and objects on, off and within the stage area.

  • Will coordinate with the Production Manager in scheduling and conducting Production Meetings as necessary and appropriate, and in ensuring the timely and effective execution of all such aspects of the production.

  • Will be present and cooperate in all promotional activities for WRT/WRYT during program dates.

  • Will support efforts related to the production in areas such as publicity, fundraising, front of house, and program ad book, with the understanding that such areas are intended to complement the artistic aspects of the production.

  • Will cooperate and respect all staff members, including listening to and incorporating their ideas into the production.

Wakefield Repertory Theatre is a non-profit organization started in 1991 by former Wakefield High School theatre teacher Ron Chibaro and Tom Merchant who organized the Wakefield Community Education program for many years. WRT is dedicated to bringing great community theatre to Wakefield and its surrounding towns.The 2019 Summer Program will produce its 35th full stage youth musical production and 90th stage show for the organization. Past youth shows include Peter Pan, Annie, Alice in Wonderland, Seussical the Musical, and Willy Wonka.

Wakefield Repertory Youth Theatre (WRYT) runs a 6-week, immersive theatre summer program for children ages 10 – 14 and, new this year, a 6-week program for high school age students. The program exposes students to the theatre craft through auditions, rehearsals, and workshops that culminate in a full-scale production. The program will meet 3 nights per week (M, W, F, 6-8:30 pm) beginning May 20 and ending with performances weekend of June 28th. Tech week may have extended hours.

Program and performances will be held Greenwood Union Church, Wakefield, MA.



Must have previous stage management experience.

Will be required to attend all mandatory meetings, training(s), and technical rehearsals.

Must be 17+. Candidates 18+ will be subject to a CORI background check.

How To Apply:

Please send resume toinfo@wakefieldrep.org

For more information about Wakefield Repertory Theatre visit www.wakefieldrep.org.

Apply by:
April 30, 2019
About this Organization:
Wakefield Repertory Theatre is a non-profit, community theatre serving Wakefield and its surrounding towns. The Mission of Wakefield Repertory Theatre is to build and sustain a lasting forum within the community for all to participate in the exploration and enjoyment of the theatrical arts.