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Stage Management

POSITION: Open Call for Stage Management Positions for 2024/2025 Season
DEPARTMENT: Production
STATUS: Contract, Full-Time
SALARY: Per LORT AEA Collective Bargaining Agreement (Category B & D)


Mission: Geffen Playhouse is a non-profit, professional theater dedicated to enriching the cultural life of Los Angeles through plays and educational programs that inform, entertain and inspire.

Diversity Equity and Inclusion Statement: In recognition of the essential examination of systemic racism and injustices, we at the Geffen Playhouse commit to continued analysis and expansion of our own institutional practices in order to be part of the solution. Our vision for the Geffen is that people of all races, faiths, sexual orientations, abilities, genders and backgrounds find it an easily accessible and highly relevant source of art that reflects the dynamic human experience and galvanizes a more equitable and vibrant community. In adopting this statement, we are amplifying our strategic and ongoing commitment to improving and increasing the cultural diversity, equity and inclusion of our audiences, staff, artists, board and programming.

We are committed to the safety and health of our employees, visitors, and the public we serve. As such, Geffen is proud to have implemented a mandatory vaccination policy, requiring COVID-19 vaccination(s) for all employees, including contracted third-party staff, and new hires. In accordance with our mission, we firmly believe that vaccinating all employees is essential for our community’s safety and health. Should you have any questions regarding this, please speak with your recruiting contact directly. The Company understands and respects that a limited number of candidates may have medical or religious reasons for not receiving the vaccine. As such, we are asking those candidates who wish to request an exemption from being required to be vaccinated, submit a request for their exemption through Human Resources once hired.


Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles, CA seeks resume submissions for local AEA Production Stage Managers and Assistant Stage Managers for its upcoming season and events. Typical productions at the Geffen Playhouse rehearse 6 days a week ahead of 7-show performance weeks, in accordance with the LORT Collective Bargaining Agreement with AEA. This position reports to the Director of Production.


May include, but are not limited to:

  • Management of rehearsal and performances
  • Schedule coordination with Director and performers
  • Prepare all show operation paperwork, including call scripts, cue sheets, reports, and schedules
  • Direct and assist stage crew in show operation, including cue calling and potential backstage tracks
  • Liaise with Production Department staff as part of the production process, including filing daily rehearsal and performance reports
  • Reflect a commitment to the Geffen’s Mission and DEI Statement
  • Facilitate communication between production, cast, and crew


  • Fundamental knowledge of standard theatrical production practices
  • Minimum 3 years of Stage Management working in professional non-profit or commercial theater companies
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office (or other comparable productivity suites)
  • Ability to lift up to 25 lbs a plus
  • Strong leadership skills coupled with a calming presence
  • Well organized, adaptable, and proactive
  • Demonstrates strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Positive attitude and ability to work in a collaborative manner to achieve production objectives


  • Candidates must be a member of Actor’s Equity Association in good standing
  • Candidates must reside in the greater Los Angeles area

Application Process

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter with references in .pdf format at www.geffenplayhouse.org/apply. No phone calls, please.

Geffen Playhouse aims to build a diverse and inclusive workplace, in which we strongly encourage non-conforming and historically excluded individuals to apply for any and all available positions.

The Geffen Playhouse, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

Geffen Playhouse provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetics, or off-duty and off-premises use of cannabis. In addition to federal law requirements, Geffen Playhouse complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us via telephone at 310-208-6500 x148.

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