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Stage Management

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



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.


In recognition of the national 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.


Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles, CA seeks resume submissions for 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 8-show performance weeks, in accordance with the LORT Collective Bargaining Agreement with AEA. This position reports to the Production Manager.


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, 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


  • Fundamental knowledge of standard theatrical production practices
  • Minimum 3 years of experience 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
  • Organizational skills with a can-do attitude


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


To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and references in .pdf format at No phone calls, please.

If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us via telephone at 310.208.6500 x148.

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 or genetics. 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.

Geffen Playhouse expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Geffen Playhouse’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.


To protect employees and their families as well as our contractors, vendors, and patrons from the spread of COVID-19, Geffen Playhouse has implemented a mandatory vaccination policy. As a condition of employment, all employees must be vaccinated against COVID-19 and show proof of an FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccination (the vaccine) unless the employee requests and receives an exemption from HR. Employees must schedule and obtain all recommended doses of the vaccine from an authorized health care provider or other third-party administrator, such as a local pharmacy.

Any employee who seeks an exemption from this policy based on a disability or any medical condition that is a contraindication to the vaccine, such as a history of certain allergic reactions; or a sincerely held religious belief, observance or practice that conflicts with being vaccinated, must be willing to explore with the organization the prospects for reasonable accommodation in lieu of such vaccination. The organization will grant accommodation if it is reasonable and does not create an undue hardship or pose a health or safety risk to that employee or to others potentially affected. While we ask that you not provide any medical or genetic information with that request, we will maintain as confidential any such information that comes to light in the process.