Production Stage Manager

Buffalo, NY

The Production Stage Manager provides practical and organizational support to the Director, Actors, Designers, Stage Crew and Technicians throughout the production process.

Key Responsibilities During Production:

  • Stage Manager for 5 show season.
  • Creating a MASTER SCHEDULE of design/production meetings for each show
  • Supervise MFA students during rehearsals & shows. Write assessment/post show report on each student
  • Scheduling and running rehearsals
  • Schedule costume and wig fittings
  • Communicating the director’s wishes to design and crafts people
  • Calling cues during performance
  • Mark out dimensions of the set on the floor of the rehearsal hall
  • Meet with Props designer and introduce the actors to rehearsal props and furnishings before rehearsals.
  • Notify the designers and craft-people of changes made in rehearsal.
  • Record all blocking, sound and light cues in master prompt book
  • Keep First aid kit stocked & be familiar with Campus Security accident reporting

Key responsibilities of day to day operations:

Responsible for the physical plant of the theatre and all related work area which includes:


Upkeep of Main stage including -

  • House & Chandelier light bulb replacement (Alert Maintenance when needed)
  • Cleanliness during set construction/painting
  • Alert cleaning crew to clean before previews
  • Keeping of master schedule of other non- theatre events in Theatre
  • Keeping up to date on fire, safety & insurance codes in all theatre facilities
  • Schedule strike (as well as strike workers) for all shows ensuring clean stage for next production

Work Areas including -

  • Rehearsal hall-kept clean and organize

  • Off-site storage space/scenic shop


  • MFA, BFA, MA in Theatre, stage management preferred or other degree with commensurate experience

About the Institution:

D’Youville is a highly regarded private university and research institution with a rich history located on the vibrant West Side of Buffalo adjacent to a growing downtown with year-round cultural events and outdoor recreation. While preparing students for the 21st-century, D’Youville excels at helping students reach their career goals as change agents, doing well for themselves and their communities by doing good. Under the leadership of President Lorrie Clemo, the university is moving boldly forward through a dynamic and integrated planning process to strengthen the institution and positively impact the student experience and surrounding community.

Founded in 1908, the Grey Nuns named the college after the Patron Saint Marguerite D’Youville and committed to making it a compassionate place of learning for those from underrepresented populations. That commitment and tradition continue today. D’Youville was the first college in Western New York to offer baccalaureate degree programs for women. With a long Catholic history, D’Youville welcomes students of every culture, background, and faith and is a place where different faith traditions can be openly shared and respected. Coeducational since 1971, D’Youville strives to expand opportunities for diverse learners, including adults, first-generation, low-income, and other students historically underrepresented in higher education.

Today, D’Youville features an urban, growing campus community of 3,000 students and offers more than 50 majors in undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral studies including advanced certificates and accelerated learning programs. Featuring degrees in healthcare, business, and the liberal arts, D’Youville encourages students to balance their learning with activities that integrate community service with coursework. D’Youville’s proud graduates have the academic strengths necessary for careers that make a difference and the skills to be leaders for the world. To learn more about D’Youville, please visit