We are currently recruiting for the position of Stage Manager for Disney Cruise Line.
As Stage Manager you will oversee all aspects of live show performances in the Walt Disney Theatre while providing leadership, coaching and development for the Main Stage Performers and Assistant Stage Manager; also act as Company Manager for Cast. Call all technical show cues (extensive show cues with automation, audio, moving lights, spotlights, electronics, pyrotechnics, and performance flying systems) and manage Performers for all onboard performances; train Assistant Stage Manager to act as back-up when needed and act as House Manager for the Walt Disney Theatre.
You will report to the Cruise Director and have on average 20 direct reports.
Ensure/maintain show quality with both Cast direction and technical aspects within the Walt Disney Theatre
Work closely with Cruise Director, Technical Production Manager, Assistant Stage Manager, Senior Technician Walt Disney Theatre, and Senior Costume Technician in relation to show and technical operations within the Walt Disney Theatre
Create and communicate weekly Cast rehearsals, call times, performance schedule, and Character greeting schedule for Main Stage Performers
Work closely with Character Manager to help facilitate scheduling for the Characters Performers in relation to show needs
Oversee rehearsals, warm-ups, show modifications and other factors related to the running of each Walt Disney Theatre shows; work closely with Character Manager, Dance Captains, Vocal Captain, and Character Line Captain
Facilitate department meetings as well as Production meetings with the Technical team
Provide leadership for all direct reports; Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: - Managing personnel files - Conducting performance reviews, including discipline as needed - Ensuring Project Onboard compliance - Input and ensure appropriate understudy and/or premium payments are entered and accounted for in STAR - Process all pre-approved personal leave requests, family travel requests, dining requests, and any other ship wide forms as needed - Onboard training, new hire and ongoing - Succession planning - Crew recognition and communication
Complete Walt Disney Theatre show and daily reports outlining overall show quality issues
Ensure that tracking sheets indicate Cast roles in each show and that understudy roles are maintained for each Performer
Maintain up-to-date scripts for all Walt Disney Theatre shows
Partner with shore side Entertainment, Recruiting and Talent Casting regarding replacement needs
Partner with shore side Entertainment team to coordinate: - Cast Crossover schedule and opening cruise performances - Implementation of Walt Disney Theatre show changes and special event performances - Maintenance cruises for Resident Show Director, Dance Supervisor, Vocal Director, and/or Talent Casting - Replacement needs
Minimum of five years stage management, theatre operations experience, working with highly technical shows
Working knowledge of current live theatre practices
Previous experience as or in Company Management
Previous experience calling shows with a large scale production
College degree or related schooling associated with Stage Management, Technical theatre, education, entertainment, or related field of study preferred
Proven experience leading and motivating a team
Previous Disney Entertainment Operations experience, preferred
Previous technical or performance experience a plus
Ability to organize and prioritize team goals
Ability to be flexible, self-motivated, handle multiple demands, stay calm under pressure and resolve issues quickly
Good understanding and respect for Entertainers
Exceptional presentation, communication and organizational skills
This is a shipboard role
Be genuinely interested in a career at sea and willing to live and work onboard a Disney Cruise Line vessel
Be willing to follow and perform safety role, emergency responsibilities and associated responsibilities as specified in the ship Assembly Plan
Be willing to uphold the general safety management responsibilities as specified in the Safety Management System in areas and operations under their control
If applicable, be willing to share a confined cabin with other crew members and appreciative of working and living in a multicultural environment that has strict rules and regulations
Have a valid passport and C1/D Seaman's visa (DCL will provide you with documents to obtain this)
Complete a pre-employment medical
Obtain a criminal background check
Bring approved work shoes
Disney Cruise Line is a drug-free workplace. All new hires are required to undergo drug/alcohol testing within the first week onboard and throughout their contracts. Failure to pass the drug/alcohol testing will result in immediate termination.
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