Stage Manager


Sunset Theatre Society


Apr. 30, 2018

Organization Description: 

The Sunset Theatre Society’s Mandate is to: nurture, develop, produce and present professional theatre in the remote and supportive environment surrounded by the Cariboo Mountains in Wells BC – year round population 250. Dedicated to the development of new Canadian theatre through our signature Exploration Series, the Sunset Theatre also hosts a Presentation Series, Concert Series, Workshops, the Annual Moonrise Film Festival of independent films and variety of community events. A thriving tourist trade at near-by Barkerville Historic Park and the remote location make the Sunset Theatre a unique and picturesque destination theatre, perfect for exploring and creating new work. Over the past year the Sunset Theatre has established an emphasis on Indigenous and First Nations Theatre.


Job Description: 

The Student Stage Manager (SSM) will lead and be responsible for all production meetings, running rehearsals, clerical organization, and insuring the smooth execution of the performances, including in-house productions as well as guest artists coming to the venue.


Specific duties may include taping out the floorplan, copy and distribute scripts, pull rehearsal props and furniture, and help with any needed clerical help. Before each rehearsal, SSM will insure the stage or rehearsal space is ready. This could include sweeping, setting up furniture, set pieces, and props. During rehearsal the SSM will notate blocking, distribute notes as appropriate and adhere as closely to the CTA. During the run of the shows, the SSM will insure that all required production elements are pre-set ready for performance and be responsible for calling lighting and sound cues and will operate the board where need and if possible. The SSM will work during the ArtsWells Festival as needed. After rehearsals and/or performances, the SSM insure the facility is in safe-mode and locked up.


The ideal candidate will be enrolled in a recognized post-secondary institution with a focus on theatre production. Consideration will be given to high school students with a keen desire to pursue theatre as a profession. Strong organizational skills, flexible attitude, strong work ethic, strong computer skills (Excel), valid driver’s licence, strong written and verbal communication skills, willingness to live in a remote community with no cell phone service and limited internet access essential.

The Sunset Theatre is in the process of developing several plays with First Nations and Aboriginal content. Priority will be given to candidates that have knowledge of First Nations Protocols and sensitive to the Truth and Reconciliation process.

How to Apply: 

Email Resume and Letter of Intent to


$13-$15 per hour depending on experience - 40 hours per week - Latest start date June 18 - Subsidized Shared accommodation options

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