Brown/Trinity Non-AEA Stage Managers

Job Title: Brown/Trinity Non-AEA Stage Managers

Department: MFA

Reports To: Brown/Trinity Production Manager

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt, Full Time, Seasonal

Pay Tier:

Compensation: $800/week, Overtime after 40 hours

Desired Start Date: 8/7/22 & 9/15/22

Summary: The Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Program is seeking two, non-equity, full-time, stage managers for a our upcoming 2022-23 academic season. Our projects range from smaller studio productions to fully produced main-stage productions complete with full design teams and tech process. The approximate dates go from Aug 2022 – May 2023 or Sept 2022 – June 2023. 

Our Stage Managers are central to our projects. They are the hub of communication between the student director, student actors, professional designers (when applicable), and production departments. They ensure a safe working environment during rehearsals and call cues during performances. Candidates should be able to work calmly and efficiently with others. Priority is given at all times to creating and sustaining an equitable and inclusive environment. Must be based in the Southern New England area – housing and transportation not provided. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Works the Production Manager to ensure calendar, schedules, and conflicts are up-to-date.
  • Communicates call times and meetings to actors, directors, and crew. 
  • Sends out daily calls and reports to ensure that the director’s notes are being shared with designers and staff.   
  • Records blocking for the director. 
  • Ensures rehearsals run safely and on track.
  • Ensures breaks are taken at established intervals.
  • Coordinates the work of the stage crew (when applicable).
  • Supervises preshow activities such as fight calls, technical, and safety checks (when applicable). 
  • Calls cues and entrances during performances (when applicable). 
  • When possible, participates in post-show process debriefs with the production team and supporting faculty.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience:

Experience as a stage manager or assistant stage manager in an educational, community, or professional theater environment or equivalent experience. 

Computer Skills:

  • Microsoft Office

Other Qualifications:

  • Basic knowledge of various technical elements of theater (lights, sound, props, sets, etc.).  
  • Detail oriented, organized, and fastidious. 
  • Creative problem-solving.
  • A demonstrated ability to communicate and collaborate with a wide variety of artists, technicians, and administrators.
  • Must commit to work in a production department centered in anti-racist policies and practices, and to foster and sustain a culture that values community, social justice, and equity.
  • Excellent follow-through and attention to detail.
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure. 

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to safely move objects weighing in excess of 50 pounds.
  • Ability to remain in a stationary position for prolonged periods of time

Work Environment:

  • The noise level in the work environment ranges from low to high.
  • The light level in the work environment ranges from light to dark.
  • Some night and weekend hours are required
  • Brown/Trinity is a collaborative work environment, and employees are expected to be open and willing to collaborate across departments and teams.

Brown/ Trinity Rep is a rigorous professional training program that combines technical training from Brown University with real-world experience at a Tony Award-winning regional theater. The ultimate goal of the Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Programs is to produce artists who will be leaders in the world of professional and academic theater, artists who will graduate with a profound belief in the uniqueness of their own imaginative vision as well as with strong confidence in their technical and creative ability to execute it. They will be ready to enter the competitive professional industry with clear-sightedness and hope, and eager to engage in the life-long exploration and discovery that comprises a life in the theater.

Brown/Trinity acknowledges explicitly that we ourselves operate within a culture dominated by structures of discrimination, and that doing so has caused harm in our own community- in particular, to our BIPOC students and faculty members. Brown/Trinity commits without equivocation to continue to develop a program centered in anti-racist policies and practices, and to foster and sustain a culture that values community, social justice, and equity. We believe these are essential components of our- of any- professional training program.

Trinity Repertory Company is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to building a culturally diverse, equitable, and anti-racist environment. For information about Trinity Rep’s commitment to anti-racism, please visit