Under the direction of the Stage Manager, Production Manager and Directors, the Assistant Stage Manager is responsible for properly executing, planning, organizing, supervising, and participating in the overall operation of an assigned entertainment production in accordance with company policies and procedures. The Assistant Stage Manager will actively participate in the training, skills testing, and supervising of the cast and crew of an assigned production
Job Requirements/ Essential Functions of the Job:
- The Assistant Stage Manager is responsible for assisting the designated Stage Manager with coordinating all aspects of an assigned entertainment production in accordance with company policies and procedures. The Assistant Stage Manager will work very closely with Entertainment Management as well as Performers and Technicians to assure successful entertainment productions. The Assistant Stage Manager will keep a daily record of all material covered and daily activities associated with the assigned entertainment production as needed.
- The Assistant Stage Manager will assist the designated Stage Manager with distributing information and keeping the production on schedule. The Assistant Stage Manager must maintain a professional attitude and demeanor.
- During rehearsals the Assistant Stage Manager will maintain a prompt script (production book) recording blocking, business, props, scenic, or costume moves as relates to actor movement, and all cues and other production related paperwork.
- The Assistant Stage Manager will be responsible for enforcing policies, procedures, and other directives with cast and crew of the assigned production.
- The Assistant Stage Manager must be able to comprehend, follow, and assist with music.
- The Assistant Stage Manager will assist with starting physical and vocal warm ups of performers and pre-setting all costumes, props, and set pieces. The Assistant Stage Manager must assure that all technical support of the production is ready to go for each performance. The Assistant Stage Manager is ultimately co-responsible along with designated Stage Manager for the show starting on time and running smoothly.
- The Assistant Stage Manager will assure that back stage the productions runs smoothly for each performance.
- Assistant Stage Managers will assure that all take down and clean-up is completed for each assigned performance.
- Assistant Stage Managers must be willing, and able, to assist with television promotions being held out of the normal performance hours.
- Assistant Stage Managers must work as a team and maintain a high level of professional conduct.
- Assistant Stage Managers will assure that general cleaning duties of Entertainment stages, dressing rooms, and surrounding locations before, between, and after performances are completed.
- The Assistant Stage Manager must monitor and respond to inappropriate guest and/or employee behavior, including enforcing rules and restrictions, regulating actions, and requesting assistance from Security and the Entertainment Manager on duty if necessary.
- The Assistant Stage Manager must act as a team leader.
- The Assistant Stage Manager must exhibit a high degree of motivation toward providing guest satisfaction and must be able to deal with many guests each day in a positive and friendly manner.
- During trainings and rehearsal periods, the Assistant Stage Manager must be able to read and assimilate information provided in the Entertainment Manual and the Seasonal Employee Handbook, and comprehend verbal instructions from the training supervisor.
- The Assistant Stage Manager will be working around high noise levels resulting from amusement rides and various equipment. The Performer must be able to remain focused on the job while dealing with interruptions from guests and/or other employee contact.
- The Assistant Stage Manager must be willing to conform to Lagoon's grooming and personal hygiene requirements and wear the proper issued uniform. A neat, clean, professional appearance is required at all times.
- The Assistant Stage Manager must be willing and able to perform all other job duties and assignments as assigned by management.
- Each Assistant Stage Manager will be working with all levels of the Entertainment Department staff and various levels of other departments to which the Entertainment Department operation is related.
- Each Stage Manager will be in contact with a high volume of guests on a daily basis, which requires good guest service skills and ability.
This position is seasonal. Seasonal employees are at-will and may be terminated at any time, with or without cause and/or notice. Seasonal Employees perform their work at certain seasons and periods of the year. Their work, by its nature, is not continuous nor is it carried on throughout the year. A seasonal employee who is employed at the conclusion of the season will be terminated. A seasonal employee has no expectation in employment beyond the season in which he/she is hired. In a 12-month period, a Seasonal Employee works on average 28 hours or less per week and never more than 1400 hours in a 12-month period.
This position requires the employee to work a variable weekly schedule, five-six days a week from as early as 6:00 a.m. to as late as 1:00 a.m. including evenings, weekends, and holidays. A seasonal employee agrees to work as scheduled by Lagoon. Due to the seasonal nature of Lagoon's business, the work schedule of a seasonal employee may vary from as few as zero (0) hours per week and may exceed fifty (50) hours per week during peak operational times.
Lagoon is a "seasonal amusement or recreational establishment" under the Fair Labor Standards Act and Utah law. Therefore, all Lagoon employees are exempt from the overtime and minimum wage provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act and Utah law.
- Must be at least 16 years of age, by first day of training.
- Basic experience in theater and management is appreciated.
- Job Qualifications are stated in essential functions of the job description. Each Stage Manager must be able to accomplish the essential functions in order to be competent in the job.
- Able to communicate effectively in a professional manner with co-workers, supervisors, subordinates, vendors, and Lagoon guests.
- Able to learn and understand all policies and procedures pertinent to the department and the functions the job.
- Able to make quick and effective decisions.
- Able to complete basic math calculations.
- Able to follow verbal and written directions.
- Able to follow safety practices and be safety conscious.
- Able to deal with guests and employees in a friendly, but firm manner to provide for a good guest and employee experience and enforce safety rules.
- Able to work effectively independently as well as with a group.
- Able to learn, comprehend, and enforce Lagoon policies and procedures.
- Able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
- Able to handle stressful situations in a calm, professional manner.
- Able to respond quickly to unusual situations during normal operation, including power failure and/or operating system faults or shutdowns, and smoke alarms.
- Clean work area daily or more often, as needed.
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. Upon request, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
- Must have full use of hands, arms and legs to reach and operate equipment
- Able to move equipment which would include pushing, pulling, bending, and lifting.
- Able to stand, sit and/or walk for up to (8) hours.
- Able to walk quickly to/from job locations up to 1 (one) kilometer distance.
- Able to regularly lift and/or move up to 60 pounds.
- Must have good hearing and visual acuity to observe equipment, Lagoon guests, etc.
- Specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
- Able to read and understand daily checklists.
- Able to work from work order system.
- Able to speak to give other employees and guests verbal instructions.
- Able to work in a considerably noisy environment from equipment and amusement rides.
- Able to perform work duties outside in varying weather conditions prevalent at the time.
- Requires early arrivals and/or late night departures.