Assistant Stage Manager


Assistant Stage Manager

CATEGORY: Technical

TADA! Youth Theater
NEW YORK, NY 10001


Ashley Knowles

Job Details


Drama Desk Award-winning TADA! Youth Theater actively seeks Assistant Stage Managers for its production season. Founded in 1984, TADA! Youth Theater inspires young people from different backgrounds to be creative, learn, and think differently through high-quality musical theater productions, and educational programs. TADA!’s vision is that all young people grow up feeling successful, creative, confident, accepted, and accepting of themselves. Through the ability of people learning to express themselves well, we can break down barriers of racism and inequality and create positive, active citizens.

The Resident Youth Ensemble of TADA! (RYET), is a diverse, free, year-round pre-professional training and positive youth development program with youth ages 8-18 from all over New York City’s 5 boroughs and parts of New Jersey. Ensemble Members have a variety of experience and abilities. Applicants should have a passion for, experience with, and love working with youth ages 8-18, have a lot of energy, and be a great communicator and collaborator with young performers and adult collaborators as well as detail-oriented and organized.. 

Responsibilities will include:

  • General setup and breakdown of rehearsal space

  • Taking attendance and contacting late cast members

  • Managing/organizing the backstage space

  • Supervising the cast during rehearsals and backstage during performances

  • Tracking blocking, choreography, and props

Compensation:This is a part-time salaried position paid through bimonthly payroll, $425 per week.


  • Winter Production Commitment: Jan 8th, 2021-Mar 13th, 2022

    • Rehearsals: Jan 8th-Feb 18th; Weds/Thurs 3:30-7:00pm; Fri 3:30-8:00pm, Sat 1:00-6:00pm.

    • Tech Schedule: Feb 19th-Feb 25th; Sat, Sun, Mon 11:00-7:00pm; Thurs-Fri 3:30-8:00pm

    • Production Meetings and Prep Work happen outside of rehearsal hours and start in November

    • Performances:  Feb 25th-March 13th basically Sat and Sun 2pm & 4:30pm 

  • Spring Production

    • Rehearsals: March 30th-April 29th; Tech: April 29th-May 6th; Performances: May 6th-May 20th

  • Summer Production:

    • Rehearsals: June 1st-July 11th, Tech: July 12th-July 16th, Performances: July 16th-30th

TADA! Youth Theater is committed to building and fostering a diverse and inclusive workforce that is representative of our vastly diverse youth in our Ensemble program. TADA! is continually working to become a more anti-racist organization. Priority will be given to candidates who are dedicated to anti-racism and share our mission and vision above. Candidates from underrepresented racial or ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and LGBTQIA+ individuals are encouraged to apply.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or veteran status.

Applicants should email their cover letter and resume with references to Ashley Knowles, Associate Director of Ensemble Program, for consideration, 



January 8, 2022 - March 13, 2022





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