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Stage Management Fellowship

CATEGORY: Technical

American Stage Theatre Company
St Petersburg, FL

Job Details


American Stage Theatre Company in St. Petersburg is looking to fill a Stage Management Fellowship position within our Emerging Artists Fellowship Program. This is a paid program for early-career arts administrators and theatre production practitioners. Participants are given practical learning experiences and independent and collective projects, all while working as a part of a team with American Stage staff and guest artists.

Fellows work with our professional stage management team from pre-production through final performance. During the process, the candidate will have the opportunity to maintain paperwork, take line notes, be on book, preset and manage run crews for productions, and rehearse understudies, among other duties. Stage management fellows are required to attend daytime rehearsals and become an active run crew member during evening performances. In addition to mainstage productions, fellows will have the opportunity to stage manage other American Stage programming such as First Mondays, School Tour and other community events/programming throughout the season.

Application Deadline: July 12th, 2024

(Applications submitted prior to deadline will be reviewed ahead of time)


To be eligible for consideration, applicants must:

  • Be at least 18 years old by the start of the program

  • Be fully vaccinated, as defined by the CDC, is more than 14 calendar days following receipt of a final dose of an FDA or World Health Organization authorized or approved vaccine. OR Can provide proof of full vaccination by the start of fellowship

  • BFA/BA or comparable experience in area of application

  • Be able to commit to a season long program

  • Reside in, or be able to relocate to, St. Petersburg or the Tampa Bay Area, housing is not included at this time.

  • Have a strong desire to work in their selected department

  • Carefully read through the instructions and submit a thoughtfully completed application

  • Is willing to embrace and abide by American Stage’s Professional Conduct Policy (link here)


Pay: $600/week stipend based on 35-40 hours of work per week (Housing is not included at this time)

Perks: Professional Development, networking opportunities, free tickets to American Stage productions, and more.


Attach the following

  • Cover Letter Addressing the Following:

    • Why you want to work in this department at American Stage

    • What skills and experiences you bring to this department

    • What you hope to learn from this fellowship

  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae

  • Two Letters of Recommendation

    The cover letter, resume, and two letters of recommendation should be submitted as a PDF titled "lastname_firstname.pdf" (i.e. knowles_beyonce.pdf).


Aug 19, 2024 - Aug 8, 2025


$600.00 – $600.00 per week




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