Assistant Stage Managers are appointed by the Stage Manager to assist with specific jobs for the run of a show. Such jobs might be running all scene changes and co-ordinating all stage crew from one of the two wings, meaning that the Stage Manager does not have to split their time between both sides of the stage; being responsible for props on one or both sides of the stage; or controlling one specific piece of complex scenery or special effect, so that the Stage Manager is not overly focussed on one effect and can ensure that there are no unexpected problems elsewhere.
Assistant Stage Managers are distinct from Stage Crew in that they are generally expected to be present for all performances, so that any such delegation of jobs from the Stage Manager can happen safely and without additional risk to the cast or other crew members. However, some longer-running shows offer ASM roles on a rota basis or request additional help on just a few nights.
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Assistant Stage Manager Vacancies
Michaelmas Week 3
Dragtime! is returning to the ADC for yet another halloween cabaret, and our haunted haus won't be complete without a backstage crew!!! 🚨🚨 We're looking for a lighting designer , sound designer , DSM , ASMs , a photographer , a choreographer and probably actually some other things we've forgotten tbh✨🎃💋
Contact email@example.com before 7th Oct 2022 00:00 for more details.
Applications are open for: PLX , ASM(s) , Sound Engineer, Puppeteer and Head of Props We really want this to be a fun and collaborative process where we share progress and ideas along the way so everyone feels supported and that the whole experience is rewarding and positively memorable for all involved. To apply please send answers to questions below to Thea (firstname.lastname@example.org), Rafaella (email@example.com) and James (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Wednesday 28th September 21:00, if you have any questions please feel free to get in touch.