PrideFest Stage Manager

New York, United States Contract

Heritage of Pride is seeking a Stage Manager to lead all talent movements at StageFest, the entertainment stage at PrideFest.

About PrideFest

PrideFest is our annual LGBTQIA+ street fair that combines exhibitors, entertainers and activities for a day of fun and celebration in the name of equality. Since 1993, StageFest at PrideFest has been NYC’s premier outdoor venue for local and emerging talent from the LGBTQIA+ community to showcase their talent. In the past two years, StageFest has expanded its format to include a 30-minute headliner performance from a major recording artist. In 2017 we brought out LeAnn Rimes, followed by Alex Newell in 2018. Our Stage also includes a host and drag acts within the run of show. We encourage all those in New York City on the last Sunday in June to round out their Pride experience with a trip to PrideFest. It’s the perfect place to stop to listen to a few tunes, grab a bite to eat, or score some great Pride gear. And the best part is, attendance to the the event is totally free!

The Role

The Stage Manager will oversee all talent movements, from when entertainers check in to their departure from StageFest. The Stage Manager will work closely with the Production Manager, Backstage Captain and other talent team personnel. This position requires phone conferences, limited in-person meetings and heavy email correspondence for the last two weeks of June. Interested persons must be available Sunday, June 30, 2019. StageFest @ Pridefest is rain or shine.

The Responsibilities

  • Work with Production Manager to ensure smooth and seamless talent movements.
  • Communicate with the Stage and Backstage Captains to identify any needs leading up to and throughout event.
  • Coordinate dressing room assignments at StageFest.
  • Coordinate the efforts of the Stage Capitan, Backstage Captain and other volunteers assigned to StageFest.
  • Monitor day-of requests from performers as approved by PrideFest Event Coordinator.
  • Maintain the professional image and professionalism of Heritage of Pride.
  • Ensure the highest level of safety, service and support is visible at all times.

How to Apply

Qualified candidates should submit their resume, along with a thoughtful cover letter. Your cover letter should be specific to this position. Applications that do not follow these requirements will not be considered. No phone calls, please.

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