Swarthmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college located in the suburbs of Philadelphia, whose mission combines academic rigor with social responsibility. Swarthmore has a strong institutional commitment to inclusive excellence and nondiscrimination in its educational program and employment practices and encourages candidates who will further advance the goal of fostering a diverse and inclusive community. As one of the nation’s finest institutions of higher learning, Swarthmore College is global in outlook and draws students from around the nation and world. The 425‐acre campus is a designated arboretum, complete with gardens, rolling lawns, a creek, wooded hills, and hiking trails in the Crum Woods.
The Production Stage Manager provides logistical and supervisory expertise in supporting productions/performances, conferences, events, rentals, and other activities taking place in the Lang Performing Arts Center. Tasks performed with a great deal of independence include: managing and supervising the student labor force, as well as managing events held in the LPAC and other campus locations; serving as Stage Manager for major events in Pearson-Hall Theater, preparing production paperwork for faculty, student, and rental projects, and completing arrangements for performances by visiting artists; maintaining supplies and providing judgment on replacements; assigning tasks to and supervising 10-15 student workers. Works as a part of the Production Team of Lang Performing Arts Center communication task force. Perform other duties as assigned.
At least 5 years professional experience desired, 3 years supervisory position or equivalent proven professional experience.
Working knowledge and extensive professional experience in production management and operations of the performing arts.
Expertise in FileMaker, OmniPlan.
Familiarity with QLAB, PRO Tools and ETC lighting Software.Google Suite.
Strong written and verbal communication in the English language.
Demonstrated ability in managing a diverse population in terms of age and cultural backgrounds
Experience in higher education production
This is a full-time position that offers a competitive benefits package and paid time off. Click here to view employee testimonials and learn about what it’s like to be a part of the Swarthmore community!
Swarthmore College actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world. Swarthmore College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Since its founding in 1864, Swarthmore College has given students the knowledge, insight, skills, and experience to become leaders for the common good. Offering a liberal arts and engineering curriculum, the College is private, yet open to all regardless of financial need. It is also decidedly global in outlook, drawing students from around the world and all 50 states. The diversity of perspective...s represented by Swarthmore students, faculty, and staff - including different viewpoints, identities, and histories - contributes to the community's strong sense of open dialogue and engagement with ideas and issues.