Become a Stage Manager

Thank you so much for your interest in stage managing with Piercing Word. Our Stage Managers are the face and voice of Piercing Word at bookings where a staff member is not present. They are the first responders for our team members and are the ones responsible for ensuring that Piercing Word is presented in a professional and Christ-like manner at each venue.

Stage Manager Application

Stage Manager responsibilities include:

  • Attendance at all rehearsals. This means being first in and last out at our rehearsal spaces.
  • Oversight of each rehearsal and keeping the time as well as marking blocking/light and sound cues within the master script.
  • Correspondence with the cast(s) after rehearsals with the rehearsal report containing notes, reminders and next scheduled rehearsal
  • Communication with Director and Production Manager regarding Props, costumes, media content and any other show related items
  • Booking responsibilities:
    • Arriving first and connecting with our representative. Check for available green room, review stage and space we will be working in. Coordinate any specific details regarding schedule with venue/host so that schedule can be communicated to cast.
    • Ensure stage and promo table are set up correctly, rehearsal and mic checks happen, and cast is ready for performance by house open.
    • Coordinate hand out of program inserts prior to performance start
    • Post performance: ensure all mics get back to sound tech and cast starts connecting with attendees.
    • Be at Promo table to handle credit transactions and answer any questions.
    • Once meet and greet is done, oversee break down of space and ensure all props, costumes and such get back into their appropriate storage bins/loaded safely.
    • Do a final sweep of the space to make sure that it is back in order and fill out Booking report to go back in suitcase

The ideal candidate is a driven, organized, outgoing, natural leader, who has a passion for Piercing Word and seeing it prosper and grow. We are looking for someone who enjoys connecting on a personal and spiritual level with both team members and attendees. Ultimately, our desire is to see our stage managers grow from stage managing a local presentation, to moving into leadership with both weekend and regional tours and eventually international tours.

Stage Manager FAQ:

How often do you have rehearsals/performances?

Rehearsals are held 6 weeks before a performance begins touring. Usually 2-3 times a week. Rehearsals are often Sunday afternoons and one or two weeknights from 6-9pm.

Performances are variable, with Easter and Christmas time being much more busy, with the potential for 4-5 performances a week. Slower times may only have 1-2 performances a month. 

Where do you rehearse?

We have several partner churches that allow us to use their facilities. Currently, we rehearse either at Calvary Church or Lancaster Evangelical Free Church.

Do you provide housing for out of town applicants?

Most of our team members are local, but we do have some local housing in the form of host homes for short term housing for out of town applicants. If you have recently graduated from high school or college and are looking for a next step or a summer opportunity, please see our intern page for more information about our Full-time Internship opportunities!

We also have short term tour contracts that would be ideal for an out of town stage managers, where you'd be on the road, staying in host homes or at Christian colleges along the tour route.