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Stage Managers

Overview

The stage manager, or production stage manager or assistant stage manager, takes over the responsibilities of the director of a theatrical production when his or her job is done. The job begins before the production's first rehearsal. During that time, the stage manager acts as the representative of the director as well as a liaison between the cast and crew and the production’s management. He or she also coordinates when happens on stage.

Salary Range

Below $25,000 to $75,000

Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree

Certification/License

None

Outlook

Faster than the Average
Personality Traits

Artistic

Organized

Problem-Solving

Career Ladder
Director or Producer

Stage Manager for Major Production

Stage Manager

Assistant Stage Manager