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ABOUT FIRST STAGE
First Stage is one of the nation’s leading theaters for young people and families. First Stage touches hearts, engages minds and transforms lives by creating extraordinary theater experiences through professional theater productions that inspire, enlighten and entertain, serving audiences of over 120,000 among more than 300 performances annually. Its Theater Academy, the nation’s largest high-impact theater training program for young people, fosters life skills through stage skills and serves nearly 2,000 students each year. As Wisconsin’s leader in arts-integrated education in schools, First Stage’s dynamic Theater in Education programs promote literacy, character building and experiential learning throughout the curriculum, serving 20,000 students each year. For more information, visit www.firststage.org.

Equity Stage Manager - Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer™: The Musical

Contract

The Equity Stage Manager will Stage Manage the rehearsals and performances of First Stage’s remount production of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer™: The Musical to perform at the Todd Wehr Theater at the Marcus Performing Arts Center from 11/25/22 through 12/24/22. First Stage has eliminated 10/12 technical rehearsals and shifted to a 5 day rehearsal and performance week, typical work days will be Wednesday through Sunday. First Stage practices age appropriate casting which means the Equity Stage Manager will be interacting with a cast of local young people, and Equity and Non-Equity Adult actors. Additionally, the AEA SM will work closely with the Director of Production and production department heads, and with wardrobe and IATSE crew. Learn more and apply.

Equity Stage Manager - Carmela Full of Wishes

Contract

The Equity Stage Manager will Stage Manage the rehearsals and performances of First Stage’s production of Carmela Full of Wishes to perform at the Todd Wehr Theater at the Marcus Performing Arts Center from 1/20/23 through 2/12/23. First Stage has eliminated 10/12 technical rehearsals and shifted to a 5 day rehearsal and performance week, typical work days will be Wednesday through Sunday. First Stage practices age appropriate casting which means the Equity Stage Manager will be interacting with a cast of local young people, and Equity and Non-Equity Adult actors. Additionally, the AEA SM will work closely with the Director of Production and production department heads, and with wardrobe and IATSE crew. Learn more and apply.

Equity Stage Manager - The SpongeBob Musical for Young Audiences

Contract

The Equity Stage Manager will Stage Manage the rehearsals and performances of First Stage’s production of The Spongebob Musical for Young Audiences to perform at the Todd Wehr Theater at the Marcus Performing Arts Center from 3/3/23 through 4/2/23. First Stage has eliminated 10/12 technical rehearsals and shifted to a 5 day rehearsal and performance week, typical work days will be Wednesday through Sunday. First Stage practices age appropriate casting which means the Equity Stage Manager will be interacting with a cast of local young people, and Equity and Non-Equity Adult actors. Additionally, the AEA SM will work closely with the Director of Production and production department heads, and with wardrobe and IATSE crew. Learn more and apply.

Associate Artistic Director

Full Time


The Associate Artistic Director works directly with the Artistic Director to deliver a season of programming that entertains, enlightens, provokes, and inspires. They manage the daily operations of the Artistic Department, oversee audition processes, serve as lead producer for First Stage’s Amplify Series and Goodman Mainstage Hall productions, and as associate producer for Todd Wehr Theater productions. Additional opportunities are available to direct/perform/design in the season, depending on skill set. While the job is particularly suited for candidates with a producing or directing background, applicants from across all disciplines of theater are encouraged to apply. A Musical Theater background would be a particularly valuable asset. 

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Company Manager

Full Time


The Company Manager works collaboratively across multiple departments to ensure the wellbeing and care of the First Stage community which includes staff, crew, artists, young performers, and their families. This position manages administrative and human resources needs that include travel, housing, performer contracts, logistics, and coordination relating to production, and general business operations support. 

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House Manager/Patron Services Associate

Part Time, Seasonal


First Stage seeks a House Manager/Patron Service Associate to provide our audiences with a welcoming, positive, and memorable theater experience. As a member of our dynamic team, you will deliver exceptional customer service through Front of House Management for First Stage’s school (weekday matinee) and public (evening and weekend) performances at the Marcus Performing Arts Center and the Milwaukee Youth Arts Center (MYAC), and onsite ticketing services for public performances at MYAC. This position requires evening and weekend hours, a friendly demeanor, quick and confident problem-solving skills, the ability to lift up to 50 lbs. and be on your feet for long periods, and enthusiasm for theater and the performing arts. 

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