Stage Manager

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  • Chicago
  • Hours Part-Time
  • Start Date Flexible

The Company 

The Second City is the premier brand in improv-based sketch comedy and the world’s largest school of improvisation with theatres and training centers in Chicago, Toronto, and Hollywood. They have full time touring ensembles, a film school, and a thriving B2B division focused on hands-on learning, digital content, and consumer insight. Founded in 1959, the company continues to grow rapidly in size and influence.


This touring stage management role will be with various Second City Touring Companies or Theatrical projects. Most jobs will require out of town travel, however, some shows may take place at The Second City Chicago.

Schedule : This is a part time position. The ideal candidate for this position is available to work evenings and weekends, with the flexibility to adjust as needed. 10-30 hours per week.


● Running light boards during performances

● Printing & distributing scripts

● Completes performance reports & distributes to production staff

● Familiarity with AEA Rulebook

● Reporting weekly attendance

● Driving touring vehicles

● Managing company credit card for road expenses

● Handling client payments

● Leading on-site tech rehearsals for Touring productions

● Securing and managing props

● Scheduling rehearsal space

● Archiving newly generated scripts

● Familiarity with Touring tech riders

Qualifications to have this position:

● Must have a valid driver’s license and proven track record of being a good driver

● Familiarity with improv and sketch comedy

● Experience with sound and lighting design

● Strong leadership skills

● Strong organizational skills

We are an open, inclusive workplace and welcome applicants who bring with them diverse life experiences, including every permutation of economic and cultural backgrounds, orientation, identity, ethnicity and points of view. We strive to continue our efforts to work with people who may otherwise be marginalized or underrepresented in our business and around our community. 

The Second City is an e-verify employer. E-Verify is a web-based system that allows enrolled employers to confirm the eligibility of their employees to work in the United States. E-Verify employers verify the identity and employment eligibility of newly hired employees by electronically matching information provided by employees on the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, against records available to the Social Security Administration (SSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Your employment is contingent upon employment authorization from e-verify.


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