When interviewing or applying for production staff positions, it's often helpful to know what precisely what we mean by a given title. Therefore, we present the following list of production staff positions and the duties they usually fulfill. Note that every show is a different, and sometimes part of one person's job is taken up by someone else or is divided based on the work-load.
The Stage Manager works through all phases of the production to encourage the best from the cast. He/she is in-charge of the Production Company and running the show once it opens.
Deputy Stage Managers works through all phases of the production to encourage the best from the cast, always being able to fill in for the Stage Manager when needed. They oversee props, manage backstage, coordinate the program, costumes and make-up.
AHSTS members serve as technical staff for all productions, such as running lights, spots, sound, building and painting sets, helping with make-up and managing costumes.
The House Manager is responsible for running the front of house during a performance. He/she is in charge of the House Staff and of maintaining order and quiet in the lobby.
The Head Usher is responsible for training and managing the usher volunteers. He/she assists the House Manager.
The members of the House Staff fill many roles. They are responsible for selling tickets, concessions, and ushering for our patrons.
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