Stage Door Attendant

Primary Function

The part-time Stage Door Attendant attends the stage door at the theatre during load-ins, load-outs, rehearsals, and performances. The Stage Door Attendant will also work with the theatre stage manager and user groups to maintain a secure backstage as well as provide hospitality and cleaning services for events.

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Duties and Responsibilities

  • Unlocks and locks dressing rooms and stage door areas at the beginning and end of the call.  
  • Places and removes cones in the alley and loading/unloading spots at the beginning and end of the call. 
  • Maintains safe and easy access to the stage door and loading bay door, which occasionally requires shoveling snow. 
  • Greets and monitors individuals using the stage door, backstage, and dressing room areas to ensure only authorized people have access to these spaces.  
  • Ensures individuals entering the building are complying with venue COVID-19 guidelines. 
  • Contacts the Operations, Production, and Facilities Manager when individuals need to use the lobby entrances during load-ins and load-outs. 
  • Answers the backstage phone line.  
  • Issues parking permits for vehicles loading/unloading at the stage door.  
  • Trains new staff as required. 
  • Makes coffee and tea at the start of the shift when requested by the OPFM and checks supply as needed.  
  • Fulfills requests and provides assistance to artists and crew.  
  • Assists caterers at the Theatre.  
  • Tracks supplies used by the artists (towels, water, etc.).  
  • Checks and reports supplies for reorder.  
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to occasionally lift 50 pounds. 
  • Ability to sit for long periods of time. 
  • Knowledge of backstage area of the theatre as well as location of downtown area hotels, restaurants and stores.

Credentials and Experience:

  • High School Diploma/GED Equivalent. 
  • Customer service experience in a service-oriented environment. 
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule. 
  • The selected candidate must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to beginning this position, or agree to become vaccinated within 4 weeks of their start date. In compliance with federal law, CAPA will review and make reasonable accommodations for employees who qualify for medical and/or religious exemptions unless the accommodation would constitute a direct threat or undue hardship.

CAPA's EEO Statement

The Connecticut Association for the Performing Arts (CAPA) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. CAPA does not discriminate in its employment decisions on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, pregnancy, lactation status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran or military status, genetic information, or any other protected status.