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Production Stage Manager, Shows

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 773599BR Location Shanghai, Mainland China Business Shanghai Disney Resort Date posted Sep. 05, 2021

Job Summary:

Shanghai Disney Resort Production Stage Manager, SHOW plays an important role of leading and managing excellent theatre operation procedures to ensure high quality Disney stories retelling and Entertainment indoor show experience. Leading the Stage Manager team, work with both internal and external business partners closely, offer our guests the opportunities to have up-close interactions with their favorite Disney stories and Characters, and support the story of the park with vivid live performance on designated theatre in each land. He/ She will also create and integrate long- and short-term plans, and oversee the overall daily operations to ensure smooth show flow; also generally be responsible for the organization, execution and completion of Show Operations related projects, which includes managing relevant team, setting targets and deadlines, ensuring operations stay on track and on budget, and adjusting if necessary to meet new requirements. Finally, involvement in festive celebrations shows and entertainment may be included as well.


  • Responsible for coordination, integration and supervision of all show elements for assigned show unit, including performers, technicians, costuming, cosmetology, maintenance, and Park Operations.
  • Coordinates show maintenance activities such as brush-up rehearsals, lighting and audio calls, and scenic touch-up. Coordinates technical load-ins at stage.
  • Responsible for the maintenance and financial operation of assigned show unit.
  • Responsible for show operation decisions regarding weather, technical break-downs, performer injuries, costuming problems and show maintenance.
  • Initiate work orders and requisitions and oversees day-to-day schedules and time sheets.
  • For new productions and special events, this position is responsible for interfacing with production teams and creating a production book; which is a detailed, concise plan and record of all production components.
  • Accountable for creating a show cue script and "calling" show cues.
  • Conduct all rehearsals at off-stage and on-stage locations, and support the Director in implementing show vision.
  • Ensure a safe environment for guests and cast and maintain adherence to Show? Operating and Safety Guidelines.
  • Recognizes and maintains artistic integrity of the show, including observation of performances and giving appropriate show notes.
  • Provides performance coaching and feedback to direct report managers and front line cast members. Mentor and develop stage management cast, including development in Stage Management skills, leadership, show quality and performance feedback.
  • Other projects as required.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Very strong leadership and communication skills; ability to interact effectively with creative and production teams, other lines of business, all levels of management and staff, and segment partners.
  • 3+ years of experience in stage management; Disney experience is a plus.
  • Bachelor degree in performing arts, theater or related discipline preferred.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects in a fast-paced, highly dynamic environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to build, manage, and mentor large teams.
  • Strong influencing and negotiating skills.
  • Excellent organizational, partnering and leadership skills.
  • Proven ability to problem-solve and optimize operating procedures.
  • Ability to give effective feedback and share creative and new ideas. Maintains and administers policies and procedures.
  • Works independently, but must recognize when to involve appropriate management in decision making process.
  • Fluent in Mandarin and English.

Additional Information:

We are taking a responsible approach to creating environments that allow us to do what we do best – welcome and entertain millions of guests each year from across the country and around the world. As part of our commitment to health and safety, we require all newly-hired employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to their onboarding dates.

Keyword: SHDRprofessional

About Shanghai Disney Resort:

Shanghai Disney Resort, the first Disney resort in Mainland China, is a place where friends and families can escape together to a whole new world of fantasy, imagination, creativity and adventure. The resort is home to the Shanghai Disneyland theme park; two themed hotels; Disneytown, a large shopping, dining and entertainment district; a Broadway-style theatre; Wishing Star Park and other outdoor recreation areas. Shanghai Disney Resort Cast Members provide world-class service to guests, and the resort brings classic Disney stories and characters to life with authentic cultural touches and themes tailored specifically for the people of China. Shanghai Disney Resort offers something for everyone – thrilling adventures, lush gardens where guests can relax together and enriching interactive experiences.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with Shanghai International Theme Park Company Limited, which is part of a business segment we call Shanghai Disney Resort.

Specific benefits vary between different roles and may be adjusted according to company policy. Shanghai Disney Resort does not charge a fee to submit job applications and has not authorized any individual or company to charge to do so. Please always check our official channels or platforms for the most relevant recruitment information.

It is the policy of the Company to provide equal opportunity for all employees and candidates for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, family status, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, covered veteran status, intellectual or physical disability, pregnancy, nationality/ethnicity, migrant worker status, or any other category of persons to the extent provided by law. The “Equal Employment Opportunity” in this policy extends, but is not limited, to recruitment and employment, promotion, demotion, transfer, layoff/ termination, rate of pay, and other forms of compensation, education, and training.

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