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About Us

Metropolis Performing Arts Centre is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The theater houses 329-seats which hosts hundreds of produced and presented performances each year including a Main Stage subscription series and a variety of concerts, comedy, and cabarets.

Position Overview

The Assistant Stage Manager supports the SM. This role is responsible for assisting rehearsals and ensuring all applicable safety and union rules are consistently followed. This role also assists set changes, costume changes, and stage prep as needed. The ASM will work closely with the SM, artistic team, and Production Management throughout the production.


  • At least 1 year of SM/ASM experience
  • The ability to work independently and in a collaborative, dialectical manner
  • The ability to guide the rehearsal process and stay on schedule
  • The ability to moderate, express concerns, and ask for assistance
  • Incredible organization skills are a must

Essential Duties

  • Meet with SM, Director, & Production Manager to determine the needs of the production
  • Ensure that all rehearsal and performance spaces are restored and locked after use
  • Assist in creation of schedules, prompt books, breakdowns, and plots
  • Act in capacity of Stage Manager when necessary
  • Attend production meetings, understudy, and put-in rehearsals

Metropolis Performing Arts Centre is an inclusive workplace and welcomes theatre artists of diverse, intersectional life experiences and perspectives, economic and cultural backgrounds, and abilities. Please note that we are actively seeking BIPOC, AAPI, LGBQT+ and FI theater artists to collaborate on shows immediately and for future projects.


The health and safety of our performers, crew, staff, and patrons are our first priority. As such, prior to any in-person callbacks, rehearsals, and performances, performers, crew, and staff will need to be fully vaccinated with an FDA or WHO authorized vaccine. Under the policy, performers, crew, and staff must show proof of vaccination with a matching I.D. at their time of entry into the Metropolis Theatre complex spaces.

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Contact Info:
Metropolis Performing Arts Centre
Job Type: Freelance/Contract/Temp
Location: Arlington Heights