The Vanguard Brewpub & Distillery LLC - Hampton, VA

Role and Responsibilities

The Vanguard Brewpub & Distillery is seeking a Stage Handler. The selected candidate will be responsible for overseeing the operation from event to event and proactively resolve potential issues as well as daily management of the entertainment portion of the venue. They will be the point person that advances and coordinates the artist’s technical and hospitality demands. They will work with the venue personnel regarding show technical direction and cues. They will assist performers in their stage set-up and oversee rehearsals.

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Itinerary oversight to ensure timely arrival for air, hotel and ground schedules for talent
  • Supervising equipment load-in times, sound check and performance times
  • Arranging up-to-date running order with venue
  • Overseeing hospitality and technical arrangements
  • Ensuring venue is ready to open on time
  • Ensuring all acts arrive to venue in a timely manner
  • Troubleshooting unforeseen issues and emergencies that occur

Working with on-site personnel on all elements regarding shows and venue.

Qualifications and Education Requirements

Candidates should possess the following:

  • This position requires a high school diploma and at least 1-year stage management training which would provide the level of knowledge, skills, and ability required
  • Knowledge of show technical elements, i.e. audio, lighting, staging, etc required
  • Strong client relation skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Exceptional organization skills; attention to detail
  • Ability to communicate both orally and in writing
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Must have strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to maintain good working relationships with co-workers, management, employees, clients, vendors and talent
  • Ability to maintain composure in a sometimes high stressed, fast paced environment
  • Experience overseeing staff of 10-12 at once
  • Experience in crowd control
  • Experience in overseeing weddings and private events, helpful but not necessary

Preferred Skills:

Associates’ or Bachelors’ degree from an accredited college or university