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THOUGHT OF THE DAY: What's your day job?
« on: May 17, 2010, 08:18 am »
I was over in employment and someone's response in Child Wrangling got me thinking. 

Stage Managers are just as subject to the tediousness of having to hold down a full time job.  So for those of us who haven't quite been able to
make a living off of SM'ing....

What's your day job?

I'll start.  I'm a substitute teacher.  Come summer, I'll have to find some interesting job to keep my bills satisfied for a couple of months.
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Re: THOUGHT OF THE DAY: What's your day job?
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2010, 02:42 pm »
I've done a few jobs- teacher, promoter, retail, free sample girl, hair model, etc. Including being one of those "Do you like comedy?" people in Times Square (though that lasted a little over a week). Currently, I help do PR for a record label.
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Re: THOUGHT OF THE DAY: What's your day job?
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2010, 05:57 pm »
I'm director of marketing at a high tech company.  I decided not to pursue stage management as my primary career about 10 years ago, but I still stage manage on a regular basis.

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Re: THOUGHT OF THE DAY: What's your day job?
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2010, 07:16 pm »
I'm currently a contract PSM for my alma matter. When I'm not SMing, I have a very good friend who throws me contract HR work.

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Re: THOUGHT OF THE DAY: What's your day job?
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2010, 10:55 pm »
I'm a freelance stagehand, A2, rigger and truck driver.
I work all over the Northeast and New England.
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Re: THOUGHT OF THE DAY: What's your day job?
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2010, 09:49 am »
I work as an Accounting Manager for a regional theater company.

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Re: THOUGHT OF THE DAY: What's your day job?
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2010, 12:24 am »
I'm middle management at Old Navy--I refer to it as my "civilian job" it's much like stage management, just more pants! ;)
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Re: THOUGHT OF THE DAY: What's your day job?
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2010, 06:58 am »
I substitute teach.  The school system i sub for is super-flexible in regards to taking time off and still being actively employed as a sub, so I can take as much time off as I need when I'm SMing a show.

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Re: THOUGHT OF THE DAY: What's your day job?
« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2010, 12:52 am »
Lighting Tech, Technical Director, Operations, Crewing, General Dogs Body at my venue... Official Title "Operations Assistant"




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Re: THOUGHT OF THE DAY: What's your day job?
« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2010, 04:11 pm »
Lighting, sound, website, construction crew, AD, SM, ASM...like Mac Calder: Operations Manager at my venue.

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Re: THOUGHT OF THE DAY: What's your day job?
« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2010, 07:41 pm »
I currently work as the After-School Care Director at a private preparatory school. Although I kind of fell into education with younger children, it's amazing how much those SM muscles get used in my classroom.

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Re: THOUGHT OF THE DAY: What's your day job?
« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2010, 09:47 am »
I actually Stage Manage part time for a Community College Performing Arts Center.

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Re: THOUGHT OF THE DAY: What's your day job?
« Reply #12 on: May 28, 2010, 02:11 pm »
Interesting to see a 2nd substitute teacher on here.  I'm thinking about going pro with subbing.  It's such a great gig without the added stress of grades, and parents, and conferences, and lesson plans....and the kids are always happy to see me :D

The pay is so great too!  I can't wait for the school system to get back on its feet so I can start benefiting from being a sub AND doing what I love....
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Re: THOUGHT OF THE DAY: What's your day job?
« Reply #13 on: Jul 11, 2010, 01:04 am »
I go to high school, which is very inflexible when it comes to time off for a show.  ;) Most of my teachers understood that I don't really prioritize homework during tech week, though, which was lovely. I hope my teachers next year are as understanding.
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Re: THOUGHT OF THE DAY: What's your day job?
« Reply #14 on: Jul 12, 2010, 12:43 pm »
I sell tickets at an entertainment venue.  Touring concerts, children's shows, local sports (basketball, hockey and football), and any other touring show that would seat 19,000 people. It's a huge space.  Sometimes I get to see a concert for free.  At least it's in the entertainment industry and I like what I do.

 

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