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Welcome to the Employment Forum!
« on: Jun 22, 2006, 12:27 pm »
Welcome to the Employment Forum!

What this forum is
This is the place to discuss all aspects of theatrical employment. Want tips on your resume, cover letters, or contract negotiations? Looking for advice about dealing with your boss or coworkers? Need help finding gigs or general advice on your SM career path? You’ll find it all here. This is also the place to announce job postings on the Employment Forum Child Board - "Job Postings." (I also recommend posting your job announcement with the SMA as well!) Please take a look around the forum before posting to be sure you’re posting in the right place. Please join existing forums when appropriate before starting your own thread.

What this forum isn’t
While this forum is the place to find advice on dealing with sticky workplace situations, please do try to keep general griping to a minimum. Let’s maintain a pro-active attitude towards our workplace conflicts! Inappropriate and identifying comments about theatres and individuals will be edited out from posts. As usual, no bad language and no cheap gossip.

And anyone who checks out this forum should definitely visit the resume browser on the SMNetwork homepage.  The browser is accessible to all registered members.  Username, password and a link can be found in the File Cabinet section of the call board.

A little bit about me
I am a freelance stage manager and arts administrator (read: theatre office worker of many varieties) currently based in Washington, DC. I have SM’d plays, musicals, concerts, events, and work mostly in opera these days. Though I am a non-union SM, I’m familiar with AEA, AGMA, IATSE, LORT, and AFofM employment contracts. I’ve worked a variety of shows – large and small, community and professional, big-budget and no-budget. Every gig I’ve had has been different, and I think I’ve learned a lot about dealing with a wild variety of people, venues, and circumstances. I have also spent several years as a PM and hirer, so I’ve seen hundreds of resumes and cover letters, and I’ve been the interviewer on the other side of the desk. If you have questions or concerns about this forum, feel free to PM me anytime.

Looking forward to seeing you around the site!
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