(Closed) Calling all Techie/Stage Manager bees :)

posted 6 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper

$10 an hour is what I used to make building/breaking down sets and stage managing at local play houses. You really can’t expect to make much more than that unless you’re on the full time staff, but most people have to stick around a LONG time for a pay raise. Start with 10, ask if he thinks that’s fair, he might be willing to pay more, maybe less depending on their needs.  Most places are working with a barely-there budget, so don’t expect to make much.

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper

@SunnyBunny:  Yeah, $10 hourly is a good starting point. I did a lot of work on a production one time where I agreed to $50 a day and ended up working 18 hour days (I was literally sleeping on a couch in the costume room) in the weeks leading up to the show, so it barely covered gas and food, I basically ended up working for free. Keep a log and have he or someone else sign it when you’re done, then it can be sumbitted to whoever does their payroll. I think that’s fair, and who knows he might be willing to pay you more! If anything you get great experience and you build up a reputation in the theater community if you do good work.

 

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