Touring Company Stage Manager

  • Part Time
  • Chicago

Website The Second City

The world's premier comedy theater and school of improvisation.

Stage Manager

The Company

The Second City is the premier brand in improv-based sketch comedy and the world’s largest school of improvisation with theatres and training centres in Chicago, Toronto, and Hollywood.  They have full time touring ensembles, a film school, and a thriving B2B division focused on hands-on learning, digital content, and consumer insight.  Founded in 1959, the company continues to grow rapidly in size and influence.

This touring stage management role will be with various Second City Touring Companies or Theatrical projects. Most jobs will require out of town travel, however, some shows may take place at The Second City Chicago.

Schedule : This is a part time position. The ideal candidate for this position is available to work evenings and weekends, with the flexibility to adjust as needed. 10-30 hours per week.

Running light boards during performances
Printing & distributing scripts
Completes performance reports & distributes to production staff
Familiarity with AEA Rulebook
Reporting weekly attendance
Driving touring vehicles
Managing company credit card for road expenses
Handling client payments
Leading on-site tech rehearsals for Touring productions
Securing and managing props
Scheduling rehearsal space
Archiving newly generated scripts
Familiarity with Touring tech riders
Qualifications to have this position:

Must have a valid driver’s license and proven track record of being a good driver
Familiarity with improv and sketch comedy
Experience with sound and lighting design
Strong leadership skills
Strong organizational skills




This position is currently open, and we’d like to find the right candidate as soon as possible.  Please email resume and cover letter to, no phone calls please.

Instructions to Apply:

Please send resume to or apply on our careers page at

To apply for this job email your details to

Pay Rate/Range*: $138/show & $18/hour for rehearsal