Position: Stage Manager (Seasonal)
Employment Type: Seasonal
Location: Saskatoon 
Contract Dates: July 2 - July 14, 2024
Deadline: March 30, 2024

Located on Treaty 6 territory, which includes the Nêhiyawak (Cree) as original signatories and is the traditional homeland of the Métis Nation. We also acknowledge the contributions of the Dakota and Round Prairie Métis peoples in establishing our city of Saskatoon and we extend our appreciation for the opportunity to live, work, and create on this beautiful territory.


The Position

Saskatchewan Jazz Festival Inc. (SJF) is seeking to fill a seasonal contract Stage Manager. Reporting to the Executive Director The Stage Manager plays a crucial role in the successful execution of live performances during the SaskTel Saskatchewan Jazz Festival. This position involves overseeing all aspects of the stage, ensuring smooth transitions between acts, and coordinating with various stakeholders to deliver a high-quality entertainment experience.

The organization

SJF presents Saskatchewan’s premier music event, the SaskTel Saskatchewan Jazz Festival.  This international jazz festival fosters, promotes, and presents an artistically significant festival of jazz and related music annually. The festival provides opportunities to showcase Saskatchewan musicians and educational experiences for the people of Saskatchewan.

The first festival took place in Saskatoon during the summer of 1987. Today it has become the second largest festival of its kind in Western Canada and each summer the SSJF plays host to hundreds of world class artists in Saskatoon. Thousands of music fans attend to devour the sounds of jazz, blues, funk, pop, and world music, with a program that spans as many genres as it does continents.

The Candidate

SJF is looking for an individual who can help streamline festival operations in a manner that ensures inclusivity, prioritizes efficiency and high-quality performances, and fosters community ownership and impact. The successful candidate will:

  • Manage all aspects of the TD Main stage during live performances, ensuring adherence to schedule and maintaining a smooth flow of events.
  • Collaborate with the Executive Director, Production Team, Tour Managers and performers to understand technical requirements and scheduling details.
  • Communicate effectively with stage crew, Tour Managers, volunteers, and other festival staff to ensure a cohesive and well-coordinated event.
  • Address and resolve any issues or challenges that may arise during performances, such as technical difficulties, scheduling conflicts, or unexpected changes.
  • Achieve additional outcomes as outlined in the full job description.

The SJF is a not-for-profit and the Stage Manager must work successfully with a wide variety of people and organizations in various capacities. 

The Stage Manager is expected to achieve their required outcomes while keeping the best interests of the festival, festival staff, volunteers, board, partners, and the community at the core of their decision making. 

The Saskatchewan Jazz Festival Inc. prioritizes respect as a key tenant of our staff culture and strives to create a work environment in which all employees are respected, encouraged, and valued for their individual contributions.  


  • Previous experience in stage management or a related field.
  • Minimum high school diploma or equivalent work experience. Post-secondary education in theater or live event management is an asset. Current students in these disciplines may be well suited to this position.
  • Experience with not-for-profit organizations and an interest in the music industry are assets.


  • $3500.00 contract 

Position Requirements:

  • Must be bondable and obtain a criminal record check prior to commencing work.
  • Employees of the Saskatchewan Jazz Festival Inc. may not perform as an artist, technician, manager, or agent during the SaskTel Saskatchewan Jazz Festival or any additional programming presented by the SJF. With approval of the Executive Director, employees may participate in these activities at other festivals or venues, provided their participation does not conflict with the required outcomes of their employment. While the Stage Manager is a private contractor and not an employee of the organization, they must abide by this policy for the duration of their contract so as to prevent any real or perceived conflict of interest.

How to Apply

Email your application to the Executive Director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Apply early, interviews will begin in April. We thank all who apply for the position which will close March 30, 2024.

We welcome applications from all qualified individuals and encourage applications from members of racialized groups/visible minorities, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.  Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities.