Touring Deck Chief

Touring Deck Chief

CATEGORY: Technical

Mills Entertainment
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Job Details


Now Hiring:  Deck Chief who enjoys children’s theatricals to join our 2019 touring production of The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Musical.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Participate in production meetings and phone conferences prior to the tour dates
  • Act as a production assistant during the rehearsal process.
  • Supervise and direct local crew, in conjunction with the touring crew, for all load-ins, shows, and load-outs.
  • Participate in load-ins and load-outs, ensuring a safe work environment and that integrity of the show is always being upheld to standard.
  • Maintain and repair props as needed.
  • Train local deck crew on show tracks during load-in.
  • Lead the running of the deck, and execute a deck track during performances.
  • Call all show tracks and cues, potentially executing lighting cues from the console as well.
  • Ensure that all equipment and show supplies are ready for movement post-show.
  • Ensure that the team adheres to all safety procedures.
  • Assist other departments when necessary or available.
  • Participate in production meetings and general tour check-ins while on the road.
  • Report any maintenance or expendable needs to Tour Manager and Production Manager.
  • Lead a smooth, successful and enjoyable workplace.

  • Must have prior touring experience
  • Astute attention to detail
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work cross-functionally, collaborating with others.
  • Able to manage multiple projects at once, and operate in line with proven systems
  • Must be able to solve problems as and when they may arise
  • Strong organizational and adaptability skills
  • Positive attitude and the ability to remain effective under pressure while managing staff and motivating teams for best results
  • Experience working in a dynamic, high-energy environment with a demanding workload
  • Prior experience working with and supervising a local crew under IATSE union regulations.
  • Able to work varied hours and commit 100% of time for domestic travel and work on the road for the entire tour
  • Must have prior touring experience and experience working with minors
  • Able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs.
  • Must be willing to work through the holidays in November and December
  • Employment contingent upon completion of background check

Preferred Skills:
  • Higher consideration will be given to candidates:
  • With at least 2 years theatrical tour experience
  • Who have previously worked with minors on theatrical productions
  • And have with a background in musical theatre

Additional Information:
  • Tech in Easton, PA: October 28th - November 14th 
  • Tour dates: November 15th - December 29th 
  • Travel home: December 30th 

This is a bus and truck tour, most nights will be spent on the sleeper bus
  • Salary Minimum: $750.00 weekly
  • Per-Diem: $40 per day
  • Travel and Accommodations provided


October 28, 2019 - December 30, 2019


$750 Weekly



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