Main Stage - Stage Manager

Bass Coast Festival is hiring a Main Stage - Stage Manager.

Bass Coast Festival is a thoughtfully curated boutique music and art festival that is held on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Nlaka’pamux and Syilx people. Moving into its 15th year, Bass Coast has garnered a global reputation for showcasing innovative international talent and providing a springboard for Canadian artists.

The Main Stage - Stage Manager will oversee the coordination and execution of all stage-related activities for the main stage of our music festival. They will work closely with the production team and artists to ensure that all performances are executed smoothly and according to schedule. The ideal candidate will have experience in live event production and stage management, excellent communication and problem-solving skills, and the ability to work well under pressure.

The Bass Coast production team completes all advancing and scheduling of the stage. The Stage Manager will be required to check emails in advance and participate in a few meetings, but there is not a lot of advance work required. 

Main Stage showtime hours: Friday July 7 - Sun July 9 - 8:30pm - 2:30am.
The stage performers include DJ’s, and performance artists. 
Sound checks each afternoon.
Thursday July 6 will be a rehearsal day.


  • Coordinate with the production team to ensure that all equipment and materials are in place and ready for performances
  • Work closely with artists and their teams to facilitate their needs and ensure that their performances run smoothly
  • Manage a team of stagehands, ensuring that they are aware of their duties and are working together effectively
  • Coordinate with the Production Manager, backstage crew, and performers to ensure smooth transitions and adherence to the schedule.
  • Maintain a detailed schedule of performances and coordinate with artists to ensure that they are aware of their performance times
  • Oversee the setup and teardown of equipment and materials before and after each performance
  • Coordinate and facilitate soundchecks and line checks for each artist, ensuring proper audio setup and equipment functioning.
  • Address any concerns or issues raised by artists promptly and professionally, seeking solutions and maintaining a positive atmosphere.
  • Ensure that all stage-related activities are executed safely and in compliance with local regulations
  • Anticipate and manage any potential issues, employing effective problem-solving skills to minimize disruptions to the schedule
  • Handle any issues or emergencies that may arise during performances and communicate any changes or issues to the production team
  • Other duties as required.


  • At least 2 years of experience in live event production and stage management
  • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure and manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Knowledge of audio and lighting equipment and experience working with audio and lighting technicians
  • Familiarity with local regulations and safety procedures for live events
  • A keen eye for detail and the ability to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines.
  • Strong leadership and team management skills
  • Practical experience with spreadsheets (Google Sheets).
  • Enjoys organizing, establishing and managing priorities with a sense of urgency.
  • Capable of working in a constantly evolving environment.
  • Passion for the high-pressure and fast-paced environment of festival production.
  • Experience working or attending festivals and/or events is an asset.
  • Must be legally eligible to work unrestricted in Canada.


Contract Duration:
July 6 - July 9, 2023: On the festival site. 
Minimal advance meetings in June.

Flat rate contract: $1400

Bass Coast offers an innovative, flexible and creative work environment. All Bass Coast employees work remotely during pre-show and post-show and are required to have their own computer, and workspace (whether at home or elsewhere). The successful candidate will be able to work both independently and work remotely via zoom with team members. In-person meetings may be required. The successful candidate must be eligible to work in Canada. 

Bass Coast Project Ltd is an equal opportunity employer offering a fair, co-operative, respectful, safe, and healthy work environment. We conduct hiring on the basis of employment equity. Employment equity is designed to compensate for the nonexistence of a level playing field with regard to people’s experiences and job qualifications, given structural injustices and systemic discrimination that marginalize certain groups. Bass Coast welcomes and encourages applications from Indigenous people, Black people, people of colour, women, LGBTQ2SIA+ people, people with disabilities, people living in poverty, and newcomers to Canada. 

COVID-19 Workplace Policy:

Bass Coast Festival will continue to operate in accordance with provincial and local health guidelines and recommendations.

Application Process:
To apply please fill out the application form link below and include a cover letter and resume demonstrating your interest in the position and your fit for the duties and qualifications noted.

Applications will only be accepted through the online application form below.

Application Deadline:
Posting will remain open until the position is filled.
We thank all applicants, but only those considered for an interview will be contacted.
Please do not contact us directly about the application status.


    Applications will only be accepted through the online application form

    Application Deadline
    Posting will remain open until the position is filled. 
    We thank all applicants, but only those considered for an interview will be contacted. 
    Please do not contact us directly about the application status.