Company Information: AEG Worldwide is the world’s leading sports and live entertainment company with operations in the following business segments:
AEG Facilities, which with its affiliates owns, manages or consults with more than 120 venues
AEG Presents, which is one of the largest live music companies in the world dedicated to live contemporary music performances, including producing and promoting global and regional concert tours, music events and world-renowned festivals
AEG Sports, which is the world’s largest operator of sports franchises and high-profile sporting events
AEG Global Partnerships, which supports each of AEG’s divisions through worldwide sales and servicing of sponsorships including naming rights, premium seating and other strategic partnerships
AEG Real Estate, which develops major sports and entertainment districts worldwide
With offices on five continents, the company uses its global network of venues, portfolio of powerful sports and music brands, ticketing and content distribution platforms and its integrated entertainment districts to deliver the most creative and innovative live sports and entertainment experiences that inspire athletes, teams, artists and fans.
AEG and the Los Angeles Kings’ seek a Stage Manager for Game & Events Presentation & Production. This individual will assist in the coordination and execution of all assigned elements relating to live game and event production. This includes sound-checks, set-up, coordination of vendors, coordination of in-game ceremonies, assistance with Fan Fests, etc.
Provide production and operational support to the Game Presentation department during all LA Kings home games and scheduled events
Assist and participate during rehearsals, including: sound checks (anthem singers, host/emcee mics, communication devices, etc.), opening introductions, in-game promotions, intermission activities, ceremonies, special effects, performances, color guards, etc
Prep, manage, clean, retrieve and return equipment and props and other materials that will be used during the game/event.
Promptly communicate any problems, issues, defects, or feedback to production management
Will act as a liaison between the game/event Producers and Managers to set up and cue part-time Kings Ice Crew staff, hosts, emcees and other talent for live promotional opportunities and intermission activities that occur throughout the game
Coordinate with vendors, talent, players, executives, and guests to successfully execute all scripted elements and improvised game/event elements as required and as assigned
Work with Producers and camera operators to frame and set up live promotions while coordinating with contestants, hosts, mascot, promotional team, and additional talent
Responsible for ensuring that all pre-game, in-game, and post-game entertainment elements occur promptly at their pre-designated time and are executed accurately.
Promptly relay and communicate all information to the game Producer and/or Director should any problems/issues/changes to scripted elements occur
Relay subsequent response and any rundown and/or script changes from Producer and/or Director to the talent, Kings Ice Crew, contestant, and camera operators.
Ensure all promotions and activities are accurately and clearly communicated and explained to any/all participants
Ensure any/all safety and other precautions have been taken regarding participants in all promotions and activities, particularly on-ice
Providing and assisting with safety equipment, waivers, etc.
Manage and coordinate ceremonies, entertainers, and other live presentations in coordination with instruction from Lead Producer
Work with game/event management to ensure all prizing for any/all promotions or activities is correct, present, and distributed as instructed
Find/secure contestants as required; escort talent, guests, experiential participants, and/or staff as requested
SPECIFIC JOB KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY: The Stage Manager must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities and be able to explain and demonstrate that he or she can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skill and abilities:
Must be proactive, organized, and resourceful with great attention to detail
Ability to multi-task, meet tight timelines, and work effectively in a high pressure and fast-paced environment
Exceptional problem-solving skills and ability to prioritize efficiently and quickly
Outstanding customer service and interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to professionally and calmly communicate and interact with all levels of management, staff, guests, children, executives, celebrities, players, VIP’s, etc. even in high pressure situations.
Flexible schedule; able to commit to 80% or more of LA Kings home games (all Stage Managers are not required to work all home games – games are scheduled on a rotating basis amongst the Stage Manager pool of employees).
High school diploma (or equivalent). Bachelor’s degree, or current college student, is strongly preferred
1-2+ years of experience working in live sports entertainment, TV/Film production, live event management, or other relevant production/coordination experience preferred.
NHL knowledge and passion is a plus
Strong team-player; “above and beyond” work ethic and mentality
Skating ability (hockey skates) is a plus, but not required
AEG reserves the right to change or modify the employee’s job description whether orally or in writing, at any time during the employment relationship. AEG may require an employee to perform duties outside his/her normal description.