Occupational outlook is currently unavailable. Job openings are a result of employment turnover and newly created positions.
Stage managers work for:
- theatre companies
- dance and opera companies
- touring music events (concerts) and special events
- symphony orchestras
- television and radio stations and networks.
They may be hired for the run of 1 production or a season and often accompany touring companies. Even large theatres may not hire stage managers year round.
Experienced stage managers may move into other positions in film and television production, arts administration, concert production or special event stage management (for example, Olympic events, festivals).
Stage managers are part of the larger 2011 National Occupational Classification 5226: Other technical and co-ordinating occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting and the performing arts. In Alberta, 90% of people employed in this classification work in the following industries:
The employment outlook [pdf] in this occupation will be influenced by a wide variety of factors including:
- trends and events affecting overall employment (especially in the industries listed above)
- location in Alberta
- employment turnover (work opportunities generated by people leaving existing positions)
- occupational growth (work opportunities resulting from the creation of new positions)
- size of the occupation.
In Alberta, the 5226: Other technical and co-ordinating occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting and the performing arts occupational group is expected to have an above-average annual growth of 2.6% from 2019 to 2023. In addition to job openings created by employment turnover, 39 new positions are forecasted to be created within this occupational group each year.
Employment turnover is expected to increase as members of the baby boom generation retire over the next few years.