Stage Manager - Cinelease

Date: Dec 7, 2023

Location: Covington, Georgia, United States

Company: Herc Rentals

Founded in 1965, Herc Rentals is one of the leading equipment rental suppliers in North America with trailing twelve month total revenues of nearly $2.7 billion as of June 30, 2023. Herc Rentals’ parent company, known as Herc Holdings Inc., listed on the New York Stock Exchange on July 1, 2016, under the symbol “HRI.” Herc Rentals serves customers through approximately 373 locations and has approximately 6,900 employees in North America.


Short Description

The primary focus of a Stage Manager will be to act as the liaison between Studio Operations and Production and is responsible for professional management of Studio facility. Must be proactive, have a working knowledge of production departments, and establish and maintain working relationship with production crew. Problem solving and multi-tasking issues that involve Operations, Production, Facilities, Security and Safety are overseen by the Stage Manager. Stage Managers oversee production requests, vendor’s services, stage technical use, stage and facility logistics, facility use and a variety of clerical duties.



  • Provide excellent public relations and customer service skills as liaison of studio status with studio staff and multiple productions to maintain a quality of service and establish credible working relationships with all production departments, vendors, and tenants
  • Report well-informed information to immediate supervisor on studio activity, problems/potential problems identified, results of efforts, and recommendations for corrections
  • Monitor and maintain a Daily Stage Status report of stage/mill use by production and studio departments
  • Participate in walkthrough inspection of pre and postproduction stage and facilities
  • Participate in stage and studio property production tech scouts
  • Knowledge and experience using production terminology in various production departments
  • Provide guidance on stage process for load in/load out and shooting/pre-light processes
  • Coordinate stage power access and use with Construction and Rigging Electric/Electric departments, conduct safety checks and create power ticket for billing purposes
  • Coordinate HVAC system & red-light bell system
  • Coordinate with Production departments on use of stage, grid loads, stage floor loads and anchoring
  • Coordinate with Production SPFX on Fire Marshall Fire Codes and State Liquid Propane Inspectors on inspections, permits, tests, use, and schedules
  • Coordinate handling, usage and storage of explosives per Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) and Fire Marshall’s regulation
  • Coordinate hazardous waste and waste management container deliveries, pick-ups, set-up placement, weekly inspection sheet and PO’s
  • Coordinate handling, usage, and storage of liquid propane gas per state regulation
  • Coordinate container and mobile office buildings deliveries, pick-ups, placement documentation
  • Participate in project management of stage needs with studio facilities department
  • Coordinate all office furniture moving for carpet cleaning, requests, needs and changes
  • Assume basic duties for facilities department after hours
  • Coordinate with Studio Operations, productions and Security for traffic control and parking
  • Coordinate briefing with Security Supervisor daily on studio daily activity, concerns, corrections, changes, and special requests
  • Coordinate daily approvals and security notification for Gate access guest lists for Productions and Vendors
  • Review Security Daily Activity Reports, Stage Hot Lock Logs, Studio activity and Schedules
  • Coordinate with Security in case of emergencies, assists as the liaison to First Responders
  • Will obtain and maintain training certifications - Ariel and Forklift, OSHA, Hazmat, FSA, and First Responder 
  • Capable of using Microsoft Office for tracking, billing, creating forms and Microsoft Outlook to send, receive and respond to emails

Professional Experience

3-5 Years’ Experience in the Film/Production Industry

Req #: 57719


Herc Rentals values its employees and provides excellent compensation and benefits packages which are not limited to the following.


Keeping you healthy

Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage

Life and disability insurance

Flex spending and health savings accounts

Virtual Health Visits

24 Hour Nurse Line

Healthy Pregnancy Program

Tobacco Cessation Program

Weight Loss Program



Building Your Financial Future

401(k) plan with company match

Employee Stock Purchase Program



Life & Work Harmony

Paid Time Off (Holidays, Vacations, Sick Days)

Paid parental leave.

Military leave & support for those in the National Guard and Reserves

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Adoption Assistance Reimbursement Program

Tuition Reimbursement Program

Auto & Home Insurance Discounts


Protecting You & Your Family

Company Paid Life Insurance

Supplemental Life Insurance

Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance

Company Paid Disability Insurance

Supplemental Disability Insurance

Group Legal Plan

Critical Illness Insurance

Accident Insurance


Herc does not discriminate in employment based on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, political affiliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factors.

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