Professional membership

Do you work as a professional stage manager in Theatre, Events, Television or Education? For information on what SMA Membership can do for you, read on:

What does it offer?

Help finding work in four key ways

The SMA Freelist

The only listing that shows prospective employers exactly when you are available; produced monthly and emailed out initially to over 700 potential employers it is updated daily and available on request and for other SMA Members to download from the SMA Website. The Freelist is provided FREE to the industry.

FREE full entry on SPOTLIGHT

Spotlight is not just for actors, it has a dedicated stage management section only for SMA Members. Potential employers who have a Spotlight account can view your full CV. You have access to your details to update as necessary. Your Spotlight Membership Card also provides you with many special offers.

Mandy.com Premium Membership 25% discount

Whilst you can list yourself on Mandy for free, to access the job details in full requires Premium Membership.

SMA Website

Constantly updated jobs listings only available for SMA Members.

Information

Read up on issues and news relevant to stage management or hunt for digs and advice in our newsletter Cueline or on our website members’ area. The SMA also produces a roundup email, Agenda every Tuesday which contains new and interesting information and publishes factsheets and guides available FREE to all our members.

Networking & Events

Meet fellow stage managers and share your experiences at our regular member events including exclusive backstage tours and seminars.

Career development and training

The SMA offers help & advice and a range of practical courses run by working professionals at discounted rates for members. Courses cover Company Management, Production Management, Cueing from Music/Scorereading, Relighting, Health & Safety, Event Management, Props, Automation and much, much more.

Practical advice

The SMA was formed by stage managers for stage managers. We know the problems you may encounter and can offer advice or simply someone to talk to. If we don’t know the answer, we know a member who does.

Representation

The SMA is the only body in the UK exclusively representing stage management. We can take your concerns to the right people; make your voice heard and give it the weight of your many colleagues. The SMA raises the profile of stage management and the issues that affect it.

Who is eligible?

Anyone who has worked on the stage management staff of a professional company in the UK and whose application is approved by the SMA Board of Directors. Two professional references are required both of whom know your professional stage management work.

What do I need to do now?

Fill in the application form below. Let your referees know that the SMA will be contacting them, as this will speed up your application. Once we have checked and approved your application, we will get in contact with ways to pay.

How much does it cost?

There is a £10 sign up fee for new Professional members.
Annual membership: £84
Annual membership inc. the print version of Cueline: £93
After the first year, there is also an option to pay quarterly.

Payment is made via the website, after your application has been approved. It is possible to pay via BACS
Account name: Stage Management Association
Sort Code: 40-11-58
Account no: 80312010
(£87.50 or £98.50 with print version of Cueline)
-or even cheque (£87.50/£98.50) to SMA 89 Borough High Street, London SE1 1NL
Please contact the SMA Office if you need further assistance.

Professional member application

Referees

Two referees required who both know your professional stage management work. One ideally will be a SMA Professional Member but this is not compulsory. (contact us for help and advice if you have any query).

CV / Record of Work

Upload your current CV or details of recent work. You can upload as a Word document or PDF, max file size is 2MB.