What are Crew Managers, Theater Managers, and Stage Managers?

SXSW Crew Managers are volunteer leaders who collaborate and plan with SXSW staff for several months prior to the event, and wrap up shortly after the event concludes. Duties include assisting with recruiting, scheduling, training, and managing a volunteer crew. Crew managers carry a special level of recognition among staff and volunteer crews and are role models to the volunteers they lead.

SXSW Theater Managers act as liaisons between SXSW staff, production, theaters, filmmakers, publicists, alumni, and registrants at SXSW Film Festival venues. Theater managers help ensure films are screened as scheduled, while overseeing the Film Venue Staff Crew. 

SXSW Stage Managers volunteer before and throughout the SXSW Music Festival to ensure that performing artists have everything they need for a successful showcase. During the Music Festival itself they are responsible for a specific stage and crew, making sure that bands load in, start and end their sets on time, and manage any issues that may arise.

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