JOBS! Two stage management roles for our new show ‘Future Bodies’

1. TECHNICAL STAGE MANAGER

We would like to contract an experienced stage manager with a strong technical background to join us on our next production FUTURE BODIES – a co-production with HOME made in collaboration with RashDash.

3 September – 20 October 2018 (7 weeks continuous)
Fee £3990
Based in Manchester

Main responsibilities:
• Oversee the smooth running of the rehearsal room, working closely with the Director/s to ensure rehearsals run to schedule and with all required resources (props, costumes etc)
• Create and distribute call sheets
• Take notes during rehearsals, distributing them to the other departments and creating the book.
• Work with the Designer and Production Manager to source props, costumes and technical equipment as required including restocking consumables.
• Liaise with the Production Manager, Producer and creative team (Director, Designer, Sound Designer, Video+Lighting Designer) over the general management and delivery of the production
• Mentor and line manage the ASM and liaise with venue crew.
• Work closely with the Production Manager, Designers and in house technical team to oversee the fit up of set and all technical elements of the show
• Call the show and operate lighting+sound for every performance
• Write and circulate show reports
• Ensure the set, costumes and props are maintained during the run.
• Support the company with other work as can be reasonably required for the smooth running of rehearsals and performances.
• Create a complete technical rider for the finished show.
• With the Production Manager:
– lead the get in and get out at tour venues.
– drive the van and/or manage transport of set to and from tour venues.
• Oversee all technical aspects of the fit up at the tour venues including focus of lights+video and installation and level balancing of the sound
• Act as company manager on tour and report any problems to the Producer.
• Oversee all returns and/or storage of set, costumes and equipment at the end of the run

Personal specification:
• Strong experience of stage management in the small and/or mid scale theatre touring sector or similar setting
• A broad range of technical skills including lighting, sound and show operation
• Experience operating QLab
• Ability to remain calm under pressure and think on your feet
• Ability to remain flexible and adjust to an evolving, devised rehearsal process.
• Full and clean driving license.

Dates:
3 Sept – 27 Sept rehearsals at HOME (Manchester)
28 Sept – 13 October performances at HOME
15-20 October tour week to Northern Stage (Newcastle) and Lawrence Batley Theatre (Huddersfield)

Travel, accommodation and per diems will be provided for tour dates away from Manchester.

To apply:
Please send a CV and covering letter detailing your experience, skills and why you would like to work with us to Artistic Director Jon Spooner by 6pm Friday 22 June.

Interviews will take place in Manchester either Wednesday 27 or Thursday 28 June.

Unlimited operates an active equal opportunities policy with regard to freelance contracts and employees, and welcomes applications from suitably qualified people from all groups. If you would like or need any support in applying for this job, please contact our Operations Manager Alison McIntyre

2. ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER

We are offering a freelance contract for an assistant stage manager with an interest in developing their technical theatre skills to join us on our next production FUTURE BODIES – a co-production with HOME made in collaboration with RashDash.

17 September – 20 October 2018 (5 weeks continuous)
Fee £2,500
Based in Manchester

Main responsibilities:
• Support the Technical Stage Manager to oversee the smooth running of the rehearsal room and production
• Operate the creative captioning/video for every performance.
• Support the company with other work as can be reasonably required for the smooth running of rehearsals and performances.
• Support the TSM with all aspects of the fit up at the tour venues

Personal specification:
• Some experience of working as technical crew or in stage management
• Ability to remain calm under pressure and think on your feet
• Ability to remain flexible and adjust to an evolving, devised rehearsal process.

Dates:
3 Sept – 27 Sept rehearsals at HOME (Manchester)
28 Sept – 13 October performances at HOME
15-20 October tour week to Northern Stage (Newcastle) and Lawrence Batley Theatre (Huddersfield)

Travel, accommodation and per diems will be provided for tour dates away from Manchester.

To apply:
Please send a CV and covering letter detailing your experience, skills and why you would like to work with us to Artistic Director Jon Spooner by 6pm Friday 22 June.

Interviews will take place in Manchester either Wednesday 27 or Thursday 28 June.

Unlimited operates an active equal opportunities policy with regard to freelance contracts and employees, and welcomes applications from suitably qualified people from all groups. If you would like or need any support in applying for this job, please contact our Operations Manager Alison McIntyre

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