Company Stage Manager

Travelling Light

What can you receive?
£565 per week


17 April 2023

Travelling Light is a nationally and internationally acclaimed storytelling company for children and young people.

We have been sparking the creative journeys of children and young people since 1984. Our mission is to create outstanding theatre for and with young people that inspires their thinking, engages their emotions and fires their imaginations. Our work is underpinned by the belief that every child is entitled to create, imagine and experience great stories told through theatre.

We deliver our mission through our programme of touring professional theatre productions and our participatory work.

Context of the Role

Travelling Light is looking for a Company Stage Manager to take responsibility for a safe and effective schools and community tour of When The Birds Sang in Bristol, a family performance in collaboration with Theatre Hullabaloo.

Please note, this role will be a handover from Theatre Hullabaloo’s Production Manager, once the performance has completed a short run at Theatre Hullabaloo, Darlington. The touring company will be made up of x2 dancer performers and x1 technical assistant. The Company Stage Manager and technical assistant will be responsible for the set up / running of the performance.

Location: Bristol (with travel to and from Darlington at start and end of engagement). With the exception of the handover, which will take place at Theatre Hullabaloo, the tour will be entirely Bristol based/commutable from Bristol.

Hours: Not exceeding 43hrs per week. General working hours (though not guaranteed) are 8am – 4pm, with a minimum of 2 days off per week. Consecutive days off cannot be guaranteed due to the touring schedule.

Salary: £565 per week, based on 3.5 weeks. This is a payroll ITC/Equity contract which includes holiday pay accrual and pension entitlement.

Skills and Experience Essential:

• Experience in a stage management role for a theatre venue or theatre company.

• Experience of touring to theatres and / or schools and community venues.

• A working knowledge of technical aspects of theatre.

• Experience of managing individuals or a team (e.g. a stage management team, performers, etc).

• Experience of plugging up technical equipment, specifically sound.

• Current valid driving licence. Desirable • Experience of driving vans. • Clean driving licence with no points.

• Experience of using QLab software.

• Experience of touring to schools, community settings and rural venues.

• Health & Safety qualification or training.

• First Aid qualification.

• Current DBS check. Abilities/attributes

• Excellent interpersonal skills, able to form professional relationships.

• Able to work independently and as part of a team.

• The ability to represent the company when on tour.

• Excellent attention to detail.

• Well organised with the ability to prioritise time and manage multiple tasks with competing deadlines.

• A strong interest in creating work for children and young people.

• Commitment to inclusion and diversity

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