Recruitment: ROUNDABOUT Company Stage Manager on book

Wanted: ROUNDABOUT Company Stage Manager on book

Paines Plough are on the look out for a Company Stage Manager on book for our 2019 ROUNDABOUT tour. The CSM on book will support the Director and manage the ROUNDABOUT company during rehearsals and on tour, ensuring the efficient running of the rehearsal room and productions in tech and performance and overseeing the well-being of the company. The CSM on book will operate all Paines Plough shows. They will support the Producer and act as joint venue manager alongside the Technical Stage Managers for ROUNDABOUT on tour, ensuring that a safe, tidy and welcoming environment is provided for all audiences.

Who are we looking for?

This is an ideal role for someone who is passionate about new plays and looking to gain experience in a senior, multifaceted Stage Management role. The ROUNDABOUT CSM on book will work across multiple departments with core staff, the creative team, FOH personnel, ROUNDABOUT’s Technical Stage Managers and venue technical teams whilst developing venue management skills in tandem. The role will play a crucial part in the smooth delivery of ROUNDABOUT with the CSM on book working at the heart of Paines Plough.

Up your street? Excellent. We can’t wait to hear from you. Details below.


ROUNDABOUT is Paines Plough’s pop-up in-the-round theatre. It offers a unique 360 degree theatre experience with 168 -seats wrapped around the stage, state -of-the- art LED lighting and surround sound. Roundabout flat packs into a lorry and pops-up across the UK bringing the nation’s best playwrights and a thrilling atmosphere to audiences everywhere.

In 2019 we received three-years funding from the Arts Council where we will host three brand new plays co-produced by Paines Plough and Theatr Clwyd, previewing at Theatr Clwyd and premiering at the Edinburgh Festival before heading out on a five week UK tour funded by Art Council England where we will present a mini festival every weekend between September-October in Salford, Ramsgate, Doncaster, Poole and Lincoln followed by a 3-5 week run in London.

In it we present a rep of three brand new Paines Plough plays, one specifically for young
people, performed by a company of three actors. In partnership with our hosts we
programme a wider festival of local theatre, music, comedy and a range of activities in the space.

The aim is to use the ROUNDABOUT space as a resource for local communities to engage with its possibilities, with the ultimate aim to increase footfall from a wider audience and encourage theatre going.

Now in 2019, we’re preparing for another epic tour and we’d love you to join.

How to Apply

This Application Pack contains further detail including the full job description and person specification.

All applications must be made through this online form. You will be asked to upload a copy of your CV and a cover letter detailing your relevant experience in reference to the job description.

Deadline for applications

The deadline for applications is 10am on 01 April 2019.

If you have any questions about the application process or would like the application pack in a different format please contact Eman Bhatti, our Trainee Administrator on or 020 7240 4533.

Good luck!

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