Recruitment: ROUNDABOUT Technical Stage Manager


Responsible to: Technical Director

The Technical Stage Manager is a key member of the ROUNDABOUT team, working closely with the Technical Director, Company Stage Manager and the Producer to deliver on the tour. The Technical Stage Manager will liaise with the Visiting Companies on tour and play a crucial role in supporting all technical elements in the absence of the Technical Director.

Person Specification

Below is a list of the experience, skills and attributes we’re looking for but we know that not everyone can meet all of them. If you don’t think you have everything on the list but believe you could make a real difference to Paines Plough then we encourage you to make an application.

  • Minimum 4 years professional mid to large-scale touring experience, preferably with temporary, demountable structures.
  • Demonstrable experience of supervising crew during get ins and get outs.
  • Working knowledge of lighting controls, especially with regards to LED technology and pixel mapping.
  • Organised yet flexible approach and calm under pressure.
  • Dedicated and committed with excellent focus and organisational skills.
  • Ability to be creative and resourceful in problem solving.
  • Proven ability to work within allocated budgets.
  • A working knowledge of the ITC/Equity Subsidised Repertory Agreements.
  • Awareness and experience of health and safety legislation and practice.
  • Experience of and ability to operate QLab and Programme.
  • Good and proactive team player, with experience in delivering productions to the highest technical level.
  • Good working knowledge of industry Health & Safety regulations Experienced in monitoring and enforcing Health & Safety regulations and ideally Health & Safety trained (IOSH certified).
  • Rigging qualification.
  • Ability to demonstrate a recognisable level of credibility within the industry.
  • IT and AutoCAD literate.
  • Degree in technical theatre practice or equivalent qualification.
  • First Aid trained.

Paines Plough strives to be an equal opportunities employer and we are committed to working towards a more diverse and inclusive theatre industry. We welcome and encourage applications from people from all backgrounds and walks of life, particularly disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates, as these groups are currently under-represented.

This is a Fixed Term Contract from 19 June to 08 November (19 October – 08 November is tbc)

Sound like you? Someone you know? Great! Check out the Technical Stage Manager Application Pack and then head to our website for details on how to apply.

Deadline for applications is 12pm, Monday 23 March 2020.

Good luck!

Team PP

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