Technical Stage Manager

Posted on 05/02/19 by Proteus Creation Space

Proteus are looking for an experienced technical stage manager to oversee all technical aspects of their new touring production, Macbeth, including lighting, sound and projection. This role is suited to someone with a wide range of technical skills. While rehearsals and the first two performances will take place in Basingstoke we are open to applications from outside the region.
Duties include:
• Supervising get-ins and get-outs
• Driving set to and from location
• Managing post-show discussions in partnership with venue staff
• Final decommission including pack-down, clear-up and return of set, costume and equipment to storage as required.

• Experience of production relights and programming lighting desks
• Proven ability to programme and operate sound
• Ability to interpret ground plans and technical specifications, and adapt production parameters accordingly, to ensure a high standard of technical presentation
• Experience of self-cueing performances
• Experience of liaising with venues regarding technical requirements and Front of House procedures
• Full driving licence

• Experience of working with projection
• Previous experience of mid-scale touring
• Experience of driving 3.5t long wheelbase van

06 Feb: Deadline for applications, 5pm
11 Feb: Interviews (Creation Space, Basingstoke)
4 – 8 Mar: Rehearsals (Creation Space, Basingstoke)
10 Mar: Get-in and fit-up (The Haymarket, Basingstoke)
11 & 12 Mar: Tech rehearsals (The Haymarket, Basingstoke)
13 Mar: Invited dress rehearsals (The Haymarket, Basingstoke)
14 & 15 Mar: Performances (The Haymarket, Basingstoke)
21 & 22 Mar: Performances (Jackson’s Lane, London)

£1800 (based on £600 per week x 3 weeks), plus accommodation/travel and per diems while on tour. Plans are in place for additional touring in Autumn 2019, though this will be subject to a separate agreement.

Please send an application to no later than 5pm on 6 Feb consisting of:
• C.V. detailing relevant experience
• A covering letter that outlines how you fulfil the requirements and how you would approach the project.
Shortlisted applicants will be invited to a face-to-face interview at Proteus Creation Space, Basingstoke, on 11 February. Phone or Skype interviews are available if necessary.

Founded in 1981, National Portfolio Organisation and award winning theatre company Proteus is one of the south’s foremost touring organisations. Since 2004 the company has been led by acclaimed director Mary Swan and presents a varied work schedule of residencies, workshops, training and participatory events, alongside a busy performance schedule touring nationally and internationally.

Set in London during the stock market crash of 1987, this new adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth by award-winning theatre company Proteus takes the macabre tale to the trading room floor. A cast of five talented BAME performers have worked closely with Theatre Ad Infinitum’s George Mann to create a highly physical, major new interpretation of a classic. Directed by Mary Swan, the artistic director of Proteus, this Macbeth is a gripping corporate thriller.
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