Vital Xposure seeks Stage Management professionals

Closing Date: 27 January 2020

Vital Xposure

Location: London - Stockton on Tees (plus various touring locations)

Remuneration:

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VITAL XPOSURE would like to work with a Stage Manager and a Relighting / Technical Stage Manager for our next production, Medicine’s Monstrous Daughters, opening at ARC – Stockton Arts Centre on Thursday 19th March 2020.

JOB TITLE(S):
Stage Manager and Relighting / Technical Stage Manager (two positions)

RESPONSIBLE TO:
The Executive Director and the Production Manager

NOTABLE DATES:
Rehearsals Start: Monday 24th February – London
Tech week: Monday 16 March – Stockton on Tees
First Show: Thursday 19th March – Stockton on Tees
Final Show: Saturday 18th April – London
Returns: Monday 20th April

CONTRACT AND HOURS
These are full-time positions. Hours are dependent on agreed rehearsal times and show running times in line with ITC/Equity agreement.

1. RELIGHTING / TECHNICAL STAGE MANAGER POSITION

Dates:
• w/c Monday 9th March 2020: 2 days (dates to be confirmed)
• Monday 16 March – 18th April 2020 (locations as per schedule above)
• Monday 20th April 2020: 1 day (returns)

Payment:
£500 per week for 5 weeks plus overtime and subsistence on tour, including one week of holiday from Monday 6th April 2020. Plus 3 extra days paid at £100/day (returns and 2 days during week beginning 9th March for introductions and pre-production week planning).

The role will involve working with our director, designers and production manager to stage manage the sound, lighting and visuals of the show. The Relight/Technical Stage Manager will be required to oversee all technical aspects on tour and to operate the show (potentially in conjunction with the Stage Manager).

They will liaise with tour venues, in conjunction with the production manager, and will be responsible for relighting the show on tour.

They will also be required to drive a Luton van, to load and unload the set, and to assist the stage manager to fit up and strike the set in each venue.

Essential Criteria:
• experience of touring in a similar position
• valid driving licence and willingness to drive a luton van
• thorough grounding in technical theatre

Experience of driving a luton/transit van and of the Disability Arts field is an advantage

2. STAGE MANAGER POSITION

Dates:
• Monday 24th February 2020 – Saturday 18th April (locations as per schedule above)
• Monday 20th April 2020: 1 day (returns)

Payment:
£500 per week for 8 weeks plus overtime and subsistence on tour, inclusive of one week of holiday from Monday 6th April 2020. Plus 1 day for returns, paid at £100/day.

The role will involve overseeing rehearsals, including sending out rehearsal calls, preparing the venue, being on the book, distributing notes and assisting the Director and Production Manager. During the tour, they will take charge of the set, costumes and props and general stage management. They may need to operate during the show.

They will be required to drive a Luton van, to load and unload the set and equipment, and will be responsible for the show reports. They will lead on fit-up and strike assisted by the R/TSM.

Essential criteria:
• experience of touring in a similar position
• valid driving licence and willingness to drive a luton van
• thorough grounding in stage management

Experience of driving a luton/transit van and of the Disability Arts field is an advantage

HOW TO APPLY:
Please send your CV and brief covering letter to intouch@vitalxposure.co.uk including ‘SM’ (for the Stage Manager role ) or ‘RTSM’ (for the Relight / Technical Stage Manager role) in the subject line, or by post to Vital Xposure, Empire 2, 291 Mare St, London E8 1EJ.

Deadline: 5pm on Monday 27th January 2020

Interviews: Friday 31st January in East London.

Please make sure you include in your cover letter whether you hold a valid UK Driving Licence and confirm your availability for the interview.

Further information can be found on our website.