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Technical Stage Manager
Application deadline: May 20th 2019
OperaUpClose is looking for a Technical Stage Manager to join the production team on our new opera for 3-5-year-olds, based on Jill Murphy’s much-loved picture book, Peace At Last.
This new 30-minute opera will premiere at Gallions’ Summer Festival (Newham) in July 2019 and follow with a national tour to schools and theatres in the summer and autumn terms.
We are looking for an experienced and organised touring Technical Stage Manager, with excellent interpersonal skills, a clean driving licence, experience of working in school settings and re-lighting theatre/opera productions on tour.
The Technical Stage Manager will join in the second week of the rehearsal period. They will work closely with the directors, designers, production manager and company stage manager throughout the final weeks of rehearsals, sourcing props and costumes, and creating and updating the appropriate touring paperwork in regard to the LX design.
On tour, the Technical Stage Manager will be responsible for transporting the set (in our van), getting in and out of each venue, relighting and operating the show from a lighting desk. Throughout the tour, the Technical Stage Manager will need to keep the technical paperwork up-to-date. They will also need to circulate show reports.
COMPOSER Joanna Lee
LIBRETTIST & DIRECTOR Robin Norton-Hale
SET & COSTUME DESIGNER Sophia Lovell Smith
LIGHTING DESIGNER Will Evans
PRODUCTION MANAGER Callum Finn
Minimum 2 years’ experience as a technical/stage manager for touring productions
Experience of taking theatre or opera into school settings
Experience of touring theatre or opera to studios
Experience of working on children’s shows
Excellent understanding of lighting, ability to re-light on tour
Full, clean driving licence (held for at least two years)
Experience of driving a van
Working knowledge of current Health and Safety legislation
Excellent time management skills
Excellent team worker
Excellent problem-solving skills
Can read music / operate lights from cues in a musical score
Holds an enhanced DBS certificate, ideally on the online update service
Please send a cover letter and CV to Amy at firstname.lastname@example.org 10am on Monday 20th May.
Interviews will be held in London on 21 & 22 May.