We are looking for a skilled Production/Stage Manager to take ‘Grass’ a dance show for children aged 2-4 & 4+ to Edinburgh Children Theatre’s Festival (formally known as Imaginate), with onward dates in July & August and possible future international touring
PERIOD OF ENGAGMENT
29 May – 5 June & 24 July – 13 Aug with possible future dates in discussion for UK and abroad from July 2017, and confirmed international tour dates from May 2018
£550 per week plus travel, accomodation and per diems
This is a freelance role, providing services to the Company and will not be entitled to paid holiday, sick pay or any other employment benefits and will be responsible for their own tax and national insurance contributions. All payments above are inclusive of VAT if applicable.
- Experience of international touring in Europe, U.S.A and Asia
- Ability to re-light
- Budget management
- Freighting set and prop items internationally
Closing Date for submissions:
MONDAY 8 MAY, 4pm
Interviews on 11th April TBC
Please submit CV and short statement expressing why interested.
Explore the ground and all of its wriggling inhabitants in this quirky dance show for young children and families.
Performed on freshly-cut turf, Grass is a gently interactive show around an intimate set featuring worms, slugs, snails and spontaneous outbreaks of ant dancing. Animated butterflies flutter across the stage and humans pit against worms in this sensory exploration of the world beneath our feet.
With a special session after the show to stay and play, Grass will inspire children to look closely at the world around them, get moving, get mucky and play!
The Production/Stage Manager is responsible for:
- Advising and supporting the creative team as required.
- Financial management of all production matters
- When necessary, undertake driving of set, LX and sound equipment (a full, clean licence is required)
- To be available during the run of the production to deal with matters arising
- Overseeing all pre-production meetings
- When necessary, contracting production staff to realise the tour dates
- Sourcing materials and set build when necessary
- Liaise with international hosts regarding all logistical elements of tour dates
- Be responsible for fit-up/rig and strike of set, LX, & sound, scheduling, contracts & hazard assessment for the smooth running for all performances
- Supply necessary technical specifications and lighting plans to venues in a timely manner
- Organising set storage if required
- Operate sound and lights during the show
NB Please note the Production/Stage Manager will operate the show on stage. You will not be required to perform but you will need to be comfortable operating in front of an audience and interacting with audiences during the Stay & Play
SECOND HAND DANCE
Second Hand Dance makes highly visual dance performances, collaborating with dancers, visual artists and the public to produce joyful, inspirational shows for children and adults that hold the audience experience at its centre. The work is often socially engaged, subtly participatory and presented in theatres, galleries, libraries and outdoor spaces.
Rosie Heafford is a performance maker and director/choreographer based in England. After graduating Trinity Laban with a degree in Dance Theatre, she went on to study at Goldsmiths College specialising in Participatory Theatre. Rosie was shortlisted for the Arts Foundation Award for Children’s Theatre (2016).
A Note on International Touring
This show has the possibility of touring worldwide, including the UK, Europe, USA and Asia. International touring requires additional skills to national touring. It requires an open mind, positive and hardworking attitude and ethic, as well as polite manner and significant diplomacy skills. You will get the opportunity to experience other countries and cultures and you will meet you industry professionals and audiences from across the globe. It will be an incredible experience, but international touring will also mean long hours and jet lag are the norm, and you may find yourself far from home for long periods of time in unfamiliar cultures and contexts. We are looking for professionals would are prepared and excited to take on this unique challenge and style of production, and also be a team player and uphold a positive attitude and good will during the journeys ahead.