TECHNICAL STAGE MANAGER / RE-LIGHTER

Job title:
Technical Stage Manager/ Re-lighter

Production:
Puccini’s Madam Butterfly

Salary:
Rehearsals      £450 p/week

Tour                 £500 p/week (up to 3x performances) or £600 p/week (4x performances)

OperaUpClose will cover transport / accommodation costs for performances taking place outside of London.

Reports to:
Production Manager

Key Dates:
Rehearsal period           13 – 31 January (TSM called from 20th)  London

Production week           3 – 6 February 2020                               Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Tour                              6 February 2020 – 17 March 2020          UK

Production details:
OperaUpClose is looking for a Technical Stage Manager to join the production team on our new English version of Puccini’s Madam Butterfly.

Retold from a female, East-Asian perspective and performed by a diverse-led cast, this Madam Butterfly is transposed to 1980s Japan and explores the mind and heart of a young woman, whose mental health deteriorates for reasons far beyond losing the love of her erstwhile husband.

This production has been re-orchestrated for a cast of 8 singers, accompanied by 4 musicians through a variety of Japanese and Western instruments.

Role Profile:
We are looking for Technical Stage Manager with experience of re-lighting theatre/opera on tour at mid-scale venues.

The TSM 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 where necessary, and creating and updating the appropriate touring paperwork with regards to the Lighting Design.

Together with the CSM, they will transport the set (driving a Luton van) and run the Get In and Out of each venue. While the CSM runs the show from backstage, the TSM will operate from the lighting desk.

In addition to re-lighting the design on tour, the TSM will be responsible for setting up sound equipment (rigging to venue PA). Throughout the tour, the TSM will need to keep the technical paperwork up to date.

Creative Team
NEW ORCHESTRATION BY Ruth Chan
NEW ENGLISH LIBRETTO BY Poppy Burton-Morgan

DIRECTOR Poppy Burton-Morgan
MUSICAL DIRECTOR Kelvin Lim
SET & COSTUME DESIGNER Cindy Lin
LIGHTING DESIGNER Will Reynolds
PRODUCTION MANAGER Callum Finn
ASSISTANT/STAFF DIRECTOR Fumi Gomez

Person Specification:

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience as a technical stage manager / relighter for touring productions

  • Experience of taking theatre or opera into mid-scale venues

  • Excellent understanding of technical theatre i.e. lighting and sound

  • Can read music / operate lights from cues in a musical score

  • 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 

Apply

Please email the following to Amy Novadnieks at amy@operaupclose.com before 10am on Friday 25 October 2019:

  • CV

  • Cover Letter (max 500 words)

  • Equal Opportunites Form (download here)

Interviews will be held in London on Wednesday 30 October, please state whether you are unable to attend.  

OperaUpClose is an Equal Opportunites Employer and we are particularly keen to hear from applicants of British East-Asian (BEA) heritage.