TECHNICAL
STAGE MANAGER

Production:
Peace at Last by Jill Murphy

Salary
Rehearsals       £50 p/session (£700) 
Summer Tour   £525 p/week (3 weeks) 
Autumn Tour    £525 p/week (6 weeks) (this will be contracted separately) 

The company will cover meal / transport / accommodation costs for performances taking place outside of London. 

Reports to: 
Company Stage Manager

Key Dates:
Rehearsal period         7 days               10 – 30 June 2019 
Summer Tour               London             1 – 20 July 2019
Autumn Tour                UK                    21 Sept – 2 Nov 2019 (this will be contracted separately) 

Job Description:
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.

Creative Team

COMPOSER Joanna Lee
LIBRETTIST & DIRECTOR Robin Norton-Hale
SET & COSTUME DESIGNER Sophia Lovell Smith 
LIGHTING DESIGNER Will Evans
PRODUCTION MANAGER Callum Finn

Person Specification:

  • 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 amy@operaupclose.com before 10am on Monday 20th May. 

Interviews will be held in London on 21 & 22 May.