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Production/Technical Stage Manager

Maison Foo is looking to hire a Production/Technical Stage Manager for our forthcoming Midlands regional tour.

We are looking for a hard working and organised individual to support the September rehearsals and operate and manage the Autumn tour of our new show 'A Thing Mislaid'.

A thing mislaid is Maison Foo’s third touring show, funded by the Arts Council England - Big House and Evan Cornish Foundation, the project includes a Midlands regional autumn tour and audience development activity “ The refugee Friend Scheme”

 Maison Foo exist to create mischievous new theatre that challenges audiences and tickles their imagination.  We devise visual theatre that collides the everyday with the surreal drawing on influences from puppetry, clowning and physical theatre. Weaving together strong narrative with visual landscapes to create absurd works that are rooted in social conscience.

PERSON SPECIFICATION:

ESSENTIAL

  • At least 3 years professional experience of technical stage management and small scale touring
  • Ability to compile production technical specifications for venues
  • Experience of re-lighting shows using the lighting designer’s plan
  • Experience and confidence of setting up and running live camera and AV
  • Knowledge of Qlab to a high standard
  • Driver with valid UK driving licence happy to drive a touring van
  • Awareness of current Health and Safety regulations,
  • Experience of writing and managing Risk Assessments
  • Experience of managing production budgets
  • Good communicator
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and to organise workload efficiently
  • Knowledge of Word and Excel

DESIRABLE

  • First Aid trained
  • Holds a current DBS check (dates within the last year)

DUTIES

  • Compiling technical specifications and liaising with the venues regarding technical details and get-ins
  • Leading technical set up for each performance
  • Leading the get-out of each show and packing the van
  • Technical operation of the show during tech week and performances.
  • Support on hiring of touring vehicles and managing the hires and returns
  • Liaising with the creative team about rehearsals and tour logistics
  • Managing/booking accommodation for the regional tour
  • Managing the set and equipment storage
  • Ensuring compliance with Health and Safety regulations
  • Preparing, updating and distributing Risk Assessment
  • Writing and issuing Show Reports after each performance
  • Reporting regularly to Artistic Directors coordinating production expenditure
  • Contribution to evaluation of the tour

IMPORTANT DATES:

N:B Rehearsal period: Due to both artistic directors having very young children Our working weeks are approx. 3 day weeks until we go into production week (which will be a full week)

Finalised dates when the Production Technical Manager (PTM) would be required in September Rehearsals are tbc – The PTM  would be required for the full Production week and tour dates

September Rehearsals:

Week 1: Tuesday 4th Sep to Thurs 6th Sep (Derby)

Week 2: Tuesday 11th Sep to Thursday 13th Sep (Derby)

Production Week :

Monday 17th Sep to Wednesday 19th Sep (Derby)

Thursday 20th Sep – Tech  @ Deda (Derby)

Friday 21st Sep - Tech /Dress

Friday 21st - 1st Performance Deda

Saturday 22nd 2nd Performance  Deda

Tour Dates

Tour Week 1:

Wednesday 10th October - MAC Birmingham

Thursday 11th October - Lincoln Drill Hall

Tour Week 2:

Wednesday 17th October- Arena Wolverhampton

Thursday 18th October - The Brewhouse - Burton Upon Trent

Saturday 20th October - Lakeside Arts - Nottingham

Sunday 21st October  - Attenborough Arts - Leicester -

Pick up and returns around these dates will be confirmed by mutual agreement of Project Manager and Production Technical Manager.

This position has confirmed funding through Big House and Arts Council England

FEE

·      £2400  (Personal Travel Perdiems and accommodation will either be reimbursed or supplied by the company)

HOW TO APPLY:

To be considered for this role please send:

a CV detailing your experience and training

a covering letter detailing what experience you have relevant to this position

- details of 2 referees

DEADLINE TO APPLY:

Please send this information to info@maisonfoo.co.uk by Sunday 24th June Midnight. Feel free to email us before the deadline if you have any questions

THE SHOW

A Thing Mislaid  by Maison Foo

Commissioned by China Plate, Warwick Arts Centre, mac Birmingham and In Good Company

Somewhere, on a nowhere road, just past adrift and before you reach astray, you’ll find two lost souls. Running. Running with a thing mislaid. A thing without a flock looking for a place to belong. Maison Foo blend their trademark style of visual storytelling, clowning and humour, with new experiments in miniature puppetry and live camera. Travelling through cinematic worlds and surreal realities, A THING MISLAID explores themes of migration, journey and home through an unlikely tale of hope and friendship.

Tour supported using public funding by Arts Council England, The Evan Cornish Foundation and Derby Theatre

For more info inc promo trailer go to: www.maisonfoo.co.uk/garage-touring-theatre

ABOUT THE FOO

Maison Foo create mischievous new theatre that challenges audiences and tickles their imagination.  We create visual theatre drawing on influences from clowning, puppetry and physical theatre.

Maison Foo are an Associate Artist of Derby Theatre.

Maison Foo first came to national attention with their highly acclaimed sell out show Memoirs Of A Biscuit Tin at the 2010 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. They also took the show on an extensive UK tour through autumn 2011 and spring 2012 to further critical acclaim and sold out notices, including 5 recommendations in The Guardian’s Theatre guide and a top 5 listing in The Independent. Since the company have also nationally toured their second piece Pendulums Bargain Emporium also to great critical acclaim as well as creating and touring a number of street theatre works. Their latest project ‘A Thing Mislaid’ was initially inspired by Kate and Beth’s curiously similar migrant heritage and their mysterious Irish Grandads. It began with a trip to Ireland to retrace the steps of these two mysterious men.

For an example of some of our previous productions please watch these videos:

Memoirs of a Biscuit Tin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-lJP8tr3SI

Pendulums Bargain Emporium: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJiIsktiQe4

Person Birds: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XK2oDeO7iNE

www.maisonfoo.co.uk