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Freelance Production Manager and Freelance Stage Manager

We’re looking for a Freelance Production Manager and Freelance Stage Manager to work with us on Contact Young Company’s new outdoor show in June 2021.

Contact Young Company (CYC) is Contact’s renowned, Manchester Theatre Award-winning young ensemble. CYC is made up of young performers, actors, dancers, musicians, stand-up comedians, poets and MCs aged 15-25.

Each year, CYC works with major national and international artists to create brand-new theatre shows. Previously, CYC have worked with Forced Entertainment, Hetain Patel, Stacy Makishi and Slung Low.

This show will be at an outdoor location in the City Centre and directed by High Rise Theatre, we’re looking for an experienced Production Manager and an experienced Stage Manager who are comfortable working offsite and with young people.

Role Brief – Production Manager

Timescale:  17 May – 13 June (flexible working hours required). Show dates are 10, 11, 12 June.
Fee: £2400 (equivalent to £600 per week x 4 weeks).
Project Name: Contact Young Company: Show Title TBC
Project Venue:  Contact  and Offsite City Centre Location
Contract: Freelance – Contract for Service
Main liaison: Young People’s Producer, Freelance Stage Manager, Contact’s Production Manager, Director

 

Production Manager Responsibilities:

To produce a detailed production schedule including a get-in and get-out with Contact’s Production Manager, Young People’s Producer, and relevant staff.

To ensure the show site is fit for performance purposes and is safe for all staff and cast during the rehearsal and show period.

Work closely with the Director, Design Team and Contact’s Production team to make decisions regarding set, lighting, sound and other aspects of the production and ensure these are within the production budget.

If requested, to programme sound, AV and lighting cues.

To oversee the technical aspects of the production during rehearsals and show week.

To maintain the production budget in coordination with Young People’s Producer and Contact Production Manager.

To liaise with the offsite partner to coordinate all technical requests, get-in and get-out times, staging, technical requests and storage arrangements.

To decide on a system for collecting receipts and spending the budget with the freelance Stage Manager, Designers, Young People’s Producer and Contact Production Manager.

To produce a technical script to be delivered to the technical and creative team.

To be familiar with and work within Contact’s Policies and Procedures including those on Health and Safety, Respect and Dignity, Grievance, Public interest, Child Protection and Equal Opportunities.

To ensure health and safety, dignity and respect, and equal opportunities in the workplace in line with Contact’s policies and procedures.

To consider eco-friendly and sustainable options in lighting, prop sourcing and general production operations to support our Green Champions strategy.

 

Role Brief – Stage Manager 

Timescale: 17 May – 13 June (flexible working hours required). Show dates are 10, 11, 12 June.
Fee: £2400 (equivalent to £600 per week x 4 weeks).Project Name: Contact Young Company: Show Title TBC
Project Venue: Contact Theatre & Offsite City Centre Location
Contract: Freelance – Contract for Service
Main liaison: Young People’s Producer, Freelance Production Manager, Contact’s Production Manager, Director

 

Stage Manager Responsibilities

To attend all production meetings and note take – to disseminate these notes through to relevant parties.

To be a conduit between the rehearsal room and the show’s Designers, Freelance Production Manager, Contact’s technical team and Young People’s Producer around all technical and design information, therefore ensuring all parties are abreast and consulted on decisions/changes.

To stay in communication with the show’s Production Manager, Sound Designer, Director and relevant staff as required to ensure any developments and issues are communicated to the wider team.

To record and distribute rehearsal notes.

To ensure the show week (technical rehearsals, dress rehearsals) run to schedule and maintain a schedule, and all the team and young company are aware of calls times.

To support Contact’s Production Manager in creating and documenting risk assessments for the show.

In conjunction with the Assistant Director and Young People’s Producer ensure all of the young company cast are ready to work in the space at the called times and where necessary call them to ensure they are in attendance.To undertake any props/set/costume making and sourcing that may be requested by the director where your schedule allows and appropriate. To retain all receipts and stay within designated budget.

To supervise the get-in and get-out alongside the Freelance Production Manager

To be familiar with and work within Contact’s Policies and Procedures including those on Health and Safety, Respect and Dignity, Grievance, Public interest, Child Protection and Equal Opportunities. These are included and you should only sign if you have read and understood them.

To ensure health and safety, dignity and respect, and equal opportunities in the workplace in line with Contact’s policies and procedures.

The deadline for both roles is 6 May 2021, 12pm.

If you’re interested in either of these roles, please email a cover letter and CV to laurenbanks@contactmcr.com. The covering letter (no more than two sides of A4) should tell us:

  1. Which role you are applying for.
  2. Your relevant skills and experience in relation to the job role.
  3. Why you’re interested in working with Contact and Contact Young Company.

 

 

Contact is a Disability Confident Committed Employer.

We have committed to:

  • Ensuring our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible
  • Communicating and promoting vacancies
  • Offering an interview to disabled people who meet the minimum criteria for the job
  • Anticipating and providing reasonable adjustments as required
  • Supporting any existing employee who acquires a disability or long term health condition, enabling them to stay in work
  • At least one activity that will make a difference for disabled people

 

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Contact is now part of Stage Sight

Stage Sight works to promote an off stage workforce that is more reflective of our society today, inclusive of ethnicity, class and disability. We are looking forward to working with Stage Sight as we commit to making practical changes to our recruitment.

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