Technical Stage Manager - Callout
Silent Faces are delighted to have received funding from Arts Council England to tour our critically acclaimed show Godot is a Woman across the UK in Spring and Autumn 2023
AIM OF THE ROLE
The TSM will work with the Production Manager and touring team to run the sound, LX rigging, re-lighting of all shows to the design specified by the Lighting Designer. They will manage the get-in, fit-up and get-out for touring performances where the Production Manager can not be present and assist where the Production Manager is present.
Liaising with the Production manager to ensure a smooth install and of Godot is a Woman
Troubleshooting any problems as they arise while on tour. The Production Manager will be available on call should anything arise outside of your control
Along with the Production Manager, act as the main point of contact for venue technical departments when on site and manage technical teams
To attend production meetings and the rehearsal room as agreed
To collect a van, set and drive to locations. Mainly from the Sydenham/West Norwood area.
To adhere to the company’s Health & Safety policy, undertaking duties as required and to ensure that reasonable care is taken to ensure a healthy and safe working environment
Any other appropriate duties as required
PERSONAL QUALITIES, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
Minimum of 2 years professional experience in theatre touring
Full UK driving licence
Working knowledge of lighting control programming (ETC EOS software).
Relighting productions within dance and theatre.
Self cueing operation of LX, sound in live performance.
Ability to be creative and resourceful in problem solving
Awareness an experience in Health and Safety practice
Experience and ability to operate QLab
An organised yet flexible approach
Able to build strong working relationships with the company and its collaborators and partners
An individual who shares Silent Faces commitment to sustainability, equality and diversity.
Live in London or have a London base, as this is where the tour van will depart from for each leg of the tour
At least 2 years driving experience and experience of driving a tour van
Confirmed: Dependent on your availability, we would ideally ask you to attend 1 day of rehearsal in London between 25th and 29th April 2023 (1 day)
Confirmed: 17th-21st May
- travel days 17th and 21st, tech/show days 18th-20th (5 days)
Confirmed: 23rd-26th May
- travel days 23rd and 26th, tech/show days 24th-25th (4 days)
Confirmed: 12th-18th June
- travel days 12th, 14th, 18th, tech/show days 13th and 15th-17th (7 days)
Pencilled: 21st-23rd June
- travel 21st and 23rd, tech/show day 22nd (3 days)
Pencilled: 20th-24th September
- travel 20th, 22nd and 24th, tech/show days 21st and 23rd (5 days)
£1635 inclusive (£545 p/w x 3 weeks) for the confirmed engagement above (17 days)
Any additional dates will be paid at the following rate:
£545 p/w (4-6 days continuous)
£120 p/d (1-3 days continuous)
Per Diems and Accomodation for tour dates outside of London also provided.
ABOUT THE SHOW - GODOT IS A WOMAN
Since Samuel Beckett wrote Waiting for Godot, he and his estate have notoriously challenged - often legally - non-male companies that wish to perform it. A whip-smart interrogation of gender, authorial copyright and the cultural significance of Madonna's 1989 album, Like a Prayer, Silent Faces return with their trademark style of playful, political, physical theatre.
Godot is a Woman ran at the Pleasance London in 2021 to rapturous audiences and critical acclaim before transferring to the Pleasance at Edinburgh Fringe in 2022, where the show enjoyed sold-out audiences, multiple 5-star reviews and award nominations.
ABOUT SILENT FACES
Silent Faces make brave, ridiculous, unique and challenging devised theatre, employing their unique style of high-concept, metaphorical, playful theatre to push the boundaries of clown and physical theatre in a contemporary political context.
Founded by two women and one non-binary person, we celebrate work made by trans and female artists. Silent Faces is an integrated company of disabled and non-disabled creatives.
To apply please send a few short sentences/voice note about yourself and a CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications will be ongoing until the position is filled