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Company Stage Manager (Pantomime)

The Gatehouse Theatre is looking for a Company Stage Manager to join the JACK AND THE BEANSTALK team.

The production team will consist of a mix of in-house production/technical freelance staff and the team from our panto providers Imagine.

This is a fixed term contract for services, which will require you to have self-employed status.

To apply please send a CV and either a covering letter, video, or audio file expressing your interest in the work to:

Mike.Groves@freedom-leisure.co.uk

Closing date: 1st August 2024 (Please be aware that the advert may close early should we find the right applicant)

Fee: £5485.00 which includes holiday pay (plus subsistence if applicable). 

Commitment:   Monday 25th November 2024 to 5th January 2025

Person Specification:

  • Previous stage management experience working with a producing theatre/company (preferably with previous experience working on a pantomime).
  • Good working knowledge of Health & Safety practices within theatre.
  • Ability to work as part of a flexible team, responding to challenges, contributing ideas, supporting other team members and leading teams as required.
  • Ability to remain calm, work to tight deadlines, and to problem solve.

Responsibilities:

  • Ensuring the company’s welfare by maintaining good working knowledge of all relevant health and safety legislation and good working practice.
  • In consultation with the venue production, technical and Imagine staff, ensure that all working areas are kept well organised and clean.
  • To arrange calls and co-ordinate rehearsal schedules and ensure the smooth and efficient running of all technical rehearsals in conjunction with the Production Manager.
  • Liaise with all chaperones, efficiently reporting any problems back to the necessary department.
  • Produce all show-related paperwork including, but not limited to, rehearsal and show reports which should be distributed daily.

Responsible to: Production Manager

Responsible for: Deputy Stage Manager, Assistant Stage Manager, Dressers, Cast members

Duty Manager (Casual)

In the role of Duty Manager, you will be key to supporting all of our objectives and in many ways. This will start with ensuring the smooth and efficient running of all venue operations during shows, events, hires and bookings, and venue operating hours. You will also be leading the front of house volunteer team and undertake all corporate requirements on health and safety, equal opportunities, data protection, risk management.

A full training programme will be provided and for those that want to go further, we will work with you to develop a career path with us.

In the event that a high volume of suitable applications are received, the post may close prior to the specified closing date. Please apply as soon as possible if interested.

Hours: Casual, as and when required.

Requirements

  • Experience in working FOH and managing a team in either a theatre, leisure or hospitality-based venue.
  • Experience in venue/building management.
  • Cash handling where appropriate.
  • Events experience desirable, but not essential.
  • A strong knowledge of theatre practices and FOH services.
  • An ability to lead by example, exemplifying the values of the organisation and good practice.
  • Flexibility to work unsociable hours, incl. late nights, weekends and Bank Holidays.
  • Knowledge of local and national H&S policies.
  • Knowledge of Building Management Systems (training will be given).
  • Ability to prioritise a number of hires and manage/rota.
  • Forward thinker, with the ability to time manage.
  • Team player, working with Senior Management, and casuals.
  • Ability to adapt to last minute requests and/or changes in event situation.
  • A great communicator, ensuring all teams and departments are up to date with hires and daily operations of the venue.
  • Must demonstrate flexibility and a can-do attitude, showing initiative and flair for problems, issues and challenges.

Benefits

We want you to love coming to work, feeling healthy, happy and valued. That’s why we’ve developed a benefits package with you in mind, so what can we offer you?

  • Flexible working hours
  • Training and development provided
  • Paid annual leave
  • Fun and busy environment
  • Discounted Staff Membership
  • Potential permanent work opportunities
  • Opportunities to build an exciting career
  • Rewarding role supporting health & fitness in the community

Closing Date: 19th July 2024

Salary: up to £12.44 per hour

Apply here

Hospitality Assistants (Casual)

Every week The Gatehouse Theatre welcome thousands of people through our doors to enjoy the best in live entertainment. Whether it’s a night out with friends for a special birthday or a family’s first theatre outing, you know every visit is special. We work hard to make sure each customer leaves with those unique memories you can only get from a live show…and that they want to return again and again.

What makes us different? We believe the show isn’t enough. An amazing visit to the theatre is about the whole experience, from purchasing your ticket to your drinks in the interval to telling your friends about it afterwards!

We are dedicated to delivering the best customer experience possible through innovation, making the experience of visiting the Gatehouse Theatre better than any other. From our digital ordering service, drinks and snacks, show merchandise programme selling to the premium service on our bars which offer only the best quality wine, spirits and confectionary, our focus in on making sure every customer has a fantastic time.

As part of our Customer Hospitality Team you’ll make those fantastic experiences happen. The charismatic and welcoming face of the company, you’ll offer the highest standards of customer service whether you’re welcoming audiences or working behind the bar. You’ll ensure we meet our financial targets by selling products and packages on the night and by making sure customers want to return.

So, if you’re looking for an enjoyable and flexible role at the heart of the theatre industry, this role could be for you. Full of variety, it’s both fun and challenging. You’ll take responsibility for a wide range of tasks as part of an ambitious team who are just as passionate about theatre as you are, working in our unique theatre with an ever-changing programme of events.

What are we looking for?

A great candidate for this job will:

  • Have a great work ethic and care about quality
  • Be observant and focussed on the customer
  • Relate well to others
  • Communicate effectively
  • Be proactive, decisive and get things done
  • Think creatively
  • Have ambition and drive
  • Have a flair for sales

If you have the skills to achieve our goals and an affinity for our values, we’d like to hear from you! Experience from within the entertainment sector is not essential and we actively encourage applications from people from the widest range of backgrounds, you do need to be aged 18+ for this position due to working behind the bar.

In the event that a high volume of suitable applications are received, the post may close prior to the specified closing date. Please apply as soon as possible if interested.

Hours: Casual hours, as and when required.

Requirements

  • Experience of working in a customer facing environment.
  • Experience of managing a varied workload.
  • Excellent communication skills and personal presentation.
  • A genuine team player and have a high level of responsibility, flexibility, enthusiasm and motivation.
  • Must also be able to maintain the highest level of professionalism and integrity.
  • Drive and energy to enthuse the staff they are working with.
  • Team orientated approach, able to work across organization boundaries and demonstrate interest and be supportive of the work of colleagues.

Desirable:

  • Catering related qualification such as NVQ 2 or equivalent.
  • Basic Food Hygiene Certificate.
  • Experience of cash handling and a computerised till system.

Benefits

We want you to love coming to work, feeling healthy, happy and valued. That’s why we’ve developed a benefits package with you in mind, so what can we offer you?

  • Flexible working hours
  • Training and development provided
  • Paid annual leave
  • Fun and busy environment
  • Discounted Staff Membership
  • Potential permanent work opportunities
  • Opportunities to build an exciting career

Salary: up to £10.42 per hour

Apply here