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Responsible to: Head of Production
Key relationships: Heads of Departments and Production Team
Salary: Up to £33,000 per annum (pro-rata) depending on experience
Contract: Fixed-term contract, approximately 7 months (August 2021-March 2022)


Job Description

Punchdrunk is looking for a Head of Crew to become a key part in the delivery of our next project. The Head of Crew will lead and mentor a team of skilled crew (around 12 in total), including freelance or temporary workers in daily activities.

The crew team’s responsibilities will be varied and will be dealing with a fast-paced and busy schedule. Their team will have a range of skills in order to actively support the venue’s logistics, carpenters, set dressers and technical departments. They will be in charge of managing all deliveries to the venue, from banksman management, to the storage of materials in the workshop, to supporting the design team with the arrangement of furniture or materials in each room where needed as well directly support the set build team or carrying out simple staging and building tasks. They will be in charge of making sure space is functional and efficient at all times. The Head of Crew will be able to lead and inject enthusiasm. They will have a natural ability to allocate teams to different departments to support a range of activities. On a daily basis, they will take ownership of the space from the point of view of keeping it tidy and organised.

At times they will help the production team in delivering certain activities that might involve a variety of crewing skills such as painting, use of hand tools, basic rigging such as drapes, supporting teams with work at height (setting up ladders of scaff towers)

The Head of Crew will be an organised people’s person that enjoys a fast-paced and demanding but fun working environment.

They will lead by example on all H&S matters and won’t allow any deviation of safety procedures or behaviour. Using their long-standing experience they will be able to induct staff to certain skills and tasks or identify where professional training in the team or in their own skills is necessary for the project.

Ideally, they will have a good network of creating staff but also will be happy to work with Punchdrunk’s pool of regular and established crew.

Download the full Job Pack here.

Deadline: 12pm, Monday 17th May 2021. Applications must be received by email, with the subject “Head of Crew”, sent to [email protected].

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