PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER
Responsible to: Company Manager
Key relationships: Producers, General Manager, Directors, Rehearsal Directors, Performers, Deputy Stage Managers, Assistant Stage Managers, Front of House Stewards, Front of House Manager, Production Managers, Technical Directors & Talent Development Coordinator
Salary: Up to £39,000 per annum pro rata depending on experience
Contract: Fixed-term contract, one year
Punchdrunk is seeking an experienced and confident Production Stage Manager to lead the Stage Management team, and oversee the stage management operations for Punchdrunk’s current London project – The Burnt City.
The Production Stage Manager will be responsible for rehearsal and performance schedules, attending weekly meetings (including production, operational and creative meetings), responding to the nightly show report and liaising across departments for updates, working with the Production Managers on health and safety within the show, and line managing the stage management team.
The performance schedule for the show fluctuates between 6 and 7 shows per week, usually Tuesday – Sunday.
Weekend and evening work is required though the PSM will work to achieve a balanced schedule for the Stage Management team. This role is heavily weighted towards administrative and line management responsibilities – the Deputy Stage Managers run show calls each night. The Production Stage Manager will still be required to learn DSM tracks and cover the show in instances of illness or annual leave.
Applicants should possess outstanding organisational skills, with the ability to maintain a calm and positive attitude in the busy working environment of a large-scale international production. Punchdrunk creates worlds that continue to evolve and develop creatively. The Production Stage Manager will thrive in both an environment of creation and change, and also enjoy the upkeep and strategic running of an existing project.
The Production Stage Manager will be the focal point around which all communications for daily running of the show gather, feeding into other departments including lighting, sound, costume and set design, and being able to project manage alongside rehearsal directors the realisation of rehearsal schedules and stand-alone one-off events as well as the full time show schedule. The Production Stage Manager will have experience and knowledge of the working practices of a large scale immersive show, and its attendant health and safety procedures.