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CARPENTRY TEAM

Punchdrunk is seeking talented Lead Carpenters, Carpenters and Assistant Carpenters to join the team on a short-term contract from November until the end of December 2021.

The team will make scenic items, furniture and props for Punchdrunk’s productions and related projects and to contribute to the creation of the highest standards in all the theatre’s producing work.

Deadline for applications: 12pm on Wednesday, 3rd of November 2021 by email, with the subject “Carpentry Team” to [email protected]. Full details.



WARDROBE WORK PLACEMENT

Punchdrunk is offering a number of work placement opportunities within the wardrobe department for their new project, The Burnt City. The nature of the work will be large-scale and extremely varied. The placements will be an excellent opportunity to experience a range of different jobs within the dressing and makers teams, offering practical, hands-on experience that will enhance your current training.

Deadline for applications: Please get in touch with [email protected] by Friday 12th November expressing your interest, your experience and your available dates (including days of the week). Full details.

 

HEAD OF WARDROBE

Punchdrunk are looking for an experienced Head of Wardrobe to manage the Wardrobe Department of their new production The Burnt City. The successful candidate will be responsible for running an exciting and fast-paced workroom / backstage environment with a highly skilled team on our large scale immersive production. They will work with the creative team and other departments to ensure the successful set up and continued running of the show.

Deadline for applications: Monday 1st November by email, with the subject “Head of Wardrobe” to [email protected] Full details.

 

DEPUTY HEAD OF WARDROBE

Punchdrunk are looking for an experienced Deputy Head of Wardrobe to work within the Wardrobe Department of their new production, The Burnt City. The successful candidate will play a supportive role to the Head of Wardrobe in running an exciting and fast-paced workroom/backstage environment with a highly skilled team on our large scale production. They will work with the creative team and other departments to ensure the successful set up and continued running of the show.

Deadline for applications: Monday 8th of November by email, with the subject “Deputy Head of Wardrobe” to [email protected]. Full details.

 

DEPUTY STAGE MANAGERS

Punchdrunk is seeking experienced Deputy Stage Managers to help with the set-up and operation of the performance structure for our next show, The Burnt City. The successful candidate will work with the Producing and Creative teams to provide effective deputy stage management of the show and performers, and management of the stage management and stewarding teams, along with day-to-day administrative support.

Deadline for applications: 12pm Monday, November 1st by email, with the subject “Deputy Stage Manager” to [email protected]. Full details.

 

ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGERS

Punchdrunk is seeking Assistant Stage Managers to run our next show, The Burnt City. The successful candidate will work within stage management and running teams to provid effective stage management of the show and performers, contributing to show reports, and reporting and reacting within the show environment to ensure running and safety mechanisms are smooth and regular.

Deadline for applications: 12pm Monday, November 1st by email, with the subject “Assistant Stage Manager” to [email protected]. Full details.

 

BAR MANAGER

Punchdrunk is seeking an experienced and proactive Bar Manager for the build and running of the bars on our next show, The Burnt City. The successful candidate will work with the show operation teams to create and manage a site specific bar to run in conjunction with the production.

Download the full job pack here.

Deadline for applications: 12pm Monday, November 8th by email, with the subject “Bar Manager” to [email protected]. Full details.

 

PRODUCTION ASSISTANT

Do you want to be part of an innovative immersive theatre R&D project? Are you excited by roles that offer variety and keep you on your toes? Are you as comfortable supporting a team with reliable admin skills as you are rolling up your sleeves and getting stuck in to solve practical problems?

Punchdrunk are looking for an energetic and organised person to assist their production team for a forthcoming R&D project. They will provide administration and production support to the project.

Deadline for applications: Wednesday 10 Nov, by email, with the subject “Production Assistant” to [email protected]. Full details.

 

COVID ADMINISTRATOR

The COVID-19 Administrator will work closely with the Producers, General Manager and Covid Consultants to act as the central point of contact for all matters in relation to COVID-19 for the staff of our latest production, The Burnt City. They will be a key member of the team with regards to implementing and honing the strategy for Punchdrunk’s Covid-19 policies, and will be responsible for ensuring all systems and processes with regard to Punchdrunk’s response to Covid-19 are being adhered to.

Deadline for applications: Monday 15th November, by email, with the subject “Covid-19 Administrator” to [email protected]. Full details.

 

GENERAL MANAGEMENT & HR ASSISTANT

Punchdrunk is looking for an enthusiastic and driven General Management & HR Assistant. This role requires someone with excellent administrative and organisation skills and exceptional attention to detail. They must be able to build trusting relationships with colleagues and be able to work with highly sensitive and confidential information. They will have ownership for the smooth implementation and administrative running of the HR systems. The ideal candidate will be passionate about being a key player in creating a supportive, inclusive and positive working environment in a theatrical setting.

Deadline for applications: midday on Monday 15th November by email, with the subject “General Management & HR Assistant” to [email protected]. Full details.

 

 

Punchdrunk is seeking a team of talented Scenic Painters and Finishers to assist on the delivery of their new multi-purpose home. The ideal candidate will have experience of a similar role in a large-scale project. They will have an excellent knowledge of scenic painting techniques, faux finishes and texturing and/or large-scale prop-making/artworks and finishing.

Deadline for applications: Applications are being accepted and interviews conducted on a rolling basis until the end of the 2021. Email [email protected] with the subject “Scenic Painter and Finisher”. Full details.

 

PAINTERS AND DECORATORS

Punchdrunk is seeking a team of talented junior and core Painters and Decorators to assist on the delivery of their new multi-purpose home. The ideal candidates will have experience of a similar role in a large-scale project. They will have an excellent knowledge of preparing surfaces, painting techniques, decorative and faux finishes, wallpaper hanging and use of stains and lacquers.

Deadline for applications: Applications are being accepted and interviews conducted on a rolling basis until the end of the 2021. Email [email protected] with the subject “Painters and Decorators”. Full details.

 

AUDIO INSTALL TECHNICIANS

Punchdrunk is seeking a pool of experienced and entry-level freelance Audio Install Technicians with solid practical skills to work on the set-up and delivery of a new project.

The role will be an equal mix of hands-on work and some administrative tasks. In addition to looking for technicians who will work in a more dedicated fashion on the set-up of a new project, Punchdrunk is also looking for Audio Install Technicians who would like to be considered as part of our casual, freelance pool of technicians and are interested in working with us on a more ad hoc basis.

Deadline for applications: applications accepted and interviews conducted on a rolling basis throughout October. Full details.

 

Performers

Generally, auditions for performers are held by invitation only for each production as occasion arises. Dancers in particular are usually expected to have at least three years professional experience in order to qualify for audition.

Calls for dancers and actors are made here on the website as well as through industry channels such as Equity Job Information Service and Arts Council England’s Arts Jobs mailing service. While we cannot guarantee to attend performances of work, performers are welcome to keep us informed of appearances by email or post.

 

Designers

Punchdrunk works with both experienced and emerging design artists who are excited by the variety and specialisms of design installation and scenography. The work incorporates design skills across the spectrum of construction, props, scenic painting, set dressing and costume. Recruitment for designers is advertised here on the website as well as through the usual industry channels.

Stage Management, Lighting and Sound Technicians

Punchdrunk’s work offers challenging, creatively satisfying opportunities for crew members with expertise and enthusiasm for stage management, lighting, sound and special effects. Productions generally entail a demanding level of site logistics and rigging.

Prospective crew members are usually invited for interview as occasion arises. Recruitment for production and performance staff is advertised here on the website as well as through the usual industry channels.

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