Trainee Production Manager

ETT are looking to support an aspiring Production Manager in the early part of their career by giving hands-on experience across at least two Productions and mentorship from a range of senior venue and freelance Production Managers.

Trainee Production Manager

ETT are looking to support an aspiring Production Manager in the early part of their career by giving hands-on experience across at least two Productions and mentorship from a range of senior venue and freelance Production Managers.

This opportunity is intended for someone to step into a production management role for the first time; you will work alongside their teams to deliver productions from inception to first night.

Some of the skills you will learn will include:

  • Budget management
  • Staffing
  • Scheduling
  • Creative team liaison (specifically tour parameters in regard to set and budgetary constraints)
  • Contract negotiations and shop liaison, attending regular production meetings, working in consultation with ETT's freelance Production Manager
  • Feeding into and managing risk assessments
  • On the ground technical and production experience in venues and on tour, including plan development, touring riders, managing technical rehearsals, transport logistics, get ins and get outs

FEE

The fee will be £6,710 to cover the period (the weekly rate is £550, which is pro rated for 3 day weeks to £330). Travel, accommodation, and a per diem will also be provided when required.

PERSON SPECIFICATIONS

  • Some experience of working in production-based roles in theatre, film, TV or events
  • A curiosity to develop a career as a Production Manager in Theatre and, in particular, an interest in touring theatre
  • Clear and calm communication and a warm and friendly manner
  • Demonstrable experience of being able to handle an array of tasks simultaneously and efficiently, and being able to deliver to clear deadlines
  • The ability to take initiative and be a positive team member
  • Attention to detail
  • An interest in improving working practises in theatres around Environmental Sustainability

Desirable Skills

  • Some practical knowledge in carpentry, lighting, sound or video
  • Understanding of the UK Theatre / Equity Sub-Repertory and BECTU Agreements for Backstage staff

FIND OUT MORE HERE: https://ett.org.uk/get-involved/jobs/

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