EL028 - Assistant to the Company Manager

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Posted: 07/02/2020 13:53
Start Date: Not Available
Salary: Freelance fee of £2727.00
Location: Theatre Royal Plymouth, Royal Parade
Level: Freelance
Deadline: 24/02/2020 23:59
Hours: Please see rehearsal schedule
Benefits: Great ticket offers & discounts with many local employers!

Assistant to the Company Manager – This Land.

Large-scale, international community production


In June 2020, Theatre Royal Plymouth will stage This Land, our first ever international community production. This Land is an epic theatrical event marking the 400 year anniversary of the Mayflower’s journey and its impact upon arrival in America.

Created and performed by 120 citizens of Plymouth, UK and 30 members of the Native American Wampanoag Tribe from Massachusetts, USA, This Land is the story of what happened then and what it means to us now.

Witness the making of history with this unique and vital piece of theatre, which brings together communities from both sides of the Atlantic.

With text by Nick Stimson and songs written and performed by Seth Lakeman.


We are seeking an Assistant to the Company Manager to join the Production team for This Land.


The Assistant to the Company Manager will work closely with the Company Manager to support the community cast and the work of the Director, Alan Lane during rehearsals and production week.


Responsibilities will include:


  • With the Company Manager- ensure that schedules are kept up to date, distributed and followed.
  • Liaise with all departments to ensure good communication is maintained within the production team and with the theatre.
  • Assist with manoeuvring large groups around the rehearsal space and theatre
  • Regularly check in with all company members to ensure that their well-being is being supported
  • Be intuitive and responsive with supporting the welfare and comfortable stay of the Wampanoag cast
  • Together with the Stage Management team, manage a well-organised, clean, efficient and safe working environment
  • Assist the Company Manager in the event of emergency or fire evacuations
  • Play an active role in the life of the production and work across departments to develop a positive and engaged organisational culture.


You will need to be available for rehearsals and production week as required, for a copy of the rehearsal schedule please email recruitment@theatreroyal.com


Please note that this is a Freelance position with a Freelance Fee of £2727.  Therefore you will be responsible for your own tax and national insurance contributions and must have a unique tax reference number.


To apply

If you are interested in applying, please upload a current CV & covering letter outlining your reasons for applying and what you feel you can bring to the team by Monday 24th February 2020.

Interviews will take place week commencing 2nd March 2020.


It is compulsory for all individuals working with young people & vulnerable adults to have an enhanced DBS check within the last 3 years.


For further details please contact Sara Rhodes, Engagement Manager on 01752 230378 or email sara.rhodes@theatreroyal.com

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