T007 - Head of Flys

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Posted: 07/05/2021 10:10
Start Date: Not Available
Salary: Approx. £32,000 Basic Pay + Overtime
Location: Theatre Royal Plymouth, Royal Parade
Level: Non-Managerial
Deadline: 25/06/2021 09:00
Hours: 40.00
Benefits: 28 days holiday per year, Company Pension Scheme, great ticket offers and discounts with many local businesses
Job Type: CONTRACTED NO FIXED HOURS

We are looking for a Head of Flys to assist our Technical Stage Managers (TSMs) in leading the stage team as part of Theatre Royal Plymouth’s (TRP’s) Technical Department. This role will provide an effective and flexible service to ensure the delivery of flying and rigging requirements for all in-house and co-productions as well as the extensive visiting programme. The Head of Flys must ensure delivery to the highest standard of work and oversee the delivery of the Health and Safety Policy with regard to the TRP stage facilities.

Principal Responsibilities

  1. Shows and production processes: in conjunction with the TSMs facilitate the smooth running of all performances and production work. To have particular responsibility for the safe operation of the TRP single-purchase, counterweight flying system and to provide leadership and organization of fly floor teams for shows, fit ups and get outs.
  2. Premises, equipment: responsibility for the maintenance, improvement and good housekeeping of areas and equipment to high standards under LOLER and other health and safety legislation.
  3. Inspections: In conjunction with the TSMs to co-ordinate and facilitate insurance and safety inspections for all TRP lifting equipment.
  4. Personnel: the development of flymen/stage staff through recruitment, mentoring, training and appraisal.
  5. Budgetary: to deliver technical projects within budgets as agreed with managers.
  6. To collaborate with the TSMs in developing and implementing departmental policy.
  7. To deputize for the TSMs in running stage teams across all TRP’s stages and at our Production and Learning Centre, TR2.

Principal Tasks

  1. To participate in get ins and get outs of productions in house, co-produced and of visiting companies as required, contributing to the safe and efficient operation of stage and flying equipment within current theatre practice.
  2. To be involved in show running with a particular focus on effective running of the fly floor to provide a high and consistent level of show flying.
  3. To provide duty technical management as required.
  4. To deputize for the TSMs in all stage department operations.
  5. To carry out general maintenance within the department to ensure high performance standards, in particular managing maintenance, repairs and improvements to flying and rigging equipment.
  6. To contribute regularly to technical staff meetings
  7. To assist in the forward planning of technical activities in venues within TRP, in conjunction with relevant managers.
  8. To be involved in learning and self-development opportunities including Engagement and Learning activities, support of Apprentice schemes and training courses as appropriate.
  9. Any other reasonable duties as may be requested from time to time including cross-venue working, support of toured work externally, and courses or reconnaissance work outside of Plymouth
  10. To be aware of the Health and Safety policies of the company and ensure compliance with all relevant legislation in areas of control.
  11. To work within, and support others to work within, the behaviours aligned with TRP’s values-based system built on Quality, Collaboration, Creativity and Diversity.

Quality:

Taking pride in achieving excellence.  We take responsibility for and pride in what we do, recognising each other’s good work.  We set consistently high expectations and ensure that everyone has the skills to achieve excellence.  

Collaboration: 

Valuing each other in the way we work, communicate and spend time together:  We communicate regularly with each other, listening and understanding people’s needs.  We value and respect the relationships we have with colleagues and partners and we celebrate shared successes. 

Creativity: 

Being imaginative in everything we do:  We use our knowledge, experience and judgement to explore doing things differently.  We aim to empower everyone in the organisation to adopt a flexible, open-minded and imaginative approach.

Diversity: 

Embracing the diversity among our people and community:  We embrace and value difference and individuality treating everyone as equally important.  Together we are stronger and more effective.

Skills & Experience

Value

Requirement

Experience of running a busy fly floor for fit ups, get outs and shows in a commercial theatre environment.

 

Quality

Creativity

Essential

Good communication/people skills.

Collaboration

Diversity

Essential

A helpful, team orientated approach and a willingness to take responsibility.

 

Collaboration

Creativity

Essential

A committed approach to health and safety in the workplace.

 

Quality

Essential

Good housekeeping skills.

 

Quality

Essential

Stage carpentry skills.

 

Quality

Creativity

Desirable

Some rigging experience and to have undertaken some rigging training with a recognised organisation.

 

Quality

Desirable

Experience of running shifts on stage.

 

Collaboration

Creativity

Diversity

Desirable

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is expected the post holder will live in Plymouth or the surrounding area.

The Head of Flys will be expected to undertake some overtime to help facilitate the demands of busy periods of TRPs programming as required.

We’re here to talk! We’re available to speak to you before you make your application so, if you’re not quite sure if your skills match the role, want to talk about how flexible working could support you, or just check any of the details in this document, please do email us on recruitment@theatreroyal.com with subject line ‘Head of Flys’ to arrange a chat.

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