Deputy Stage Manager

Category: TechnicalJob reference: MPDSMLocation: Palace Theatre, ManchesterClosing date: 13 June 2014Contract term: Full Time – 39 hours per week Variable working pattern

More information
The Palace Theatre, Manchester, is one of the leading commercially operated theatres in the North West, successfully hosting a huge variety of performances including internationally acclaimed musicals, Operas and Ballets, and regular one night gigs from premiere comedians and music acts.

Main Purpose:
To deputise for the stage manager in the running of the stage department, and ensure that the requirements of visiting companies and the venue are met. To operate and maintain the fly floor and flying system under the management of the Stage Manager.

Key Responsibilities:
To assist the Stage Manager in ensuring the smooth running of fit ups, get outs and shows, in line with visiting company requirements and appropriate health & safety legislation.To implement and comply with the company Health & Safety Policy, maintaining the safest possible environment for your colleagues, visiting companies and customers.To deputise for the Stage Manager in his/her absence, and work with the Stage Manager and LX department to ensure appropriate management cover within the venue at all times.To service and maintain the fly floor and flying system and keep the associated areas, including the grid, clean and tidy, under the jurisdiction of the Stage Manager.To plan and implement a preventative maintenance programme for the flying system, together with the Stage Manager, ensuring that safety within the flying system is adhered to and any problems are dealt with immediatelyTo ensure that safe working loads are adhered to at all times, and that only trained and experienced personnel are allowed to operate flying equipment.To service the requirements of the visiting company, working with the Stage Manager to ensure that enough personnel are employed to enable the smooth operation of the stage and fly floor, providing the highest possible standard of service.To assist and help within any areas of the technical department as per show requirements (including where necessary operation of the follow spots, sound and lighting desk).To highlight, plan and assist with any general maintenance within the technical department.To assist the Stage Manager in the training and performance monitoring of the Stage and Fly teams, in line with company policy and health & safety requirements.To complete any other delegated task that may assist the company in achieving its business objectives.

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