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Production Assistant and Deputy CSM, West End in Schools at Blue Box Entertainment Ltd

  • 24th June 2019
  • London
  • Full time
  • Paid (£20k-25k)
  • theatre
  • Roxy Kamperou cast@weis.team

Description

Why West End in Schools?

Every child’s imagination should be inspired by the arts.

West End in Schools' mission is to use the skills of the professional theatre to provide highly creative cultural experiences for children which they will remember for ever.

The role

At the beginning of the autumn and spring terms in September and January you will help the majority of the team to respond to enquiries from schools.

As we move into production your role will incorporate casting, scheduling actors, dancers and facilitators, and working to ensure we are ready for the start of rehearsals.

In the pantomime rehearsal and performance period you will have CSM responsibility for our Aladdin and Cinderella casts, supported by our other CSM (who is also looking after Beauty and the Beast and Dick Whittington), and our Head of Operations (who will be looking after Scroogical!).

This is likely to involve additional work at weekends, particularly in rehearsals, and an additional £500 is paid in your December payroll to reflect that.

Typical tasks could include:

  • Handling enquiries from schools interested in booking our pantomimes, by email or telephone.

  • Carrying out a DBS check for an actor or facilitator.

  • Purchasing and fitting simple base costumes for our pantomime casts.

  • Helping actors set out on their journey to a performance, making sure they have the physical production, and arranging their travel.

  • Company management tasks once pantomime rehearsals begin.

  • Other tasks from across the whole business.

Who would enjoy this work?

This role will require someone with a good understanding of the production process. A stage management background would be very helpful.

It would be a great job for a stage manager wanting to gain experience of company management; or wanting to work primarily office hours; or wanting to transition to an office based role.

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