Initially fixed term for 1 year. The position is full time and evening and weekend work will be required. Initial rehearsals will be scheduled for Monday – Saturday. Performance schedule Tuesday - Saturday evening performances (at 7.30pm) and 2.30pm matinees on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. We will not be playing all 8 shows in the early weeks of our return, with the first scheduled Wednesday matinee on Wednesday 27th October 2021. Please note this contract is subject to the Producer’s right to give two weeks’ notice to close the Production.
Apollo Victoria Theatre, London
Minimum 2 years’ experience as Deputy Head of Automation on a large-scale West End Musical or equivalent.
High level of self-awareness, empathy, integrity and confidentiality, detail orientated, strong communication and organisational skills, ability to work as part of a team as well as individually, a flexible approach to working unsociable hours, a positive attitude and a sense of humour.
please send a CV and a short covering letter (no more than one page) outlining your suitability for the role to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and the role you are applying for in the subject line by 10am on Monday 19th July 2021. Please include ‘Wicked Recruitment’ in the title of your email.
Your responsibilities may include but will not be limited to:
- maintaining the Production as instructed and dictated by the creative team in line with the
artistic requirements and direction of the Production;
- working alongside your team, other technical departments, stage management, the acting
company, resident creative team members and theatre staff to ensure the efficient flow of
information as necessary for the smooth running of the show;
- attending all rehearsals, show calls, maintenance calls as required by your Head of
Department or the Company Manager, including emergency calls in the event of equipment
failure or other incident, particularly if there is a risk of the cancellation of a performance;
- assisting with the operation and maintenance of all equipment used by your department,
including equipment checks prior to each performance, as requested by your Head of
- acquiring a familiarity with all plots/tracks within your department so that you are able to
provide holiday or absence cover for other members of your department as required;
- deputising for the Head of Department in their absence, if requested;
- having an awareness of understudy and swing performances ahead of each show and
making necessary adjustments, if any;
- assisting your Head of Department in compiling and keeping updated cue sheets and other relevant show paperwork, both soft and hard copy, to such a level as to ensure an accurate reference to allow the Production to be remounted at a later date;
- working in accordance with the Producer’s Health and Safety policy, which may include working at height, using appropriate safety equipment and clothing and attending any training deemed necessary;
- complying at all times with the rules and regulations in force at the venues under the control of the Production;
- having a practical understanding of the Producer’s employment policies and demonstrating a willingness to comply with these polices;
- such other services as are customarily provided by the Deputy Head of Automation in relation to the production of a first-class musical stage play; and
- any other duties as may be reasonably required in the course of your duties or as instructed by the Head of Automation, Company Manager, Production Manager or General Managers from time to time.
We are committed to a workplace culture that embraces equality, diversity and inclusion across all departments. Please note all applicants must have the right to work in the UK.
Successful candidates will need to adhere to the company’s following guidelines should an offer of employment be made:
In order to reduce risk and keep you and all other employees as safe as possible, you acknowledge that you will be required to adhere at all times to the company’s COVID-19 protocols. These may include quarantining under the UK Government’s Test to Release programme, mandatory, supervised COVID-19 testing, the requirement to wear a facemask and the requirement to accept and evidence a COVID-19 vaccination when offered it by the NHS. The company’s protocols will incorporate the local COVID-19 protocols of the rehearsal room, theatre and any other premises in which you are required to work. You acknowledge that this is a dynamic situation and protocols may change. WLPL will use reasonable endeavours to support you and keep you acquainted with all applicable health and safety protocols. Lack of compliance may be construed as a disciplinary offence.