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Vital Xposure seek a Stage Manager and a Technical Stage Manager for our next production, Medicine’s Monstrous Daughters, Spring 2020, opening at ARC – Stockton Arts Centre on Thursday 19th March.

 

Job Title/s: Stage Manager and Technical Stage Manager (two positions)

Responsible to: Executive Director and the Production Manager

To apply please send a CV and brief covering letter to intouch@vitalxposure.co.uk including ‘SM’ (for the Stage Manager role ) or ‘TSM’  (for the Technical Stage Manager role) in the subject line, or by post to Vital Xposure, Empire 2, 291 Mare St, London E8 1EJ.

Please note there is no deadline, we will contact candidates upon receipt of their application and aim to fill these roles as soon as possible.  

 

Notable dates

Rehearsals Start: Monday 24th February 2020 – London
Tech week: Monday 16 March – Stockton on Tees
First Show: Thursday 19th March – Stockton on Tees
Final Show: Saturday 18th April – London

Returns: Monday 20th April

 

Contract and hours

These are full-time positions. Hours are dependent on agreed rehearsal times and show running times in line with ITC/Equity agreement.

 

Technical Stage Manager position

Dates:

w/c Monday 9th March 2020: 2 days (dates to be confirmed)

Monday 16 March – 18th April  2020 (locations as per schedule above)

Monday 20th April 2020: 1 day (returns)

 

Pay: £483 per week for 5 weeks plus overtime/holiday pay and subsistence on tour. Plus 3 extra days paid at £100/day (returns and 2 days during week beginning 9th March for introductions and pre-production week planning).

The role will involve working with our director, designers and production manager to stage manage the sound, lighting and visuals of the show. The TSM will be required to oversee all technical aspects on tour and to operate the show (potentially in conjunction with the stage manager). They will liaise with tour venues, in conjunction with the production manager, and will be responsible for relighting the show on tour.

They will also be required to drive a Luton van, to load and unload the set, and to assist the stage manager to fit up and strike the set in each venue.

We are looking for an individual with experience of touring in a similar position and someone with a through grounding in technical theatre. Experience in the Disability Arts field is an advantage.

We will pay £483 per week plus overtime/holiday pay for a total of 5 weeks. Per diems will be paid on tour. All accommodation and touring travel costs will be paid by the company.

 

Stage Manager position

Dates:

Monday 24th February 2020 – Saturday 18th April (locations as per schedule above)

Monday 20th April 2020: 1 day (returns)

 

Pay: £483 per week for 8 weeks plus overtime/holiday pay and subsistence on tour. Plus 1 day for returns, paid at £100/day.

The role will involve overseeing rehearsals, including sending out rehearsal calls, preparing the venue, being on the book, distributing notes and assisting the Director and Production Manager. During the tour they will take charge of the set, costumes and props and general stage management. They may need to operate during the show.

They will be required to drive a Luton van, to load and unload the set and equipment, and will be responsible for the show reports. They will lead on fit-up and strike assisted by the TSM. We are looking for an individual with experience of touring in a similar position and someone with a through grounding in stage management. Experience of disability arts is an advantage.

We will pay £483 per week plus overtime/holiday pay for a total of 8 weeks. Per diems will be paid on tour. All accommodation and touring travel costs will be paid by the company.

 

Vital Xposure – SM nd TSM Autumn 2019 (WORD)

Vital Xposure – SM nd TSM Autumn 2019  (PDF)

Vital Xposure – Casting Call  

Medicine’s Monstrous Daughters

Developed with ARC Stockton

We are very excited to announce that we are touring a double bill of plays, Monstrous Daughters by Julie McNamara and Medicine by Omikemi.

Two powerful plays, inspired by real life events, are woven together across time to expose unpalatable truths about the treatment of people deemed ‘different’ or ‘damaged’ and asks how much of our humanity do we lose in search of the cure?

Julie McNamara’s Monstrous Daughters is a funny and haunting story, told from the perspective of Mad Mary, on the run from ‘the specimen collectors’. Hidden amongst the human specimens in an old museum, Mad Mary searches for her lost baby, and encounters Walter Riddle, looking for the bones of an Irish giant whose dying wish was to avoid ending up on display. They bring the grisly reality of body snatching to light and invite audiences to question our attitudes towards difference.

Medicine, the extraordinary debut play by Omikemi, looks at contemporary experiences of the mental health system by women of African heritage and unravels a hidden tale of unethical medical experimentation and exploitation.

The story moves between the lives of Elaine and Kem, struggling against a system that seems only to want to make them compliant and invisible/ and Elsie Lacks, institutionalised at the age of 10 and experimented on without her family’s consent. Elsie’s mother, Henrietta Lacks, was the source of the eternal HeLa cell line, one of the most important cell lines ever used in medical research. Those cells were taken without her permission.

As part of our ongoing casting, we are currently looking for a female actor of Afro-Caribbean heritage (playing age 40 years or over) to play a lead role in our forthcoming production.

Production schedule:

Rehearsals Start: Monday 24th February 2020 in London
Tech week: Monday 16 March – Stockton on Tees
First Show: Thursday 19th March – Stockton on Tees
Final Show: Saturday 18th April – London

Remuneration will be in line with ITC / Equity rates.

To apply, please send us the following:

  1. Your CV
  2. A recent photograph / headshot

Please email the above to intouch@vitalxposure.co.uk.

If you would like to submit your application in alternative formats or if you have questions, don’t hesitate to email intouch@vitalxposure.co.uk, call 0208 123 9945 or text us on 07432421825.

We are seeking enthusiastic and dynamic individuals to join our Board of Trustees and support the company through the next stage of development.

We would like to recruit 2-3 new Trustees with a range of skills and experience that meet the organisation’s needs for strong governance and are able to devote the time required to play their role effectively. We are particularly interested to hear from people with knowledge and/or background in some of the following:

  • Financial Management
  • Arts, Innovation and Creativity
  • Fundraising and Development
  • Advocacy
  • Media and Communications

Interested individuals will be expected to submit a CV together with a supporting statement outlining their interest if the charity and how they believe their skills and experience match the requirements of the role by noon on Monday 16th September 2019 (extended deadline).

Interviews will be scheduled for late September / October 2019.

Please note these are voluntary positions to support our charitable activities and therefore they are unremunerated.

 

If you would like an informal discussion regarding this role, please contact Theresa Veith, Executive Director, via email on projects@vitalxposure.co.uk

For full information, please download the Trustee Pack by clicking the link below:

Vital Xposure Trustee pack – September 2019 (PDF)

Vital Xposure Trustee pack September 2019 (WORD)

 

If you require the Trustee Pack in an alternative format, please contact Foteini Galanopoulou, General Manager, on 020 8123 9945 or intouch@vitalxposure.co.uk.

We look forward to receiving your application.