Production Manager (Freelance) – Utopia Theatres

Posted on: 20/07/2022

Utopia Theatre is seeking a Production Manager to lead on the logistical considerations of the company’s new production exploring the legacy of Black Female footballers with young women aged 25 and under.

Hours: This is a fixed term freelance contract from August 2022 – April 2023
Based at: Sheffield Theatres / Remote Working
Fee: £1500 (based on 10 days at £150 p/d)
Contract: One-year contract with the possibility of extension

Provide advice to the producer and director during initial planning stages of projects where
necessary.

Key duties include:

  • Production manage Utopia Theatre Emma Clarke Project from project kick-off to delivery as
    allocated, ensuring the highest production standards are maintained throughout and adopting
    command and responsibility.
  • Liaise with colleagues and creatives on the Emma Clarke Project on plans and logistical
    requirements for the project.
  • Have a solid understanding of Health & Safety to produce all relevant and applicable paperwork,
    such as risk assessments or event safety management plans for the production.
  • Create and maintain effective project schedules and timelines.
  • Responsible for ensuring statutory and legal compliance on assigned projects, including health
    and safety, licensing, and accessibility amongst other areas.
  • Schedule and run the build, fit-up, performance, and de-rig for the production.
  • Appoint, instruct, and supervise contractors, suppliers, and freelancers where relevant including a Stage Manager, Lighting and Sound Technicians; working within the project budget.
  • Work with the wider project team to ensure projects increase audiences to cultural activity,
    including from those facing barriers.
  • Work with volunteer participants interested in Lighting and Sound to help them take on the
    necessary work, providing mentorship and on-the-job training where needed
  • Convene and chair production meetings as required.
  • Report to Producer and Artistic Director.
  • Manage project production budgets, forecasting spends in the early phases and reporting on any
    variances to the CEO, and the board where appropriate.
  • Communicate with partners and attend or present at meetings as required.
  • Maintain strong working relationships with Utopia Theatre’s key creatives, funders, and partners.

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Production Manager (Freelance) – Utopia Theatres

Deadline: Wednesday 27th July at 5pm