position vacant - tour manager

— 19th January 2012 —

Two-time Green Room Award nominated play, The Weather and Your Health, requires a Tour/Stage Manager for a national metropolitan and regional tour this March - May.

POSITION DESCRIPTION
Position Title:
Tour Manager (Production Manager/Stage Manager)
Employment type:
Negotiable contract March - May 2012
Superannuation:
Employer contribution of 9%  

PRIMARY PURPOSE
The Tour Manager is responsible for managing a national theatre tour across Australia, in the diverse role of Tour/Stage/Production Manager for The Weather and Your Health - a compact 50minute one-act play for two actors. The set consists of 5 chairs and a small suitcase of costumes and props. This role oversees bump-in and bump-out, stage management, lighting and sound operation, venue liaising, production reports, driving duties, schedule management and technical support.

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS
Reports to: Producer and Tour Co-ordinator
Works closely with: Producer, Presenters, Technical Staff and Actors

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Current Driver’s Licence
Senior First Aid Certificate
Working with Children Check
Out of hours work required

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Manage rehearsal and performance calls
Liaise with venues prior to arrival on all production elements; scheduling, access, production elements and any other elements required by the Producer
Complete necessary company documentation such as rehearsal and performance reports, venue information for archives, or as required by the Producer
Set and strike equipment for rehearsals and performances, unpacking of vehicle required (minimal, and light weight)
Manage accommodation and travel times, if required by the Producer
Stage manage performances, maintain a prompt copy (archive copy already created)
Manage the booking of logistical aspects of staging, lighting and audio requirements for venues not covered by the Presenter
Ensure that communication/information is passed between the Tour Manager and Producer on a daily basis
Manage the driving of the company vehicle (provided), with rotating support from another member of the touring party
Oversee and/or support technical contractors, venue staff and carriers as required
Ensure that OH&S, and manual handling policies are adhered to
Liaise with venue staff regarding production requirements
Resolve technical issues that may arise regarding production requirements
Facilitate company requirements such as car parks, travel, accommodation, meals, valuables storage, notice board information as required

SELECTION CRITERIA

Working knowledge of touring and relevant production requirements
Demonstrated achievement in performing arts production, tour coordination, stage management and logistical coordination
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Willingness to receive direction
Ability to work within a varying roster of hours
Demonstrated high level of team work and time management skills
Demonstrated ability to work independently and within a team
Proven ability to meet and exceed minimum OH&S standards
Ability to communicate with a broad range of people within artistic and industrial environments
Methodical and positive approach to problem-solving
Working knowledge of lighting and audio equipment

Please forward CV and Cover Letter to info@bethanysimons.com
Applications close 5pm Fri 3 Feb, 2012.

Audition Notice - Male Actor

— 19th January 2012 —

Don't miss this unique opportunity to audition for the male role of two-time Green Room Award nominated play, The Weather and Your Health. Touring nationally from March - May, this compact play inspired by regional Australian stories was recently selected for the 2012 VCE Drama Playlist. Read below for audition information and casting requirements.

POSITION DESCRIPTION
Position Title:
Male Actor - 'The Weather and Your Health' National Tour
Employment type: Negotiable contract March - May 2012
Superannuation: Employer contribution of 9%
Audition Date: Wed 25 Jan 2012
Audition Times: 15 minute blocks 9am-12noon. Callbacks same day, 1pm-4pm. 

ABOUT THE PRODUCTION
Following its recent selection for the 2012 VCE Drama Playlist, two-time Green Room Award nominated play, The Weather and Your Health, will be embarking on a national tour across regional and metropolitan Australia. This compact 50minute one-act play for two actors is performed with a minimal set consisting of 5 chairs, a small suitcase of costumes and props.

SYNOPSIS
Inspired by true stories, The Weather and Your Health is a touching portrait of regional Australian life told through one woman’s reminiscences of war times, local dances, young love, family life and the joy of cooking.

ABOUT THE ROLE

Character Name: HE
Regional Australian male from the 1940’s - 1950’s. An almost silent character whose presence is felt rather than heard.

CASTING REQUIREMENTS

20 – 30yrs playing range
Dark brown hair
Medium build

AUDITION INFORMATION

Please forward CV and headshot to
info@bethanysimons.com to apply for an audition.
Please note that script and audition information will only be provided to successful applicants.