Job Opportunity: Technical Stage Manager, Jeremiah Autumn Tour

Critically acclaimed spoken word artist and theatre maker Jack Dean is looking for an experienced technical stage manager to support his new production ‘Jeremiah’, which is touring in Autumn 2019.

ABOUT JEREMIAH

Jeremiah is a loud, rambunctious new show with live music by rap storyteller Jack Dean, telling the incredible true story of the much-misunderstood Luddite rebellion: A cellist, violinist and guitarist work with loop pedals to create a lush, epic original score that mixes hip-hop and cinematic composition styles, while Jack Dean delivers an epic true tale with dozens of characters, all contained within rap verse metre.  

THE ROLE

The tour takes in. a range of venues, from studio theatres to pubs and village halls. The TSM will be responsible for 

– Liaising with venues over technical requirements and FOH procedures.

– Managing getins and getouts, implementing the show’s lighting and AV designs to the highest possible accuracy.

– Operating lighting and sound during the performance.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

ESSENTIAL

  • Proven ability to program and operate Qlab 3/4
  • Experience of rigging lighting and sound equipment, focusing lights, programming lighting desks and mixing live sound.
  • Experience of using projection and AV design in a live performance context.
  • Experience of working on touring studio-scale theatre shows.
  • Ability to interpret and adapt ground plans and technical specifications and communicate these to venues.
  • Empathy, flexibility and strong communication skills to support the touring company through performances.

 DESIRABLE 

  • Proficiency with Mainstage 3 or other DAWs.
  • Experience of using ETCnomad software or similar.
  • Experience of working with captioning.
  • Driving licence and access to vehicle.
  • Able to commute to Exeter.

TOUR SCHEDULE

Mon 26 – Wed 28 August: Rehearsals at the Barn, Exeter (travelling home on last day)

Tue 3 September: Performance at the Navigation Tavern, Mirfield 

Wed 4 September: Performance at the Leggers Inn, Dewsbury 

Thu 5 September: Performance at Mill Valley Brewery, Cleckheaton

Fri 6 September:  Performance at Arts Centre Washington 

Wed 11 & Thu 12 September: Performances at Wardrobe Theatre, Bristol 

Thu 17 October: Performance at Launceston Town Hall 

Fri 18 October: Performance at Old Bakery Studios, Truro 

Sat 26 October: Performance at York Theatre Royal Studio 

Sat 30 November: Performance at the Pound Arts Centre, Corsham 

Due to the length of the get in, the TSM will be required to travel to the performance locations the day before each show or run of shows, and home the day after, unless living within commutable distance (for rehearsals they will travel to the location on the 25th August, and back on the evening of the 28th). A half-day’s fee has been added to the total for each time this happens.

FEE:

£113 per full day, £57 per half day (total of £2096), plus travel and accommodation

TO APPLY

Send a CV and brief covering letter outlining your suitability for the role to jack@jackdean.co.uk

Interviews will be held on Thursday 8 August via Skype.

Deadline for Applications: Friday 2 August at 5pm.

Job Opportunity: AV & Creative Captioning Designer, Jeremiah

Critically acclaimed spoken word artist and theatre maker Jack Dean is looking for an AV specialise with experience of creative captioning to support his new production ‘Jeremiah’, which will premiere at Exeter Phoenix in Autumn 2018.

 

ABOUT JACK DEAN

Jack Dean is an Exeter-based writer, performer and theatre maker who has carried his love of weird and wonderful arrangements of words to many places, from the Bowery Poetry Club in New York, Latitude Festival and the South Bank Centre. Previous productions include ‘Grandad and the Machine’, ‘Horace and the Yeti’, and ‘Nuketown’ which is currently touring across the UK.

‘Artists like rap storyteller Jack Dean make us excited about what they might do next’ // GUARDIAN

‘Incredibly innovative… Writer Jack Dean enthrals his audienc’ // REVIEWS HUB

‘Impressive poetic, musical and narrative skills…  undoubtedly a performer with an exciting career ahead of him’ // EXEUNT

ABOUT JEREMIAH

Jeremiah is a loud, rambunctious new show with live music by rap storyteller Jack Dean. Featuring a live band of three musicians and an original score, it will tell the incredible true story of the much misunderstood Luddite rebellion – a movement that spanned the whole North of England, had more British soldiers fighting it than Napoleon, and made the destruction of machinery a capital offence. The story will be told through the lens of the life of Brandreth, the instigator of the Luddites’ final gambit, the Pentrich Rising, and the last man to be beheaded in the history of Britain, weaving alongside it the parallel tale of William J. Oliver, the government spy that betrayed him.

Jeremiah has already undergone a period of research and development supported by Unlimited, who support ambitious, creative projects by outstanding disabled artists and companies.

For more information please visit https://www.jackdean.co.uk/shows/current-shows/jeremiah/

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

We are looking for a AV Specialist with experience of creative captioning. Experience of designing for studio scale touring productions is a must. Please note that we are also recruiting for a Lighting Designer (job desc here) and would welcome combined applications for both roles from the same candidate.

 

TIMEFRAME

09 July:  Deadline for applications

18 July:  Interviews in Exeter

23 July: Start of work

27th August: Delivery of design.

Monday – Friday weeks of 27th August, 3rd, 10th & 17th Sept: Rehearsals at the Barn, Exeter (Designer should be available for tweaks to design during this period)

23rd September: Pre-rig & setup day at Exeter Phoenix

25th September: Technical Rehearsal at Exeter Phoenix

26th September: Technical Rehearsal and 1st performance at Exeter Phoenix

27th September: 2nd Performance at Exeter Phoenix

 

FEE £2500 flat fee (or £4000 if combined with Lighting Designer role), plus travel and accommodation.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please send an application to jackdean1989@gmail.com, consisting of the following:

  • C.V. detailing relevant experience
  • Examples of work such as video, photos or an online portfolio.

Job Opportunity: Cellist, Jeremiah

Critically acclaimed spoken word artist and theatre maker Jack Dean is looking for a cellist to perform in his new production ‘Jeremiah’, which will premiere at Exeter Phoenix in Autumn 2018.

 

ABOUT JACK DEAN

Jack Dean is an Exeter-based writer, performer and theatre maker who has carried his love of weird and wonderful arrangements of words to many places, from the Bowery Poetry Club in New York, Latitude Festival and the South Bank Centre. Previous productions include ‘Grandad and the Machine’, ‘Horace and the Yeti’, and ‘Nuketown’ which is currently touring across the UK.

‘Artists like rap storyteller Jack Dean make us excited about what they might do next’ // GUARDIAN

‘Incredibly innovative… Writer Jack Dean enthrals his audienc’ // REVIEWS HUB

‘Impressive poetic, musical and narrative skills…  undoubtedly a performer with an exciting career ahead of him’ // EXEUNT

ABOUT JEREMIAH

Jeremiah is a loud, rambunctious new show with live music by rap storyteller Jack Dean. Featuring a live band of three musicians and an original score, it will tell the incredible true story of the much misunderstood Luddite rebellion – a movement that spanned the whole North of England, had more British soldiers fighting it than Napoleon, and made the destruction of machinery a capital offence. The story will be told through the lens of the life of Brandreth, the instigator of the Luddites’ final gambit, the Pentrich Rising, and the last man to be beheaded in the history of Britain, weaving alongside it the parallel tale of William J. Oliver, the government spy that betrayed him.

Jeremiah has already undergone a period of research and development supported by Unlimited, who support ambitious, creative projects by outstanding disabled artists and companies.

For more information please visit https://www.jackdean.co.uk/shows/current-shows/jeremiah/

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

 

ESSENTIAL SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES

  • Strong track record of live performance
  • Experience of working in a band or ensemble to create music collaboratively.
  • Able to transport their instrument/s to and from the rehearsal and performance venues.
  • Basic sight-reading ability 

DESIRABLE SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES

  • Proficient with other instruments
  • Some singing experience
  • Experience of working with MainStage 3 or other live looping equipment

 

TIMEFRAME

09 July:  Deadline for applications

16 July:  Auditions at the Barn, Exeter

Monday – Friday weeks of 27th August, 3rd, 10th & 17th Sept: Rehearsals at the Barn, Exeter

25th September: Technical Rehearsal at Exeter Phoenix

26th September: Technical Rehearsal and 1st performance at Exeter Phoenix

27th September: 2nd Performance at Exeter Phoenix

28th September: Travel day

29th September: Performance at Barnsley Civic

 

FEE £2625 (based on 25 days at £105 per day), plus travel and accommodation.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please send an application to jackdean1989@gmail.com, consisting of the following:

  • C.V. detailing relevant experience
  • Examples of work such as video or audio recordings.

Live auditions will be held at The Barn in Exeter. You must be able to attend the audition in order for your application to be considered.

Job Opportunity: Keyboard Player, Jeremiah

Critically acclaimed spoken word artist and theatre maker Jack Dean is looking for a keyboard player to perform in his new production ‘Jeremiah’, which will premiere at Exeter Phoenix in Autumn 2018.

 

ABOUT JACK DEAN

Jack Dean is an Exeter-based writer, performer and theatre maker who has carried his love of weird and wonderful arrangements of words to many places, from the Bowery Poetry Club in New York, Latitude Festival and the South Bank Centre. Previous productions include ‘Grandad and the Machine’, ‘Horace and the Yeti’, and ‘Nuketown’ which is currently touring across the UK.

‘Artists like rap storyteller Jack Dean make us excited about what they might do next’ // GUARDIAN

‘Incredibly innovative… Writer Jack Dean enthrals his audienc’ // REVIEWS HUB

‘Impressive poetic, musical and narrative skills…  undoubtedly a performer with an exciting career ahead of him’ // EXEUNT

ABOUT JEREMIAH

Jeremiah is a loud, rambunctious new show with live music by rap storyteller Jack Dean. Featuring a live band of three musicians and an original score, it will tell the incredible true story of the much misunderstood Luddite rebellion – a movement that spanned the whole North of England, had more British soldiers fighting it than Napoleon, and made the destruction of machinery a capital offence. The story will be told through the lens of the life of Brandreth, the instigator of the Luddites’ final gambit, the Pentrich Rising, and the last man to be beheaded in the history of Britain, weaving alongside it the parallel tale of William J. Oliver, the government spy that betrayed him.

Jeremiah has already undergone a period of research and development supported by Unlimited, who support ambitious, creative projects by outstanding disabled artists and companies.

For more information please visit https://www.jackdean.co.uk/shows/current-shows/jeremiah/

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR

 

ESSENTIAL SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES

  • Strong track record of live performance
  • Experience of working in a band or ensemble to create music collaboratively.
  • Able to transport their instrument/s to and from the rehearsal and performance venues.
  • Basic sight-reading ability 

DESIRABLE SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES

  • Proficient with other instruments
  • Some singing experience
  • Experience of working with MainStage 3 or other live looping equipment

 

TIMEFRAME

09 July:  Deadline for applications

16 July:  Auditions at the Barn, Exeter

Monday – Friday weeks of 27th August, 3rd, 10th & 17th Sept: Rehearsals at the Barn, Exeter

25th September: Technical Rehearsal at Exeter Phoenix

26th September: Technical Rehearsal and 1st performance at Exeter Phoenix

27th September: 2nd Performance at Exeter Phoenix

28th September: Travel day

29th September: Performance at Barnsley Civic

 

FEE £2625 (based on 25 days at £105 per day), plus travel and accommodation.

HOW TO APPLY:

 

Please send an application to jackdean1989@gmail.com, consisting of the following:

  • C.V. detailing relevant experience
  • Examples of work such as video or audio recordings.

Live auditions will be held at The Barn in Exeter. You must be able to attend the audition in order for your application to be considered.