Job Opportunity: Technical Stage Manager, Jeremiah

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 will premiere at Exeter Phoenix in Autumn 2018.



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


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.

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We are looking for a stage manager with experience of touring to oversee all technical aspects of the production including lighting, sound and projection. Therefore, the role would suit someone with a wide range of technical skills. Some operation may be required.


  • Experience of production relights and programming lighting desks.
  • Proven ability to program and operate Qlab 3/4
  • Rigging Lighting and Sound equipment experience
  • Ability to interpret ground plans and technical specifications and adapt production parameters accordingly to ensure a high standard of technical presentation.
  • Experience of self-cueing performances.
  • Previous experience of studio scale touring.
  • Experience of liaising with venues in regard of technical requirements and F.O.H procedures.



  • Experience of working with musicians and live music
  • Experience of working with projections
  • Full driving licence


09 July:  Deadline for applications

17 July:  Interviews in Exeter

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

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

28th September: Travel day

29th September: Performance at Barnsley Civic


FEE £1680 (16 days at company rate of £105 per day), plus travel and accommodation.


Please send an application to, consisting of the following:

  • C.V. detailing relevant experience
  • A covering letter that outlines how you fulfil the skills and how you would approach the project.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to a face to face interview on 17 July. Please note that you must be able to attend this interview to qualify.


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