CSM for YTR’s Autumn Production, a classic literary adaptation (to be announced)


The Company Stage Manager is an important member of the Production team and works closely with the Head of Production and Creative team to realise the quality of production and performance demanded by the Company’s high standards.

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Job Description

This is a freelance, fixed term contract for services, which require candidates to have self-employed status.

Contract start date: Thursday 22 August 2024

Contract finish date: Saturday 12 October 2024

£541.38 per week

Subsistence, if eligible, will be paid for the whole contract.

Key Responsibilities

To work closely with the Director, Designer and other members of the creative team to facilitate the production

To supervise the purchasing, finding or making of props, furniture and other items as may be required by the show

To ensure the smooth and efficient running of all technical rehearsals in conjunction with the Head of Production and other members of production staff

To be responsible for ensuring the ongoing artistic integrity of York Theatre Royal produced work during a run, in absence of the director, communicating any changes to the show director and management of the Theatre as required

To ensure that proper communications are maintained with other departments of York Theatre Royal especially with regard to communication of information from rehearsals and the maintenance of the production in performance

These responsibilities involve a number of key activities as outlined below:

To organise the work of the department in an efficient and cost-effective manner

To work within budgets as discussed and agreed with the Head of Production

To schedule the hours for all stage management and actors, and ensure that overtime, budget limits and relevant agreements are adhered to.

To ensure all schedules are designed to keep Production Department overtime to a minimum, especially during technical rehearsals – in liaison with the Head of Production

To process all Equity timesheets and promptly submit information to Producing Co- Ordinator for payroll – overseen by the Head of Production as & when required

To ensure show risk assessments are written & issued in good time for rehearsal room, rehearsal process and show running and that these assessments are passed to the Head of Production.

To be instrumental in maintaining a good working atmosphere for actors and directors during rehearsal periods and performances

To be the Equity point of contact for York Theatre Royal’s acting and stage management companies

To co-ordinate with the Communications team on all matters regarding their requirements of the acting company and creative team

To co-ordinate touch tours and backstage tours for in-house productions as required

To attend production meetings and other meetings as required

To cover roles of other members of the stage management team as required

To ensure the storage and preparation of food for a production is to a high standard & follows Food Hygiene regulations

To supervise students on work placements within the Stage Management department

Job Requirements

At least 2 years’ experience as a Stage Manager/Company Stage Manager

Excellent organisational and communication skills

An excellent team player

A positive and motivated individual

Enthusiastic, committed and passionate about the Arts

The ability to work to tight deadlines and prioritise work

Ability to work evenings/weekends


A full clean driving licence

First Aid training


York Theatre Royal

Location Type

Specific location

Salary Type

Weekly Paid

Weekly Rate


Closing Date


Contract Type

Fixed Term, Temporary, Full Time

Job Type

Backstage & Technical, Production

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