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


To assist in the creation of productions and projects of the highest artistic standards. To act as DSM on the book. To contribute to the smooth and effective running of the Stage Management department.

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Main Duties

In Rehearsal

Create a ‘book’ through presence in rehearsals and by communication with the Directors, Designer, Lighting Designer, Composer, Sound Designer, Musical Director or any other creative team members.

Maintain excellent communication between the rehearsal room and the rest of the organisation, by the use of rehearsal notes and production meetings, particularly with matters relating to Health & Safety and which directly affect other departments.

Monitor actors’ hours and inform the Company Stage Manager / Head of Production of any union related issues which arise.

Maintain the rehearsal room in a suitable condition, and ensure rehearsal props / furniture are in place.

Assist in the creation / realisation of props or furniture.

In Performance

To cue all relevant actions in accordance with the Directors instructions.

Maintain a thorough show report.

Maintain communication with the acting company and relay any issues to the Company Stage Manager.

Health and Safety

Ensuring that Health & Safety legislation is adhered to and that safe working practices are observed in the rehearsal room.


To undertake any other duties which may be reasonably required by the Company Stage Manager.

It is the responsibility of every member of staff to assist in presenting York Theatre Royal to the public as a positive, efficient and welcoming organisation.

York Theatre Royal believes that the development of new audiences, especially younger audiences, is vital. All staff are expected to contribute in appropriate ways.

Job Requirements

At least 2 years’ experience as a Deputy 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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