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Night Stage Supervisor

Date Added
13 January 2022
Job Specification
Job purpose 
The Night Supervisor is responsible for supervising the stage department for all overnight calls and the successful completion of changeovers and other work calls. 
The overnight work will occur for 4 -5 months of the year. The remainder of the year will be day calls. 
Key Tasks and Responsibilities 
To supervise staff on night shifts (and day shifts at certain times of the year) leading the changeovers and other night calls. 
To ensure that all overnight changeovers and scenery repairs are completed successfully to be prepared for the following day’s rehearsal or show. 
To meet any overnight requirements from other departments. 
To compile detailed changeover/fit up notes for the Stage Department. 
In conjunction with the other Stage Supervisors, to plan and coordinate all elements of scenery storage and construction throughout the year. 
To manage (along with the Head of Stage) the recruitment, induction, training, development and appraisal of all night Stage Technicians. 
To lead night shifts at other venues for Glyndebourne on tour. 
To travel to support Glyndebourne hire Productions when necessary. 
To maintain a clear flow of information between the stage and other relevant departments 
Outside of the night shift period, to work alongside the other Stage Supervisors, carrying out other duties as required. 
To manage a safe environment and  lead on the best practice of Health and Safety, working alongside others in a safe and efficient manner. 
To inform the Head of Stage of all issues relating to Health and Safety. 
To develop a working knowledge of the Glyndebourne Repertoire 
To undertake, if required, all manner of set refurbishment, painting, cleaning etc, and to assist in the maintenance of productions throughout their run. 
To carry out all other duties where required 
Knowledge, Skills and Experience 
Substantial Supervisor experience in a similar setting 
Proven knowledge of theatre stagecraft 
Solid supervisory and team leadership skills and experience; demonstrable ability to work effectively alone or as part of a team 
Ability to communicate effectively and sensitively with colleagues and staff at all levels 
Excellent knowledge and practical experience of safe working practice within a theatrical environment 
Working knowledge of Health and Safety legislation and regulations 
Ability to read technical drawings including AutoCad 
Driving Licence 
Woodworking/Metalworking/Set painting skills 
Good Computer based skills including Google Drive. 
Stage automation knowledge. 
Experience of inspection and use of rigging equipment 
Industry certifications in Working at Height, Rigging, Health and Safety 
Experience writing Risk Assessments and Method Statements 
Ability to fulfil the demands of the rehearsal and performance schedule 
To work calmly under pressure 
Ability to organise and communicate 
To participate in all allocated training programmes and initiatives 
Working long hours 
Working night shifts 
To be physically fit 
To work as part of a large team 
To travel, when required, on Glyndebourne business 
Salary and benefits 
This is a permanent, full-time position, the contractual hours of work are 48 per week, (40 average during the night periods) for which we offer a  Highly competitive rate of pay. 
We offer 5.6 weeks’ holiday inclusive of bank holidays per annum. 
We can offer excellent working facilities in a beautiful country setting. For those without their own transport we have a free minibus service to and from Lewes railway station.
Application Details
Please then apply by e-mail to sending your CV and covering letter 
The closing date for this role is 04th February 2022. 
Glyndebourne is an Equal Opportunities Employer and a Registered Charity. We promote equality, diversity and inclusion in our workplace and actively encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply for vacancies, including ethnically diverse and disabled candidates, who are currently under-represented in our workforce. 
To help us monitor the effectiveness of our commitment to diversity and inclusion and our supporting policies and procedures, we ask all job applicants to complete our anonymized and confidential Equal Opportunities monitoring form . 
As a Disability Confident Employer, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for our vacancies. If relevant to you, please inform us of this in your covering letter. If you have any questions in relation to this please contact a member of the HR team at 
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Closing Date
04 February 2022
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