Specialist Technician Production Manager

Vacancy ID: 8768
Main Location: CSM - King's Cross, London UK
Hours: 35
Contract: Fixed Term
Salary: £36,532 - £44,865 per annum
Closing date: October 6, 2022 10:55 pm

The role

Working closely with the Technical Coordinator for Performance, the Production Manager is responsible for the provision of professional technical expertise, guidance and knowledge relating to production management. The post holder will be supporting teaching, performance, research and commercial activities across Central Saint Martins Performance Labs and Theatres.

Strong production operational delivery is important, but what will make the difference is how you work with people and balance the needs of the academic programme with technical resources available, forging collaborative relationships between academic and technical colleagues to ensure the best possible student experience. You will provide technical assistance and coordination for the Platform Theatre, Studio Theatre and Black & White Laboratory Spaces, alongside supporting the Performance technical team and other technical colleagues.

You will provide specialist production management knowledge, taking an overview of Performance technical spaces, programme and event operations as well as developing initiatives that enhance the student / user experience of the Performance facilities at CSM.

Why choose us?

University of the Arts London is the world’s second University for Art and Design in the QS World University Rankings® 2021. Our diverse and talented community comprises over 5,000 academic, professional, and technical staff. Together we are committed to social purpose. This includes creating a better a more sustainable world and championing race equality.

It is a crucial time for Central Saint Martins and the University of the Arts London where the values of climate, social justice, and anti-racism must underpin everything we do. These conditions, emphasised in the new UAL Strategy (2022-2032) set both urgent challenges but also the potential for us, as a creative practice institution, to reflect collectively on what and how we do.

Your Profile

Before completing an application form, candidates should please download the candidate information pack and the job description/person specification for the role and read the full list of requirements and selection criteria before applying as this will be the criteria on which your application will be assessed).

You will have extensive experience as a Production Manager leading delivery in a complex environment, gained through working in theatre, event, higher education and/or creative or heritage industries.

You should have a strong holistic knowledge of creative practice in arts and design, with an innovative and reflexive approach to performance and resourcing for performance.

You will consider equality, diversity and inclusivity in all aspects of production design and support, and you’ll collaborate and work effectively across different professional groups.

You must be able to plan, prioritise and manage resources effectively to achieve objectives, and consider sustainable design, process and materials that contribute to the advancement of sustainable activity relevant to the workplace, the goals of technicians, College and University.

A broad understanding of safe theatre infrastructure, and how this relates to building services, and professional experience in the regulation of health and safety, safe systems of work, COSHH, is desirable.

An interest in emerging technologies for immersive event and theatre production is desirable.

UAL is committed to addressing the under-representation of staff from Black and Minority Ethnic communities, using our student profile as a reference point.

In return, University of the Arts London offers generous leave, an attractive salary and pension plus a commitment to your continuing personal development and training in an environment that encourages excellence, creativity and diversity.

If you have any queries about this role or need any reasonable adjustments for your application, please contact Audrey, Resourcing Adviser via email  jobenquiries@csm.arts.ac.uk or TELE NO: 0207 514 7885

UAL is committed to creating diverse and inclusive environments for all staff and students to work and learn – a university where we can be ourselves and reach our full potential. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and Staff Support Networks. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds, including race, disability, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion and belief, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, and caring responsibility.

Candidates are advised to submit applications early.

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