Workshop Manager

Job Description

This is an exciting time join Polka Theatre’s busy and ambitious team, in the role of Workshop Manager, supporting the Head of Production, in delivering the best possible service to Polka productions and projects, with responsibility for the construction, mounting, and rigging of the scenery. What would you be doing? You will manage the workshop spaces and the team onsite at the theatre and offsite at our Batsworth Road workshop space. You will have strong carpentry skills and be practical and hands-on, ensuring the workshop and production teams work smoothly and effectively together. Polka produces between 5 and 8 new in-house productions each year across its two theatre spaces. Around half of these are co-productions and partners have previously included Complicité, Little Angel Theatre, Royal and Derngate and The Royal Opera House. We undertake some touring and also receive companies to our Wimbledon home, although the majority of the year is presenting our home-produced work. Having our own workshop means we build all our own sets as well as sets for other theatre companies. The production team also facilitate various projects (including education activities and community and fundraising events) which take place in other areas of the building or at other venues.

Salary £32,000 - £34,000 per year pro rata depending on experience (pro rata salary would be £16,000 - £17,000 per year).
Application Process: For a Recruitment Pack with more information about who we are and what we're looking for in this role plus how to apply please visit our website at this link Deadline 9.00am on Thursday 24 February 2022 Interview w/c 28 February 2022 Ideal start date as soon as possible Polka's commitment as an equal opportunities employer means we are keen to encourage applications from people of colour, people across the gender spectrum and people who self-identify as disabled, who are underrepresented in our sector. Polka is funded by Arts Council England, London, registered charity number 256979.
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Employer: Polka Theatre
Hours: Part-time, permanent. Equivalent 2.5 days per week. We will consider applications for flexible working and job-sharing. This role operates on an 'annualised hours' contract, of 910 hours per year, as the work reflects the ebb and flow of Polka's activity schedule and to better fit in with the intense work needed in the run up to productions/events. This means you'll work an average of 17.5 hours (2.5 days) per week. Working hours are 7 hours per day, excluding a lunch break of 1 hour.
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