Workshop Manager

Job Description

This role is full-time fixed term for 1 year with the potential to extend. As this is a new role, we will review the job description together after 6 months to ensure it meets the needs of the company, making changes as necessary. You will play an important role 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 scenic elements. You will manage the workshop spaces and the team onsite at the theatre and offsite at our Batsworth Road workshop space. You will 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 it’s 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 £28,000 - 30,000 per year depending on experience
Application Process: Please complete and send the following to Lynette Shanbury, Executive Director at or post it to them at Polka Theatre, 240 The Broadway, Wimbledon SW19 1SB. Remember to include Workshop Manager as your email subject line or on the envelope. - Current CV - Short cover letter addressing the Person Specification - If you would prefer, you are welcome to send us a short video or audio file (no longer than 5 minutes), telling us about yourself, your current and previous job roles and any relevant qualifications and/or knowledge, skills and experience. - Please visit our website to complete a privacy notice and anonymous equal opportunity monitoring survey.
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Employer: Polka Theatre
Hours: 35 hours over 5 days Monday to Friday(excluding 1 hour for lunch). This role requires a flexible approach to working hours in line with the theatre's operations, and days which will include evenings and weekends.
Telephone: 020 8543 4888
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