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.

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