Assistant Stage Manager

Salary: GBP £16,000 pro rata

Application Deadline: January 29, 2019 5:00 pm

Company: Wyldwood Arts

Job Details

We are looking for an individual with an interest in social arts and theatre to provide support to the stage management team, and assist lead artist Phoebe in the production of ‘May’ during February and March 2019. ‘May’ is a one-woman show about the life and story of May Billinghurst ‘the Crippled Suffragette’.

Billinghurst played a key role in the women’s rights movement; imprisoned and silenced by her sexuality, Billinghurst has been widely forgotten. Today in a society, where women continue to fight for their voices to be heard, Kemp returns to her story and asks – how far have we come in 100 years? ‘May’ will be touring in March 2019 to align with International Women’s Day.

More about the show here:

Role and Responsibilities

Please note this is a role for an individual early or at the start of their career, and will pro- vide an excellent insight into the world of professional small-scale touring. The person we appoint will receive mentoring and support from Wyldwood Arts throughout the rehearsal process and tour.

During Rehearsals

●  Supporting the creative team, one of whom is a wheelchair user*
●  Assisting with the smooth-running of the rehearsal room, including communicating between artists, ensuring set/props/costume are maintained and stored correctly
●  Taking notes on the creative process and communicating any changes to the relevant people
●  Looking at simple technical requirements for the show, and learning sound and
lighting cues for the tour
●  Supporting the designer on small tasks, assisting with hair & make up duties
During the Tour
●  Communicating any technical changes to venues
●  Assisting with the get-in and clear down before and after the show
●  Assisting with the operation of sound and lighting during the show
●  Providing support and care to the artist during the tour*
●  Assisting with hair & make up for the performances
●  Sending out show reports to Wyldwood Arts’s admin team
●  Collecting audience feedback
*Please note no personal care will be required

Person Specification
●  Some interest/knowledge of live theatre performance and social arts
●  Strong organisation and communication skills
●  Willingness to learn through assisting and supporting a creative process
●  Strong sense of taking own initiative and ability to problem-solve
●  A positive, ‘can-do’ attitude, and a strong team player
●  Full clean UK Driving Licence

●  Knowledge of disability arts, interest in history
●  Previous experience in assisting on theatre productions or stage management
●  Knowledge/experience of theatre lighting
●  Full DBS Check (for school touring)
●  Own transport (for rehearsals)


Rehearsals will be based in or around Trowbridge from 09:30-16:30. Rehearsals will be between 11 Feb and 7 March 2019, and will typically be two consecutive days per week. Further details will be discussed at interview.


The role will be paid at £9p/h on a freelance contract subject to receipt of an invoice, number of hours may vary depending on the schedule. The person we appoint will need to be self-employed and responsible for their own tax and National Insurance.

Expenses will be covered additionally, as agreed in advance with the Associate Producer.

As this role is offered on a freelance only basis, it is not eligible for Holiday Pay.

Application Process:

Deadline for applications – Mon 28 Jan 2019
Interviews in Trowbridge – Friday 1 Feb 2019
First day of rehearsals and induction – Monday 11 Feb 2019

Please send a CV and a short e-mail explaining your interest in the project to Associate Producer Giulia Bianchini:


This role may require occasional weekend and evening commitments. Wyldwood Arts is committed to flexible and inclusive working practices.

More information on our work, including films, can be found on our website.

For any questions about the project please e-mail:




Contact Details

Giuls Bianchini

Job Posting title: Assistant Stage Manager
Closing Date: 2019-01-29T17:00:00+01:00