Association of British Orchestras

Assistant Stage Manager

Philharmonia Ltd £24,000 to £29,000 per annum Closing date 20 May 2022
The Philharmonia Orchestra is seeking an Assistant Stage Manager to help us deliver our concert programme and to provide logistics and practical support to the Philharmonia’s players.

Together with the Orchestra Production Manager and Stage Manager, the Assistant Stage Manager is responsible for the planning, coordination and delivery of the stage management, instrument transportation and technical requirements of the Orchestra.

The post holder will work closely with all of our players and the back of house team.

Key information
Contract: Full-Time, Permanent
Salary: £24,000 to £27,000 per annum
Location: Predominantly in London but with frequent travel across the UK as needed
Required Skills & Qualities

Knowledge of orchestral layouts
Lifting and handling experience
Computer literacy
Good level of physical fitness
Good time management skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Meticulous attention to detail
Ability to interact with players, conductors and soloists to ascertain staging and instrument requirements
Self-motivation and initiative
Ability to work as part of a team
Patience and diplomacy, and the ability to work under pressure.
Willingness to work irregular and unsocial hours, including evenings and weekends, both in the
UK and internationally
Current Driving License

Experience of working with a large orchestra
Knowledge of and experience of handling delicate and awkward musical instruments and equipment
Experience loading and unloading orchestral instruments to and from trucks
Experience in the use of Microsoft Visio software for the production of stage plans
Experience of foreign travel and dealing with international customs and carnets
Proven knowledge of relevant Health and Safety Regulations, and an understanding of the need to comply with these regulations
Current Manual Handling training certificate
Own transport
Lighting and audio-visual experience
Benefits and culture
At the Philharmonia, we have a range of benefits that support the wellbeing of our staff, including:

25 days of annual leave per annum
Access to a 6% contributory pension scheme
Complimentary tickets for the Philharmonia’s own-promoted concerts
Discounts on food and drink at the Southbank Centre
Discounted access to various galleries and museums across London through the Southbank Centre’s reciprocal scheme
Season ticket loans for annual travel passes
Access to our employee confidential support helpline
The Philharmonia Orchestra is committed to ensuring equitable opportunities and a welcoming environment for all those that engage in our work. We strive for a more representative workforce and encourage applications from under-represented groups in the UK arts workforce, particularly those from Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority backgrounds, from lower socio-economic statuses, d/Deaf and Disabled applicants, and those from the LGBTQIA+ community.

Contact details
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