Assistant Production Manager

Coventry has won the bid to be UK City of Culture 2021.

The Belgrade Theatre in partnership with City of Culture will be delivering a major project as part of the City wide celebrations.

It’s an exciting time to join the team!

The Belgrade Theatre Coventry is looking to appoint an Assistant Production Manager.

This new post is an exciting opportunity for someone to step up into production management in a busy producing theatre in the lead up to and delivery of Coventry City of Culture 2021.

Reporting to the Director of Production, the Assistant Production Manager will take on specific responsibilities, whilst developing new skills and expertise that will position them for a senior role in the future. The salary range for the role demonstrates our openness to appoint a less experienced candidate who demonstrates the potential to grow into a more senior role; or to appoint a candidate already with some relevant experience and ready to “scale up”

The Production Department’s responsibilities are wide ranging and oversees the physical production and staging of all the Belgrade productions, co-productions, the staging of all Visiting Company productions, the Theatre’s commercial set building business Belgrade Production Services and oversees the Theatre’s building and maintenance programme.

This role supports the Director of Production in ensuring the production department is an effective hub which delivers on home produced productions and projects and to the highest of creative standards within a building that is fit for purpose.

Person Specification Essential
Demonstrable experience of working in a Theatre or in a Theatre Company, or having recently qualified in a substantial training course for production management
Demonstrable key skills in a specific area e.g. Scenic Construction, Stage Lighting, production management etc.
Budget creation, management and reporting
Experience of working with artists and participants
Wanting to work in a large producing regional theatre
Innovative problem solving
Ability to multi-task and still retain attention to detail in context of a demanding workload
Aptitude for paying attention to and applying Health & Safety regulations
Aptitude for learning computer drafting skills such as AutoCAD
Good communication and IT skills
Willingness to work evenings and weekends as required
A reasonable level of fitness and mobility is required because of the physical nature of the post.


Demonstrable practical professional experience production managing professional theatre and events (preferably with a relevant theatre qualification)
Good all-round knowledge in Stage Craft
Knowledge of current relevant Health & Safety legislation including CDM regulations 2015 and practices will be required H&S qualifications and application to theatre production process
Experience of being a HoD and/or a Technical Manager in a middle to large scale venue or theatre company
Full Driving Licence

For more information and to apply visit the website where you can download a full job pack and application form.

Deadline for Applications: Mon 30 Sept, 5pm Interviews: w/c 7 Oct
Start Date: 6 Jan 2020
Salary: £24,000 - £28,000 gross pa depending on experience

The Belgrade Theatre strives to be an equal opportunities employer.



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