Production Stage Manager call out for: Sleuth 2022 Tour

Are you an experienced theatre production manager interested in a new creative challenge? We are recruiting for a Production Stage Manager to support ZoieLogic Dance Theatre’s autumn 2022 tour of SLEUTH.

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Are you an experienced theatre production manager interested in a new creative challenge? We are recruiting for a Production Stage Manager to support ZoieLogic Dance Theatre’s autumn 2022 tour of SLEUTH – a 360 degree interactive detective show where the audience decides how the show unfolds.

About ZoieLogic Dance Theatre

ZoieLogic Dance Theatre, led by founding Artistic Director Zoie Golding, challenges perceptions of what dance is, who it is for and how it is presented. We’re on a mission to get more people involved in dance, especially men and boys and those less likely to see or take part in the arts. We make this happen by creating and touring professional dance theatre shows, and through our outreach, engagement, and talent development programmes. 

We are an Equal Opportunities employer and want our team to reflect the diversity of our local area. We especially welcome applications from underrepresented voices in dance and the arts, including disabled, Black, Asian and ethnically diverse members of our community.


To support ZoieLogic Dance Theatre in the reset and tour of SLEUTH. This includes working with the creative team, touring with the show and ensuring the smooth delivery of all tour dates. The successful candidate will have a track record in touring to small scale/rural touring/alternative venues, is a great communicator and has a positive attitude to help realise the ambitions of the company.

Availability: 5th Sep 2022 – 27 Nov 2022  

Fee: £600 per week

Duties and responsibilities: 

  • Liaising with the Artistic Director and creative team on the production and touring logistics 
  • Venue communications with potential site visits in advance of the tour 
  • Leading on preparing venues for the show 
  • Attend production meetings in advance (both in person and online) 
  • Update and manage risk assessments and environmental reporting requirements 
  • Lead on the get in and get out at tour venues leading set build and break including manual handling. 
  • Stage management role during the show including props management and backstage logistics 
  • Liaising and working with other members of the creative team including set, lighting, sound and venue 
  • The post-holder will have overall responsibility for production management but will need to have an all-round understanding of and competence in technical theatre work, including lighting, sound and audio-visual, and the setting up and operation of equipment.
  • To oversee the loading lists for all items to be toured and ensure that the van is packed accordingly and within legal weight limits. 
  • Management of travel logistics including van hire, parking and tour journeys 
  • Management of tour production budgets

Person specification


  • Up to date knowledge of theatre industry standards and working practices 
  • Experience of working on professional productions
  • Working knowledge of lighting control programming
  • Relighting productions within dance and theatre.
  • Self-cueing operation of LX, sound in live performance. 
  • Practical problem-solving abilities, with the ability to be calm under pressure.
  • Awareness and experienced in Health and Safety practice
  • Experience and ability to operate QLab Experience/qualifications in rigging 
  • Experience of financial management and budgeting 
  • Hold appropriate Liability Insurance for this role as a freelancer, including working at heights.
  • Hold a valid UK driving license, confident in driving a long wheel base van
  • This role requires an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS).


  • Carpentry experience 

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • Work can range from professional theatre settings, community centres, nightclubs, schools or an alternative venue. Requires working in tight spaces, under low light levels and at heights. 
  • Moderate physical activity. Requires occasional lifting, transferring of objects, kneeling and reaching. Manual handling is required.
  • Work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions.

To Apply   Please send an expression of interest to  by 12 noon Tuesday 18 January 2022 – we don’t mind what format you send this in (email, audio, video – the choice is yours!) along with a CV showing your relevant experience

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