Production Manager for GLOW, Buglight Theatre


Job Summary

Buglight Theatre are looking for a Production Manager to support their touring children's theatre piece, GLOW. The work educates children about mental health, following the story of a glow worm that has lost her glow.

Job Description

Role Overview

We are looking for an enthusiastic and detail-orientated person to work closely with the Producer and Artistic Director to manage the pilot tour of Buglight Theatre's latest children's theatre piece, GLOW. This is a key role in the production team, involving liaising with the tour venues, signing off on the health and safety of the production, & safely coordinating the transport of set and props, amongst other things.

About Glow

Glow is a charming, interactive, family show about mental health, wellbeing and friendship tailored to ages 3 - 7. We scuttle into the Underglade on the evening of the annual Bug Fest, where beetles, grasshoppers, and Lil' Bugs alike gather with ant-icipation to celebrate and delight in the story of Gwen, the Glow Worm who lost her Glow. On a multi-sensory adventure, Gwen and her bug-besties try to 'fix' her glow, but actually learn that when we're in the darkest of places, it's our friends that can help turn on the lights. The show has integrated access for visually impaired audiences and bugtastic wellness workshop offering.

Purpose of the Role

To support the Producer and Artistic Director in delivering the pilot tour of GLOW, focussing on the logistics of the production.

Job Requirements

Person Specification


Experience, Skills, & Abilities

  • Experience of production management
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Excellent attention to detail and organisational skills
  • Ability to keep calm under pressure
  • IT Literate

Knowledge & Qualifications

  • Able to drive, with a clean driver's license
  • Knowledge of safe working practices in the UK


Experience, Skills, & Abilities

  • Experience of working on a theatre production for children
  • Experience of writing risk assessments
  • Experience of budget management
  • Experience of recruiting and managing staff

Knowledge & Qualifications

  • Have undertaken safeguarding training

Job Responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Signing off on the health and safety of the production, inc. ensuring that the set and props are fit for purpose
  • Working with the Producer to write the risk assessment & tour pack for GLOW
  • Liaising with tour venues & production team to coordinate the get in, get out, and production logistics
  • Some budget and petty cash management
  • Coordinating the transport & storage of set & props
  • Supporting the recruitment of a stage manager and then managing that person
  • If required, sharing the driving of the van with the stage manager
  • Undertaking any other duties relevant to the post

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How to Apply

To express an interest in the project, please send a C.V. and an expression of interest outlining why you think you would be good for this project to by 5pm on Friday 7th April 2023. Please also let us know of any access requirements you might have. Expressions of interest can be provided in writing (no longer than 1 side of A4), film (no longer than 3mins), or voice note (no longer than 3mins).
From these, we will select up to 5 applicants who will attend an interview. If you are invited to interview, you will be notified no later than 14th April 2023. If you have not heard from us by this point, you will not have been shortlisted.
Interviews will be held online during the week of 17th April.
If you have any questions prior to applying, please contact us at the e-mail address above.

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