JOBS AT IRIS

See our Volunteering for work experience opportunities during our summer season productions

General Opportunites

Iris Theatre have ongoing schemes for Emerging Artists to get involved with us as well as rolling work experience opportunities in theatre administration, production and marketing. Check out our Volunteering page to find out more.

In general we work with emerging artists across all fields of production in theatre, music, dance, cabaret, circus and opera. If you have suggestions of other ways in which you would like to get involved why not drop us a line and tell us more.

Co-Production Opportunity

N/A Autumn 2018 Submissions now open

Have you got a musical theatre piece that is looking for a central London showcase? Do you have the production team in place, but need a venue and some production support? Is your work musical / sung, without too much reliance on spoken text?

Iris Theatre is looking for productions to showcase, typically for one or two nights. The venue is the famous St Paul’s Church (the ‘Actors Church) in Covent Garden, in the heart of central London. It is a large space that seats approximately 200 people and is best suited acoustically to musical/sung work, highly visual or engaging performances rather than spoken word.

What we offer is a reduced rental fee, support in the areas of marketing, administration, technical and front of house as well as producing advice in the form of Producing Surgeries. We are not able to offer financial support but we do provide support in-kind as well as fundraising advice. The rental fee does not need to be paid in advance but will come out of ticket sales. Low cost, low risk.

To apply please send your script, idea, concept, press quotes, multimedia content or any other supportive material along with details of your company and creative team to sofi@iristheatre.com

Dec 01 2017

Placements

Ideal for recent design graduates, we strive to match the next generation of theatre markers with our team of emerging designers through these volunteer opportunities:

Construction Placement –
A skill-based placement for emerging and aspiring set designers, our construction placement programme is a four week placement. Taking place in May, June and July this placement enables you with the practical skills involved in building mid-scale sets suitable for outdoor, promenade productions.

Scenic Art Placement –
Ideal for emerging designers who can’t commit for a full four weeks and more interested in applying scenic art experience and learning about designing for 3D spaces.

Costume Assistant Placements –
A skill and practical based placement, costume assistants work closely with the designer at our workshop to realise designs for up to 6x multi-rolling actors. This placement is ideal for costume and fashion students or recent graduates.

Production Assistants –Interested in the inner-workings of theatre productions? Our Production Assistant placements are ideal for those interested in being in the thick of the action!

Assistant Producers and Marketing Assistants –
An administrative and office based placements, we have a select few opportunities annually for aspiring producers, general managers, marketers and anyone else interested in theatre administration. Suited for graduates and final-year placements or theatre professionals interested in learning skills in producing.

Front-of-House Volunteers –
Be a part of the show team! If you’re interested in gaining any work experience in customer-facing roles, theatre management or just want to be a part of the fun this summer then front-of-house is a great, low commitment option for those who are interested in a bit extra but don’t want to commit to set hours. Ideally suited for work-experience and recent school leavers.

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For more information please contact:

Sofi Berenger
General Manager
Iris Theatre
casting@iristheatre.com

***Please send us your CV, as well as click here to fill out our Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

 

Production Manager - Autumn

£2000 Autumn 2018 Submissions now open

Production Manager Role

We are in search of a PRODUCTION MANAGER who will be able to realise and manage the technical and production aspects of a five-week run of a new play at Hoxton Hall in September 2018.

Roles and responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the Producer, Director, Designer, Sound Designer and Lighting Designer etc. to manage all necessary aspects of the Production in accordance with the production dates.
  • Manage the production budget in consultation with the Producer.
  • Support the development and rehearsal process and work with the Director and the Stage Manager to manage the Get In and technical rehearsals.
  • Supervise the Stage Management team
  • Organise production meetings and ensure the Director and the Producer are kept fully informed of all relevant matters.
  • Deliver the physical production including set, lighting, sound, props and costume in consultation with the Director and the Producer.
  • Ensure that the Get Out is properly completed including preparing the space for handover to the next production, returning all materials borrowed or hired, ensuring all equipment belonging to the Producer are returned to their appropriate places and making sure the space is fully cleaned.
  • Record all petty cash and production expenditure with fully itemised VAT receipts; to submit all petty cash receipts to the Accounts Department on a weekly basis and after the Production where necessary.
  • Complete risk assessments for the Production and ensure that the Producer is made aware of any potential risks.
  • Site visits as required
  • Draw up all technical plans
  • Alongside the Producer, be the main point of contact for all technical and production elements.
  • Manage the build of all scenic elements

Production Schedule

  • Prep: April 2018 onwards
  • Rehearsals: Monday 13th August – Saturday 8th September 2018
  • Tech: Sunday 9th September – Wednesday 12th September 2018
  • Previews: Wednesday 12th September – Tuesday 18th September 2018 TBC
  • Performances: Wednesday 12th September – Saturday 13th October 2018

Salary: £2000 (Fixed Fee)

To Apply

Please send your CV, a cover letter (2 sides of A4 max) to:

Please insert PRODUCTION MANAGER – AUTUMN as the subject.

Deadline: 30 March 2018

Interviews: Will Follow a week after the deadline

Equal Opportunities monitoring form

30 March 2018

Front of House Manager- Summer

£2800 Summer 2018 Submissions now open

Front of house Manager Role

We are looking for an experienced FRONT OF HOUSE MANAGER for our summer shows The Tempest and The Three Musketeers. The post will be from mid June – 2nd September.

The Front of House Manager will be supported by a team of volunteers in the following tasks during and after each performance.

General Responsibilities

  • To understand fully our ticketing channels including their sale dates, promotions and ticket costs
  • To support the recruitment and management of Front of House volunteers
  • To organise the rotas of Front of House volunteers, ensuring all performances are properly staffed
  • To lead a Front of House induction training
  • To set up and oversee a bar stock management system, including purchasing stock and accepting deliveries on a weekly basis
  • To oversee merchandise and programme sales
  • To attend no fewer than five days’ worth of performances in any given performance week
  • To line manage the Deputy Front of House & Bar Manager

Times & Hours of Work

Prep: before 17th June 2018

The Front Of House Manager will be required for up to four days prior to the Summer Season commencing to familiarise themselves with Iris’ processes; assist with the recruitment of the front of house volunteers; rota the front of house volunteers, and set up the front of house area and bar (including purchasing and accepting delivery of bar and merchandise stock). These dates can be flexible and agreed in advance with the Summer Producer.

Show Calls: from 17th June – 3rd September 2018

In Production Weeks the Front of House Manager will be required to assist in setting up the front of house area(s), inducting front of house volunteers and attending the dress rehearsal prior to the first preview of each show with the support of the Deputy Front of House Manager.

The Front of House Manager will be required to attend performances on a maximum of six days per week. Each show call is anticipated to last four and a half hours. The Deputy Front of House and Bar Manager will cover performances on the Front of House Manager’s days off.

Meetings

The Front of House Manager will be invited to weekly management meetings with Iris’ Artistic Director, General Manager, Marketing Manager and Summer Producer, who will support the Front of House Manager throughout the engagement.

The show running dates are as follows:

The Tempest: 20th June – 28th July 2018

The Three Musketeers: 1st August – 2nd September 2018

This is a Freelance position. You will be responsible for your own tax and national insurance.

HOW TO APPLY

Please send the following documents and information:

  • A CV;
  • A short covering letter of no more than a single side of A4; and,
  • A completed equal opportunities form

The CV and covering letter can be emailed to Rosie Howell, Assistant Producer, at development@iristheatre.com. The equal opportunities form can be completed online here. Deadline for applications is Monday 30th April 2018, interviews week commencing 30th April.

Please insert FRONT OF HOUSE MANAGER as the subject.

30th April

Deputy Front of House & Bar Manager

£2250 Summer 2018 Submissions now open

We are looking for a DEPUTY FRONT OF HOUSE & BAR MANAGER for our summer shows The Tempest and The Three Musketeers. The post will be from mid June-2nd September.

Purpose of the job

Your main areas of responsibility will be to:

  • Provide exceptional customer service to our audience at all times.
  • Ensure safety and comfort of our audience.
  • Manage and run the bar on a show-by-show basis.
  • Cover the Front of House Manager’s days off.
  • Manage and schedule casual bar staff.
  • Work as part of a team to ensure the smooth running of the Front of House

Times & Hours of Work

Prep: before 17th June 2018

The Deputy Front Of House & Bar Manager will be required for up to four days prior to the Summer Season commencing to assist the Front of House Manager, and set up the front of house area and bar. These dates will be agreed in advance with the Front of House Manager.

Show Calls: from 17th June – 3rd September 2018

In Production Weeks the Deputy Front of House & Bar Manager will be required to assist in setting up the front of house area(s), helping induct front of house volunteers and casual bar staff, setting up the bar and attending the dress rehearsal prior to the first preview of each show.


The Deputy Front of House & Bar Manager will be required to attend performances on five days out of a seven day week to run the bar or cover the Front of House Manager (when a casual staff member will run the bar). Each show call is anticipated to last four and a half hours. The Deputy Front of House and Bar Manager will cover performances on the Front of House Manager’s days off.

The show running dates are as follows:

The Tempest: 20th June – 28th July 2018

The Three Musketeers: 1st August – 2nd September 2018

This is a Freelance position. You will be responsible for your own tax and national insurance.

HOW TO APPLY

Please send the following documents and information:

  • A CV;
  • A short covering letter of no more than a single side of A4; and,
  • A completed equal opportunities form

The CV and covering letter can be emailed to Rosie Howell, Assistant Producer, at development@iristheatre.com. The equal opportunities form can be completed online here. Deadline for applications is Monday 30th April 2018, interviews week commencing 30th April.

Please insert DEPUTY FRONT OF HOUSE & BAR MANAGER as the subject. 

30th April