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The Albany Theatre in Coventry is putting together a small stage management team for its upcoming production of “A Christmas Carol”


The production, including the rehearsal period, runs from:


7th of November 2021 until the 27th of December 2021 at The Albany Theatre Coventry.


We have 2 posts that we are looking to fill. Deputy Stage Manager and Assistant Stage Manager.


Both positions are fixed-term contracts on a freelance basis.



Deputy stage manager.


Contract to run from 15th November 2021 to 27th December 2021 inclusive


Salary of £626 Per Week.


Reporting to both the Production Manager and Artistic Director you will be responsible for overseeing the smooth running of a small Stage management team from the start of the rehearsal process thought to production completion.


You will be responsible for;


  • Creating a legible and comprehensive prompt copy
  • Both rehearsal and show reporting.
  • Supporting the production manager in compiling company rehearsal, publicity, fitting, and any other scheduling.
  • Attending all rehearsals both at The Albany Theatre and at other rehearsal venues as appropriate.
  • With the Assistant stage manager prepare props lists for sourcing.
  • Setup rehearsal spaces both at The Albany Theatre and at other rehearsal spaces as appropriate. This includes marking up of rehearsal spaces, transportation of both rehearsal props and costume as appropriate and ensuring the rehearsal space is clean and appropriate to use.
  • Ensure that The Albany Theatres Covid -19 protocols are followed where appropriate.
  • Ensure that appropriate show paperwork is kept up to date.
  • Supporting the production manager in running all technical rehearsal sessions.
  • Briefing and supporting a signer for any accessible performances.
  • Assist the production manager in line managing Assistant stage managers as appropriate.
  • Liaise with all relevant departments to ensure that the stage is set and performance-ready.

Person Specification


  • Experience in compelling a clear and legible prompt copy
  • Experience in a rehearsal room setting
  • Experience in show calling
  • Strong communication skills both written and oral
  • Experience in both rehearsal and show reporting
  • Calm under pressure
  • Ability to prioritize workload and have excellent time management skills.


Assistant Stage Manager


Contract to run from 22nd November 2021 to 27th December 2021 inclusive


Salary of £532 Per Week


Reporting directly to the Deputy Stage Manager you will support the deputy stage manager in the smooth running of the production from the rehearsal room thought to production completion.


You will be responsible for;


  • Sourcing all production props as specified by the deputy stage manager and keeping within budget.
  • Adhere to The Albany Theatres Purchasing procedure.
  • Support the Deputy Stage Manager in the setup and transportation of all rehearsal room equipment.
  • Compile and update props setting lists
  • Support the deputy stage manager in ensuring that the stage is performance-ready
  • Act as book cover where appropriate.
  • Act as dresser where appropriate.

Person specification


  • Experience in sourcing props within the production budget.
  • Resourcefulness
  • Excellent time management and ability to prioritize workloads
  • Excellent communication skills both written and oral
  • Calm under pressure
  • Experience as book cover
  • Experience in stage setting.

If you would like to apply for either position please email your CV to;




The Albany Theatre strongly appreciates applicants from underrepresented communities within the performing arts.


The date for interviews will be set upon contact from the production manager and held at The Albany Theatre in Coventry.



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