Stage and Transport Manager

Stage and Transport Manager

Wednesday, 4 December 2019, 5.00pm

The Stage and Transport Manager is responsible for arranging and managing all transport requirements and coordinating the equipment technical and stage management need of the Ulster Orchestra in order to achieve schedule demands.

Key Objectives and Responsibilities:
– To be responsible for the safe operation of the Ulster Orchestra truck, ensuring completion of necessary maintenance and to ensure any necessary repairs are carried out in a timely manner
– To share responsibility with the Platform Attendant for driving of the Orchestra truck ensuring compliance with all relevant Policies, UK Drivers Guidelines and European guidelines for commercial drivers
– To have responsibility for the safe transportation, loading and unloading of all instruments and equipment complying with H&S rules
– To obtain parking permits as required
– To advise on stage layout and alternative layouts, using planning software as appropriate and ensure stage is set up to the required standard in an efficient and timely manner
– To ensure that staging requirements and changes are met throughout all sessions, co-ordinating all technical requirements and managing safety requirements of staging and lighting
– To ensure that adequate seating, lighting and heating for the players is available for all rehearsals and concerts, hiring in any necessary additional equipment as required
– To maintain all in-house equipment, instrument trunkers and other equipment such as music stands and rostra, chairs and percussion instruments (where appropriate)
– To co-operate with all members of the Orchestra and freelance players to ensure all necessary equipment is available for each session, in particular liaising with the percussion section to ascertain instruments and lay-out required
– To conduct site visits to venues as required and advise of stage requirements and access needs and building strong working relationships with venue staff
– To ensure music (prepared by the Librarian) is put out on the stands before sessions, collected at the end and packed away in order
– To plan, in advance, the work schedule for own post and the Platform Attendant, advising the Orchestra Manager/Deputy Orchestra
– To perform any other duties as assigned by the Orchestra Manager/Deputy Orchestra Manager

Person Specification

Required Experience
– Successful track record in stage and/or transport management
– Experience of working under pressure to tight deadlines, delivering results despite obstacles and limited resources
– Lifting and manual handling experience, and ability to handle large, heavy, valuable items using safe manual handling techniques, whilst making every effort to avoid damage occurring
– Clean C+E(HGV1) driving licence and experience of commercial driving
– Excellent communication, organisational and interpersonal skills
– Ability to work independently, using initiative to anticipate and find solutions to potential problems and complications, using judgement about when to escalate
– Demonstrable ability to manage own workload, prioritising effectively in order to ensure delivery in accordance with timetables and plans

Desirable Experience
– Previous supervisory experience
– Experience of working with an Orchestra
– Knowledge of the problems and complexities of orchestra layouts
– Knowledge of the methods and practices employed in handling, packing, loading & unloading & stowing of musical instruments

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