Call Out: Project Manager

Notnow Collective are hiring a Project Manager for DadMan: The Bathtime Warrior project.

We are looking for a passionate, driven individual, curious about finding the variety in the way we engage with the arts and “baby-friendly” set-up of performances, and excited about supporting a young and ambitious theatre company.

DadMan: The Bathtime Warrior is the second show by Notnow Collective, supported by Arts Council and Sir Barry Jackson Trust. The project includes nationwide tour throughout 2018 and 2019, and an audience development activity. We create work for adults to which we welcome babies. Our focus is to help the venues in engaging new audiences, in particular parents of young children. By the end of the project we want to have helped the development of a stronger and more recognised touring circuit for baby-friendly work, laying the foundations for organising a consortium of companies who create in this kind of immersive way.

The job is specified by the number of days. We strongly encourage people with caring responsibilities to apply as it will be up to you how you spread your working hours, and where you do them from. We will regularly meet and update on the progress of the phases of the project needing attention. Fundamentally all we want to know is that the job is done, and done well!

Job Title: Project Manager

Description: Supporting artistic director Tina Hofman by project-managing DadMan: The Bathtime Warrior (show development, rehearsals, organising/delivering the tour and overseeing the audience development activity).

Fee: £3000

Dates: April 2018 – March 2019

Number of days of work: 25

Location: Midlands

Reports to: Artistic Director

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Essential 

  • Excellent communicator
  • Ability to set and meet deadlines consistently and delegate effectively
  • Excellent organisational skills, self-initiative and time management
  • Willing to work with an element of flexibility
  • Computer literate with strong Word, Excel skills
  • Excellent administrative skills, with at least 3 years relevant experience of project management for small/mid-scale touring theatre work
  • Experience of project-managing for small-scale theatre work
  • Basic day to day book-keeping
  • Experience of creating and managing budgets
  • Knowledge of drafting and reading contracts
  • Experience of writing/managing evaluation and reports
  • Ability to meet regularly with the artistic director Tina Hofman (either via Skype or face-to-face)

Desirable

Duties:

Supporting artistic director by project-managing DadMan: The Bathtime Warrior (show development, rehearsals, organising/delivering the tour and overseeing the audience development activity)

  • Working with artistic director on managing the callout, auditions, recruitment and contracting of the show’s creative team
  • Supporting the administration for Parent Ambassadors Scheme
  • Data and evaluation collection for project reports
  • Taking the lead on collecting data and submitting interim reports and evaluations to funders.
  • Supporting the evaluation of the project, including contribution to report for funders.
  • Supporting the production and tour management for rehearsals and performances, liaising with the Production/Technical Manager
  • Arranging travel, transport and accommodation
  • Managing the day-to-day budget and cash-flow, including controlling income and expenditure
  • Financial reconciliation of the project

FEE

  • £3000 to cover the fees for Project Manager based on 25 days between April 2018 & March 2019 at £120 per day plus reasonable travel expenses.

This job description is intended as a guide to the nature of the work required of this position, it is neither wholly comprehensive nor restrictive and is subject to review.

Deadline to apply is 6th April 2018, 5pm. Selected candidates will be contacted by 11th April. Interviews will take place in Birmingham in the week of 16th April 2018.

To apply: Please send up to date CV together with the cover letter which outlines your interest and suitability for this position, with the reference to job description and person specification (max 1 side of A4) to:  info@notnowcollective.com with the “DADMAN PROJECT MANAGER” in the subject line.

Please include names and contact details (e-mail and telephone) of two referees. They might be contacted prior to possible offer of the role.

Anticipated start day Monday 30th April 2018

THE SHOW

DadMan: The Bathtime Warrior

This is a show about not baby-sitting your own kids.

DadMan is a warrior. He stands strong at the gates of an ideal Birth-Plan and sings the blues about Being The Only Man At A Parent And Baby Group. He courageously navigates the precipices of School Runs. DadMan enters the contest for the title of The Breadwinner armed with swords and Lego.

This show is partly quiz, partly story intertwined with live music and original songs, partly total fantasy where DadMan dives in and out of the bathtub, running into Trust, Breasts, Flexi –Hours, Soft Play Areas and Sex (not necessarily in that order, or at the same time!!). Finally, DadMan realises there is actually another, much bigger mountain to climb.

Dadman: The Bathtime Warrior is a devised show, created by two mums, performed by two dads, with contributions from 5 dad-artists, including Daniel Bye.

Notnow Collective supports parent-artists in the performance industry, which can be so notoriously inaccessible to those with caring responsibilities. We try to work alongside our collaborators’ caring duties, and open our rehearsal space to kids. We try to implement the chaos and order of parenting into the dramaturgy of our work, creating a “baby-proof dramaturgy”.

Notnow Collective specialise in the baby-friendly, baby-welcoming and baby-proof shows for adults. We want to enable our audiences to enjoy a great night out at daytime, without needing to spend on a baby-sitter! If, on the other hand, they desire a baby-free experience, we offer an adult-only evening show!

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