Production Manager

H.M.S. Pinafore at the MinackCUGSS
19:30, Mon 20th September 2021 - Fri 24th September 2021 at The Minack Theatre
14:00, Tue 21st September 2021 at The Minack Theatre
14:00, Thu 23rd September 2021 at The Minack Theatre
Summer Vacation

We're looking for a dedicated - PRODUCTION MANAGER  to lead the technical team for H.M.S. PINAFORE at the Minack Theatre in Cornwall this September. Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take one of Gilbert and Sullivan's most famous comic operettas to a beautiful venue carved into the Cornish cliffs overlooking the sea.

    Contact before 9th Mar 2021 23:59 for more details.

    The Cambridge University Gilbert and Sullivan Society are privileged to have an annual slot at the prestigious Minack Theatre, a beautiful outdoor venue carved into the cliffs and overlooking the sea.

    One of the highlights of the Cambridge theatre calendar, the Minack show brings together some of Cambridge’s finest technicians, musicians and performers. The production is put together on site as the cast, crew, and orchestra live and work together in the idyllic village of Paul in Cornwall (a short drive from the theatre). Fof the technical crew, the Minack show is a huge, unique opportunity to work in a large, outdoor, proffessional venue on a big budget.

    For more information, please see our application pack:


    The Production Manager  is responsible for the organisation of the technical aspects of the show. You will need to manage the lighting, sound, set, and stage departments as well as helping to organise accommodation and logistics for the technical members of the team. The Production Manager  works closely with the Producers and the theatre - you need to be a good communicator with some experience of technical theatre; some experience of producing would be helpful.
    In 2021, Covid measures may necessitate some restrictions to budget and man-power for the technical team.
    Please include in your application:

    • Why you want to Production Manage H.M.S. Pinafore at the Minack
    • Any relevant experience you have
    • What particular challenges you expect to face doing a show this year, and how you might respond to them*
    • Your availability for interview from 10-11th March 2021 (inclusive).

    *We're not expecting you to predict what government guidelines will be by September, don't panic; we just want to see that you've thought through some of the potential problems!

    Please email your applications to by midnight on Friday 5th March 2021. Do also feel free to get in touch with any questions!

    PLEASE NOTE: Due to ongoing uncertainties caused by COVID-19, CUG&SS can make no guarantees at this stage that the show will definitely be able to go ahead (though with the roadmap announced on 22nd February we are optimistic!). We will remain in close communication with the venue and continue to monitor the situation.

    Created at 23rd Feb 2021 13:05
    Last updated at 23rd Feb 2021 13:05