Creative Technician, Emerald Ant
South West Closes Wednesday 10 June 2015 Paid (£15k-20k pro rata) Part time Artform: theatre, Other, street theatre Contact: Sarah Butterworth firstname.lastname@example.org
Emerald Ant is looking for a southwest-based freelance Creative Technician for our new project "The Iguanodon Restaurant".
Following 4 years’ successful touring of Horace the Travelling Pliosaur Cinema, we are now planning a new dinosaur street theatre show, working with Shanty Theatre, and 'The Friends of Crystal Palace Dinosaurs' in London. Go to www.emeraldant.com for more information about the project. See www.flickr.comphotos/emeraldantics for a complete gallery of our work.
We envisage the Technician generally helping, but also creating Victorian food props that can be operated by performers and audience members. We may also be looking at lighting the Iguanodon interior as the piece may be used at night as a pop up restaurant.
We would like the technician to have experience in prop making, carpentry as well as lighting, film and digital media to create effects and theatrical trickery. Experience working on a travelling, collapsible, outdoor structure is a must. We would like to look at running the show without mains electricity, looking at alternative systems which are reliable and quiet.
You will work closely with Sarah Butterworth, lead artist, and engineer Mike Pattison. We are currently in our Research and Development stage, funded by the Paleontological Association. We will be raising funds for the main project over the next few months. There is £220 consultancy fee for the technician at this stage and we imagine discussing requirements with you through June and July, with a view to planning the main project. The bulk of the work will be from September in West Dorset, and we’d prefer someone local as accommodation and travel expenses will be limited.
Please let me know how your skills and experience meet the above criteria, and send your CV to email@example.com by June 10th. Please email if you have any queries.