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Fiona Keller
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A lot of this is taken from an Abbey Contract, please feel free to add your voice and stipulate if you thing things need to be added or taken away. 

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Fiona Keller
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Management

To line manage and lead a Stage Management (SM) team strategically, operationally and artistically on specific productions.

Record and monitor hours worked by all actors and the SM Team and input payroll information.

On a production, to be the main point of contact between the performing company and the Venue in conjunction with the Company Manager.

Manage Health and Safety by ensure that there is adequate first aid provision throughout the production process.

Form effective and creative working relationships with Directors, Producers, Designers and other Creative team members and internal stakeholders in order to achieve the full vision and potential of the production. 

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Rehearsal:

Adhere to the venue/theatre's Health and Safety policy and to current legislation.

Be responsible for the creation and distribution of production information to all relevant teams associated with the production

Ensure all props and furniture are available during rehearsals, as required.

Supervise the rehearsal mark-up.

In consultation with the Production Manager, liaise with the performing Company, Creative team and Production Department to arrange calls and coordinate rehearsals.In consultation with Props Department, to ensure that all props for the production are sourced and made within the budget allocated.

Contribute to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of the full company and work with Production Managers to create detailed risk assessments for productions

Arrange understudy rehearsals as required.

Undertake/supervise scene changes as required.

Attend all meetings as required.

Record all relevant production expenditure and deliver financial updates to the Production Manager for each production.

To keep minutes at any and all Production Meetings throughout the rehearsal process.

Liaise with Press Department to coordinate interviews and photo calls during production rehearsal and technical periods. 

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Technical Rehearsal and Shows:

Adhere to the theatre's Health and Safety policy and to current legislation.

Contribute to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of the full company and work with Production Managers to create detailed risk assessments for productions

Fully participate in and schedule staff for any additional events, talks & development work during the run of the production, as required.

Ensure the stage is prepared for technical rehearsals. Ensure that high production values are maintained on all productions throughout the run or on tour.

Organise a health and safety walk-round on set with the acting company before the start of the first technical rehearsal.

Responsibility for running the technical rehearsal for each production, ensuring that everything is in place as scheduled and that the technical rehearsal keeps within allotted time.

To provide relevant production details to front of house before first preview. 

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