Come Work With Me

(I mean technically it's for me...)

Come Work With Me

Below are details of roles I'm looking to fill on the various projects I am working on. 

Don't Play With Dead Things 

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ABOUT

 

THE DEAD RISE

 

Proving that you can’t keep a good ghoul down Don’t Play With Dead Things returns for Halloween 2022.

 

Following a successful run at Chapter in February the world’s ONLY live, democratic horror game returns.

 

Incorporating elements of theatrical performance, live-streaming and live-game design audiences will control a character from a first person perspective and attempt to guide them to safety and escape the clutches of the malicious narrator OR sit back and relax, judging the feeble attempts of those playing.

Aesthetically the work takes inspiration from 80s B-movie comedy horror, pink and blue neon lighting, gooey wet puppets, blood, shocks and lots of terrible puns.

 

For this follow up run I’ve identified 2 crucial roles that need filling ASAP to push the production to new frights.

 

These freelance roles run across September – November however are not full time. Pay indicates expected level of commitment on the role and there is flexibility around schedule as it is still being finalised at time of this advert, but will be finalised by the time of interviews.

 

Don’t Play With Dead Things is supported by Arts Council Wales & Chapter Arts, Cardiff, and the project requires a blended, flexible approach to working that sees employees working from home and in person at the venue as dictated by both project needs and corona restrictions

All creatives involved will be collaborators in the truest sense of the word bringing skills, insight, co-ordination and experience to the production that can help push it to its full potential.

We are particularly interested in hearing from Queer and LGBTQ+ Artists as well as anyone else who might consider themselves to be marginalised within the creative industries.

We are also particularly interested if you are in an early/emerging part of your career, please don’t let a “lack of experience” stop you from applying as you might be just what we need.

 

NOTE: Specific working schedules will be agreed upon after successful application. Hours are typically 10am-5pm with regular breaks and 1 hour for lunch. Schedules can be flexible to accommodate the right candidate. 

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Applications are OPEN from 2nd August and CLOSE on the 30th August at Midnight. (But if you send it at like...00:05 on the 31st I won’t bite your head off so don’t stress).

 

To apply, or ask questions about the show, what we're looking for etc, send an email to necroticnarrator@gmail.com specifying which role you’re applying for in the title. Please attach a CV and cover letter, or short video/audio recording, specifying why you fit the bullet points listed under the Ideal Person for each role.

SCHEDULE & KEY DATES

End of August: Core creative team work on devising show content 

 

All of September - Oct 23rd: Building and making

 

25th Oct - Mon 7th  THE RUN - THIS IS THE RELEVANT BIT 

NOTE: Specific working schedules will be agreed upon after successful application. You will not be required to work all of these dates, but an appropriate amount during this time relevant to the role's fee. Hours are typically 10am-5pm with regular breaks and 1 hour for lunch. Schedules can be flexible to accomodate the right candidate. 

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Applications are OPEN from 02 August 2022 and CLOSE on the 31st August 2022.

THE "HOW TO APPLY" IS BELOW ☟ 

 

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ROLES AVAILABLE

Production Manager

The role will be multifaceted and will rely on someone who can bring their own experience into the role to help design and tender the workload to the projects needs with all creative participants in mind.

If you're an experienced Production Manager with a background in delivering digital projects and have a good understanding of live theatre production then we’d love to hear from you. 

 

Particularly if you fit our “Ideal Human” wishlist:

Ideal Human

 

  • Co-ordinate and lead the build team.

  • ​Assist the creative technical team.

  • ​Liaise with the venues technical department.

  • ​Write any/all risk assessments.

  • ​Manage the site, set, operations and safety.

  • ​Be the main link between the design team and the build team.

Key Dates

Planning: September 2022 (1 week)

Excecution: October 2022 (2 weeks)

Wage

£550pw x 3 weeks = £1650 TOTAL

​Digital Marketing Consultancy

 

As the work is digital we're keen to take full advantage of this. This role will be helping us devise a strategy for our marketing to maximise our reach, including to interational audiences in America and Europe. 

 

Ideal Human 

  • ​Someone who is familiar with selling digital game/theatre work to audiences online.

  • ​Someone with a thorough understanding of marketing on social media.

  • ​Someone who understands how to adapt to the demand of online algorithms.

  • ​Someone who knows the best ways to host conversations with audiences online.

  • ​Someone with experience of writing digital marketing plans including budgeting and types of copy.

  • ​Someone who understands how to access and sell to international markets.

 

Key Dates

3 days at arrangement following successful application 

Wage

£600

Producer

As this is a unique production blending live theatre and digital tech in interesting ways I foresee the main parts of the role being coordinating with the venue's in house team, managing the wider team on the project and essentially supporting me and the creative producer in managing admin and scheduling.

If you think this could be you then do apply!

 

Particularly if you fit our “Ideal Human” wishlist:

Ideal Human

 

  • Co-ordinate all elements of the production working closely with the lead artist and creative producer

  • ​Assist with scheduling

  • ​Assist with managing the budget

  • Assist with get-in and get-out planning

  • Admin lead

  • ​Do producery things! You probably know your job better than me! 

Key Dates

Planning: September 2022 (1.5 week)

Excecution: October 2022 (2.5 weeks)

Wage

£550pw x 4 weeks = £2200 TOTAL

Lighting Design & Tech

Lighting will play a big part of this production. From setting the atmosphere of the space to subtly guiding players to clues to not so subtle moments of heightened tension. Moments of big, bold and garish colour splashed across screens. Lighting will serve as both a way of creating mood and as another element of guiding the players.

 

Ideal Human 

  • Demonstrable ability of lighting design that incorporates larger than life elements

  • Able to work flexibly incorporating remote and face to face working based on specific needs and, of course, corona restrictions. 

  • Able to work to deadlines and specific briefs

  • A creative collaborator able to incorporate feedback into their work but also contribute to the wider creative process.

  • Knowledge, or even love of, the heightened lighting styles found in classic 80s horror films such as Susperia, Creepshow and The Blob. 

  • A general interest in horror and horror comedy

  • Open to offering ideas that might enhance the project based on your specific skillset

 

Key Dates

Excecution: October 2022 (2 weeks)

Wage

£550pw x  2 weeks = £1100 TOTAL

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APPLICATION PROCESS

To apply we’d love to receive a Creative CV / Portfolio or other example of your work. As well as this we're asking all applicants to send a short cover letter, video or audio file that tells you how you'll fulfill the “Ideal Human” checklist we’ve put together (above).

 

Please keep the letters to one side of A4 at size 12 font and any videos/audio files shorter than 5 minutes in length. 

 

SEND A CV / PORTFOLIO / OTHER

AS WELL AS A SHORT COVER LETTER TO:

necroticnarrator@gmail.com

Please send these, or any questions about the role, to necroticnarrator@gmail.com

SCHEDULE & KEY DATES

End of August: Core creative team work on devising show content 

All of September - Oct 23rd: Building and making

 

25th Oct - Mon 7th  THE RUN - THIS IS THE RELEVANT BIT 

NOTE: Specific working schedules will be agreed upon after successful application. You will not be required to work all of these dates, but an appropriate amount during this time relevant to the role's fee. Hours are typically 10am-5pm with regular breaks and 1 hour for lunch. Schedules can be flexible to accomodate the right candidate. 

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Applications are OPEN from 02 August 2022 and CLOSE on the 31st August

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