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

 

Don’t Play With Dead Things is an ambitious, large-scale digital production that seeks to push the format of live-streamed interactive theatre and live game play.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Through exploring the space, solving puzzles, and democratic decision-making, audience players will do their best to win. This will be live streamed to a secondary audience at home who can sit back and judge their efforts in a pressure free environment safe in the knowledge that if it was them in charge they’d, of course, do it much better.

 

It’s going to be a fetid bowel trembling shriek of laughter.

WORKING WITH US

 

This production seeks to employ a number of creatives and is particularly interested in those pushing their practice and adapting to new technical/digital approaches to performance and theatre production. These roles are paid for and supported by Arts Council Wales.

 

We’re looking for:

 

 

These roles will form a vital part of the creative production team already in place to bring this project to fruition.

 

Don’t Play With Dead Things is supported by 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.

SCHEDULE OF WORK

Working days will typically be 10am - 5pm

W/C 10 Jan 2022

W/C 31 Jan 2022

W/C 7 Feb 2022

W/C 14 Feb 2022

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 accomodate the right candidate. 

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Applications are OPEN from 29th Nov and CLOSE on the 17th Dec.

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

 

  • Experience assisting with production schedules.

 

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

 

  • Good at building relationships with multiple creatives and becoming a confident conduit between the technical team, the creative team and the venue.

 

  • Familiar with the demands of set building, carpentry, scenic art and set/props making.

 

  • Familiar with the demands of digital tech installation including camera equipment.

 

  • Confident in setting and coordinating production schedules and assisting in the running of teams. 

 

  • Able to attend rehearsals and performances when appropriate.

Key Dates

PLANNING TIME: W/C 10th JAN

PREP DAY: 19th JAN

REHEARSALS + SHOW: 31st JAN - 22nd FEB

Wage

£550pw x 4 weeks = £2200 TOTAL

 

Lighting Designer

 

We're looking for an ambitious creatively minded Lighting Designer who understands lighting design from a technical and aesthetic viewpoint.

 

From setting the atmosphere of the space to subtly guiding players to clues, lighting will serve as both a way of creating mood and as another element of guiding the players.

We will be working in a space with no lighting rig so all lighting solutions will need to be creatively sourced.

Your fee also includes the operating of lights for all performances.

 

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

PLANNING TIME: W/C 10th JAN

PREP DAY: 19th JAN

REHEARSALS + SHOW: 7th FEB - 22nd FEB

Wage

£500pw x 3 weeks = £1500 TOTAL

 

Music /

Sound Design

 

We’re looking for someone who can compose/create ambient horror sound scapes and music with a dark synthwave flavour. As well as this we will need a whole host of thematic SFX from the sounds of squelching brain goo to the abrupt slamming of a coffin lid etc. I have even once asked for the sound of a woman vomiting up spiders. 

 

There will be a dynamic, symbiotic relationship between the music, sound design and gameplay of the project and we're really excited to see what a creative sound designer would bring to the project.

CAN WORK REMOTELY FOR ENTIRE PROCESS IN NECESSARY.

 

We’d love to hear from you if you feel you meet our “Ideal human” wishlist to:  

 

Ideal human

 

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

 

  • A strong willingness to communicate clearly with the lead creative team to co-create the thematic concept of the music and sound, but ultimately deliver tracks, sfx and soundscapes of unique artistic quality.

 

  • Knowledge of QLab or equivalent software. 

 

  • Knowledge of horror movie style soundtracks, particularly 80s, and modern synthwave is preferable. You might even love them, and that would be great.

 

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

 

Key Dates

PLANNING TIME: W/C 10th JAN

PREP DAY: 19th JAN

REHEARSALS + SHOW: 31st JAN - 22nd FEB

Wage

£500pw x 3 weeks = £1500 TOTAL

 
 

Asthma Focused Vocal Coach 

 

A vocal coach is needed to help the lead performer hone the techniques for performance during this production.

 

One of the performers suffers from limited lung capacity, asthma and lung scarring so knowledge of how to work with these restrictions is vital.

 

The vocal coach will also help find “the voice” for a key character in the work, a horror host like The Cryptkeeper, Elvira etc.  This particular role was supported by a bursary from Theatre Clwyd.

 

Ideal Human 

  • Demonstrable ability of vocal coaching experience and knowledge. 

  • Experience and knowledge of working with individuals with breathing issues and lung problems. 

  • Experience and knowledge in vocal work for character creation.

DAY RATE £250pd x2 = £500

 
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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 OF WORK

Working days will typically be 10am - 5pm

W/C 10 Jan 2022

W/C 31 Jan 2022

W/C 7 Feb 2022

W/C 14 Feb 2022

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 accomodate the right candidate. 

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Applications are OPEN from 19th Nov and CLOSE on the  17th Dec.

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