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Company Manager

Michael Cassel Group is seeking to recruit an experienced Company Manager to lead the international tour of the world’s #1 musical, Disney’s The Lion King.

Applicants must be able to commence in Mid to Late November and commit to a run of play contract for the international tour, which begins in Manila in January 2018 and will tour to Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, South Africa and beyond.

To be successful in this challenging and exciting role, you will have experience as a Company Manager or Deputy Company Manager in large scale productions along with international touring experience. You will have had direct responsibility for managing many people and personality types. It is also likely you will have international touring experience and an understanding of the requirements of working with differing cultural expectations.

Your leadership ability will ensure you can provide day-to-day management and support to the cast, crew, orchestra and other production personnel, lifting them to achieve their best work. You will also be able to think on your feet to trouble shoot and resolve a multitude of issues, whilst maintaining a calm and reassuring presence. You must have the temperament to work effectively with children, and you must be able to satisfy each country’s requirements for Working with Children.

You will have the attention to detail to ensure all administration tasks are completed as required, effectively executing payroll, insurance, policies, finance and administration tasks. Managing travel itineraries is an essential part of this role. Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel and excellent written and verbal communication skills are a must.

Importantly, you will have the presence and maturity to serve as the Producer’s representative in the theatre, embodying the ethos of Michael Cassel Group and Disney at all times.

The Company Manager, working with the Deputy Company Manager, is crucial to the success of the production. As Company Manager, you must be capable of working independently, but you will have the backing and support of industry leaders in our production office based in Sydney.

To apply for this opportunity, please send

  • An up to date CV
  • A covering letter providing 2 examples of situations which have required you to think on your feet, using effective people management and conflict resolution skills, under time pressure.

 

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Production Coordinator

Michael Cassel Group, a producer of theatrical productions and live entertainment, seeks an experienced Production Coordinator to join our growing team. Your strong interest in live theatre and the ability to prioritise, problem solve and work to strict deadlines in a busy environment will ensure your success in this role.

The challenge of supporting multiple Associate Producers and a number productions in various stages of development and production will require an individual with significant production experience and the ability to prioritise and plan in advance.

Duties will include:

– Coordinating special events, launches and activities.

– Coordinating casting activities.

– Coordinating the contracting process of all production personnel.

– Administering the bid process for all technical vendors.

– Administering financial billbacks to local presenters and partners.

– Supporting production and technical arrangements, including freighting and logistics.

– Coordinate merchandise arrangements. Develop programmes and proof.

– Developing and managing all production schedules and timelines.

– Management of all immigration requirements.

– Arranging weekly production and departmental meetings.

– Coordinating domestic and international travel for production staff, company members and international creative teams.

You will be challenged to manage and complete projects/tasks that are delivered in an appropriate and timely manner despite competing priorities and interests across multiple productions.

You will ensure efficiency across each production, manage the constant flow of information and proactively coordinate the demanding work load and needs of the productions.

You will have experience in company management, stage management or general management/production roles with excellent communication and presentation skills, be highly organised with strong attention to detail and the ability to work in a collaborative fast paced environment.

This is a great opportunity for a dynamic and skilled production professional who wishes to work in the commercial arts with a growing producing organisation.

This role is based in Sydney.

Applications close on 30 August 2017.

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