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Venue / Site Managers

Site Managers, working in split shifts, are responsible for daily operations across all sites and are answerable to the Production Managers and Head of Operations. They are assisted at all times by our Front-of-House supervisors, Box Office supervisors, Bar supervisors and Security supervisors. They also work with a team of technicians that operate all shows within all venues, who are answerable to the Technical Manager; as the immediate line of support for any venue problems, strong technical and theatrical production experience and skills are desirable.

Day to day operations are the immediate responsibility of the Site Managers, attending to issues and situations as they arise. This includes the maintenance and upkeep of the site, and any applicant should be happy to get their hands dirty as and when required, especially during busier periods of operation. Duties will also include maintaining high standards of both employee and public safety whilst complying with theatre licensing requirements. A proven site and/or venue management background is a requirement, with experience of multiple-venue and festival sites a definite advantage.

Good communication and motivational skills are required; operational hours of the festival necessitate that the Site Team work long and unsociable hours, on average shifts are 10 hours long. As such the ability to create a positive work atmosphere is essential. Applicants need to be calm under pressure, quick to solve problems, and comfortable with the unexpected.

A current Scottish Personal License is desirable but not required, although strong knowledge of alcohol supply legislation and operations are necessary. You will be responsible for instructing and monitoring security staff and guiding the door policy. 

Site Managers represent Underbelly to our clients both public and performance related, Edinburgh University and Edinburgh City Council officers as well as to other official inspectors and visitors. You should inspire confidence in those you deal with, be a convincing advocate for our interests and ensure that we deliver on our obligations.

 Applicants must be available exclusively from 23rd July to 30th August 2019, which represents the site and technical build phases followed by staff training, artist arrival, run and strike.

You will be expected to be able to work everyday throughout the Fringe, and will be given a minimum of two days off.
You will get free entrance to all our shows and discounts in our bars.

Payment for this role is at a day rate between £110-160, subject to experience.  to apply, please head to our recruitment portal here

Underbelly is committed to reducing its environmental impacts in its everyday operations. We are also committed to maintaining the open-access policy of Underbelly. We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applications from all sectors of the community. We expect employees to support these commitments and to assist in their realisation.

We regret that we will only be able to reply to shortlisted candidates.
Underbelly strives to be an equal opportunities employer.

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