Head of Stage & Automation (People, Places and Things)

Location London
Discipline: NT Productions
Job type: Fixed Term
Salary: £1,050.00 per week, buy out. Overtime payment for worked Bank Holidays and paid holiday.
Contact email: recruitment@nationaltheatre.org.uk
Job ref: 007022
Published: about 2 months ago
Expiry date: 18 Apr 2024 12:00
Startdate: w/c 22nd April 2024

Head of Stage & Automation (People, Places and Things at the Trafalgar Theatre)


Duncan Macmillan’s intoxicating hit play People, Places & Things, directed by Jeremy Herrin (Best of EnemiesThis House) and designed by Tony Award®-winner Bunny Christie (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time), makes a triumphant return to London this May.


Denise Gough reprises her Olivier Award-winning role as Emma, a struggling actress whose life is spinning recklessly out of control.


Key show dates: 

— Rehearsals will commence on or around Tuesday 2 April 2024 in London

— First Performance on Friday 3 May 2023

— Press Night on Tuesday 14 May 2024

— Final Performance on Saturday 10 August 2024

All dates are subject to change.



Trafalgar Theatre


The successful candidate will have the following:

  • Extensive automation operational experience and excellent technical skills. Previous experience and responsibilities on West End productions or in a similar professional environment.

  • Experience programming automation consoles.

  • Experience of working as a Head of Department at a large scale West End production or equivalent.

  • Familiarity with all kinds of console, with confidence in carrying out first-line fault finding.

  • Awareness of current Health & Safety legislation including LOLER, CDM regulations, PUWER, risk assessment and working at height.

If that sounds like you, we would love to hear from you!

Download the Job Description here.

The closing date for receipt of an application is Thursday 18th April 2024 at 12 noon.


PLEASE NOTE: We will interview candidates on a rolling basis and this role might close earlier than our advertised closing date. We encourage early application.


For further queries please email recruitment@nationaltheatre.org.uk


We support and encourage people from a variety of backgrounds, experiences and skill sets to join us and help shape what we do. As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for our vacancies.

If you would like to speak to someone about any adjustments or have any questions you can email recruitment@nationaltheatre.org.uk and we will be in touch with you to make the necessary arrangements.

People Department 2024.