Production Assistant @ Punchdrunk, London

Production Assistant @ Punchdrunk, London





Punchdrunk, London



We are seeking a talented and bright individual, with an interest in pursuing a career in production or technical management. The right candidate will have a thirst for learning and an inquisitive mind, with a “can do” work ethic and positive attitude. This is an unparalleled opportunity to establish critical production and technical skills as the Production Assistant will be supported and trained across a variety of projects by the Production Manager and other members of the technical team. Please note this position involves equal amounts of “hands on” work and administrative duties.



• Supporting the Production Manager with the administration of the schedule and production budget.

• Supporting the Production Manager with the implementation of safety checks, fire safety procedures, inductions and relevant Health & Safety paperwork.

• Carrying out research and place orders as necessary.

• Maintaining stock levels of consumables.

• Minuting production meetings.

• General project production assistance as required.

• General research and administrative duties as required.

• Building and office keyholder with responsibility for opening up and closing/locking up.


• Maintaining and implementing systems for the technical storage spaces.

• Maintaining and setting up systems for the use of the paint store + CHOSHH cupboard.

• Maintaining and setting up systems for the use of the workshop.

• Generic lighting and sound rig maintenance.

• Programming with Qlab or the LX desk for specific events.

• To assist as an LX or Sound technician as necessary.

• Carrying out carpentry tasks/maintenance as necessary.

• Carrying out venue maintenance tasks as necessary.

• Delivery of any technical elements related to lighting, sound, AV and carpentry related to projects taking place in The Village.

This job description is a guide to the nature of the work required of this position. It is neither wholly comprehensive nor restrictive and does not form part of the contract of employment.



• Eager to take a ‘hands-on’, practical approach at assistant level.

• Excellent timekeeping and organisational skills.

• A proactive attitude towards technical and creative challenges.

• Equally confident working as a team and in taking initiative working alone.

• Experience of working or volunteering in events or theatre.

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

• Ability to be calm under pressure and maintain high standards.

• Good knowledge of Excel, Word and other Office programmes.

• Comfortable using basic power tools and working at height.


• Experience of working in a production department.

• Existing technical skills with theatrical sound or lighting.

• Knowledge of Health & Safety procedures.

• An interest in the work of Punchdrunk and immersive theatre as a whole.

• Holder of a clean UK or EU Driving License.


• Standard 40 hours per week Monday to Friday

• 1 month probation (notice during probation 1 week on either side)

• 6 weeks’ notice period

• £19,000 per annum

• TOIL provision

• Pension scheme in operation

• 25 days holiday per annum + UK bank holidays

• Place of Work: Punchdrunk offices in London

• Direct Report to Production Manager

• Due to the nature of this role some evening or weekend work will be required


RECRUITMENT TIMELINE • Deadline for applications: 12noon, 11th April 2017 • Shortlisted candidates to be notified by: Tuesday 18th April 2017 • Interview: Thursday, 20th April 2017 • Contract commences: 1 st May 2017

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