At our Head Office in Ayr, Scotland, we are always on the lookout for motivated and enthusiastic professionals to join us behind the scenes! From carpentry to costuming, business development to sales, our backstage team are responsible for supporting our On The Road team, with tasks ranging from repairing equipment to securing future business.
We pride ourselves on maintaining a permanent staff of over 20 people, each with varying degrees of experience in their field, who help to keep M&M Theatrical Productions the fastest-growing provider of top-quality theatre-in-education.
If you think you have what it takes to be a part of that team, please have a look at our available positions, or submit your CV detailing your area of expertise below.
HEAD OF DEPARTMENT: Creative Director
RESPONSIBLE TO: Creative Team
RESPONSIBLE FOR: Assisting the Production team with the design, creation, development and maintenance of all Scenic Artwork, props and sets
AIM OF POST: To assist the Creative Team to ensure the delivery of the highest quality scenic work delivered on time and within budget
To develop and maintain a high standard of product
To assist in the design, provision and maintenance of all scenic effects and painting for all productions produced by M&M Theatrical Productions
To assist and work closely with the Production and Creative team, interpreting their requirements to realisation
To attend all production meetings where necessary
Comply with HSE standards and insurance regulations, ensuring that the workshop areas are left clean and tidy after work. Responsible for the Health and Safety of other members of the team within the workshop area
To assist in the maintenance and safe use of paint shop equipment (Paint Frame, Spray Gun, Airless Sprayer, Compressor, etc.)
To undertake any other duties which are consistent with the job
Appreciation and understanding of a wide variety of paint shop disciplines including drawing, painting and texturing
Very strong artistic and painting skills
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the understanding of the importance of working as part of a team
Ability to use relevant tools and machinery
Ability to offer creative solutions to realise a design within available resources
Smart and efficient working, self-motivation and flexibility in an organisation constantly striving to develop its theatrical values
Ability to work with a wide range of individuals
Numerate and literate
Full Clean Driving License
A basic disclosure
Computer literate and proficient in the use of MS Word, Outlook and Excel
Experience within the theatre industry
Training within an art discipline
SALARY/RATE: Starting from £17,500 pro rata (dependent on experience)
TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
With an immediate start, this role would be on a full-time basis and will include weekends and bank holidays as required. Specifics to be discussed at interview.
Main place of work is Production House, Ayr. Off-site visits to our touring teams may be required.
CLOSING DATE: 14th January 2020
Send CV and supporting information to:
Emma Mitchell, Creative Director, M&M Theatrical Productions, 7 Green Street Lane, Ayr, KA8 8BL
We are always on the lookout for fresh new talent to join our team.
For any enquiries email your C.V. and area of expertise to email@example.com.
We look forward to hearing from you as we continue to expand our ever-growing M&M family!
“I have worked at M&M for over 5 years in eight shows. It’s like family here, everyone is so supportive and so encouraging. There’s not many theatrical jobs which give you the option to progress to Tour Manager and still perform. I love my job as I get to dress up and entertain people on a daily basis for a great company that I am proud to work for.”
“If you are thinking about joining M&M, I would say be ready to work hard, as we are not only actors; we are also roadies, techies, and we do all the backstage stuff as well as deliver workshops…. So be ready to work hard…. But be ready to have fun!”
“This is my first tour with the company and I was made to feel like part of the family straight away. I love getting to perform to the kids every single day and see them getting excited about theatre.”
“My audition for M&M was the most relaxed and enjoyable audition I’ve ever had. The managers were so friendly and enthusiastic about the company that it instantly made me want to be a part of it! Now I see why they love it so much – it really is a fantastic company to work for!”
“This is my first tour with M&M and so far I am loving the whole experience! There was no better feeling than when we got to our first school, first day of tour, and seeing all the kids react so amazingly to all our hard work! Bring on the rest of the tour!!”
“This is now my second tour with M&M and what an experience it’s been so far!!! Seeing the smiles we put on the children’s faces and the laughs they have during our shows makes this job the best ever!! I’m running around as a big pig for a living, I can’t complain really!!!”
“Just like many other members of M&M Theatrical Productions, I joined the company with the intention of only doing one pantomime tour; it has been almost three years since my first show of ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ and I am a Tour Manager and on show number six! M&M is no longer a company I just work for but it is very much my family and I hope to continue my progression for many years to come.”
“What I have loved the most about being an actor for M&M are the opportunities I’ve had to play beloved and recognised characters who I personally loved as a kid; such as Mrs. Potts in Beauty and the Beast and the Fairy Godmother in Cinderella. Equally so, it’s truly fantastic to see the looks of amazement and joy on the children’s faces as we bring these characters to life right before their very eyes!”
“Working with the company had allowed me to grow as both a performer and a person. I’ve learned an array of new skills which will hopefully allow me to progress further in the company. I have my sights on the position of Tour Manager where I can grow my skills more and apply them in future tours.”
“This is my first tour with M&M and so far it has been fantastic. Getting to perform all over the country is very exciting and an incredibly rewarding experience”.
“I love the reaction you get from not only the kids, but the teachers as well. It’s great to see the teachers joining in & singing along!”
“I’m glad that I work for M&M Theatrical Productions. Really good company to work for and they have allowed me to climb the career ladder to Tour Manager even though I was only 19 at the time. They judge you on ability, not just experience.”
“At the end of my second tour I was promoted to Tour Manager. I love being part of this company, it’s great. You get to meet hundreds of kids, it’s brilliant being able to inspire them and see their imagination grow. I just love it.”
“I’m currently on my second tour. I really love M&M, they are committed to ensuring they bring a theatre quality show into schools. They give you all the training and support to be able to do that, plus all the tools, costume, sets and props. It’s been a great experience so far. I can see myself working for them for a long time, and I would definitely encourage you too!”