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“Tempting Failure is one of the most significant artist led projects in the UK – an initiative that is committed to risk and innovation in performance and that engages with audiences who are curious about the possibilities of contemporary art. ”
— Lois Keidan, Director of the Live Art Development Agency

Vacancies

Be a part of TF18!

2018 is our 7th year of operation and we are changing how we do some things, so we're now looking to recruit excellent new people to the TF team to help run our first biennial event in July. See details of all available roles below.

To apply please put the job role in the subject heading of an email and send us your CV, along with a personal statement that responds to Person Specification and Job Description.  

The roles below are fixed-term contract roles. 

Emails should be directed to contact@temptingfailure.com

We are re-advertising at short notice due to unforeseen circumstances. 

Deadline to apply is Noon Tuesday 29th May. 

Interviews will be 30th May. 

Applicants must be available to start from 1st June. 

 


"[Tempting Failure] created a community environment in which artists, festival goers, newcomers and team members were invited to explore performance art collectively. I think that TF provides one of the biggest, most diverse and exciting line ups of any performance art festival in London." 
- Victoria, Production Associate at TF2016

Production Manager

If you're interested in working closely with artists around the world to help their work come to life and have the technical know-how to work on all aspects of festival production, you could be exactly the person we're looking for.

Our production manager is a key member of the team and vital to the success of Tempting Failure. It's a challenging but immensely rewarding role.

Person Specification:

  • This is a high pressure role that requires strong time management and project management skills. 
  • You must be willing to work with artists at all stages of their careers and adapt to their needs.  
  • Good interpersonal skills are required. 
  • A willingness to facilitate ambitious projects.
  • This position will involve manual handling. 

Essential:

  • Experience of managing others and working multi-site events.  
  • Extensive knowledge of Health and Safety, licensing and insurance regulations.
  • Festival experience or experience of large scale projects involving 50 - 80 + artists.
  • Must have a full and valid driving license. 
  • Must be able to rig and run both audio, AV, and lighting.
  • Construction Skills.
  • Empathy and an open mind towards challenging art work and the Tempting Failure ethos.
  • Available for Saturday morning co-working meetings.
  • Must be available to be on-site from the 1st to 25th July. 

Job Description:

  • All Health and Safety elements of individual performers and the platform as a whole, liaising with local councils and local constabulary and fire service where necessary. 
  • Creating risk assessments in line with current Health and Safety Legislation for the platform and venue. Assist with and collate artist risk assessments, as well as public liability copies and waivers where applicable.
  • Securing appropriate insurance for the festival activities. 
  • Ensuring all permits for performances (inclusive of any external to a venue) are in place prior to a performance. 
  • Attend all get ins, production, strikes, meetings and site visits where required.  
  • Works with feature artists, to arrange site visits and the development of new performance work for Tempting Failure CIC. 
  • Working with the Technical Stage Manager in planning and designing the logistics of the event, sourcing materials required for the event, i.e, tech equipment, staging and artist requirements where reasonable.
  • Management of technical volunteers and give instruction to the venues staff ensuring that all health and safety protocols are met and adhered to during the event. Co-manages technical-production team with the Technical Stage Manager (inc scheduling, unforeseen adjustments and pastoral needs). Signs off on the effective recruitment of volunteers as dictated by the needs of the business (in conjunction with the volunteer co-ordinators).
  • Artist liaison for all technical requirements, liaising with the technical contacts at venues.
  • Management of the technical budget as set out by the Artistic Director and Company Manager. 
  • Plans the technical aesthetic look of all events (i.e. Architectural lighting, soundscapes etc) for Artistic Director approval at least two months ahead of event.

Fixed-term runs from 1st June to 31st July fee is £1,200.


Technical Stage Manager

Our Technical Stage Manager will work closely with the Production Manager throughout the festival to make sure all events run smoothly and to a high standard. You'll be working with our programmed artists to make sure that the technical and creative elements of all performances meet their needs.

Person Specification:

  • You must be willing to work with artists at all stages of their careers and adapt to their needs.  
  • Good inter-personal skills are required. 
  • A willingness to facilitate ambitious projects.
  • This position will involve manual handling. 

Essential:

  • Experience of working multi-site events.  
  • Extensive knowledge of Health and Safety, licensing and insurance regulations.
  • Must have a full and valid driving license. 
  • Must be able to rig and run both audio, AV, and lighting.
  • Construction Skills.
  • Empathy and an open mind towards challenging art work and the Tempting Failure ethos.
  • Available for Saturday morning co-working meetings.
  • Must be available to be on-site from the 1st to 25th July. 

Job Description:

  • All Health and Safety elements of individual performers and the platform as a whole during its operation.
  • Effective stage management of all live events, ensuring that scheduling is created, maintained and operated.
  • The Technical Stage Manager is responsible for ensuring that all live events finish within any pre- agreed venue/hire curfew. 
  • In collaboration with the Production Manager, the Technical Stage Manager co-runs all get-ins, rehearsals, techs and strikes on a daily basis throughout the production operation of the festival. The Technical Stage Manager is also responsible for ensuring that these run on time. 
  • Ensures all risk assessments produced by the Production Manager, are accessible during the festival and are in line with current Health and Safety Legislation for the platform and venue. 
  • Is the first responder and qualified first aider (or has ensured a qualified first aider is on duty) for any incident (in all venues/events) and has a plan of action for all emergencies signed off in advance with the Production Manager. 
  • Ensures that all copies of any permits arranged by the Production Manager for all performances (inclusive of any external to a venue) are in place prior to a performance.
  • Attends all get ins, production, strikes, meetings and site visits where required. 
  • Works with the Production Manager in planning and designing the logistics of the event, sourcing materials required for the event, i.e, tech equipment, staging and artist requirements where reasonable. 
  • Co-Duty manages production associates with the Production Manager (inc scheduling, unforeseen adjustments and pastoral needs). Signs off on the effective recruitment of volunteers as dictated by the needs of the business (in conjunction with the volunteer co-ordinators).

Fixed-term runs from 1st June to 31st July and fee is £600.