Job Vacancy - Stage
Presenter (Touring Role)
Snowline Media produces the largest and most successful adventure/outdoors film tours across the UK and Ireland. Our film tours visit some of the country’s most prestigious theatres, and the shows offer a unique atmosphere where like-minded audience members feel part of something extraordinary, and leave feeling inspired to push boundaries.
We’re currently looking for an outgoing and talented individual who would like to join our touring team and perform a crucial role in in the delivery of our live Banff Mountain Film Festival screening events across the UK in Spring 2023. The successful candidate will be professional, able to work effectively under pressure, a friendly team player, enjoy being “on-the-road”, possess a can-do attitude and ideally be passionate about the outdoors and adventure.
Hosting/presenting the screening events on stage to large audiences across the UK is the key responsibility of this role. This is a touring role and the successful candidate will work in theatres across the UK and perform a number of additional duties to ensure the overall successful delivery of each event.
The successful candidate will tour with a second Banff Film Festival team member responsible for managing the technical aspects of the events. The touring team return to company headquarters (near Banbury) each week – and typically each touring week would involve between 3 to 5 screenings.
Salary: The successful candidate will receive a competitive day rate. Please get in touch for further details.
Expected start date: Early February 2023. Additional training days may be required in late January 2023.
Role Duration: The position would be for approximately 4 months and be a fixed term contract. Weekend working and travel across the UK is a requirement of the role. There is potential for the contract to be extended further.
KEY TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Travelling from our company headquarters, you will be required to present and host Banff Film Festival screenings at locations across the UK. The primary duties would include:
Presenting the films on stage to the audience - this will require introduction of films, recognition of event sponsors, conducting the on-stage prize draw and additional messaging as required.
Provide point of contact to front of house venue staff throughout event to ensure successful delivery of screening events.
Manage sales of merchandise at venues during the event.
Set up the front of house space at the theatre, managing the ‘look and feel’ of the foyer including the prize draw table and oversee sponsor activation.
Coordinate volunteers at the venue.
Liaise with local partners at the screening and facilitate any foyer activation.
Assist tour technician and venue technicians with loading in/out duties and technical set up of venue (building and breaking down the screen).
Assist touring colleague with loading in/out of equipment needed at the start and end of the touring week at the company headquarters. Please be aware that some moderately heavy lifting will be involved.
Assist touring colleague with driving to and from shows. A full driving license and willingness to share driving of a transit-sized van (manual transmission) with other staff member is essential.
ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS
Charismatic personality and ability to deliver engaging presentations to audiences. Experience in presenting, public speaking, acting, group instructing or similar would be a strong advantage.
We visit a wide range of venues across the UK so the successful candidate will be able to adapt quickly to the set-up requirements of each venue and be capable of calmly trouble-shooting issues.
The candidate must have a flexible team working approach to the role and be willing to work with the technical touring team member to ensure the overall smooth running of each event.
Due to the equipment needed at each event, the successful candidate must be able and prepared to undertake the physical duties needed to assist the touring technician in loading and setting up the equipment needed for each event (a technician will manage the technical elements at the screening).
The candidate must possess a full UK driver’s license and be willing and able to drive a manual transit-sized van to shows.
The candidate must be available for touring from start of February 2023 through to end of May 2023 (with a 2 week break over Easter period).
A passion for the outdoors and adventure sports is strongly preferred.
An interest in adventure films would be beneficial.
Travel to touring venues across the UK will be conducted in a company supplied van and the successful candidate will be required to be away for multiple nights at a time (returning to company headquarters at the end of each week).
Accommodation and food expenses whilst “on-the-road” are paid for by the company.
The successful candidate would ideally live in Oxfordshire/ Northamptonshire/ Buckinghamshire area as this is where the company is located (near Banbury) and is the starting point for each touring week. As the team occasionally return to company headquarters after a show late in the evening, it would be preferable for the candidate to have their own vehicle.
HOW TO APPLY
To apply for this role, please send your CV and cover letter outlining how you meet the requirements and why you are interested in the role to firstname.lastname@example.org. The closing date for the application is Friday 9 December 2022. We would expect to conduct interviews for the role in early January 2023.
As this is a presenting role, and we are looking for an outgoing candidate, we invite you to submit a short video with your application telling us why you think you are a great fit for the role. This can be a basic clip shot on a phone or computer camera (we aren’t looking at the editing quality of this film).
For more information on what we do at Snowline Media please visit our websites – www.banff-uk.com and www.snowlinemedia.com. If you would like to request further information or have any questions regarding the role please contact Nell Teasdale using email@example.com and the subject: Banff Tour Vacancy.