Last updated: 7 August 2023

Next review: 7 August 2024

stage manager

Are you someone who loves live events? Do you enjoy watching live music and theatre but are more interested in making it happen than being in the spotlight? Do you enjoy getting your hands dirty and fixing stuff? Perhaps you were always the one who could get the television to work when no one else could? If you're simply looking to explore a new and exciting opportunity, then we have just the thing for you!

This is a unique and exciting opportunity to build your skills and ignite your passion for the performing arts. Route and LNZRT will programme a series of Walthamstow ‘lates’ cultural events with the specific aim of engaging young people in the borough.

We're excited to offer training opportunities and subsequent paid placements. 

Opportunities & Training

These roles are a great opportunity to work and learn behind the scenes within a fast paced music environment, giving practical experience of how live music events are managed.

Minimal music industry experience is required and Route & LNZRT will provide training prior to the event along with breakfast, lunch and dinner if required on the day.

There will also be opportunities to continue this role throughout the series between August and November.

Assistant Stage Managers

Content Creators

Sound Engineer

Stage Crew

Workshop Facilitator


Application deadline

Friday 11 August at 5pm. Limited spaces are available!

The training on offer includes:

Training Includes 30 minute prep call for successful candidates with LNZRT Production Manager Tal Williams. Tal will explain the details of the role and the format of Uplands Festival and the different requirements of each stage. This call is also designed to help to gauge your current experience level. Following that we'll organise a show run through at The Shacklewell Arms or MOTH Club, showing you how the Assistant Stage Manager role works and also a shadow shift run through for those successful for the Sound Engineering roles. This will be from load in at 4pm to show finish at around 10:30pm

You will also receive:

  • Paid placement (London living wage) at a professional venue
  • Opportunities to network with potential employers

Who we are looking for

To apply you must be aged 16 or over and be a Waltham Forest, Enfield, Hackney, Havering, Haringey, Redbridge or Tower Hamlets resident.

We particularly encourage applications from candidates who are likely to be underrepresented in the creative sector. These include people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, disabled people, LGBTQI+ people and women.

All applicants will have access to and receive bespoke pre employment career support from our Creative Career Coaches via our ESF Academies programme.

  • Reliable and punctual 
  • Interest in performing arts 
  • Open and willing to learn new skills and have fun 
  • We are more interested in candidates with the right attitude. 

Deadline for applications: Friday 11 August at 5pm. We are committed to equality of opportunity, to being fair and inclusive, and to being a place where all belong.

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