Stage Manager(s) / Designer ~ Floating Stage

  • VO93555
  • Home-based volunteering, Board/trustee role


A unique opportunity to start from a blank sheet and advise / input into the building of this rather special project. The Floating Stage is a brand new initiative to provide a unique entertainment venue on the Scottish Lowland Canal network from Edinburgh to Glasgow,(and all points in between) We are looking for volunteers with an interest in stage design, production and direction to help shape the facility and to support the project in achieving our vision. The Stage Manager(s) / Designers will probably have experience in theatre, direction, production, scenery, lighting, am dram, event management etc. but none of this is essential. An enthusiasm for the project and empathy with our ambition will be far more important.

The Floating Stage will be predominantly run by volunteers, for the benefit of local communities, social enterprise and 3rd sector organisations, as well as up and coming and established performers of all genres of entertainment, hence we are needing to provide a one size fits all (but flexible) solution.

Full details of Our Vision and Proposals are detailed on our web site ~ and the concept document therein.

As the project becomes established, it is envisaged there will be considerable liaison with the construction (boat building) team, event management team, major sponsors, and the fundraising team, among others.

Organisation aims and objectives

The Floating Stage is a unique entertainment venue, created and operated by volunteers, capable of being re-positioned to various locations along the banks of a canal to be made available to both budding entertainers and professionals alike to put on shows for local communities. The Floating Stage concept is designed to help a wide ranging multi faceted list of organisations, communities and individuals.

Frequency and commitment details

To suit the successful candidate, but a strong enthusiasm is required to drive this project to becoming a successful programme


Experience required: While there is no need for experience in Canal Activity, Entertainment Industry, or Event Management, a previous involvement in stage production may be useful, but definitely not necessary. The position will however suit those with a strong interest in "putting on a show". This really is a blank sheet of paper for those who wish to influence the future of The Floating Stage. The ability to work with others is paramount.
Travel details: It is envisaged that this position will be worked from home with most liaison being on-line (Zoom, Skype, Teams etc.)
Minimum age: 18


Expenses details: It is not envisaged that the stage managers / designers will incur any expenses, but any approved expenditure will be reimbursed.
Training details: Induction training will take the form of intensive introduction to the project concepts, the objectives of the programme, and informal meetings with many of the influential supporters of the initiative.

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