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part time Production Assistant

at Hannah Elsy Productions in ZOO Playground, High School Yards, EH1 1LZ


Production Assistant required to work on the Edinburgh Fringe production of Unicorn Party, playing at ZOO Playground’s Playground 1 from August 11 – 17 to August 19 – 26. This job is ideal for someone looking to gain professional experience in the performing arts industry.

Dates and times:
10th August from 9pm – 11pm
11th August from 9am – 1pm & from 6.30pm – 8.30pm
From the 12th – 17th and the 19th – 26th August, from 6.30pm – 8.30pm every night
An additional two hour long production meeting on the 12th August, time TBC

Fee = £455, paid in three instalments
Reporting into: Hannah Elsy, Producer, and Nick Field, Lead Artist

We need you to:

Be an on the ground producing assistant for the production of Unicorn Party
Liaise with Front of House where required on complimentary and press ticket requests
Assist on occasion with the get in and get out of the production.
Watch the show where required, and noting it for practical matters
Assist with costume and stage props where required
Any other duties as deemed mutually suitable between the Production Assistant, the Lead Artist and the Producer

This role will also include You also the opportunity for an optional up to three hours of mentoring with the show’s Producer Hannah Elsy, at a mutually convenient time(s).

Person specification

Essential criteria
A desire to work professionally in the arts, in any capacity. You may be interested in pursuing directing, producing, stage management, performance
A can- do hands on attitude
Enthusiasm for the show Unicorn Party and willingness to always act in the best interests of the show
Experience of get- ins and get- outs
Experience of working in or with a Front of House team
Experience of working as or with a Technician

Desirable criteria
An interest in contemporary performance and live art
Experience in stage management at any level
Already at the Edinburgh Festival this August
Previous experience as a Production Assistant

More information about Unicorn Party:
To apply, please send your CV and a covering statement about why you are suited to this role to Hannah Elsy on

If you are generally free for most performances of Unicorn Party, but not all, then please do get in touch, however please note that application from people who are available for all of the specified dates and times will be prioritised.

Deadline: Friday 2nd August at 5pm. We may conduct skype interviews the weekend of 3rd/ 4th August, or the week of the 5th August.

We will provide a yes or no to all applicants.

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