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£750/week for 10 -12 weeks between the 12th of August and the 29th of September 2024 

Theatre Alibi are looking for an experienced Project Manager to help run a capital development project at Emmanuel Hall over the summer and early autumn.   

Reporting to the Production Manger, the Capital Project Manager will play a key role in the transformation of Emmanuel Hall into an inviting and fully functional performance space for young audiences. The redevelopment is thanks to an Arts Council England Capital Grant of £115K.  

We are looking for a highly organised individual or group with strong experience of technical theatre, and especially the installation of performance spaces into older, non-traditional venues. 

Theatre Alibi is committed to the Theatre Greenbook Standards. We intend to follow these values throughout the capital refurbishment and will be ensuring that purchases follow our ethical standards.  


Over the last 12 months Theatre Alibi has thrown open the doors of Emmanuel Hall, an old Church Hall in the heart of St Thomas in Exeter. The building has been reimagined into a Centre for the Imagination for Children and Young People and is building a programme of events ranging from performances, to live music, interactive installations, workshops and much more. Since the beginning of 2024 Emmanuel Hall has become the home of the St Thomas Library and of Zero Miles CIC who are taking over the outside spaces and transforming them into community growing areas.  

This is a really exciting time in the development of Theatre Alibi and the capital funding will bring the organisation closer to unleashing the full potential of this glorious old Church Hall.  

If you would like to find out more about our work please visit our website www.theatrealibi.co.uk. 


We want Theatre Alibi to be a rewarding and enjoyable place to work where people are treated with respect, valued for who they are and the contribution they make irrespective of age, disability, race, gender, religion or belief, caring responsibilities or sexual orientation.   

We are proud to be a female-led organisation, however as a team we are predominantly white, cisgender and non-disabled. We believe our organisation and collaborative way of working will be strengthened by diversity. Theatre Alibi is a company made up of individuals, each with their own lives and experiences – supporting our staff means they are not appointed to represent specific groups or organisations.  

If you would like an informal conversation about the role please contact rachael@theatrealibi.co.uk 

To apply please send a CV and covering letter (no more than 2 sides of A4) outlining your experience and keeping in mind the Job Description below, to hattie@theatrealibi.co.uk 

Closing date for application is 9am on 24th of May 2024. Interviews will take place at Emmanuel Hall or via zoom on the 3rd and 4th of June. Please state in your email whether there might be any previous engagements that might make these interview dates difficult for you.  

Job Description  

Responsible to the Production Manager. Collaboration underpins the ethos of the company, and as such the Capital Project Manager will be a key member of the team. 

The principal role of the Capital Project Manager will be to ensure the refurbishment is delivered on schedule and within budget. The Capital Project Manager, in particular, will be responsible for the sourcing, purchase and instalment of new technical equipment and as such should have a strong knowledge in this field. 


  • Assist the Production Manager in the overall Project Management of the capital refurbishment, ensuring it is delivered within the set timeframes and budget. 
  • Attend planning meetings as needed.  
  • Assist the Production Manager in sourcing equipment in accordance with Theatre Alibi’s Procurement Policy and the company’s commitment to ethical and sustainable sourcing. 
  • Assist the Production Manager in the logistics of the installation and delivery phase. This will include some work onsite at Emmanuel Hall as required. 
  • Be responsible for sharing knowledge and expertise with the wider Alibi team. 
  • Assist the Production Manager in establishing the technical and logistical needs of the venue. 
  • Keep appropriate records for planning as well as for reporting purposes.  
  • Some travel for collections and returns maybe required, mileage reimbursement will be paid at the company’s agreed rate if using own vehicle. 
  • Any other duties as appropriate and agreed. 

Person Specification 


  • Experience of technical theatre installations 
  • Experience of creating performance spaces in non-traditional venues (eg venues that were not purpose-built for performance, especially older buildings) 
  • Experience of managing a budget 
  • Project Management experience 
  • Experience of delivering projects to a tight budget and timescale 
  • Experience of researching goods and services 
  • Experience of managing relationships with contractors 
  • Experience – with using Sharepoint, Microsoft Office and in particular MS Excel 


  • Full UK Driving License and experience of driving a long wheelbase van 
  • Experience of reporting requirements for Arts Council England funded projects and / or experience of managing a large capital development budget. 
  • Experience of working within a small and tight-knit team  
  • Experience of working in a pre-1950s building 

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