Production Bridging Initiative

The Finger Players introduces The Production Bridging Initiative, a seven month-long programme for mid-career practitioners who have been in various executive roles, to gain entry into managerial positions in the fields of Production or Stage Management. The selected applicant will receive project fees throughout the duration of her/his participation.

ABOUT THE PROGRAMME

The programme will run from January to July 2021, and will allow the selected individual to acquire industry knowledge by working on a broad range of different programmes, from black box shows and community theatre performances, to Maker’s Programme showcases. This will ensure the participant not only receives a broad range of management experience, but gets to hone the different and specific skill sets needed for the respective production types. 

The candidate should already have 3 years of relevant experience in either stage or production management, and will work on TFP productions and programmes under the mentorship of Lam Dan Fong, a TFP Core Member and experienced Production Manager and Stage Manager. At the end of this programme, the individual should be an industry-ready practitioner, with sufficient experience and confidence to build up a strong career in production and stage management. 

Please refer below for more application details.

ELIGIBILITY

Stage Manager Track

To be eligible for consideration, applicants must:

  • Have at least 3 years of relevant experience in the theatre industry
    (Crew / Assistant Stage Manager / Stage Manager)
  • Reside in, or be able to relocate to, Singapore 
  • Have a strong desire to work in their selected department
  • Carefully read through the instructions and submit a thoughtfully completed application

Production Manager Track

To be eligible for consideration, applicants must:

  • Have at least 3 years of relevant experience in the theatre industry (Production Assistant, Production Coordinator, Stage Manager)
  • Reside in, or be able to relocate to, Singapore 
  • Have a strong desire to work in their selected department
  • Carefully read through the instructions and submit a thoughtfully completed application

APPLICATION TIMELINE

14 Nov 2020Application opens
5 Dec 2020Application closes
7 – 11 Dec 2020Selected applicants will be contacted for an interview
14 – 23 Dec 2020Interviews
24 – 30 Dec 2020Application results announcement
1st week of Jan 2021Commencement of programme

HOW TO APPLY

Write to project@fingerplayers.com with the subject title: “Application: The Production Bridging Programme_Your Name” and submit the following documents:

1. Your updated CV / Resume
2. Completed application form [Download below]

FAQ

How do you define “3 years of relevant experience in the theatre industry” ?

Stage Manager Track – at least 3 years of experience in the theatre industry as a Crew, Assistant Stage Manager or Stage Manager 

Production Manager Track – at least 3 years of experience in the theatre industry as a Production Assistant, Production Coordinator or Stage Manager 

However, if you do not have experience in the roles mentioned above, please still write to us at project@fingerplayers.com to clarify your position.

What if I don’t have 3 full years of experience eg sporadic, part-time, amateur/non-professional?

Please still write to us if you are very keen to apply. 

I have no interest in puppetry, should I apply?

The Finger Players is a theatre company that specializes in puppetry, and most productions would include some form of puppetry. You do not need to have an interest in puppetry, but we encourage you to have an open mind. A curiosity in the art form would be desirous.

What are my working hours like?

The selected applicant’s working hours follows the programme that has been charted in accordance to TFP’s programming. This will be shared with you during the interview session. We understand that you may have prior commitments and engagements, and would like to reassure you that this schedule will be up for discussion.

We encourage the selected mentee to manage her/his time around the programme’s requirements, and we would like to remind applicants that production hours do not follow conventional office hours. 

How will I be remunerated?

You will be remunerated on a project-basis.

Do I get to enjoy any company benefits?

Unfortunately no, because you are not a full-time salaried staff member. However, we will be covering you for basic insurance for the projects that you are committed to. 

What will the interview process be like?

You will be meeting with the mentor of this programme, alongside the Project Manager and one of the Co-Artistic Director(s) of The Finger Players. 

Who will I be working most closely with?

Everyone at The Finger Players, because it is made up of a core group of artists and managers.