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RECRUITMENT CALL:  Freelance Production Manager

Quarantine was established in 1998 by directors Richard Gregory and Renny O’Shea with designer Simon Banham. We make original theatre, performance and public events with and about the people who are in it. Whatever form it takes, our work begins and ends with the people in the room. for nearly 25 years, we've collaborated with a shifting constellation of artists, performers and people who've never done anything like this before. Our work seeks to create the circumstances for a conversation between strangers...

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RECRUITMENT CALL: Freelance Production Manager

Posted: 6 July 2022

Quarantine is seeking an experienced Production Manager to collaborate with us on our new live work, 12 Last Songs.

12 Last Songs is part-performance, part-exhibition – a 12-hour long piece that invites people to demonstrate their labour, the work that they do.  It forms a complex portrait of people and place, bringing people together who might not normally meet.

Quarantine’s processes are rarely about repetition or arrival at a fixed version of the work, but rather about preparation for the live encounter with others.  We expect and encourage everyone we work with to have a voice in the creation of the work.  

To get an idea of what it might be like to be part of Quarantine’s production team, please read this entry on our website by our previous Production Manager.  It gives a good flavour of how we work…

We’re looking for a freelance Production Manager to join us initially for a period between August 2022 and May 2023 to deliver several versions of 12 Last Songs in Manchester, Strasbourg (France), Cambridge, Gateshead (tbc) & Utrecht (Netherlands) (tbc).


Quarantine’s commitment to equality, diversity & anti-racism

Access and inclusion are at the heart of how Quarantine operates. We recognise that institutional racism, discrimination and inequality exists in our sector and we are dedicated to helping to address this. We particularly welcome expressions of interest from people with lived experience of racism or marginalisation. This includes working class, disabled, LGBTQIA+, global majority individuals, and other marginalised groups, as well intersectional individuals. We also welcome applications from people with dependents and those who have had unconventional career paths.

Quarantine will support any access requirements you may have during this process, and if you are selected, we will discuss any adjustments to ensure you can carry out the role. If you are invited for an informal face to face conversation, we will cover reasonable travel costs.  If you require any access support relating to the application process, or require further information, please contact [email protected]


To apply

To apply, please read the Role Description and submit your CV or equivalent and a 1 page supporting statement, explaining your interest in the role and your relevant experience.  This can also be submitted by short (3 mins max) audio or video submission.  Please also complete and return our Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form.



Please submit this by email, to: [email protected] by 6pm, Monday 25 July 2022.  We’ll arrange informal conversations via Zoom or in person (Manchester city centre), which will take place on Thursday 28 July.

If you haven’t been short-listed, we’ll let you know by email.

If you’d like to have an informal chat or ask any questions about this role, please contact our Executive Director, Ali Dunican, via [email protected]