Pif-Paf are looking for 1 or 2 freelance performers to join our team. We are keen supporters of diversity and inclusion in the workplace and particularly welcome applications from BAME artists. Dates are yet to be fixed, applicants will have a growing role in our busy summer schedule.

Summary of the Company

Pif-Paf is a prolific and highly respected outdoor theatre company touring small scale shows and installations throughout the UK and internationally. The work is highly visual and much of it is built around interactions and games with audiences. Our work is presented in urban or green field festivals of all scales. We were formed in 2005 and have a strong reputation for high quality and surprising work.
Audience always see our shows for free at the time of showing.

The job

We have a small team of freelancers for whom we represent one of the many things they do. You could expect 8-12 days a year, almost all at weekends between May and October. Many of our team have been with us for over 5 years – which is to say they like the work.
The job does not suit someone who aims to get long acting tours. It does suit someone with their own practice or building up their own company. Someone who thrives on working outdoors with the general public and the surprises, challenges and joy this brings. Once given the tour pack and van the performing team of 2 or 3 covers all aspects of touring including set, logistics and relations with hosts and audience.
We have 5 shows in rep. We train our freelance performers to work across 3 of these to deliver our busy summer touring. We have a strong history of offering mentoring and other development support to our team.

Person Spec
– good availability for weekends (including Friday evenings) May-October
full clean UK driving licence and happy to drive long wheelbase vans – and tri-cycles
– enthusiasm to muck in on long days with a team to cover all aspects of touring (travel, build, relations with bookers & audience and performing)
based within 1hr travel of Sheffield
a varied theatrical training
experience of and passion for working with a family audience and the general public
– DBS clearance
a passion for making the arts accessible to all
punctual, reliable, fun and a real team player.

– cycle repair/basic mechanical skills (our main show is tri-cycle based)
– experience in set rig/de-rig on tour
– surprise skills!

our fee is £180 per show day, £40 per travel evening/morning, direct travel costs to and from home base to Pif-Paf or venue. Accomodation provided as necessary. Rehearsal days @ £80 in Sheffield.

Candidates should email CV & covering letter about themselves, their experience and why they’d like to join Pif-Paf to mail@pif-paf.co.uk
Deadline for applications 15th April
Invitations to Audition by 18th April
Workshop Audition 8th May in central Sheffield (if you can’t make this date still get in touch)