Assistant Stage Manager (Book Cover)

Job Category: Creative
Job Type: Freelance
Job Location: Dock X Surrey Quays Road SE16 2XU
Package: £675 per week
Start Date: 15/09/23
End Date: 10/12/2023
Reports: Stage Manager
Show: 6 days per week (Tuesday to Sunday) evening shows with matinee performances on Saturday and Sunday

About Rematch

Rematch is a new award-winning immersive experience that reimagines the greatest stories in sport as live immersive events. Our experiences provide a multi-sensory and exploratory journey, allowing fans of all ages to become a part of the narrative. Our mission is to connect generations and inspire communities of all ages, genders, and backgrounds to be more empathetic, present, and united. Our story telling is socially impactful, inclusive, and responsible, fuelled by history and driven by hope.

At events we ask fans to come dressed in the era. They are greeted by our cast of actors in character who give them roles to play and encourage audience participation. Fans can explore installations, fulfil challenges, interact with memorabilia, eat, drink, and enjoy music of the time. This is before taking in a unique theatrical reinterpretation of the match using special effects, cutting edge technology, archive footage, and of course our actors. Our debut event in partnership, held at the Troubadour Theatre in Wembley, with the All-England Lawn Tennis Club – Wimbledon Rematch 1980 won Creative Event of the Year at the Campaign Magazine Experience Awards in 2020. For more info visit

For its next event, Rematch – The Sporting Time Machine has partnered up with Muhammad Ali Enterprises to reimagine what is often referred to as ‘the greatest sporting event of the 20th century’ – The Rumble in the Jungle, which took place in Zaire, Africa 1974. Muhammad Ali created a major upset in a classic tale of overcoming adversity. The event that forged a path for Ali to become a humanitarian dignitary and cultural force.


The Assistant Stage Manager will form part of the communications hub for the daily running of the show. The ideal candidate will have experience and knowledge of the working practices of a large scale immersive show

You’ll be responsible for:

  • Be present at all performances at the Venue.
  • To assist in the maintenance of props for the show.
  • To work within health and safety policies of the venues and company at all times.
  • To complete the preset and reset between performances, ensuring all relevant set, properties and costumes are in the correct place prior to the start of the show.
  • To work and run any scene changes as required.
  • To appear on stage in costume for scene changes if required.
  • Any other tasks as reasonably requested by the Production Stage Manager or Producer.
  • You will troubleshoot when you are not on a plot with cues and be able to cover and to relieve another member of the stage management team to troubleshoot if the other team member is more skilled in the area requiring attention.
  • To ensure that all equipment is in good working order.
  • To learn book cover in order to cover in the event of the absence of the Deputy Stage Manager or to cover the Stage Manager plot.

You’ll need:

  • Attention to detail with the ability to work methodically and check own work for errors
  • To be a problem-solver with a can-do, positive attitude with the ability to communicate in a professional and friendly manner.
  • Strong organisational and time management skills with ability to prioritise under pressure
  • Ability to undertake administrative work.
  • Experience in an immersive environment is desired, but not essential.

Apply for this position

Allowed Type(s): .pdf, .doc, .docx