The Gunpowder Plot

Performance Manager

London, England   |   Full Time

We are currently recruiting a Performance Manager to join our team at our newest Layered Reality™ experience, The Gunpowder Plot ( This is a layered reality multi-sensory experience set across a vast 25,000 sq/ft, combining music, immersive theatre, virtual reality, motion simulators and 5D effects.

Position Summary

The Performance Manager will be an essential role in the show operations, working in the BOH department. On a daily basis this role ensures that the cast are able to deliver all live aspects of the show, so that our guests have the best experience possible. During this time, you are also responsible for information flow of show elements to both cast and crew, so strong communication skills are key.

Scope & Responsibilities 

During show operations you will take ownership of BOH Department, whilst co-ordinating and assisting the team members in their duties. You will also support the management team ensuring team members are briefed and have everything required to complete each shift. The Performance Manager will prepare the site for venue/show opening and complete closing procedures at the end of the night. Additional responsibilities include co-ordinating team scheduling, conducting walk throughs, safety tours, casting and rehearsing/training new team members, liaising with the Director on script amendments/updates and providing support relief to the technical team. You will also be required to support the live operations as the Duty Manager when required.

Background & Experience

You will be a highly self-motivated, with a wide variety of experience working in theatre or immersive experiences. Previous experience working in the events and entertainment industries is desirable.

Other Requirements

  • Minimum three years’ experience in a management position.
  • To form part of the Duty Management team when required.
  • Skills and knowledge to manage BOH operations.
  • Clear understanding and experience of health & safety management.
  • Ability to take initiative and remain calm under pressure.
  • Exceptional communication and leadership skills.
  • 100% Flexible (evening and weekend work will be required).

Job Title: Performance Manager

Responsible to: General Manager

Job Type: Permanent

Operating Hours: Wednesday to Sunday

Start Date: January 2022

Probation: 3 Months

Pay: £25k-£28k

Location: Tower Hill, London, EC3N 4EE

Please submit your application with an up-to-date CV and covering letter explaining what you can bring to the role, why you would like to work for us and why we should choose you.

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