stage jobs pro | website administrator

We are looking to recruit a Website Manager to join our team.

The ideal candidate will be familiar with administering websites and have a thorough knowledge of the UK theatre industry and its working practices.

What You Will Be Doing

  • Managing and administering all aspects of Stage Jobs Pro, with tasks ranging from editing site text, liaising with existing and potential members including both jobseekers and employers, answering phone calls and email feedback, and monitoring the forum.
  • Promoting and developing the Stage Jobs Pro service. Although already the UK's largest directory of backstage theatre professionals, we are looking for the right candidate to take the service to the next level.

Essential Skills & Qualifications

  • Excellent written English
  • Excellent phone manner
  • Familiarity with the Internet and databases
  • Good knowledge & experience of customer support
  • Knowledge and understanding of the theatre industry
  • Attention to detail and a positive attitude and strong interpersonal skills

Desired skills & Qualifications

  • Experience of managing websites and / or large databases
  • Thorough knowledge of the theatre industry, ideally with experience in stage management and the technical aspects of theatre

Salary and Benefits
The right candidate will receive a competitive salary.

Location
You'll be working from our Islington offices in central London.

Important note
Sorry but the job is only open to people who have the appropriate work permits for the UK. We are not interested in hearing from any agencies at this point.

Applying
In the first instance please forward your CV to info@blue-compass.com.

Event website data inputter

You will be working for a small internet based startup with responsibility for inputting, verifying and updating the event records held on our website.

What You Will Be Doing

- Inputting event data into our online database of events.
- Updating and verifying event data input by third parties to our events database.

Essential Skills & Qualifications

- Excellent typing skills.
- Extensive experience of computer systems & the internet.
- Meticulous attention to detail and accuracy.
- Good standard of literacy, numeracy and verbal communicate skills.

Desired Skills & Qualifications

- Some basic HTML skills
- Keen interest in theatre, film and the arts.

Salary, Benefits & Hours

The right candidate will receive a salary of £12,500 per year with 20 days holiday.
Working hours will be from 9am until 5pm.

Location

You'll be working from our Islington offices in central London.

Important note

Sorry but the job is only open to people who have the appropriate work permits for the UK.

Applying

In the first instance please forward your CV to info@blue-compass.com

Know any css/ajax gods looking for work?

Blue Compass Ltd are looking to recruit an experienced Web Developer to join their team.

The ideal candidate will have worked commercially as a web developer and will have previously developed web based applications from the ground up.

What You Will Be Doing

* Designing and implementing websites & web applications
* Maintaining and improving our existing portfolio of websites & web applications

Essential Skills & Qualifications

* Excellent CSS & XHTML skills.
* Good knowledge of Javascript & AJAX.
* Good knowledge & experience of PHP
* Experience in using SQL and exposure to MySQL
* Excellent organizational and communication skills
* Independent problem solving skills; flexibility to meet tight deadlines
* Attention to detail and a positive attitude and strong interpersonal skills
* Ability and willingness to learn

Desired skills & Qualifications

* Creation and manipulation of graphics

Salary and Benefits

* The right candidate will receive a competitive salary.

Location

* You'll be working from our Islington offices in central London.

Applying

In the first instance please forward your CV to chris@blue-compass.com

Fact and Film Fiction

I've been playing with film formats recently. I did a lot of traveling this weekend and wanted to use the train time constructively. So spent the early hours of Saturday morning working out how to quickly rip DVDs onto my PSP. Eventually found VisualHub (ffmpeg based app for the mac) which made the entire process incredibly easy, and so I set out with 4 full hours of AFF shorts to keep my mind off the horrors of weekend train travel.

In the process I also have my first real nose around YouTube and found the following two classics!

(a) A film about dating, made by someone you might recognize:
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(b) Excellent funny short, think "people like us":
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A few random comments....

(a) Roys Boys Rock
Roys Boys, creators of The Acid Game and winners of AFF 2006, have offered to animate the logo editor created for the Angel Film Festival. Yesterday I received their first pass and Roy-oh-Boy are those lads talented! It's a stunning work of art and I can't wait to show the world the final product.... It's so impressive I promptly downloaded a demo copy of Maya... unfortunately Maya clearly requires a diploma in computer science to run so I'm unlikely to get to grips with in anytime soon :(

(b) successXchange
On returning home this evening I found my first successful changeXchange sitting on my doormat. Whilst the site has been quite popular in the US (300 confirmed trades to date), but it's taking longer to establish here in the UK. The arrival of 'a man apart, the vin diesel classic' may mark the start of something special in the UK, or simply mark an even lower point in Vin's career.

(c) ITV local
itv local is plannning to launch a London broadband channel in March, which will stream local news, weather, local documentaries and short films. The short film section will now include a collection from the Angel Film Festival 2006! This is great news for AFF film makers and hopefully good publicity for the festival as well. They aren't planning to pay, but distribution is distribution, right?

(d) Infection
If you are reading this because you want some feedback on infection, please note I'll respond directly to all comments & suggestions at the end of the current game.

(e) Coffee
For those of you reading 'the other' posts, tomorrow I intend to take coffee at the Almeida.

yet another meme

So I've done another viral thing - almost entirely like the xmas stocking but with a feb 14th focus...
If you have a sec it would be great if you could post a version in your journal if only to get it out there and see if it gets taken up by people outside my group of friends!.. the idea being that if loads of people start using it i can put 'sponsored by snoglondon' on it somewhere, to help promote our dating websites... Quite understand if this is not your cup of tea - but hell we can't drink coffee all night.... hmm

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In other news:

On Thursday night we had a CastingCallPro Question and Answer session with various speakers - which was well received if not financially successful. On Friday night Matt and i visited the funky bowling bar near Russell Square (very very nice) and on Saturday there was shopping, drinking, more shopping more drinking and then some dancing with loads of nice people. Sunday should have been a relaxing day but was instead spent zipping around London and then watching the new Hugh Grant film - quite passable.