Electric Theatre - Theatre Technician FT 40hrs - ACM
08 Nov 2018

Electric Theatre – Theatre Technician FT 40hrs

 

Role: Theatre Technician FT 40hrs pw
Reports To: Technical Manager & Deputy Technical Manager
Responsible For: Casual Technicians
Salary: £21 – £23,000pa dependent on experience
Hours: FT 40hrs pw. Flexibility is essential with hours distributed over evenings, weekends and possible bank holidays.

Role Purpose:

This role is dual purposed, with focus on both the technical aspects of performances and the maintenance of the venue. The successful candidate must show experience as a multi-skilled Technician, providing hirers with a professional and friendly service. Experience in building maintenance is also strongly desired, with a significant part of the role focussed on the upkeep of the building.

Main Responsibilities:

  • To supervise the presentation and technical management of events at the Theatre, ensuring that all visiting companies are provided with a safe, professional and friendly service.
  • To work directly on events, assisting in the fit up, operation and get out of theatre hires.
  • To rig/operate light, sound, AV, projection and stage equipment as required around the venue schedule.
  • To provide maintenance support for the building. To include basic plumbing, painting and plastering, general DIY and carpentry as per a scheduled weekly list.
  • To ensure the Theatre and visiting companies are compliant with relevant health and safety legislation which governs the activities taking place.
  • To provide support and advice to visiting companies prior to events. To ensure delivery of all users needs are met or appropriate alternatives offered.
  • To assist in the training of volunteers, casual staff, visiting companies, students and users to carry out their roles in a safe and controlled manner.
  • To support the maintenance, service and minor repairs of technical equipment during scheduled time periods.
  • To report faults, failures and hazards to the Technical Manager in a timely manner.
  • To undertake PAT testing of equipment throughout the venue.
  • To undertake housekeeping duties within the front of house and backstage areas, ensuring they remain safe, clean and tidy and all times.
  • Working with the Technical and Deputy Technical Manager to recruit and train casual technicians in support of the business operation.
  • To facilitate technical running of The Academy of Contemporary Music (ACM) events, including sound and lighting for performances, showcases, assessments and Open Days.
  • Where necessary, to support core Technical functions of ACM, in support of education.
  • To train and act as a First Aider.
  • To train and act as a Fire Marshall.
  • To be a named keyholder for the building.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

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An undergraduate qualification in a related technical subject.

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Demonstrable experience of building maintenance.

X

Demonstrable recent experience working in a similar post.

X

Experience of supervising others.

X

Knowledge of theatre technical equipment, staging and stagecraft.

X

Experience of rigging and operating sound systems both analogue and digital, such as soundcraft and Midas digital desks.

X

Experience of programming lighting controls and intelligent lighting including EOS family consoles (Ion).

X

Experience of rigging lighting including ladder / elevated platform training.

X

Electrical qualification including Portable Appliance Testing.

X

Good knowledge of health and safety legislation and practices.

X

Experience of working with amateur and community groups.

X

Basic working knowledge of buildings systems and plant operation.

X

Personal Specification:

  • A high standard of customer service and presentation
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Flexibility around working hours
  • Able to communicate effectively
  • Flexible and proactive approach
  • Collaborative team player
  • An ability to remain calm under pressure and to problem solve
  • Ability to work to set deadlines

Download the job description here – ET Theatre Technician JD Feb 19

Download the application for here – Job-Application-Form

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