Come and join our enthusiastic and dedicated team and be part of the future of the biggest theatre in the south. We present a mixture of spectacular touring productions, from musicals - many direct from the West End – to dance, opera, drama, ballet and comedy. We are run as a charitable trust and we don’t receive any funding from any external bodies, so all the money generated from tickets sales goes straight back into keeping the theatre alive.
The successful applicant will be expected to provide technical support for get-ins, fit-ups and get-outs, as required by the Technical/Stage Manager or Chief LX. The post will require the post holder to work early mornings, evenings and weekends on a casual basis and the post holder will be required to attend staff training sessions.
Salary: £8.69 per hour, UK theatre load out rates apply to this post.
Hours: Variable to suit the Theatre needs (casual contract)
Job Details: To participate in the smooth running of fit-ups, get-ins, rehearsals, performances, changeovers and get-outs. To be able to function in any appropriate position as part of a performance crew (Stage, Flys, LX, Follow--spot, Sound). To participate in the cleaning and maintenance of all technical areas and equipment. To assist with the maintenance of facilities throughout the building. To assist with seating layouts and orchestra pit configuration. To attend technical department meetings as required. To consider and bring to the attention of the Stage Manager/Chief LX any health and safety issues that arise in respect of the visiting productions. To deliver a professional service to visiting companies by working to the best of your abilities at all times.
Requirements: Proven experience of working within the technical area of the live entertainment industry. Good working knowledge of all aspects of technical theatre with an in depth knowledge of at least one of the following LX, AV, Automation, Sound, rigging, staging. Experience of working on large scale get in/fit up crew. Hours of work will be varied including unsociable hours and weekends so flexibility is essential. Excellent communication skills and ability to work under pressure and as part of a team.