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Technical Theatre Technician


Company: Career Teachers

Location: London

  • Full Time

Career Teachers

Hours: 35 hours per week flexible as agreed with Line Manager 42 weeks of the year; includes weekend/evening work during school productions/community events and workshops during school holidays.

Job Purpose: Provides technical support for the Performing Arts Departments of Drama, Dance and Music in order to enable all teaching staff to provide excellent educational experiences for our students.

Specific Responsibilities

Technician duties

  • Maintains all sound and lighting equipment in all the performance areas of the school.
  • Maintains all recording equipment and organises the use of this equipment to teaching staff
  • Runs all technical rehearsals for all productions and events within the school and at external venues as appropriate.
  • Supports subject teachers to run technical theatre workshops during BTEC Production Arts lessons.
  • Records (using DVD, video, CD, mini disc or other) all performances including examination pieces for Drama, Dance and Music.
  • Copies and edits sound/film of examination performances.
  • Provides training for staff regarding the use of cameras, lighting and sound equipment, rigging lights, sound boards and radio microphones.
  • Maintains all studios/ teaching spaces used for the teaching of Performing Arts subjects.
  • Purchases all technical and specialist equipment on behalf of the Performing Arts in consultation with the Finance Department and Head of individual department.
  • Advises on Health and Safety issues associated with the use and maintenance of equipment.
  • Maintains, staging, scenery, Performing Arts storerooms, equipment and supplies (keeping any hazardous equipment in a locked cabinet).
  • Sets up and maintains the necessary computer software and audio visual equipment to enhance the technical aspects of teaching in the Performing Arts department.
  • Keeps up to date with all technological advancements in the world of theatre.
  • Other tasks as reasonably requested by Line manager.
  • Attends performance rehearsals as well as technical rehearsals for BTEC PA/ GCSE Drama/ GCSE Music/ A level Drama
  • Films and edits any school videos for the website
  • To support production teachers during the delivery of technical units as required
  • To supervise KS5 production students during independent work

Administrative duties

  • Organise and administrate the peripatetic music teachers
  • Purchases stationary and other resources as required for all Performing Arts departments
  • Produces publicity materials for all Performing Arts events
  • Administers the ESU booking system for out of hours use of spaces by all the Performing Arts departments.
  • Collects reply slips and any ticket monies for trips by the departments
  • Maintains the display boards for all Performing Arts departments, making changes as required
  • Order scripts/libretto/scores for musical performances as required
  • Organises notices to students about extra -curricular activities as required

Person Specification

  • A minimum of 2/3 years experience in the technical profession of either te theatre or the music industry and/or a degree in Theatre Arts or Production.
  • The ability to work as part of a team so good communication skills is essential.
  • Knowledge of a variety of lighting and sound systems.
  • Administrative skills including how to maintain and run a budget.
  • A clean driving licence would be an advantage, but not essential.
  • A keen interest in all aspects of the world of theatre and music.
  • A flexible approach to work and a ‘can do’ attitude is essential.
  • An interest in working with young people or a career in teaching would be desirable.

At Career Teachers we are fully compliant with Agency Worker Regulations, ensuring you receive equal treatment for pay and conditions after a 12 week qualifying period. Please ask for further details.

Important Notice: In order for you to be successful in applying for the above position you should be eligible to work in the UK, or hold a relevant work visa. Safeguarding, quality and integrity are at the heart of what we do. During the application process you are required to:

  • Attend an interview in person;
  • Give details for us to complete Reference checks;
  • Provide an Enhanced DBS disclosure

We are committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people within education. We have a policy, as a matter of courtesy, to respond to all applications within three working days. However, because of the volume of applications, we are sometimes unable to reply to individual enquiries. If we have not contacted you within this specified time your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion, we encourage you to please apply for any other position that you may see in the future. Thank you. Career Teachers is a Recruitment Business and is advertising this vacancy on behalf of one of its Clients.

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