Theatre Workshop Technican
Theatre Workshop Technician at BOA Academy. For more information contact Alison Clements on 0121 236 4476
Theatre Workshop Technician
Permanent. To commence ASAP
Salary £18,729 - £21,852
Birmingham Ormiston Academy (BOA) is a 14-19 academy specialising in Creative, Digital and Performing Arts. The academy opened in September 2011 and has over 1000 students (277 at KS4 and 728 at Post-16).
In 2014, BOA won a tender to manage and operate The Old Rep. Our vision for The Old Rep is a theatre for young people, run by young people. The Old Rep is our second campus and has both amateur and professional company performances.
We are keen to appoint an innovative, motivational, well qualified, experienced and enthusiastic person to work in our on-site BOA Theatre and Workshop as a Workshop Technician. You will be responsible for the building theatre sets and props, working closely with the Technical Theatre Arts (TTA) students and the Theatre Technician to prepare for BOA events and productions.
All BOA students are selected through aptitude in their chosen arts specialism and will follow either a Creative, Digital or Performing Arts pathway. The Technical Theatre Arts course is offered to Post 16 students under the Performing Arts Pathway. Their studies focus around set and costume designs, lighting, sound and stage management, which makes up their BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma.
The Technical Theatre Arts pathway at BOA works extensively with the Old Rep Theatre which is our second campus and a venue for a number of our productions.
Our overriding requirement is to appoint someone with the capacity to be an excellent workshop technician. Strong leadership and interpersonal skills are paramount.
It is essential that applicants possess previous experience of building stage sets for professional theatre productions, have an excellent understanding of scenic materials and previous experience working in carpentry, joinery and/or scenic construction using resistant materials to build stage sets.
We are keen to attract proactive individuals who have the ability to instruct methods of technical drawing for scenic construction using wood, metal other scenic materials. You will be able to meet deadlines and complete tasks to the highest standards. You will have excellent communication skills, experience dealing with young people and a good attention to detail.
If you share the academy's vision and ambitions, possess a strong desire to work within an ethos of creative collaboration and partnership, and want to have a positive impact on young people, families and the community then we would be delighted to hear from you.
For further details and an application pack, please contact Alison Clements at Hays Education on 0121 236 4476/
You can also visit www.hays.co.uk/jobs/boa for more information
Completed application forms should be returned to Alison Clements at Hays Education via email to: together with a letter of application in support of your suitability for the role. This should be no more than 1 side of A4 and should detail how your knowledge, skills and experience will make you a suitable candidate for the post you are applying for.
Closing date for applications is 9am on Monday 27th February 2017.
The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to satisfactory references and an enhanced DBS check.