Senior Technician

£23000.00 - £24000.00 per annum
09 Feb 2017
09 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Senior Technician at BOA Academy. For more information please contact Alison Clements on 0121 236 4476.

Senior Technician
Permanent. To commence ASAP
Salary £24,973

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.

As a Senior Technician, you will be responsible for the technicians at both The Old Rep and BOA, overseeing the delivery of the technical requirements. The role will also include acting as Production Manager for the BOA Christmas show, held at The Old Rep.

This role will include technical show operation shifts as well as management and administration, company liaison, production management, and support for our Apprentices and BOA Technical Theatre Arts students.

We are keen to appoint an innovative, motivational, organised, suitably qualified senior technician. You will be enthusiastic, flexible, hardworking and a good communicator. It is essential that applicants possess previous experience in a technical role within a professional theatre, educational institution or a busy arts centre.

The chosen individual will also ideally possess:
* Experience of working with visiting companies and creative teams
* Experience of lighting design, programming and operation, including intelligent fixtures and confidence with ETC Eos/lon series desks.
* Excellent understanding of Health and Safety practice and procedures
* Experience of theatre sound engineering, including mixing live music and musical theatre, programming and operation of Qlab.
* Experience in motorised and hemp flying, rigging and focusing of luminaries and prep.
* Good IT skills with working knowledge of Microsoft Office. A working knowledge of Vectorworks, AutoCAD or similar an advantage.

We are keen to attract proactive individuals who can 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/

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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.

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