Theatre Technician - The Old Rep Theatre
Theatre Technician at The Old Rep Theatre in Birmingham. For more details contact Alison on .
Old Rep Theatre Permanent, Full-Time
Birmingham Ormiston Academy is a 14-19 academy specialising in Creative, Digital and Performing Arts. The academy opened in September 2011 and has over 1030 students (333 at KS4 and 700 at Post 16).
From September 2014, BOA gained responsibility for operating and managing The Old Rep Theatre and we are now seeking to appoint an outstanding individual to the post of Theatre Technician.
Reporting into the Senior Technician, the successful individual will be a member of a dynamic department that is responsible for the preparation and smooth running of stage, lighting and sound for our programme, which consists of Touring Productions and Amateur Productions.
The Old Rep was built in 1913 and was home to the Birmingham Repertory Company, who staged numerous prestige productions, many of which have been landmarks in theatre history. Situated in the heart of Birmingham, the theatre plays host to the Birmingham Stage Company and numerous amateur companies. We have many plans for how we will operate and manage The Old Rep. We want this theatre to be a vibrant space - and the idea of a theatre for young people run by young people, has always been at the heart of our proposal at BOA. The theatre will continue to be a performance venue for both professional and amateur companies, whilst refurbishment backstage will allow it to be used for both classes and rehearsals.
This role will involve installing, operating and maintaining all technical equipment in The Old Rep ensuring the safety, comfort and wellbeing of customers and staff is maintained at all times. This will include, lighting and sound consoles, rigging, light fittings and effects. The chosen candidate will also work with lighting designers and take the lead in turnarounds and practical builds.
The academy is looking for:
- Previous experience in professional theatre, ideally in a producing house or equivalent with extensive experience in lighting control. Experience in rigging and focusing of luminaries and other equipment.
- Proven experience of live Sound Mixing, Desk Programming and temporary installation.
- Extensive knowledge and experience of all related technical equipment to operator and rigging level.
- A theatre technician qualification is desirable.
- Proven ability to operate and programme Lighting Control Platforms to an advanced standard with automated fixtures. Experience of ETC EOS Family, ION series lighting desks is essential.
- A good working knowledge of fundamental electrical practice and theory. Industry recognised qualifications would be an advantage.
- Good IT skills with working knowledge of Microsoft Office. A working knowledge of Vectorworks or similar an advantage. Understanding of current design software and ability to effectively interpret plans would also be desirable.
- Good communication and negotiation skills including understanding and responding to visual, oral and written instructions.
- An ability and confidence to work at height using appropriate access equipment safely.
- A committed and engaged approach to realising creative concepts.
- The ability to work under pressure alone or as part of an effective, creative and technically proficient team.
- Maintain a high standard of appearance when working with the public.
- A positive, proactive, self-motivated and flexible approach with a genuine interest in the Arts.
- Ability to cope with physically demanding work
- Flexible approach to working hours - a willingness to work evenings, overnight and at weekends when necessary
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 /
Contact: Alison Clements
Office: St Philips House, 4 St Philips Place, Birmingham, B3 2SL
Closing date for applications is 9am on Monday 5th June 2017
Interviews are scheduled to take place on Wednesday 7th June 2017
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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. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced CRB check.