Core Theatre Technician
Do you have technical experience of working within a busy arts or theatre venue?
We have an exciting opportunity for a Theatre Technician to join our existing professional team of full and part time staff at the Core Theatre in Solihull.
The Core Theatre is a thriving multi-purpose arts venue at the heart of Solihull town centre, comprising of a 336 seat raked theatre, gallery and a smaller multi-use Studio seating up to 130.
Our busy venue hosts a varied mix of professional and amateur events including music, drama, comedy and dance. Events are held almost every night, ranging from small local drama groups to national commercial promoters, who find the Core Theatre a thriving, successful venue with loyal and supportive audiences. We also run a highly successful pantomime show over Christmas and a programme of weekly daytime classes and activities.
As a Core Theatre Technician, you will:
- Work as part of the Theatre Technical Team and regularly be the Lead Technician providing technical support for the Core Theatre’s promotions in all of its spaces including the Theatre, Studio and Gallery plus front of house areas.
- Be responsible for the lighting and sound design including the rigging and focusing of lights.
- Be resposible for setting up of theatre equipment including stage sets, PA systems, and ICT equipment for events
- Ensure suitable Health & Safety risk assessments take place and regular testing and maintenance of equipment and the building.
- Open up and lock up the building when required.
You will have previous technical experience of working in a theatrical or venue environment, be able work on your own initiative and be an excellent communicator. You will also be able to work at height, and due to the nature of this annualised hours contract, be able to work evening, weekends and bank holidays.
A key aspect of their work will be the annual pantomime as part of the production team. This will involve working through the six week production and performance schedule.
Working for Solihull means that we can also offer employees a great working environment, together with a range of agile and flexible working options, an extensive wellbeing offer, as well as attractive staff benefits including staff discounts and access to the Local Government pension scheme.
Please contact Andrew Sheriff for an informal discussion on 0121 704 6754.
Interviews will be held w/c 16th February 2022.
Please note we do not accept CVs.
The Fluency Duty is outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers. The Fluency Duty for this role is Required .
Solihull Council has a responsibility for, and a commitment to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
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