Theatre Technician

The Core Theatre
16781 - 21962
18 Apr 2017
09 May 2017
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Job Type
Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern
Annualised Hours
The Core Theatre is a thriving multi-purpose arts venue in the heart of Solihull town centre. Comprising a 336 seat raked theatre and a smaller multi-use Studio seating up to 130, and gallery;

The busy venue hosts a varied mix of professional and amateur events including music, drama, comedy and dance. Events are held almost every night from, ranging 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 daytime weekly classes and activities.

We are looking for a Technician to support our existing professional team of full and part time staff, to continue to provide the high standards of service expected by all our customers.

You will work as part of The Core Theatre Technical Team who provides the technical and front of house services at The Core.

You will have technical experience and/or knowledge of working in a theatrical or venue environment. You will need to be able work on your own initiative and be a good communicator. Evening, weekend and Bank Holiday working is an integral part of the job.

When designated the post holder will have the role of lead technician and at other times support technician for the promotions at The Core theatre. This will involve:

• Lighting and sound design for productions, from small scale events up to taking responsibility for one of these areas during the annual pantomime.

• Rigging and focusing of lights

• Operation of Lighting Board and other lighting equipment for Shows

• Set up of PA equipment

• Mixing of sound for productions as diverse as bands and shows with multi use of radio mics

• Audio recording as required

• Set up of equipment including stage sets, PA systems, and ICT equipment for events at the Core Theatre

• Liaise with Duty Manager to prepare venues for performance including any removal of seats or changes to set up to make auditorium ready for opening

• Safety/stage management role

• Installation of exhibitions in the Gallery.

• Completion of show reports and maintenance of accurate records of technical requirements

• Maintaining records and information on the Venue’s computerised diary booking system

• Provide specialised technical knowledge to the users of the Core Theatre and for Solihull MBC

• In conjunction with the Operation Manager develop investment plans for technical advancement and provision at the venue

IT Skills including the use of multi media

Ability to operate & programme specialised equipment in production situation e.g. use of sound desk to mix radio mics for cast members and other pieces of sound equipment.

Use of both Lighting and Sound Desk

Ability to work at height

Ability to work alongside other technicians, both professional and amateur, to interpret their requirements with technical resources available

Good communication skills, ability to communicate with artists, theatre groups and other technicians

Ability to supervise staff (permanent and volunteer), to carry out inductions and training

Ability to work on own initiative, leading others and taking on responsibility in their area of work.

Ability to plan and schedule their time in advance within their work requirements

Weekend and Bank Holiday working

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