Performing Arts Technician - Apprentice

Tamworth, Staffordshire
To be discussed at interview
14 Jun 2018
02 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Working Pattern

Our opportunity for you

We have a vacancy for an Apprentice Performing Arts Technician.

Reporting directly to the Curriculum Leader for Performing Arts, the technician will provide support to the PA team to support the efficient and effective running of the Learning Area.

Do you want to work with resilient, eager students aged 11-16? Are you able to help young people develop academic and personal skills swiftly? Would you value the opportunity to work in a modern, vibrant town with a historic heart? Then Landau Forte Academy Amington is the place for you.  This is an excellent opportunity to work in a leading educational organisation at the cutting edge of educational development.

Key information

  • Hours: 38.25 per week
  • Working Pattern: Whole Year
  • Contract: Temporary
  • Start date: 29 August 2018
  • Actual Salary: To be discussed at Interview
  • Closing Date: 2 July 2018

About The Trust

Landau Forte Charitable Trust is a family of six Primary, Secondary and Sixth Form Academies across the Midlands. Established in 1989, our roots as a charity lie in the global finance and hospitality industries, with our founders Martin Landau and Rocco Forte. Their values combine in how our schools look after their children and young people; they aspire to a world-leading standard of innovation, entrepreneurship, service and care.

We believe a brilliant education should be central to the development of every child and young person. Their learning, wellbeing and happiness is at the centre of every decision we take and every pound we spend. 


Person Specification and Job Description The type of person we are looking for will have a genuine commitment to making a positive contribution to the Academy and most importantly a difference to the lives of young people – their educational and broader achievement, self-esteem and confidence, social well-being and future employability.  Specific Skills and Abilities

  • Organise general, regular maintenance of performing arts spaces and maintenance of appropriate resources and equipment.
  • Keep up-to-date and accurate records of stock, equipment and other resources, and order new resources as required.
  • Keep abreast of new technologies with learning implications for the department.
  • Running live sound and lights for gatherings, shows and examination performances.
  • Running the recording studio.
  • Technical support during sessions.
  • Working with students to develop their technical understand of live sound and lights etc. for gatherings, examinations and live performances.
  • Videoing and editing shows/examinations.
  • Managing the performing arts media files.
  • Taking photographs at whole Academy events and creating relevant displays/ producing relevant media.
  • Completing orders, ensuring stocks are maintained
  • Producing relevant media/ updating social media to promote performing arts events.
  • Support students 1-1 or in small groups during lessons or at other times in using specific equipment, machines or resources as required.
  • Create and maintain displays and noticeboards across the academy as required.
  • Work as part of a team to deliver the varied tasks across the academy, showing flexibility to meet the demands required.
  • Establish and maintain good relationships with all colleagues, students, parents/carers, suppliers, contractors and outside agencies.
  • Participate in academy events and contribute to promoting the academy to the wider community.
  • Provide excellent customer service at all times.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Relevant qualifications (both formal and through appropriate experience) to meet the challenge of the specific appointment.
  • Evidence of successful employment and/or education.
  • You will be educated with formal qualifications including GCSE (or Level 2 equivalent) in Mathematics and English Language or similar qualifications gained since leaving compulsory education.

In addition, responsibilities may be delegated in line with experience, expertise and designated role within the Academy.

What We Can Offer You

  • A supportive, cohesive and exciting working environment
  • The chance to work with genuinely enthusiastic and happy students
  • Career prospects within an innovative and ambitious Multi Academy Trust
  • A meal allowance, commensurate with your working hours
  • Membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)
  • Healthcare Cash Plan, from Westfield Health

Landau Forte Academy Amington

We are a rapidly improving 11-16 academy under new leadership, with a Progress 8 score which improved dramatically from 2015. It is a vibrant place to work with committed staff and a student body who’s behaviour Ofsted described as ‘polite, courteous and respectful’. Our aim is to continue this arc of improvement. Opportunities for professional development are enhanced by our partnership with the Landau Forte Teaching School Alliance.

The local area

Tamworth is a historic town surrounded by beautiful countryside, located a short distance from Birmingham. The Academy is located close to the centre of Tamworth, with superb transport links.

Tamworth boasts a range of historical sites and leisure attractions, including: Tamworth Castle; the Tamworth SnowDome and Drayton Manor Amusement Park. Within a 20 minute drive from the town, you can find yourself in the beautiful, open Staffordshire countryside or Birmingham‘s bustling city centre.

  • Tamworth is 10 minutes away from the M42; junction 10
  • Direct trains from Birmingham (10 minutes) and London (1 hour 15 minutes)
  • Birmingham and East Midlands Airports are 30 minutes away

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