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Theatre Technician

Theatre Technician (P/T)

Job Description

The post of Theatre Technician has been created to assist with the smooth-running, efficiency and safety of all technical aspects of Westacre Theatre work. 

Responsible to: 

Westacre Theatre Management team via the Technical Manager and the Theatre Manager

Responsible for: 

Assisting with:

provision of lighting, sound and projection for Westacre Theatre presentations, implementing venue health and safety policies, maintaining venue equipment and technical supplies, set fit ups and get outs, ensuring safe work practices are followed, day to day management of the venue including opening, closing and duty management.

Main Duties and Responsiblities

In-house theatre productions and presentations: 

assisting with:

– designing, rigging, focusing, plotting and controlling lighting 

– designing, recording, plotting and controlling sound

– designing and constructing sets and acquiring props

– the resolution of any technical issues

– liaising with the visiting company technical staff to provide requisite lighting and sound

– with reference to the visiting company’s rider, to oversee hospitality for the company within the theatre 

– requesting appropriate and correct H&S documentation and public liability insurance and PRS documents from visiting companies 

– ensuring that visiting companies adhere to Westacre Theatre’s H&S policy whilst on site 

– restoring the theatre’s technical systems to default positions following visits.

Other events and duties:

assisting with:

– providing technical support, including resolution of any technical issues, for live by satellite transmissions and other screen presentations

– monitoring the lighting, sound and other technical consumable stock and liaising with the theatre office in its replacement

– maintaining in reasonable order the studio and various technical and workshop storage spaces 

– monitoring and maintaining electrical equipment throughout the theatre   

  such as light bulbs and parking lights and emergency signs and other 


– PAT testing and other annual checks.

In conjunction with the Management team, to maintain a safe working environment at all times and to understand and comply with health and safety policies and to oversee their implementation in relation to visitors and other technical users. This will include assisting with weekly, monthly and annual testing and maintenance of technical, safety and emergency equipment.

To deputise for the Technical Manager as necessary.

To undertake any other duties and responsibilities as may be reasonably required by the Management team.

Hours: Average 86 hours per calendar month to be worked flexibly by agreement according to requirements of the theatre programme. Some weekend and evening working will be essential.

Remuneration: £18,600 pro rata. To be paid at the end of each calendar month in arrears

Holiday entitlement: 12 days inc. public holidays (based on F/T equivalent Statutory entitlement of 28 days)

Notice: One calendar month on either side.

No overtime payments will be made but Time off in Lieu will operate.

This contract is for an intial probationary period of 4 months beginning to support the Summer Season 2021, with the possibility of a further three year renewable contract thereafter.

To apply please send a CV and cover letter to Matt Grist at [email protected] by Friday 2nd July.