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Causual Theatre Technician - Old Rep

Casual Theatre Technician (BOA Group)

(Zero Hours Contract)

Rate of Pay per Hour: £8.91

In 2014, BOA won a tender to manage and operate The Old Rep Theatre. Our vision for The Old Rep is a theatre for young people, run by young people. The Old Rep is our second campus and has both amateur and professional company performances.


We are keen to appoint a Casual Theatre Technician to deliver technical aspects of both the Old Rep Theatre and Birmingham Ormiston Academy.  We are looking for an individual to 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 BOA productions, Touring Productions and Amateur Productions in two venues.


The person we seek to appoint will have a demonstrable commitment and knowledge in lighting, sound and stage, excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively with a range of stakeholders and will be able to use initiative as a team worker.


We are looking for someone who has:

  • 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. Experience in using our console; Allen & Heath GLD80 (Standard across the group), accessories such as Expanders & DSnakes, while also having knowledge of both Analogue and Digital Sound including Live Mixing.
  • 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 would be an advantage.
  • 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.
  • Experience in operation, programming and maintenance of Moving Lights and Scrollers
  • Experience of contemporary lighting techniques.
  • Experience in Sound Design, including choosing specifications for productions is desirable
  • A committed and engaged approach to realising creative concepts.
  • Understanding of current design software and ability to effectively interpret plans.
  • The ability to work under pressure alone or as part of an effective, creative and technically proficient team.
  • The ability to show initiative to take the lead in collaborative working environments.
  • Deliver duties at venues outside of The Old Rep and BOA.
  • Support and promote all company policy, with specific attention to Equality & Diversity, Customer Care, Health & Safety and Data Protection.
  • Ensure a safe working environment is maintained at all times with particular regard to the health, safety and welfare of customers, visitors, staff, students and yourself.
  • Any other reasonable duties required to ensure the smooth running of the theatre.


  • A technical theatre qualification is desirable
  • First Aid certificate is desirable
  • Full, clean driving license (up to 3.5 tons) is desirable

Previous Experience:


  • Extensive knowledge and experience of all related technical equipment; Rigging through all stages to Operation and De-Rig.
  • Computer literate in Microsoft Office, Vectorworks and AutoCAD is desirable
  • Knowledge of the Health & Safety legislation is desirable

Personal attitudes:


  • Positive, proactive, self-motivated and flexible approach
  • Genuine interest in the Arts
  • Ability to cope with physically demanding work
  • A willingness to work evenings, overnight and at weekends when necessary
  • Comfortable working at heights
  • A desire to learn and develop
  • Be able to show initiative and resilience when dealing with change

This is an excellent opportunity to make a difference in the development of the technical vision of the BOA Group. If you share our vision and ambitions, possess a strong desire to work within an ethos of creative collaboration and partnership then we would be delighted to hear from you.


Closing date for applications: 9:00am Monday 21st June 2021 (Please supply a maximum one page letter detailing why you would like to be considered for the role along with a completed application form)

Interviews are scheduled to take place: WB 28th June 2021

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 DBS check.