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Theatre Technician (BOA Group)
Permanent, Full Time
Birmingham Ormiston Academy (BOA) is a 14-19 academy specialising in Creative, Digital and Performing Arts. The academy opened in September 2011 and currently has over 1000 students.
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 Theatre Technician to deliver technical aspects at the Old Rep Theatre. 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 is desirable with 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.
- 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 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 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.
- An open mind to new and different ways of working and the ability to acquire new skills when needed including through CPD
- The ability to show initiative to take the lead in collaborative working environments.
- Deliver duties at venues outside of The Old Rep.
- 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 technician theatre qualification is desirable
- First Aid certificate is desirable
- Full, clean driving license (up to 3.5 tons) is desirable
- Knowledge and experience of 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
- 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 20th January 2020 (Please supply a maximum of two page letter detailing why you would like to be considered for the role along with completed application form)
Interviews are scheduled to take place: WB 20th January 2020
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.
Contact: Nicole Nienaber
Telephone: 0121 359 9346