Head Technician

Submitted by The Theatre Chi... on August 6, 2021 - 19:42
Salary / Fee: 
£26-28,000 pa
Closing Date: 
Tuesday, 31 August, 2021

Chipping Norton Theatre is a restlessly busy and ambitious theatre and arts centre in the Cotswolds. Welcoming over 50,000 people every year in a town of little over 7,000, The Theatre delivers a yearround programme of theatre, comedy, music, film and participatory activities for audiences across the region. More recently, we have grown as a producing house, creating three major productions each year and growing a stronger and more loyal audience as a result.

The Head Technician works closely with the Director as their line manager, and the General Manager who holds overall Health and Safety responsibility for The Theatre. The Head Technician takes responsibility for providing technical provision for a full programme of received work throughout the year, and a contributory role (in whatever way fits the candidate best) in the creation of our in house work. It is a fantastic opportunity to work at the heart of an ambitious creative team in a beautiful theatre in a beautiful part of the world.

The Head Technician has line management responsibility for the Senior Technician and is responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of technical equipment and supplies, either directly or through outside providers. This role leads on the administrative oversight of the department, including staff

The Theatre sits at the heart of its community and is an important part of many people’s lives. It is run by a small team of around 12 permanent staff, with support from casuals and volunteers. The Theatre has continued as many activities as possible during the last 16 months including most Take Part
activities, a full weekend cinema programme whenever possible, a month-long in house produced Christmas show, and a season of al fresco cinema and live events this summer. The team have worked tirelessly and loyally throughout the current pandemic and are looking ahead now to a full Autumn Season.

The Theatre team are friendly and supportive. We have a book club and lunchtime staff screenings, and even put on the recent football games in the auditorium. We have a dog day once a week, staff look after our small back garden and we like to have a big BBQ in the summer months. We meet
regularly to discuss mental health as group and strive to make The Theatre an enjoyable place to work for all.

The job is diverse, and demands the usual degree of flexibility on hours, a high level of multi-tasking, organisation and lots of energy! We have a small team so we require our Head Technician to have a good range of skills and understanding across lighting, sound and stage. We are looking for people who will shape the department and further develop our reputation for being one of the friendliest theatres in the country.

Closing date: 10:00 Tuesday 31st August
Interviews 6-9th September
Salary: £26,000 - £28,000 dependent on experience.
Full time position, subject to a standard six month probationary period.

For more information and how to apply please visit our website: https://www.chippingnortontheatre.com/ge...

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