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 8,000, The Theatre delivers a year-round 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. Some of these shows have toured the UK and transferred to other theatres.
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 13 permanent staff, with support from casuals and volunteers. The Theatre has continued as many activities as possible during the course of pandemic including most Take Part activities, a full weekend cinema programme whenever possible, a month-long in house produced Christmas show, and a brand new season of al fresco cinema and live events in summer. The whole team worked tirelessly and loyally throughout the pandemic and are now enjoying a once again full programme of activities.
The Theatre Technician works closely with the Technical and Facilities Manager as their line manager. The Theatre 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 Theatre team are friendly and supportive, and The Theatre is always keen to invest in its staff and their futures. We have a book club and lunchtime staff screenings, and sometimes screen large sporting events for staff 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 Theatre 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.
To apply please visit our website for full information and applications forms: www.chippingnortontheatre.com/get-involv...
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