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JOB VACANCY: LIGHTING SUPERVISOR AT THE NATIONAL THEATRE

9/07/2019 16:07 HRS

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Job Description: Lighting Supervisor (Grade 2A)
Contract Type: Permanent
Hours: An average of 48 hours per week, although we would be open to a discussion and requests for alternative, part-time hours and work patterns as well a potential job share. Please do state in your application if this would be something you would like us to consider for you.
Salary: £55,041.90 per annum (pro rata where applicable)
Responsible to: Lighting Operations Manager
Responsible for: Senior Technicians, Technicians, Casual staff, Apprentices

Purpose of the Role
As a Lighting Supervisor (Grade 2a) you are the manager and supervisor of your designated theatre space, responsible for the day-to-day operational activity of your designated theatre and all related activity on the stage.

Duties and Responsibilities
— Supervise the day-to-day operational activity of Lighting staff and all related activity on the stage.
— Act as Show Supervisor when allocated. Agree and manage production lighting budgets with production managers, facilitate the requirements of the Lighting Designer, and take responsibility for all the lighting and electrical aspects of a show from project conception through its lifetime in the repertoire, ensuring the integrity of the Lighting Designer’s design is maintained and the highest standards are met.
— In accordance with the BECTU agreement, schedule staff to ensure production and theatre demands are met, in collaboration with the Lighting Operations Manager and Lighting Administrator & Coordinator.
— Performance manage the team including having regular one-to-ones with your staff, provide regular feedback, conduct annual appraisals, and support the team’s Learning and Development to ensure staff remain motivated and committed.
— Deputise for the Lighting Operations Manager when required, undertaking all or part of the full range of managerial and administrative duties if necessary.
— Attend department and production meetings as appropriate and pass on relevant information to team members.
— Ensure that department production-related information such as rig plans, patch plans, focus plots, cue sheets, reference materials etc., are kept up to date, archived and stored for future reference.
— Read and interpret lighting rig plans, ground and stage plans using CAD, WYSIWYG/ESP Vision and other software.
— Co-ordinate, supervise and participate in the rigging, checking, focusing and operation of lighting/video equipment and electrically operated effects (including pyrotechnics) and set up for fit-ups, rehearsals, changeovers, performances and get-ins/outs. Ensuring staff are appropriately briefed and delegate responsibility for specific areas or activity as required.
— Co-ordinate, supervise and participate and the build of electrical, mechanical, electronic and lighting effects and props as required to specified designs where appropriate in a safe, compliant and efficient manner.
— Co-ordinate, supervise and participate the first-line maintenance of all production and non-production (work lights and house lights) lighting and related equipment, in accordance with manufacturers’ recommendations. Ensuring that all equipment is tested and compliant with current regulations.
— Adhere to the National’s Health and Safety policy and processes at all times and maintain a safe working environment.
— Any other duties as reasonably required.

Person Specification
Essential
— Extensive lighting supervisory experience in large-scale producing theatre, repertory or touring.
— Excellent lighting craft and focusing skills and the ability to work at height using access equipment & ladders.
— Demonstrable knowledge and understanding of lighting design techniques and experience of re-lights.
— A demonstrable working knowledge of current Health & Safety legislation including Electricity at Work, LOLER, PUWER, CDM, risk assessment and working at height.
— Up to date knowledge of current Lighting equipment with the ability to source information and keep abreast of new technologies and working practices.
— Understand the pressures surrounding artistic endeavours and be able to respond to problems creatively, calmly and positively.
— Experience of team supervision and management skills with the ability to advise, delegate, and deliver informal practical training to staff.
— Strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to develop positive relationships across departments.

Recruitment Process
Link to apply: https://candidate.nationaltheatre.org.uk/94320RNT
Closing date: 12 noon, Monday 29th July 2019
Interview dates: Week commencing 12th August 2019
Further queries: email recruitment@nationaltheatre.org.uk

 

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