17/01/2018 12:01 HRS


J&C Joel is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of flame retardant fabrics and flooring, drapes and shapes and stage engineering solutions for the entertainment and event industries.

Established in 1978 by John Wheelwright, the business initially focussed on selling fabric to tailors and the fashion industry. But John soon identified a new opportunity in the entertainment industry and the business started manufacturing Black Wool Serge – a commodity product used for theatrical drapes, stage masking and acoustic curtains – which became the fabric backbone of the business.

A new era dawned in 2006 when John’s son, James Wheelwright, took over the business marking the start of a major period of growth – the biggest in the company’s history – with offices opening in the Middle East, Hong Kong, South Africa, Macau and Vietnam plus an expansion of operations in Europe and Australasia.

The business now exports to more than 80 countries worldwide, providing products such as front of house theatre curtains, stage backdrops, cycloramas, gauzes, acoustic drapes, projection screens and an array of stage engineering solutions.

Job Role:

We are currently looking for experienced freelance/sub-contractor theatre, stage and event technicians to join our busy and growing Creative Projects department. Applicants should have a background in technical stage, theatre, TV or events.

J&C Joel Creative projects install permanent drapes in theatre auditoriums, concert halls and public places.  We also install temporary equipment and drapes for theatrical shows, tv studios, events and other public spaces.

Ideal Candidate Skills & Characteristics:

Team Player

Fault Finding Skills

Lateral thinker

Problem solver

Self- Motivated

Ability to be client facing

Excellent eye for detail

Experience – Experience in technical theatre including:

Experience of flying – hemp, counterweight and motorised

Ability to rig scenic cloths and scenery

Ability to rig Chain hoists, Truss and Rigging

Construction of theatrical scenery

Construction of events, exhibition and television scenery

Understanding of stage machinery including revolves, hoists, winches, automation

Ability to permanently fix Front of House drapes, pelmets, borders and curtains in public spaces

J&C Joel relative projects often are installed in demanding environments, also with client direct approval, so the ability to converse with producers, production managers and senior management is also a requirement.



IPAF 3a,3b and 3c

Health & Safety


DBS Checked

Public Liability Insurance in place.

Working at Height

Driving License – ability to drive transit van.

Personal toolkit and safety Harness


NRC level 2 Rigger

PASMA mobile Scaffold


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