Senior Technician – Electrics at Cambridge Theatre

Application closing date: 27 Jun 2022 11:59pm

Salary: £14.05 per hour

Position: Senior Technician

Contract: Full Time


Job description:The role…
We are looking for a Senior Technician, Electrics to join our team and assist in the safe and smooth running of the electrics department to the highest artistic and electrical standards by utilising resources and equipment.

What you’ll be doing…
– With others, to ensure that performance staff are fully utilised and completely conversant with their duties for the show.– Supervise performance staff in the absence of the Deputy and Head of Electrics.– Adhere to the Company’s Health & Safety Policy and to set a personal example in this respect.– If requested, to contribute towards the generation of Risk Assessments for new productions and to review/update risk assessments for resident productions.– To comply with the recommendations contained within the Risk Assessments for the show and the building.– To ensure that Health & Safety equipment and Personal Protection Equipment supplied is available and used correctly. Report any defects to the Head of Electrics.– With others, ensuring that all the electrical equipment is maintained to a high standard and the portable appliances are regularly tested, in accordance with recommended guidelines to ensure compliance with the Electricity at Work Regulations.– To work with the visiting Company and Stage Management to ensure good communications and the smooth running of the productions.– With others, to ensure the Production is maintained to the highest technical standards.– To be familiar with the cues of each of the Electricians in the running of the Production.– To operate the lighting desk and provide cover for performance electricians when required.– To assist in ensuring that the electrical installation is in good order and bring any deficiencies to the attention of the Head of Electrics.– To maintain good standards of “housekeeping” throughout the building.– To carry out work throughout the building as required by the Theatre Manager or Head of Electrics.– As required to “light up” and “black out” the building at the beginning and end of each day.– To diligently conduct lamp replacement rounds on the front of house, rear of house, box office, dressing rooms and externally as required.– Taking responsibility for the department in the absence of the Head of Electrics and Deputy Head of Electrics.

What we need…
– Relevant electrical qualifications– Good understanding of programming and operating Grand MA2 consoles– Understanding of lighting networking systems– Understanding of theatre health & safety– Experience of Portable Appliance Testing– Experience of managing small teams– A quick learner who is keen to develop and share their knowledge– A flexible approach, with the ability to adapt to changing circumstances– A proactive and calm approach to problem solving– Ability to work as part of a team or independently– A positive outlook and ability to communicate effectively with all members of their team and the visiting Production– A punctual, reliable individual who understands the importance of personal responsibility.

Working Hours: Will vary with Productions but will comply with the SOLT/BECTU Agreement. It is the nature of the business that the working of unsocial hours will be required.

Diversity & Inclusion:
At LW Theatres, we pride ourselves on being a family of individuals and actively welcome applicants from all backgrounds – it’s one of our core values and we believe celebrating our differences is key to success.

At the heart of our Company is a culture of inclusion where everyone feels seen and heard and can be themselves at work. Regardless of your background, all we ask is that you have the skills and experience required and the desire to succeed. In return, we pledge to ensure that our selection process is both transparent and fair.
We are also open to discussing opportunities to work flexibly.
This role may close early if a sufficient number of applications are received

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