Trainee Technicians at the Belgrade Theatre

Application closing date: 16 Jun 2021 12:00pm

Based: Coventry

Salary: £2000 (£333.20 per week for 6 weeks)

Position: Trainee Technician

Contract: Fixed Term Contract


As part of Coventry UK City of Culture 2021, Belgrade Theatre have teamed up with award-winning new writing company, Paines Plough to present Roundabout – a pop-up theatre presenting a collection of national and local plays and offering a civic space where activities are curated by the community in which it sits.

We are looking for two Technical Trainees to support the get in, build and technical needs of the Roundabout structure and programme when it comes to Wood End in Coventry this summer.

This is an entry-level role for those with a keen interest in growing skills in these areas. During the time on this project, the Technical Trainees will be supported by Belgrade Technical Team, Paines Plough Technical Team and experienced production crew. They will have access to learning in areas of rigging, technical theatre, Heath & Safety and more.

The Technical Trainees must be available for all get in/out, tech and performance dates. This role is 35 hours per week and requires some evening and weekend work.

  • Person Specification
  • Essential
  • Willingness to learn
  • Willingness to embrace the Belgrade Brand Values.
  • Excellent time management skills, with the ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Accuracy and attention to detail, with the commitment to produce work of the highest standard while working with minimum supervision or as part of a team
  • Excellent team worker, with good communication and interaction skills and reliability
  • Interest in using lighting equipment and sound systems including their operation and setup, and in learning to interpret drawings and plans
  • Ability to work evenings or at weekends as required
  • Ability to work at height and a reasonable level of fitness and mobility is required due to the physical nature of the post.
  • Energy, flair and enthusiasm
  • Flexibility and willingness to embrace change
  • To be an effective champion of the value of live Theatre


  • Understanding of working in a producing theatre/theatre company or equivalent
  • Understanding in the use and programming of lighting desks
  • Understanding in the use of digital sound desks
  • Understanding of software for sound and video playback, preferably QLAB
  • Understanding of crewing performances
  • Awareness of relevant Health & Safety issues
  • Full, clean Driving Licence

*Applicants may not have specific skills in these areas and/or in the context of theatre but as on-the-job trainees working alongside professionals on a live event as part of UK Coventry City of Culture 2021, we are interested in equivalent experience and are looking for applicants with an interest/curiosity to pick up knowledge in these areas who see this as the first steps in a career in technical theatre.

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