Venue Technicians at Aberdeen Performing Arts

Application closing date: 28 Jun 2024 8:00am

Based: Aberdeen

Salary: £30,744.80

Position: Venue Technician

Contract: Full time, Part time


Job description

Technician x 2 – Aberdeen Performing Arts

​We have an exciting opportunity for two experienced and motivated individuals to join our technical team based at the Music Hall and the Lemon Tree in Aberdeen. Our hard-working and dedicated team make the magic happen as they support artists and their teams to bring live performances to the stage.

​You will be responsible for delivering all technical and production elements of performance, conference, events and meetings taking place in our iconic city-centre venues.

​The ideal candidates will have good experience of working in technical roles in the performing arts. Our technicians need to turn their hand to a variety of tasks across a range of genres from theatre to music, comedy to events, so you will be required to be a multi-skilled technician, although you may have a particular specialism. For this role we are looking for at least one successful candidate with a background in sound primarily as well as lighting and AV. Skills in other practical areas such as carpentry or electrics would be helpful, but not essential. We provide regular training and upskilling opportunities too. Most important of all is a positive and flexible approach to work.

​Our team has really high standards and will rely on you to ensure first class production standards at all events, that health and safety is maintained at all times, that excellent customer service is provided to anyone we encounter, and that our venues and equipment are maintained and always ship-shape and show ready.

​Aberdeen Performing Arts is a real living wage employer, and we offer an excellent benefits package which includes staff discounts and offers.

​We are an equal opportunities employer and are committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion in all aspects of our organisation. In that spirit, applicants from diverse or under-represented backgrounds, experiences, ability and perspectives are actively encouraged to apply. We recognise that women and those from the global majority* are particularly under-represented in Technical roles in our industry – please get in touch, we would love to hear from you. We are recruiting on a permanent, salaried basis and we are happy to consider candidates on a full-time or part-time basis (full time hours are 2,080 per year, based on an average of 40 per week). Our team generally work 5 days out of 7 and regular evening and weekend working is an essential part of the job (but also where all the fun happens!). Full time salary is £30,744 per year.

​​Aberdeen Performing Arts is an award-winning creative hub at the heart of city life. We run three city centre venues, His Majesty’s Theatre, the Music Hall and the Lemon Tree and several city centre festivals and curated weekends/seasons, including Granite Noir, Light the Blue, Rise Up, Delve and our new for 2024 International Season.

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  • ​why you would love to work with Aberdeen Performing Arts
  • why you are perfect for this role
  • how you would create a SPARK (with reference to our values)

to If applying by email, please also complete our online Diversity and Inclusion monitoring form.

​You may wish to apply by video or audio in addition to sending us your CV. To do this please ensure it is saved in an easily accessible format and send via a We Transfer link to Videos should be no longer than 5 minutes long (maximum). If you have access requirements or need additional support to apply or to progress your application, please let us know so we can help – this information will not be a factor in our decision making. We run a Guaranteed Interview Scheme, which offers disabled people or those who are care experienced a guaranteed interview, if they meet the essential criteria for the role. Please let us know in your application if you would like to be considered in the Guaranteed Interview Scheme.

​This post does not meet the minimum requirements for visa sponsorship under the skilled worker route. we are therefore unable to consider applicants for this post that require sponsorship to work in the UK.

​*Global Majority is a collective term that refers to those who make-up 80% of the world’s population. By ‘global majority’ we refer to those of the following backgrounds; African or Caribbean heritage, South Asian heritage, East Asian heritage, West Asian heritage, Central Asian heritage, South East Asian heritage, East Asian and South East Asian heritage, Middle East and North African heritage, and those who have experienced racism. By the term ‘those who have experienced racism’, we are referring to individuals who have experienced discrimination based on the colour of their skin, race and/or their culture

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