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Creative Venue Technician Apprentice The Space - Somerset Performing Arts Centre for Education

The role involves supporting the technical team, students and visiting companies during the day-to-day running of the building. This involves working with ICT (Apple Mac based), technical theatre equipment and some paperwork. You will also be involved in costume and set design.

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Closing date: 30 Aug 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £129.00

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday (occasional weekend or evening), times TBC.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    24 months

  • Possible start date

    13 Sep 2021

  • Date posted

    14 Jul 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001738224

  • Positions

    1 available

  • Operating under the direction and supervision of a production arts technical management team
  • Provide technical support for the construction, rehearsal, presentation and removal of a live performance, for audience or camera
  • Play an active role in the technical operation across a variety of established creative venues, for example, theatres, arts centres and broadcast studios
  • Will be multi-skilled across a wide range of technical disciplines and possess a broad level of knowledge relevant to the diverse environment in which they operate

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

You will need to:

  • Be able to use IT equipment and systems
  • Be a confident communicator
  • Have technical proficiency in preparing for and running shows and events, preferably including rigging, focussing and operating lighting, sound and AV and/or constructing set items
  • Adhere to H&S at all times

Personal qualities

You will need to demonstrate:

  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Willingness to learn
  • Ability to receive instructions
  • Ability to undertake periods of sustained physical work
  • Able to follow organisational policies on safety and behaviour
  • Flexible
  • Desire to engage and lead students in delivery of AV in productions and events
  • Creative minded

Desired qualifications

Candidates must have GCSE’s in the 4 to 9 (A* to C) range or equivalent for English and maths. The successful candidate will also need to complete an initial assessment, which will help us plan the appropriate support required to meet your individual needs.

Future prospects

Gaining valuable experience to progress within the industry.

Things to consider

Evening and weekend performances. Travelling to and from the theatre.


About the employer

Performing Arts School

Employer

The Space - Somerset Performing Arts Centre for Education

Address

School Road

Taunton

TA2 8PD

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Training

Training provider

Bridgwater & Taunton College

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Bridgwater & Taunton College

Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard No 229 in Creative Venue Technician:

  • Level 3 Creative Venue Technician - Knowledge, Skills & Behaviours
  • Edexcel L2 Functional Skills English and Maths (exemptions apply)

The successful candidate will also need to complete an initial assessment, which will help us plan the appropriate support required to meet your individual needs.

Apprenticeship standard

Creative venue technician

Level 3 (A level)


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