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Theatre Technician Apprentice Queens College

Independent School, part of the Methodist Independent Schools Trust. The role is to provide technical support for the construction, rehearsal, presentation and removal of a live performance

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Closing date: 06 Jan 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £159.10

    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 9am to 5pm, some evening and weekend work.

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Expected duration

    24 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Feb 2022

  • Date posted

    16 Nov 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001791394

  • Positions

    1 available

Job Purpose:

  • To support the technical director in preparing all of the School’s facilities for performances or events and maintain equipment for use by staff and students
  • To support the technical director in providing support to staff and students in all of the associated areas of the School and Enterprises
  • The apprentice will be required to complete apprenticeship coursework

Main Duties:

  • To support the day-to-day running of the Queen’s Hall and Performing Arts facilities
  • To provide assistance as required with all supporting aspects of School productions, concerts, Drama classes, assemblies, worship and other School events in the Queen’s Hall or any other performance space within the School
  • To liaise with the Artistic Director and Technical Director regarding School productions and performances
  • To support the technical director in liaising with The Chaplain or Year Heads regarding assemblies, full school worship and charity events
  • To support the technical director in the maintenance of all equipment and other technical resources, ensuring staff and students are able to utilise the equipment when required
  • To support the technical director in ensuring all areas are kept clean and tidy, and that storage is used effectively, ensuring equipment and materials are securely and safely stored when not in use
  • To support the technical director in providing audio-visual technical support and advice to other school events and departments, if required. (e.g. open days)
  • To provide assistance when required with all external hires, protecting the interests of the School and ensuring all Health & Safety requirements are met
  • To support the technical director in planning and undertaking a routine maintenance schedule of all equipment
  • To support the technical director in monitoring and maintaining stock items (lamps, gels, gobos, tape, screws, timber, etc.) and all stores and general day-to-day equipment as needed
  • To update the inventory of all equipment and materials held and used
  • To study developments within technical theatre and undertake training as deemed necessary
  • To maintain a clean and tidy work space at all times
  • To ensure all Health & Safety requirements are followed for daily use of the performance spaces
  • To support the technical director in compiling and maintaining all necessary risk assessments for rooms, venues, activities, events and productions
  • To be mindful of theatre security for equipment, building, staff and students and how this can be maintained

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

Desired qualifications

  • You will need to 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 initialassessment, which will help us plan the appropriate support required to meet your individual needs

Future prospects

  • To take the skills and knowledge gained from this opportunity to new opportunities within the theatre industry

Things to consider

  • Transport if not living locally. There will be evening performances you will be involved in

About the employer

Independent School, part of the Methodist Independent Schools Trust

Employer

Queens College

Address

Southcombe House

Trull Road

Taunton

TA1 4QS

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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 - Creative Venue Technician:

  • Level 3 Creative Venue Technician - Knowledge, Skills & Behaviours
  • Edexcel Level 2 Functional Skills English and maths (exemptions apply)
  • The successful candidate will also need to complete a diagnostic assessment, which will help us plan the appropriate support required to meet your individual needs

Apprenticeship standard

Creative venue technician

Level 3 (A level)


Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 06 Jan 2022