Creative Venue Technician Apprentice Surbiton High School

The Creative Venue Technician Apprentice will work as part of the School of Performing Arts to provide a high quality, efficient and effective technical support service for staff and students in the College. This role is to primarily play an active role in supporting Performing Arts enrichments.

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Closing date: 28 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, with flexibility to work evenings and weekends.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Apr 2023

  • Date posted

    15 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • To support the AV Technician in maintaining the audio-visual equipment used for presentations across the school 
  • To support the AV Technician in maintaining the Drama Department’s technical equipment 
  • To technically support of practical exams, events and presentations held across the school 
  • To design sound and lighting solutions for presentations, events and exams 
  • To program lighting and sound equipment for presentations and events 
  • To support with routine maintenance of all Audio-visual and
  • Performing Arts equipment, including regular Portable Appliance Testing 
  • To monitor and maintain stock items (lamps, gels, gobos, tape, screws, timber, etc.) and all stores and general day-to-day equipment as needed 
  • To ensure all Health & Safety requirements are met with regards to the performance spaces, which are in daily use 
  • To ensure that the theatre is a secure environment for pupils, staff, and equipment, and that the theatre venue itself is adequately protected 
  • To support other School events, including (but not limited to) the annual Fashion Show and Prep School Productions, as agreed with the Director of Drama and Dance and the Head of IT
  • To assist with painting and building sets, source and build props and support in organising spaces for events and productions 
  • To maintain awareness of developments within technical theatre and undertake training as deemed necessary  
  • To assist the IT and Drama and Dance Departments when available 
  • To be available for some evening and weekend work when required 
  • To attend meetings and rehearsals for upcoming productions 
  • To carry out any other duties within the employee's skills and abilities whenever reasonably instructed

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

  • Creative Venue Technician Level 3 apprenticeship standard
  • Blended learning, remote and onsite with you
  • 1-2-1 teaching
  • Online classroom based lessons
  • 6 hours per week of off the job training

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • To work with in the theatre and events industry or move into a more prominent position within a schools drama department

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4 or C and above) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4 or C and above) Desired

About the employer

Surbiton High School is a friendly and vibrant community where people matter, results count and where a passion for excellence drives everything we do. We are a School with a real heart and soul, where we look beyond the A* to offer a breadth of opportunity which allows every pupil to flourish and every staff member to develop and succeed. Our inspirational Teachers are committed to delivering a rich curriculum and programme of co-curricular activities which challenge our pupils to explore ideas for themselves. We feed our pupils’ minds, but we also care passionately about their character development and happiness. Our approach to education means that Surbiton High School pupils achieve the very best exam results and are also compassionate, authentic young people with strong values, keen to make a positive difference in the world. Our Educational Support Staff are the backbone of the School, and are dedicated to supporting our aim of creating an intellectually rigorous and challenging academic environment which runs smoothly and efficiently. Surbiton High School has approximately 1,600 pupils aged between 4 and 18. Our Preparatory Schools are divided into the Girls’ Preparatory School and Boys’ Preparatory School, and the Senior School is girls only from age 11 upwards. We are looking for applicants who are passionate about inspiring those around them, bringing out ‘The Best in Everyone’ and working with us to become the number one School of choice in South West London.


Surbiton High School


13 Surbiton Crescent

Kingston Upon Thames


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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Creative venue technician

Level 3 (A level)

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