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Theatre Technician/Production Assistant

Theatre Technician/Production Assistant

Part Time – Permanent (30 hours per week)

£19,918 (Pro rata annual salary) (FTE £24,898)

We are looking for a multi-skilled Theatre Technician/Production Assistant to join the team in our modern Theatre and Performing Arts Centre, Great Hall. The role will support a range of activities including school productions, concerts, lectures, presentations, external lettings, Academic Drama lessons and venue maintenance. The position is offered on an annualised hours basis with flexible working hours which will include some weekends and evening performances.

We are seeking a creative, assured and committed individual with relevant training and experience, and the aptitude for working with pupils and in a small creative team. ‘All-round’ technical skills are needed with an emphasis on sound, video/scenic projection, carpentry, props acquisition/making, and AV for school events (including weekly assemblies). A high level of IT literacy is also required.

This role is largely practical based in the theatre and workshop areas, with some office/admin work. Depending on the post holder’s skills and interests, the Technician will contribute creatively and practically to all School productions, as well as helping to run the pupil ‘Backstage Company’ activity and supervising backstage during performances. The Technician will also be integral to the support of Academic Drama.

For a full description of the role please see the Candidate Information Pack below.

The Leys is an inclusive and inspiring co-educational boarding and day school offering an incredible learning environment and pupil experience in Cambridge. Putting pupils at the heart of everything we do, our shared values create a strong, caring, and cohesive community. The successful candidate will be joining a dedicated, successful, and welcoming team of teaching and business professionals, committed to working together to combine their skills, experience, and insights to deliver an excellent education to our pupils.

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Before appointment to any role in the school, checks including an Enhanced DBS Check and workplace references will be undertaken in accordance with current statutory guidance.  Evidence of eligibility to work in the UK is required. A six-month probationary period will also apply.

The Foundation is committed to fostering an inclusive culture that promotes and values diversity and celebrates the diverse voice of our community.

For further details call 01223 508955 or email [email protected]

Applications with a covering letter should be submitted to HR, The Leys School, Cambridge CB2 7AD or [email protected] by 09.00 on Thursday 03 August 2023.

This role has the opportunity for regular contact with pupils and therefore is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

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