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Theatre by the Lake is looking to appoint an experienced Senior Technician with a specialism in Stage to work alongside our existing technical team. You should be committed to high-quality work and have a keen interest in working in producing theatre. You will be joining our existing LX, Sound and Stage Technicians in our evolving team as we look ahead to an exciting programme for 2024, providing an excellent service to our customers, visiting artists and community users.


Ideally, you will have at least three years’ experience working in a professional producing theatre or touring professional productions.


Main Duties

  • To lead on TBTL’s stage work, including get-ins, get-outs, turnarounds, rigging and operation of flying equipment.
  • To actively contribute to the effective operation of the Technical Department’s work
  • To support the Technical Manager in the effective planning and management of Stage operations (including scheduling, maintenance, and budgeting)
  • To assist the Technical Manager in realising the stage requirements and designs for productions and events.
  • The undertake maintenance of stage equipment, including the flying system, stage lift and revolve.
  • To help with the construction and sourcing of scenery and props, then be responsible for their maintenance during show runs.
  • To liaise and coordinate with visiting companies and creatives, ensuring they have been contacted in advance of their visit, and that the necessary paperwork is received on time.
  • Maintain the paperwork necessary for the smooth running of the performances both received and in-house work.
  • To attend Production, Progress, Technical and Interdepartmental meetings as required, and adequately prepare for and participate in these meetings as appropriate.
  • Act as Duty Stage as appropriate during fit-ups and get-outs, responsible for stage teams across our spaces.
  • Where necessary, act as Duty Technician, managing the room and taking responsibility for all departments, supervising staff, monitoring health and safety, working hours and breaks.
  • Provide technical support for community groups and amateur theatre companies who work across our spaces.
  • Deliver training to technicians, casuals, students, and apprentices as required.
  • Promote Health and Safety within the stage department (RAMS, Training, PPE/Tools as required, and regular checks)
  • Deputize for the Technical manager as required

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