Deputy Theatre Technician, Library and Cultural Services

Library and Cultural Services



  • Posted on: 18th Nov 2021
  • Salary: £22,847 per annum
  • REF: REQ05398
  • Closes: 29th November 2021
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Hours: Full Time

Job description


The Lakeside Theatre with its a fully equipped 200-seat auditorium and flexible studio is situated on the University of Essex Colchester campus. The theatre hosts and produces a diverse and thought-provoking programme of theatre, live art, dance, music and comedy. It is a place of learning, curiosity and discovery. The Lakeside Theatre provides workshops, masterclasses and research and development opportunities to students, staff and professional partners.

Duties of the Role

The Deputy Theatre Technician will assist the Technical Theatre Manager with the day-to-day operation of the theatre and the safe presentation of all productions, hires and projects in the Lakeside Theatre main house, studio and café. The post-holder will assist in the training of students and staff on how to operate equipment as well as be responsible for health and safety of the building and its equipment in the absence of the Technical Theatre Manger.

Skills and qualifications required

To be educated to A Level standard or equivalent experience is an essential requirement for this role. You will also require the following experience and knowledge in order to be successful; Experience of lighting and sound operation; some theatrical production experience; experience of working as part of a team; and an interest in theatre, performance and education. You will be articulate, have excellent interpersonal skills.

You must have a flexible approach to different working styles and a willingness to work antisocial hours over demanding periods. You must also be able to undertake the physical aspects of the post, which will include manual-handling and heavy lifting of theatre equipment.

At the University of Essex, internationalism and diversity is central to who we are and what we do. We are committed to being a cosmopolitan, internationally oriented university that is welcoming to staff and students from all countries, faiths and backgrounds, where you can find the world in one place.

To support this commitment we have our Global Forum, a staff-led network that promotes and celebrates the rich cultural diversity among Essex staff, and our Colchester campus based Faith Centre, which hosts regular services, meetings and events organised by our chaplains and faith representatives.

Please see the attached job pack, which contains a full job description and person specification which outlines the full duties, skills, qualifications and experience needed for this role plus more information relating to the post. We recommend you read this information carefully before making an application. Applications should be made on-line, but if you would like advice or help in making an application, or need information in a different format, please contact

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