Theatre Technician â Stage/Master Carpenter
This is an opportunity for a skilled and experienced Theatre Technician to work in an industry-standard environment with outstanding facilities and play a key role working on a variety of theatrical productions at one of the UKâ s leading schools, widely renowned for the excellence of its productions.
This role will be part of a very friendly and committed team, that offers the opportunity to work on some excellent touring shows in a varied entertainment programme, as well as ongoing training in both a School and Theatre environment.
Uppingham Theatre is a 300-seat proscenium arch space with adjoining drama studio (160 seats). Â The facilities include a large workshop, dressing rooms and rehearsal spaces. Â As well as academic drama, Uppingham School regularly presents high-quality plays and musicals across the student body, from small Sixth Form productions to whole-school shows.
The Stage/Master Carpenter will work under the supervision of the Senior Technician/Set Designer to build scenic elements for the Schoolâ s theatrical productions and assist with the daily running and maintenance of Uppingham Theatre, Williams Drama Studio, workshop and backstage spaces as required.
They will work to complete assigned sets to the specifications given by the Senior Technician/Set Designer, in the time allotted and will be responsible for the maintenance and repair of workshop equipment and tools and should adhere to procedures set by the Senior Technician/Set Designer. When necessary, the Stage Carpenter/Master Carpenter will be required to move sets during live School performances to achieve scene changes.
The ideal candidate will have the ability to understand technical plans, demonstrate creativity and be experienced with tools and machinery, with knowledge of lighting fixtures and how each one works. They will also need experience of working in a theatre or large entertainment venue and have a sound knowledge of the needs of a diverse entrainment and arts programme.
In return, Uppingham offers a community that values people. We are warm, compassionate and mutually supportive. This is reflected in our working environment and the benefits we are able to offer. These benefits include:
Free membership of dual-use Sports Centre (Â£25 annual joining fee)
Free staff lunches in term-time
Retail, gym, supermarket, cinema and restaurant discounts (via Sodexo platform)
Cycle to work scheme
Employee Assistance Programme which provides a range of support including counselling and legal advice
Occupational Health Services to support staff who have health/medical issues
Free annual â flu jabs
For further details about this unique opportunity and to apply, please click the apply button.
Closing date: 24 June 2021 at 9am.
Uppingham School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Successful candidates must be willing to undergo full screening in accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education (KSCiE), including an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. Issues relating to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of pupils will be explored at interview.
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