Performing Arts Technician

The Canterbury Academy, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 8QA

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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    10 October 2022 at 9am

  • Date listed

    16 August 2022

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Wide Workforce Band 7 £23,378 - £26,466

Performing Arts Technician job summary

Performing Arts Technician

CONTRACT HOURS: 37 hours per week – All Year Round

SALARY: WWF Band 7 £23,378 - £26,466

RESPONSIBLE TO: Director of Performing Arts


We are looking to recruit a skilled technician to work across our performing arts department. The post holder will be expected to work flexibly in order to support the many productions that are held through the year. This will include weekend work and late into the evening to support the shows.

Main Duties General

  • Applies to all in-house performances, events and assessment activities as well as a small number of external engagements as required
  • Set up and stage manage performance / event spaces
  • Set up and operate lighting, sound and multimedia equipment
  • Liaise with relevant departments and individuals to ensure support is anticipated and provided
  • Provide technical and creative support to all users of the schools’ theatre and performance spaces
  • Assist during production weeks to ensure rehearsals and production meetings run smoothly
  • Assist staff and students with sound recording, filming, editing and production of performances for Performing Arts BTEC, GCSE and A-Level assessments
  • Maintain the School’s AV archive material and make available to staff and students as required
  • Hire / purchase of specialist equipment as needed
  • Work within set budgets
  • Identify key staff and students and provide training on equipment and processes as required.
  • Ensure adequate event and technical support is in place when absent


  • Provide first-line maintenance support for all relevant technical equipment, machines, furniture, fixtures and fittings
  • Ensure all equipment is stored safely and is accessible to others when absent
  • Maintain an inventory of all equipment and materials held and used
  • Liaise with IT staff over software requirements and system support Health & Safety
  • Assist and deliver on the practical elements and learning of the BTEC Production Arts Level 3 qualification

Health and Safety

  • Ensure all health and safety requirements are met for the use of the performances spaces and produce risk assessments for all theatre / event space activities
  • Attend training as required and maintain awareness of health and safety regulations specific to the spaces and equipment used
  • Attend Health & Safety Committee meetings space and equipment used
  • Regularly update and advise all users (including students) of the theatres and event spaces on the safe use of the area and equipment
  • Organise annual safety checks of all technical equipment, machines, furniture, fixtures and fittings

Venue Hire

  • Set up furniture, lighting, sound and multimedia equipment for performance / event spaces
  • In conjunction with the Venue Hire Manager / Support Services team, ensure external hirers are fully briefed on the safe use of the theatres / performance spaces.


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About The Canterbury Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1841 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19
Phone number
01227 463971

The Canterbury Academy creates ‘a wealth of opportunity’ and allows us to offer 'as much as possible, as often as possible, for as many as possible'. Our simple aim is to ‘improve the life chances of children and to help in the community’.

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