Performing Arts Technician

The Park Community School, Barnstaple, Devon, EX32 9AX

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  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    31 January 2022 at 9am

  • Date listed

    5 January 2022

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  • Contracted annualised hours of 1,000 per year to be worked with flexibility to meet the performance and assessment needs of the school. We anticipate needing this post holder in school for about six hours each week generally during term time (38 weeks) within the core working day of 8.45 am - 3.30 pm. However additional hours will be required during peak periods - assessment, rehearsal and performance weeks both during the day time and after school. Please read the full job description for the directed hours.

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Performing Arts Technician job summary

We are seeking a technician to fill a brand new post within The Park Community School. A performing arts technician will provide whole school support and assistance in the use of theatre and media based technologies to enhance the quality of student work, performance/displays and assemblies. They will also provide administrative support for the performing arts core departments - Drama, Music and Dance, whilst also assisting the performing arts teaching and learning by providing resources and supporting students. Main Duties: Key Function 1: Administrative 1. To be responsible for organising an inventory of equipment for all core departments, maintaining and securing all equipment listed on the inventory. 2. To update the marketing team with department news and activities, assisting with social media updates, Park News Magazine and parent bulletin content. 3. To keep the School Office updated with extra curricular activities, to ensure students and parents are fully informed of extra curricular activities via MCAS. 4. Support and develop display work in core departments. 5. Inform team members about performances in a timely manner. 6. To assist in contributing to class activities including the organisation and running of events such as the Christmas production, whole school production and summer show. 7. To provide general admin support to the department including recording data, filing, photocopying, typing worksheets, writing certificates. 8. To ensure departmental displays and notice boards are regularly updated and kept in a tidy manner to include online communication methods as well. 9. To liaise with premises staff regarding set up requirements for events. 10. To develop your own effectiveness in a support role and attend training sessions, non-pupil INSET days/Twilight sessions and courses as required and actively participate within an agreed programme of Performance Management. Key Function 2: Technical/Resources 11. Setting up and striking of sets, including the rigging and focusing of lights and the checking of sound equipment, and assisting with construction of sets. 12. To provide technical support for whole school presentations i.e. open evenings and assembly work when requested. 13. To assist and support all core departments in all internal, after school and external events (including Open Evenings), managing any ‘on loan’ system and taking responsibility for all equipment including the preparation of lighting and sound for all performances (in and out of school hours) and careful return and storage of equipment. 14. Coordinate the movement, setting up and storage of raked seating. 15. General maintenance work within the relevant departments, including minor repairs to musical instruments, ICT, sound and video editing equipment. Planning ahead for repairs and servicing of all equipment. Weekly check to ensure all departmental Macs are functioning. 16. Helping with and being aware of ICT/Mac developments and opportunities. 17. To attend meetings as agreed with the Line Manager. 18. To maintain effective working relationships within the team. Key Function 3: Supporting Teaching and Learning 19. To provide any technical AV or instrumental assistance as required in lessons, equipment including recording and downloading onto the computer for use analysis. 20. Responsible for the recording and maintaining a catalogue (video/audio) of students coursework, school performances and subsequent editing and copying. 21. Assisting with the running of courses for students on the technical aspects of theatre and other performances. 22. To support and supervise lunchtime activities, 23. To be able to offer in-class support for any student who needs or would benefit from it, specifically those students with SEND needs. 24. To assist and support staff and students in the use of specialist core department equipment, including computer-based software. 25. Be aware of and monitor individual pupils’ problems and progress and report these to the classroom teacher or designated line manager and SENDCo as and when requested or necessary. 26. To accompany staff on, and support with school trips as and when required including some evening trips and events. Any other reasonable request made by the Headteacher and Line Manager. As part of the Tarka Learning Partnership we are a Safe Employer and thorough checks will be carried out as part of our commitment to Safer Recruitment. We do not accept Curriculum Vitae. All successful applicants will be required to undergo an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Please read the full job description before applying for this role.
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About The Park Community School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1454 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
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Nestled close to the beautiful North Devon coast and at the edge of Exmoor, The Park Community School is one of two 11-16 comprehensive schools in Barnstaple. Park was opened in 1972 following the re-organisation of selective education in the town; however, the origins of the school date back to 1910, with the site housing both the Boys and Girls grammar schools. Many elements of the original buildings remain and these help to link the school to its proud and strong history.
The school currently educates 1472 students, mainly from the town of Barnstaple and outlying villages. In recent years, the popularity of the school has meant that the geographical catchment has increased, with many students now travelling some distance to join us. Most year groups are currently oversubscribed.
The school is a founding member of The Tarka Learning Partnership (TLP), an academy trust with a vision to empower young people in North Devon through learning. The Trust includes Park’s main feeder primary schools - Eden Park Academy, Sticklepath Community Primary Academy, Landkey Community Primary Academy, Roundswell Community Primary Academy, Newport Community School Primary Academy, Fremington Primary School along with North Molton Primary School. TLP also includes the Devon Primary SCITT, a partner dedicated to primary school teacher training.
TLP supports Park and ensures academic rigour, collaboration and the further development of teaching and learning. Park also has strategic alliances with the North Devon Academic Board, and is a member of South West Institute for Teaching (SWIFT) and the North Devon Teaching School Alliance. This reflects a key focus of our vision and governance to ensure continual school development.
As part of the Tarka Learning Partnership we are a Safe Employer and thorough checks will be carried out as part of our commitment to Safer Recruitment. We do not accept Curriculum Vitae. Any successful candidate would be subject to a fully enhanced DBS check, and would be expected to adhere to our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy as well as other mandatory policies

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