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  • Application deadline

    28 November 2021 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    17 November 2021

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Full time
Contract type
NJC Scale 3: Point 5 - 6 £19,312.00 - £19,698.00 (pro rata)

Job summary

Performing Arts Technician

37 hours per week, term time only (39 weeks)

NJC Scale 3: Point 5 - 6 £19,312.00 - £19,698.00 (pro rata)

Actual Starting Salary: £16,656.59

Varndean School requires an enthusiastic, committed and outstanding Performing Arts Technician to support our thriving Performing Arts department.

The role includes:

Helping with sound and production in and around the school including supporting music with music technology and technical assistance with all things related to drama and dance

Lighting and sound for live events

Setting up of equipment for lessons - amplifiers, music studio

Maintenance of musical instruments both rock and pop and orchestral (the school has whole class sets of Brass, Woodwind and Strings)

Maintenance of stage lighting in teaching and performance spaces

Audio visual - setting up and assistance in assemblies

Filming, editing and managing/storing video footage (particularly for examination assessment evidence in Music, Dance and Drama)

Admin and clerical assistance with ordering/purchasing/hiring equipment and replenishing stock with awareness of department finances, downloading resources, and scheduling and assisting the smooth running of peri music lessons

The person employed will provide general support to the staff and students within this exciting and creative area (of performing arts subjects), including preparation and maintenance of resources and equipment and the technical support of our school assemblies, productions and performances, such as concerts and other events. They will need to be able to prepare specialist equipment, resources & materials as required by staff within strict time scales and be confident to set up and operate stage lighting and sound systems.

If you are interested in joining us, please complete the application form and send/e-mail it, with a covering letter, to Lynn Hill, Director of Finance & Operations, Varndean School. Email:

The closing date is 9am on Monday 29th November 2021.

Varndean School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We welcome applications from all parts of our community as we aspire to have a staff body that matches the social and cultural diversity of our student intake.

The successful candidate will be subject to a DBS check. The school welcomes applications from all sectors of the community.

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School overview

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
School size
1419 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

About Varndean School

Varndean School is a co-education state maintained comprehensive school for 11-16 year olds offering a modern and diverse curriculum. We give students the opportunity to explore their interests, achieve academic success and develop well-rounded characters to go forth into the world and make a valuable contribution to all our futures.

School location

Balfour Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 6NP

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