Theatre Technician

Job Description

This is an exciting time join Polka Theatre’s busy and ambitious team, in the role of Theatre Technician. You will support the Technical Manager and work alongside casual and freelance technicians and contractors. Together, you deliver the technical aspects of our own productions and facilitate visiting companies and events. What would you be doing? Working on the fit-ups during production weeks and get outs at the end of the production or event as well as operating and programming lights, sound, video and flying or set pieces. It could also include carpentry and driving if you have the necessary skills. Polka produces between 5 and 8 new in-house productions each year across its two theatre spaces. Around half of these are co-productions and partners have previously included Complicité, Little Angel Theatre, Royal and Derngate and The Royal Opera House. We undertake some touring and also receive companies to our Wimbledon home, although the majority of the year is presenting our home-produced work. Having our own workshop means we build all our own sets as well as sets for other theatre companies. The production team also facilitate various projects (including education activities and community and fundraising events) which take place in other areas of the building or at other venues.

Salary £25,000 per year pro rata depending on experience (pro rata salary would be £15,000 for 3 days per week).
Application Process: For a Recruitment Pack with more information about who we are and what we're looking for in this role plus how to apply please visit our website at this link Deadline 9.00am on Thursday 24 February 2022 Interview w/c 28 February 2022 Ideal start date as soon as possible Polka's commitment as an equal opportunities employer means we are keen to encourage applications from people of colour, people across the gender spectrum and people who self-identify as disabled, who are underrepresented in our sector. Polka is funded by Arts Council England, London, registered charity number 256979.
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Employer: Polka Theatre
Hours: Part-time, permanent. 3 days per week. Your standard working days will be Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday but we will need to change them on occasion by agreement to support the demands of the theatre's work.
Telephone: 020 8543 4384
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