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					                                Casual Technician

                                  Job description

Purpose of Post
To provide technical assistance to our programmed performances, hired events and
art gallery on a casual basis. This will typically include get ins and outs, setting up
and operating lighting, sound, and AV equipment.
Report to: Technical Manager, Deputy Technical Manager
Management of: N/A
Member of: Technical Department

Principal Responsibilities

Technical Theatre

   Assistance with load ins and load outs.
   Set-up and operate Sound, Lighting, and AV equipment.
   Participate in set up and striking of sets.
   Use of the counterweight and hemp flying system.
   Assist with set up and striking of Gallery exhibitions.
   Assist with hydraulic seating turn arounds.
   Heavy manual handling of staging and equipment.
   Help to maintain high standards throughout the run of a production.
   Help to ensure proper use and maintenance of facilities, tools and equipment.
   Any other duties that may be assigned to you by the Technical Manager or
    Deputy Technical Manager.


   Represent artsdepot with external stakeholders and the wider arts community,
    building constructive relationships to further the work and profile of artsdepot.

Health and Safety

   Ensure all operations are carried out within the relevant Health and Safety
    legislation and that staff work within artsdepot’s Health and Safety policy.

JD/technical manager                                                            May 2009
Personal Specification


 Physically fit enough to carry out the duties required and to work flexible hours.

 You need to be self motivated, able to understand instructions and act on them
  quickly and efficiently, be a good team worker and able to act on your own initiative
  when required.

 Good knowledge of operational aspects of theatrical lighting, sound, digital and AV

 Knowledge of general stage techniques including safe operation and use of
  counterweight flying systems.

 At least one year’s professional experience in the technical entertainment industry.

 You need to be reliable and display good time keeping.

 Excellent communication skills with self confidence and stature to represent
  artsdepot to a wide range of clients and staff members.

 Energetic and creative with a high level of enthusiasm.

 Ability to prioritise and work under pressure with good time management

 Willingness to work flexibly which will require evening and weekend work; all roles
  will involve working on a 7 day rota including evenings, public holidays and

 Passionate about live performance.


   Relevant qualifications or training

   Advanced knowledge of lighting, sound, AV, or rigging.

   Carpentry skills

   Experience with moving lights

JD/technical manager                                                           May 2009
Conditions of service

 Hourly pay rate is £7.50 per hour

 Regular opening hours of artsdepot will be from 9am until 11pm seven days a
  week, with later opening on occasions, although this may be subject to change

 This post will include out of office hours duties, such as evening meetings and
  events. These are considered to be part of your core commitment to artsdepot.

 You will be expected to actively participate in the implementation of the Arts Depot
  Trust’s policies on equal opportunity, access, cultural diversity and health and

 The job description outlines the duties required of this post to indicate the level of
  responsibility. It is not a comprehensive or exclusive list and duties may be varied
  from time to time which do not change the general character of the job or the level
  of responsibility outlined.

 You will be required to wear smart blacks for all shows; steel toe caps for load ins,
  load outs, seating turn arounds and any other work involving heavy objects.

 There is a mandatory 3 month probationary period.

 All casual technical staff must be eligible to work in the UK and proof must be
  provided if you are invited to an induction and before any shifts start.

   Detailed terms and conditions will be outlined in the staff handbook
       which will be given to you if your application is successful.

JD/technical manager                                                            May 2009