Performing Art Technician

Southwark, London
Date Posted: 10 Jun 2024
  1. Technician
  1. Long-term

Performing Art Technician

Southwark, London

Performing Arts Technician

Role Overview:

The Performing Arts Technician supports the Performing Arts Faculty (Music, Drama, and Art & Design) by preparing and assisting with curriculum and extra-curricular events, including concerts, plays, and exhibitions. This role involves setting up equipment, maintaining instruments and materials, and ensuring compliance with health and safety standards.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Classroom and Practical Support:

    • Provide technical and learning assistance to students and staff in classrooms and throughout the school.
    • Assist with music and drama performances, including equipment setup, sound and lighting management, and backstage support.
    • Handle and display 2D and 3D artworks for the end-of-year exhibition.
    • Support students during classes to enhance their learning experience under the teacher's guidance.
    • Uphold high health and safety standards, following school policies.
    • Maintain performance and arts notice boards and displays, reflecting the department's diversity and student talent.
  2. Preparation:

    • Prepare materials needed for lessons, such as scripts, props, costumes, and music.
    • Repair, maintain, and store equipment used in Performing Arts classes, ensuring everything is operational and ready for use.
    • Set up practical equipment before lessons as required.
    • Keep classrooms organised and safe.
    • Provide one-on-one technical assistance to students for their projects.
  3. Equipment Maintenance and Stock Control:

    • Manage inventory and stock control to ensure a consistent supply of teaching equipment.
    • Order stock as directed by the Head of Performing Arts.
    • Store equipment and materials in an orderly fashion.
    • Check deliveries for accuracy upon receipt.
    • Collaborate with the Facilities Manager to ensure tools and equipment are serviced and maintained.
  4. Additional Duties:

    • Perform tasks as directed by the Executive Principal, line manager, and ALT.
    • Carry out first aid and fire marshal duties when required.
    • Operate cashless catering tills when necessary.
    • Flexibility with working hours to support various events.
    • Attend and support after-hours academy events, such as the summer fair and Black History Month performances.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Experience in a technical role within the performing arts or a similar field.
  • Proficiency in setting up and maintaining sound, lighting, and stage equipment.
  • Ability to repair and maintain musical instruments and related equipment.
  • Strong organisational skills for managing inventory and preparing materials.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills for supporting students and staff.
  • Commitment to maintaining high health and safety standards.
  • Flexibility to work outside standard hours for events and performances.

Additional Information:

  • The role requires a proactive individual capable of working independently and collaboratively.
  • A commitment to fostering a creative and inclusive environment within the Performing Arts Faculty is essential.
  • The ability to multitask and prioritise effectively in a dynamic setting is crucial.

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