Performing Arts Technician

Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Date Posted: 27 Jun 2024
  1. Technician
£85 - £120 per day
  1. Long-term (Temporary)

Performing Arts Technician

Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Job Title: Performing Arts Technician

Location: Sheffield, UK
Start Date: September 2024

Job Type: Full-Time
Salary: Competitive, based on experience

About Us:

Tradewind recruitment is collaborating with schools across Sheffield to provide high-quality educational and technical support. We are currently seeking a dedicated and experienced Performing Arts Technician to join one of our partner schools. This role offers an exciting opportunity to contribute to the vibrant performing arts program within a dynamic educational environment.

Job Description:

We are looking for an enthusiastic and skilled Performing Arts Technician to support the performing arts department at a leading school in Sheffield. The successful candidate will be responsible for the technical aspects of school performances, events, and productions, ensuring each event runs smoothly and professionally.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Technical Support: Provide technical support for all school performances and events, including setup, operation, and maintenance of lighting, sound, and stage equipment.
  • Event Preparation: Assist in the planning and execution of technical requirements for school events, including liaising with teachers, students, and other stakeholders.
  • Maintenance: Regularly inspect and maintain all technical equipment to ensure safety and functionality.
  • Troubleshooting: Diagnose and resolve technical issues promptly to minimize disruptions during performances.
  • Collaboration: Work closely with the performing arts department, teachers, and other school staff to deliver high-quality productions.
  • Training: Provide training and guidance to students and staff on the use of technical equipment.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Experience: Minimum of 2 years of experience in a similar role within the performing arts industry, preferably in an educational setting.
  • Technical Proficiency: Strong knowledge of lighting, sound, and stage equipment, including digital mixing consoles, lighting control systems, and AV technology.
  • Problem-Solving: Excellent troubleshooting skills and the ability to perform under pressure.
  • Team Player: Ability to work collaboratively with a diverse team.
  • Flexibility: Willingness to work evenings, weekends, and holidays as required by the school event schedule.
  • Communication: Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Education: Relevant qualification in technical theatre, performing arts technology, or a related field is preferred.


  • Competitive salary based on experience.
  • Opportunity to work in a creative and supportive educational environment.
  • Professional development and training opportunities though our partnership with the national college.
  • Access to a network of industry professionals and educational staff.

How to Apply:

If you are passionate about the performing arts and have the skills and experience we are looking for, we would love to hear from you! Please submit your CV and a cover letter detailing your relevant experience and why you are interested in this role. For more information please contact Ben Pearne on 01142870650 or email

Join us in supporting the next generation of performers and making a difference in the Sheffield school community! We look forward to welcoming a new member to our dedicated team.

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