Casual hours (zero-hour contract) – predominantly evenings and weekends
£10.42 to £12.42 per hour depending on skills and knowledge (plus higher R+R or UK Theatre hourly rates for get-outs)
This is a fantastic opportunity join our technical team on a casual basis – helping us deliver magical experiences in the new Cornwall Playhouse, our 1300 seat auditorium. Shifts will vary in length depending on the size of the show and the time of the get-in. Get-outs usually start at 1030 and generally last 2-6 hours. This is an excellent opportunity to be part of something special and develop your technical theatre skills and knowledge. This is a physical role and will involve being on your feet for much of the shift. There is also some working at height. Full training will be given.
What it’s like to work here
We’re opening a theatre in Truro, Cornwall’s capital city. Full of intriguing spaces and steeped in history, our new building will enchant and inspire 300,000 people a year.
As a team, we’re all in! We’re inclusive and open, kind and welcoming, meeting people as they are and responding to their needs and interests. We’re enthusiastic, committed and constantly encouraging people to feel the power of performance in their lives. Whether watching or taking part, we know what performance can do and we want to help every person in Cornwall feel it too. We’re proud of our audience and how we programme the work they crave at a quality they deserve. We’re restlessly curious about the world around us and the ways we can draw on that to make what we do even better. We’re drawing on modern tools and technology as well as our deep-rooted heritage to make our new home the very best it can be.
What you will be doing
Moving theatrical equipment from trucks on the street, into the venue, and back again.
Helping to prepare the stage – putting sets together, laying cables, rigging lights.
Working flexibly across the team to help where’s needed.
Who we’re looking for to join our team
Demonstrable experience in a similar role.
Personal achievement in the role(s) of stage technician, stage electrician, and/or sound specialist.
Reliable and good at working as part of a team.
A proactive and positive approach to work.
Role profile: Casual Stage Crew Role Profile
Applications: Please send your CV and a covering email saying why you would like to work at HfC (or a 3-minute voice message or video covering the same information) to our Deputy Technical Manager , Matt Tyler – [email protected].
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