Key role information
  • Date added: 01-11-23
  • Hours: 08:30-17:30 Monday to Friday (flexibility required, the post-holder will be expected to work evenings and weekends when required, with time off in lieu)
  • Wage: £20,000-30,000 per year DOE
  • Sector: Commercial
  • Location: Pontefract
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An exciting opportunity...


We are delighted to have been given the opportunity to recruit for this amazing company, which is an absolute diamond of a business in Pontefract.
Our client provides the best possible training for the live events sector, with fantastic industry links and state-of-the-art production facilities.

As a privately funded organisation, they bridge the gap between industry and education, working closely with leading professionals to respond quickly to current skills shortages and write training programmes in line with specific demands. They provide relevant, up-to-date training so that students get a real taste for what life is like in the live events entertainment industry, with a focus on employability.

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The Role

  • The Technician will assist with the day-to-day operation of the Academy and the safe presentation of all student productions, external hires and projects at the Academy. Duties will include (but are not limited to) assisting academic staff during practical sessions, maintenance of equipment, maintaining and supervising the safe and efficient operation of the Academy studios and specialist teaching spaces, assisting the training of students and staff on how to operate equipment, and ensuring that health and safety policies and procedures are adhered to at all times by building users in the Academy studios / warehouse
  • Assist academic staff in the safe and effective delivery of practical sessions and assessments, with supervision responsibilities over small groups of students
  • Provide a high level of customer service to internal and external clients
  • Set up and maintain Academy facilities (e.g., Classrooms, Storerooms) to be ready for programmed teaching and assessment activity
  • Co-ordinate the set up and de-rig of equipment as required
  • Comply with the Academy’s stock-control system and ensure equipment is returned to the correct, secure location.
  • Maintain equipment to the correct industry standard
  • Diagnose faults and carry out front-line maintenance
  • Carry out stock-checks as directed
  • Communicate and negotiate with manufacturers and suppliers where required
  • Collect and drop off equipment from suppliers and sponsors
  • Maintain a good working knowledge of technical equipment for lighting, sound, video systems, rigging and networking
  • Undertake all tasks identified by the Director of Digital & Technical Resources
  • Supervise any student or local crew employed to assist the above areas of technical support/maintenance
  • Ensure health and safety requirements are adhered to
  • Undertake all duties in line with Academy policies and H&S legislation
  • Attend staff meetings and any training identified by the company
  • Proactively strive to meet targets and KPIs set by the Director of Digital & Technical Resources
  • To undertake any other appropriate duties in keeping with your role, as deemed necessary by your Line Manager, Head of Department or the Head of the Institution
  • The post-holder may be required to undertake any other duties which may reasonably be required as within the nature of the duties and responsibilities of the post as defined, subject to the proviso that normally any changes of a permanent nature shall be incorporated into the Job Description in specific terms

About You

  • Knowledge of stock management systems such as Current RMS
    • A primary technical specialism of either: Rigging & Automation, Live Audio Technology & Systems, Lighting Technology & Systems, Video Technology & Systems
    • Knowledge of data networking principles and processes
    • Knowledge of temporary electrical systems and their installation
    • Knowledge of health and safety legislation and risk assessment processes
    • A friendly professional manner and appearance
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Proactive approach to problem solving
    • Self-motivated, ambitious and results orientated with an ability to thrive under pressure
    • Strong interpersonal skills and experience of dealing directly with a wide variety of people
    • Flexible approach to working, excellent time management skills
    • Ability to work independently, as well as in a team
    • Positive attitude and an eagerness to learn
    • Considerable personal initiative, maturity and judgement in interpreting course of action and setting priorities
    • Commitment to developing your professional skills and Knowledge. Undertaking other relevant professional development where necessary
    • Ambitious and results orientated
    • A degree in a relevant discipline, or equivalent professional experience
    • Full driving license
    • Existing and up to date DBS or CRB assessment
    • Experience of working in the Technical Theatre or Live Events Industry
    • Experience of working in a Higher Education environment
    • Demonstratable experience of equipment maintenance skills


  • 25 days holiday + Bank Holidays
  • Employee lunches provided every day
  • Dog Friendly Environment
  • Company Sick Pay Scheme
  • Pension Scheme
  • Life Assurance Scheme
  • Employee Lunches Provided
  • Electric Car Scheme
  • Free Car Parking
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Staff development and training opportunities
  • Employee Assistance Programme for wellbeing support

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