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Founded in 1956, the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain is a world-leading youth arts organisation. We discover, develop and launch diverse talented young people aged 14 to 25 from across the UK, providing high quality practical experience in performance and technical theatre. We pride ourselves on spotting potential and are a company of firsts, continually breaking the mould and cementing our reputation as the home of the best of young British talent. 

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Current Vacancies


Lighting Technician 

Role: National Youth Theatre is seeking freelance lighting technicians to work with us on our 2017 Season. 
We have projects running from May to December 2017 and are recruiting for both short and longer term contracts. 

Location: Next year NYT will be producing shows, events and projects in London, and across the UK. 

Fee: Dependant on experience 

To Apply: Please send a CV and short cover letter outlining your suitability for the role and 2017 availability to jobs@nyt.org.uk Please use ‘Lighting Technician’ as the email subject title. 

Deadline: Friday 23rd December 

Applicants will be called to interview. 

Role

The role of the lighting technician will include:

•    To set up, programme and operate lighting equipment during production periods and performances.

•    The rigging, focusing and operation of all necessary equipment for productions,

•    To investigate appropriate solutions to the demands of the production.

•    To work effectively with Lighting Designers and members of the creative team, finding innovative ways to realise the ambitions of the production.

•    To manage and mentor the work of any National Youth Theatre lighting members assisting on productions. 
•    To take the lead in areas such as turnarounds where applicable.

•    To maintain lighting equipment in good safe working condition.

•    To operate within current Health and Safety Regulations.

•    To work well with a range of freelance and casual technicians.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

•    Proven ability to rig, operate and programme lighting control platforms.

•    A good working knowledge of fundamental electrical practice and theory. 

•    An ability and confidence to work at height using appropriate access equipment safely.

•    Understanding of current design software and ability to effectively interpret plans.

•    Good communication skills.

•    A calm demeanour including when under pressure.

•    An open mind to new and different ways of working and the ability to acquire new skills when needed.

•    Ability to work as part of a team and under your own initiative.

•    A person who enjoys or has experience of mentoring, teaching or working in an environment with young people (age 14-25).

•    A positive role model for National Youth Theatre’s cast and technical members who assist on the project. 

•    Good sense of humour. 



Sound Technician

Role: National Youth Theatre is seeking freelance sound technicians to work with us on our 2017 Season. 

We have projects running from May to December 2017 and are recruiting for both short and longer term contracts. 

Location: Next year NYT will be producing shows, events and projects in London, and across the UK. 

Fee: Dependant on experience 

To Apply: Please send a CV and short cover letter outlining your suitability for the role and 2017 availability to jobs@nyt.org.uk, please use ‘Sound Technician’ as the email subject title.

Deadline: Friday 23rd December 

Applicants will be called to interview. 

Role

The role of the sound technician will include:

•    The rigging, mixing and operation of sound equipment for productions.

•    To investigate appropriate solutions to the demands of the production.

•    To work effectively with Sound Designers and members of the creative team finding innovative ways to realise the ambitions of the production.

•    To manage and mentor the work of any National Youth Theatre sound members assisting on productions. 
•    To take the lead in areas such as turnarounds where applicable.

•    To maintain sound equipment in good safe working condition.

•    To operate within current Health and Safety Regulations.

•    To work well with a range of freelance and casual technicians.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

•    Proven ability to install and operate sound equipment.

•    A good working knowledge of fundamental sound practice and theory. 

•    An ability and confidence to work at height using appropriate access equipment safely.

•    Understanding of current equipment and ability to effectively interpret plans.

•    Good communication skills.

•    A calm demeanour including when under pressure.

•    An open mind to new and different ways of working and the ability to acquire new skills when needed.

•    Ability to work as part of a team and under your own initiative.

•    A person who enjoys or has experience of mentoring, teaching or working in an environment with young people (age 14-25).

•    A positive role model for National Youth Theatre’s cast and technical members who assist on the project. 

•    Good sense of humour. 


Technical Manager

Role: National Youth Theatre is seeking freelance technical managers to work with us on our 2017 Season. 

We have projects running from May to December 2017 and are recruiting for both short and longer term contracts. 

Location: Next year NYT will be producing shows, events and projects in London, and across the UK. 

Fee: Dependant on experience 

To Apply: Please send a CV and SHORT cover letter outlining your suitability for the role and 2017 availability to jobs@nyt.org.uk, please title the email subject ‘Technical Manager’

Deadline: Friday 23rd December 

Applicants will be called to interview. 

Role:
The role of the technical manager is to include:


•    Providing technical support for production teams

•    Assisting with get ins/outs as needed

•    Working closely with the designers, directors and creative teams to ensure the highest possible production standards are met

•    Responsible, during fit-ups and get-outs, for all electrical, AV and sound requirements

•    Responsible for the effective control of relevant production budget areas

•    Responsible for the maintenance and checks of theatrical equipment

•    Advising on the purchasing and hires of technical equipment

•    Responsible for the safe and efficient storage of equipment

•    Keeping documentation to ensure that productions can be restaged. Responsible for keeping all working areas maintained to a safe working standard. 

•    Keeping abreast of current Health Safety legislation and informing the producer of any health & safety issues.


PERSON SPECIFICATION

•    Proven ability to install and operate technical equipment

•    Professional theatre experience with lighting, sound, AV and electrics.

•    A good working knowledge of technical theatre practice and theory. 

•    An ability and confidence to work at height using appropriate access equipment safely.

•    Understanding of current equipment and able to effectively interpret plans.

•    Experience of working within budgets.

•    Working knowledge of Health and Safety procedures 

•    Good communication skills.

•    A calm demeanour including when under pressure.

•    An open mind to new and different ways of working and the ability to acquire new skills when needed.

•    Ability to work as part of a team and under your own initiative.

•    A person who enjoys or has experience of mentoring, teaching or working in an environment with young people (age 14-25).

•    A positive role model for National Youth Theatre’s cast and technical members who assist on the project. 

•    Good sense of humour. 
 


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