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Drama Technician

SHIPLAKE COLLEGE

Shiplake, Henley-On-Thames, Oxfordshire

Published
17-06-2019
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SHIPLAKE COLLEGE
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Published:
17-06-2019
Expires:
15-07-2019
Job id:
LJA-74126637
Job type:
Part-time
Job sector:
Education & Childcare



Drama Technician

Starting September 2019

Part-Time (25 Hours Per Week, Term Time Only)

This is a superb opportunity for an enthusiastic and innovative Drama Technician

who has the creative ability and experience to provide support for every aspect

of school productions, together with day-to-day assistance within the drama

department.

Duties and responsibilities will include sourcing, making or hiring

costumes; sets and props; advising and organising the sound and lighting

design; care and maintenance of sound and lighting; marketing and publicising

productions and editing and management of videos and video equipment.

The ideal candidate will have excellent organisational skills, the ability to work

to strict deadlines, be at ease thinking outside the box and be able to offer

inspirational and creative ideas for all areas of technical designs for productions.

You will also have a working knowledge of lighting and sound equipment, video

editing software and health and safety.

We offer a competitive salary, excellent free lunches, contributory pension scheme and a  beautiful working environment. Flexibility to work extra hours, including evenings and occasional Saturdays will be required leading up to and including productions.

Closing Date: Monday 24 June 2019 at 10.00am

Interviews: Friday 28 June

Informal pre-application discussions and visits to the College are welcome.

Please contact Moya Flynn on 07739 345171 or 01189 405218.

A job/person specification and an application form can be obtained from:

www.shiplake.org.uk/vacancies

Shiplake College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.

Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post

including checks with the Disclosure and Barring Service. Shiplake College is an equal

opportunities employer.

 

 

Post Title               Drama Technician

Reporting To          Head of Drama

Hours                      25 hours per week - term time only

 

Role Profile

As Drama Technician you will play a key role in supporting the teaching of Drama and the  productions throughout the year. You will be responsible for the backstage elements of the productions, including costumes, props, sound, lighting and video equipment.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities

Costumes

  • Meeting regularly with the teachers/directors of the show to discuss costume requirements

  • Sourcing and buying/hiring costumes

  • Making/sewing costumes where required

  • Designing and planning the costumes

  • Fitting costumes

  • Completing expenses forms for the costumes purchased and submitting them to accounts

  • Managing/organising/cataloguing the costume workshop and store room

  • Clear away and pack up costumes after each production

  • Get costumes washed after the productions where required

  • Help to train up students who are interested in costume design

  • Attend all dress rehearsals to fit students with costumes

Props and Sets

  • Meeting regularly with the teachers/directors of the show to discuss set/prop requirements

  • Sourcing and buying/hiring props

  • Making props/set where required

  • Designing and planning the props/set

  • Completing expenses forms for the items purchased and submitting them to accounts

  • Managing/organising/cataloguing the props

  • Clear away and pack up props/set after each production

  • Help to train up students who are interested in props/set design

  • Help to build staging for productions

Lighting and Sound

  • Meeting regularly with the teachers/directors of the show to discuss lighting/sound requirements

  • Help to rig the lights before the show

  • Programme lighting into lighting board ready for the production

  • Help to train up students who are interested in lighting/sound

  • Liaise with Henley Theatre Services regarding lighting requirements for the theatre

  • Order lighting/sound equipment needed for the theatre

Marketing and publicity

  • Create posters for the productions

  • Update displays in the classroom and foyer space

  • Regularly update noticeboard in foyer with latest news/pictures from the department

  • Editing and management of videos and video equipment

Workshops and Open Mornings

  • Help to prepare and attend all open mornings

  • Help to prepare and attend all external workshops

General

  • Attend all productions and help to get students ready backstage

  • Attend trips to the theatre with the school trips where possible

  • Be available to students when you are in school should they need to find a prop or costume

  • Manage, organise and keep tidy the costume workshop and stores

  • Keep track of the budget for different productions and ensure all receipts are kept from items purchased and expenses forms submitted to accounts

  • Attend weekly Drama production meetings

 

Skills and Attributes Required

  • Excellent organisational skills with an ability to work to a strict deadline

  • Clear creativity and inspiration in all aspects of production

  • At ease thinking outside the box

  • An ability to use a sewing machine

  • Proven ability to use initiative and think on your feet, being able to be flexible where needed

  • Be computer literate and able to research and order items online

  • Working knowledge of lighting and sound equipment, video editing software

  • Good working knowledge of health and safety

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate well with students, colleagues and senior management

 

Any other duties as reasonably required by your Head of Department or member of the Senior Management Team

Outline Salary and Conditions

  • A competitive starting salary will be offered in accordance with experience and qualifications. Shiplake College has its own salary structure

  • A contributory pension scheme is available

  • Hours will be by agreement with successful candidate

  • Free lunch and supper if you are scheduled to work at meal times during term time

  • Free use of gym and open air swimming pool (summer season only)

  • Shiplake complies with standard employment legislation with regard to retirement

 

Shiplake College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.  Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post including checks with the Disclosure and Barring Service. Shiplake College is an equal opportunities employer.

Educational Attainment

 

A Level and above in drama or closely related subject

 

 

Yes

 

Knowledge and Experience

 

Proven experience of creativity in costume, set design, lighting and sound

 

Excellent subject knowledge

 

Ability to motivate and inspire pupils and colleagues

 

Ability to carry out online research for productions

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Skills and Abilities

 

Highly effective communicator

 

Ability and enthusiasm for drama and productions

 

At ease thinking outside the box

 

Good time management

 

Ability to work under pressure often to tight deadlines

 

Ability to use a sewing machine

 

Excellent organisational skills

 

Proven ability to think on your feet, adaptable and flexible

 

Computer literate

 

Ability to manage a budget

 

 

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

Personal Qualities and Interests

 

Passion for drama, television, music and art

 

Excellent interpersonal skills

 

A love of costume and set design

 

Enthusiasm

 

Reliable

 

Self-reliance and self-motivation

 

Empathy

 

Ability to drive a minibus

 

First aid qualification

 

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yes

 

Yes

 


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SHIPLAKE COLLEGE
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Published:
17-06-2019
Expires:
15-07-2019
Job id:
LJA-74126637
Job type:
Part-time
Job sector:
Education & Childcare
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