Senior Technician (Performing Arts)

Key details

Reports to: Technical Operations Manager

Course/Department: Media and Performance

Salary: £30,942 per annum

Hours: Full-time, permanent

Location: Wallisdown, Poole BH12 5HH

Ref: AD0789

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Closing date

22 September 2019

Equal Opportunities

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THe post

Course teams are supported by technical staff who work directly with students within their learning environments. The Senior Technician oversees the technical operations of the subject area, line manages the team of subject specialist technicians and ensures the continuous service of specialist resources through established maintenance routines and resource management processes. Formal line management of the Senior Technician is through the Technical Operations Manager, who leads on the strategic objectives of technical provision across the School and undertakes the post holder’s annual Staff Performance Review.

The subject area of Performing Arts encompasses undergraduate courses in Acting, Creative Events Management, Creative Writing and Dance. With substantial experience of working in a technical capacity supporting live events and productions, and expertise of portable audio visual and lighting equipment, as well as a range of audio visual related computer software, the Senior Technician (Performing Arts) supports activities, alongside colleagues within other subject areas, ensuring effective technical resourcing to a varied range of collaborative projects, including theatrical and dance productions, live events, and screen based film projects. The post holder will provide demonstrations and workshops to groups of students, develop strategies for ensuring currency of technical and health & safety knowledge among students and appropriate staff, as well as coordinating and ensuring the delivery of induction programmes.

The Senior Technician has oversight of health & safety across the subject area and works closely with colleagues ensuring legislative and policy matters are dealt with promptly and effectively.

The ability to plan and organise workloads for self and those who report to the post holder, and work independently and as a member of a team, is essential.