Assistant Lighting Technicians

15 April – 25 August 2019

We are looking for Assistant Lighting Technicians to join our Lighting department for this year’s Festival. Your primary role will be to provide technical support to the Glyndebourne Lighting and AV Department in order to ensure the provision of high quality lighting and AV services to Glyndebourne, both at Glyndebourne and any other venues where the company may perform.

Key Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Preparation, storing and operating all lighting, A/V and sound equipment, and repairing and maintaining equipment as required, including followspotting
  • Assist in ensuring all rehearsal, show changeovers and performances are executed smoothly and to time
  • General rigging, focussing, setting up and running shows
  • Prepare show notes, running notes, cue sheets, print-outs and archival documentation as appropriate
  • Assist other Departments in any related activities and productions
  • Assist in any pre-production work
  • Any other duties commensurate with the role

Knowledge, Skills & Experience

Must have at least 2 of the following:

  • Minimum 4 years’ theatrical lighting experience (educational or professional)
  • An awareness of large-scale, repertoire theatre
  • Basic understanding of Eos family of consoles, data networking and a basic knowledge of moving lights is desirable but not essential
  • Basic understanding of electricity (including LV) and electrical safety
  • Proficiency in Microsoft and Google packages – Excel, Word, Google Drive & Team Drives

Ideal Candidate :

  • must be highly self motivated and display a willingness to learn
  • must be an excellent team player and equally adept at working alone
  • should display a willingness to safely work at height as required
  • Must possess excellent attention to detail and communication skills
  • must maintain diplomacy and professionalism at all times
  • should demonstrate a willingness to work long and anti-social hours, including evenings and weekends
  • must maintain good working relationships with other departments within the company
  • and carry out any other duties consistent with the role

Hours of work & Rates of Pay

This is an hourly paid position with a rate of £10.51 per hour/£514.99 per week (To be reviewed for 2019). Your hours of work will be a minimum 45 hours per week (39 basic hours and 6 hours overtime). You will be required to work longer shifts over 6 days during the busiest periods.

Overtime rates apply for any shift longer than 8 hours, a 6th day & Sunday working.

Other Benefits

Over half a day’s paid holiday for each week worked (6.8 weeks holiday per annum pro rata inclusive of bank holidays). Owing to the seasonal nature of the operation you may be unable to take annual leave during the engagement, for which payment in lieu will be made.

We can offer good working facilities in a beautiful country setting. For those without their own transport we have a free minibus service to and from Lewes railway station.

How to Apply

Please apply by firstly clicking here to complete our online monitoring form and then e-mail your CV and covering letter to Vic Pyne, Head of Lighting & A/V-

The closing date for applications is Friday 15 February 2019

We are an equal opportunities employer