Lighting Supervisor

We have a permanent vacancy for a Lighting Supervisor to join our Lighting department.

Your primary role will be to provide technical and managerial support to the Head of Lighting & A/V in order to ensure the provision of high quality lighting services to Glyndebourne, both at Glyndebourne and any other venue where the Company may perform. You will also be expected to provide creative and artistic input when required, as well as occasional lighting design for smaller projects.

Key Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Support the Head of Lighting & A/V in the day to day activities of the Lighting Department
  • Identify production and project requirements to meet the needs of creative and technical teams
  • Develop and action production and project requirements collaboratively with colleagues and effectively communicate this to the appropriate individuals/ teams
  • Manage departmental, production and project resources (people and equipment) within predefined budget and criteria, as agreed with line manager and originating department.
  • Ensure show related working protocols and H&S compliance are carried out as required
  • Act as a team leader, giving technical advice and instruction to lighting staff as necessary, to help develop skills and suggest any relevant training
  • Assist the Head of Lighting & AV with the recruitment of casual staff, and share responsibility for departmental staffing (welfare, performance, standards and general discipline) and individual personal and professional development
  • Support the Head of Lighting & A/V in maintaining an efficient, skilled, professional department.
  • Attend production meetings and other relevant meetings. S/he will liaise with visiting lighting designers and other members of the creative teams. S/he will hold and participate in working meetings with other technical departments to ensure the smooth running of all stage operations.
  • Produce rig plans using Glyndebourne’s agreed software package (eg Vectorworks, AutoCAD etc)
  • Supervise and recreate lighting designs for Glyndebourne productions which are produced by Glyndebourne, both in the UK and worldwide
  • Provide lighting design for smaller Glyndebourne productions such as concerts, pre-show talks, education workshops etc
  • Plan and organise the preparation, operation, storage, and running repairs for all equipment needed for all assigned productions.
  • Create and maintain accurate records (lighting plan/plots/cue sheets/notes/other) of all lighting requirements for each production

It is expected that in the absence of the Head of Lighting & A/V, the duty Supervisor may be requested to deputise.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Lighting experience at a supervisory level; experience of leading by example and guiding and motivating others
  • An overall understanding of repertoire theatre
  • Lighting design experience or an established record of re creating lighting designs is essential
  • Operation of Google and Microsoft packages, Vectorworks and other lighting specific software
  • Familiarity with Eos family of consoles, data networking and a working knowledge of moving lights is desirable
  • IPAF certificate desirable
  • Ability to prioritise workload effectively in consultation with the Head of Lighting & A/V and to show initiative and decisiveness
  • Able to adapt to rapidly changing needs and priorities, without losing sight of the overall aims
  • Develop effective, positive relationships with colleagues both internally and externally
  • Excellent interpersonal skills showing a positive, supportive and professional attitude towards both colleagues and visiting creative teams.
  • A professional approach to the job, a positive and flexible attitude and the ability to behave diplomatically in a highly pressurised environment.

Salary and Benefits

We can offer an attractive salary package dependent on experience. Details available on request.

The contractual hours of work are variable to include evenings and weekends but will not exceed 48 hours on average per week.

We can offer 33 days / 6.6 weeks holiday per year including public holidays.

We have excellent on site catering facilities, can offer a beautiful working environment, the opportunity to see world class opera.

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

The closing date for applications is Friday 6 April

We are an equal opportunities employer.