Routes into Glyndebourne: Multi-Skilled Venue Technician

April-November 2018

As part of our Routes into Glyndebourne programme, we are offering an exciting opportunity for a recent graduate to join us for the 2018 Season.

Reporting to our Head of Stage, you will be responsible for overseeing the day to day operations of our Ebert Room rehearsal/performance space, liaising with relevant Heads of Department on the scheduling of room usage and the preparation of the room and its equipment accordingly. You will gain specific knowledge from working closely with our Stage, Lighting, Education and Front of House Departments. However, as Routes posts are aimed at those starting out in a new field, your application must demonstrate how this opportunity would help you further your career.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • To Liaise with Head of Stage/Company Manager/Head of Education/House Manager regarding scheduled activity in the Ebert Room
  • To fully understand the weekly callsheet, and facilitate all planned activity, ensuring preparation of the room accordingly
  • To operate motorised seating safely and carry out any minor maintenance required.
  • To have knowledge of, and operate as required, ETC Element Lighting Console and ETC Sensor Dimming Racks.
  • To have knowledge of, and operate as required, Yamaha 01V Digital Sound Control.
  • To act as liaison and LX/AV operator for any Glyndebourne led project, namely Company Meetings, Insider Talks and Study Days.
  • To lay vinyl dancefloor as required for rehearsal.
  • To carry out servicing and maintenace of equipment in the Ebert Room.
  • To liaise with the relevant Heads of Department regarding additional maintenance, and advise of suitable periods for completion
  • To keep the room clean, tidy and available for late notice usage.
  • To carry out other duties as reasonably requested.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience


  • Graduated in the last 3 years from an established Technical Theatre training course, with a Foundation or Batchelors degree.
  • Practical ability, good communication skills
  • Computer literate, with working knowledge of Microsoft Office and its Google equivalents
  • Knowledge of Stagecraft
  • Knowledge of Basic AV Equipment
  • Knowledge of Lighting control/Fixtures/Dimming Equipment


  • Previous knowledge and experience of production scheduling
  • A familiarity with a small, multi use rehearsal/performance space

Critical Challenges

  • To work in unison with all other departments in achieving the smooth operation of the Ebert Room
  • Following instructions and completing all instructed tasks within a given time frame
  • To ensure that safe working practice is followed
  • To participate in all allocated training programmes and initiatives

Special Requirements

  • Working long hours including evenings and weekends
  • To be physically capable of undertaking manual handling tasks
  • To be able to work independently and also as part of a team

Hours of Work and Rates of Pay

This is a full time position of 39 hours per week. You will also need to have the flexibility to work evenings and weekends as required.

We can offer a rate of pay of £7.83 per hour. You will also be entitled to 5.6 weeks (pro rata) holiday per year including public holidays.

We have excellent on site catering facilities, 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 download and complete the Routes Application form and follow the directions for submission.

The closing date for applications is Friday 6 April 2018.

We are an equal opportunities employer