Senior Stage Technician

April – December 2018

We currently have a Seasonal vacancy for a Senior Stage Technician to join our team for the 2018 season.

You will work as part of a team in realising the technical aspects of set construction, transport, packing, and running of shows. You will maintain scenery, equipment and all technical areas of Glyndebourne to the highest standard.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • To be responsible for specialist production equipment and to train other stage technicians regarding the practical operation of such equipment
  • To demonstrate relevant knowledge and skills to new and less experienced stage technicians and to ensure they understand all safe working practices and health and safety issues
  • To assist in fit ups, get ins, maintenance and all technical aspects of show production
  • To be part of a show team and, where necessary, be responsible for particular aspects of running that show
  • To maintain all backstage areas to the highest standard and keep all storage units in order
  • To use acquired skills, such as metalwork and carpentry, to maintain and construct scenery at Glyndebourne and, if required, on its annual tour.
  • To work alongside others in a safe and efficient manner and champion safe working practice within the team
  • To adhere to all schedules and follow the leadership of the Stage Supervisors and the Head of Stage
  • To work at heights and in the Flys when required
  • To undertake, if required, all manner of set refurbishment, painting, cleaning etc, and to continually maintain productions throughout their run.
  • To be responsible for tools and stock and to inform the Head of Stage or the Stage Supervisors about replenishment and servicing
  • To produce, when required, accurate cue sheets and records of particular show tasks
  • To deputise for the Stage Supervisor on allocated productions
  • To carry out other duties as reasonably requested

Knowledge, Skills and Experience


  • Practical ability, good communication skills
  • Basic use of handtools
  • Knowledge of Stagecraft
  • Knowledge of Flys/Rigging


  • Metalwork/ Carpentry skills

Critical Challenges

  • To work in unison with all other departments in achieving productions of the highest quality
  • 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 work as part of a large team
  • To travel, when required, on Glyndebourne business

Rates of Pay and Hours of Work

This is an hourly paid position with a current rate of £11.81 per hour with a minimum 46 hour week plus overtime.

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).
  • We can offer a modern theatre environment in a beautiful country setting.

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 Dave Turner- Head of Stage,

The closing date for applications is 29 March 2018

We are an equal opportunities employer