Stage Technician

April – August 2019

We are currently recruiting for a Stage Technician to join our Stage Staff department for the 2019 Festival.

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. You will assist with handling scenery for fit ups and changeovers as well as using metalwork and carpentry skills to maintain scenery as required. You should have previous stage experience and enjoy practical work as part of a team, be physically fit and able to work long hours during the Festival for which overtime is paid.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • 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
  • 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 organise 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 carry out all other duties where required

Knowledge, Skills and Experience


  • Practical ability, good communication skills


  • Knowledge of Stagecraft
  • Metalwork/ Carpentry skills
  • Knowledge of Flys/Rigging

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

  • Being prepared to work long hours, weekends and public holidays
  • To be physically fit
  • To work as part of a large team
  • To travel, when required, on Glyndebourne business

Rates of Pay

This is an hourly paid position (rates to be reviewed for 2019)
You will work a minimum 46 hour week and the weekly pay rate will be £550.27 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 Craig Holyoake- Stage Supervisor,

The closing date for applications is Friday 22 February 2019

We are an equal opportunities employer