Lighting Technician

We are currently recruiting for a Lighting Technician with a programming bias to join us for the 2023 Festival

13 February – 3 September 2023
We are currently recruiting for a Lighting Technician with a programming bias to join us for this years Festival.
Working as a member of the Lighting & AV department you will deliver high quality technical services to productions at Glyndebourne and any other venue where the company may perform. The role will primarily cover lighting and programming duties in a busy repertory environment, but also sound and video duties as required.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • General duties: rigging, focussing, focus plotting, setting up and running shows
  • Ensure all rehearsals, show changeovers and performances are executed smoothly and to time 
  • Prepare accurate show notes, cue sheets and other documentation as appropriate
  • Operation and programming of Eos family of consoles
  • Assist in recording accurate focus notes using MLA or similar software
  • Assist in pre-production work (including installation of set electrics and construction of electrical props)
  • When required, assuming responsibility for daily checks of lighting equipment and where necessary carrying out fault finding operations and communicating issues with the rest of the team
  • To assist with sound and video as required
  • To maintain backstage areas to the highest standard
  • To work alongside others in a safe and efficient manner
  • To work across 7 days including unsocial hours
  • Any other duties as reasonably required.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • At least 3 years’ experience in a professional theatre environment.
  • Experience in maintaining, rigging and programming LED and other intelligent lighting equipment 
  • a working understanding of data networks and data management systems
  • an ability to rig and document lighting positions (FOH, wing, overhead) quickly, accurately and safely
  • an ability to re-create focus quickly, accurately and safely
  • A good understanding of lantern maintenance and electrical safety
  • A willingness and desire to develop EOS programming skills further
  • Good communication skills.
  • Must work excellently alone or as part of a team.
  • A high level of attention to detail.
  • IPAF certificate 
  • Experience Working at Height.
  • Proficiency in the use of Google and Microsoft packages, Vectorworks and other lighting specific software.
  • an overall understanding of large scale, repertory theatre
  • Knowledge of safe rigging practices.
  • knowledge of current industry innovations and developments, including H&S and equipment updates
  • An understanding of theatrical control systems.
  • An understanding of sound and video monitoring systems within a theatrical environment.
  • Experience with the EOS family of lighting consoles.
  • An awareness of health and safety within a theatrical environment.
  • Training: ABTT Bronze Award, IPAF, Manual Handling, Working at Height.

Special Requirements

  • To travel, when required, on Glyndebourne business.

Hours of Work

The basic hours of work are 39 per week plus overtime. You will be required to work longer shifts over 6 days during the busiest periods. 

Rates of Pay and Benefits.

The rate for this position is currently £12.60 per hour, plus a non-consolidated 2%.

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

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 beautiful working environment, and the chance to see world-class opera.  For those without their own transport we have a free minibus service to and from Lewes railway station. 

We also offer : 

  • Free Pilates and Zumba classes, once a week
  • Corporate Gym memberships
  • An onsite Physiotherapist 
  • Subsidised electric car charging
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Subsidised dining at our onsite restaurants
  • Free tea and coffee
  • Discount at the Glyndebourne shop
  • Free on-site parking 
  • Discount at various highstreet retailers through the Glyndebourne benefits hub

How to Apply

Glyndebourne is an Equal Opportunities Employer and a Registered Charity. We promote equality, diversity and inclusion in our workplace and actively encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply for vacancies, including ethnically diverse and disabled candidates, who are currently under-represented in our workforce.

To help us monitor the effectiveness of our commitment to diversity and inclusion and our supporting policies and procedures, we ask all job applicants to complete our anonymized and confidential Equal Opportunities monitoring form .

Please then apply by e-mail, sending your CV and covering letter to Vic Pyne-Head of Lighting & AV,

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 1 February 2023.

As a Disability Confident Employer, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for our vacancies. If relevant to you, please inform us of this in your covering letter. If you have any questions in relation to this or if you would like this advert sent to you in a larger or dyslexia friendly font then please contact a member of the HR team at

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