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Contract Type:Internship/traineeship
Salary or training bursary: £18,458
12 months
Company:The Place
Positive Action Scheme
Apply by:30/07/2021 - 17:00

Technical Trainee

Are you ready to take your love of live events to an exciting traineeship within the UK's leading centre for contemporary dance development? Read the full details and how to apply below..

The Place, London’s creative powerhouse for dance development, has been leading the way in dance training, creation and performance for over 50 years. In a changing landscape, our mission for the future remains steadfast: we are powering imagination through dance, championing new ideas, embracing risks and creating optimal conditions for dance artists and enthusiasts to realise their full potential. The Place is involved in the entire lifecycle of dance – from education and training to the creative process that leads to new ideas and conception of new work, through to its creation, production and performance.

The Place are looking for a Technical Trainee to join them for this 12-month paid placement. All work undertaken by the Trainee during the Placement Period will be purely for the purpose of allowing the Trainee to gain experience. This will include working alongside employees on particular tasks in order to learn.

What you'll be doing...

  • Assist the Technical Team and Faculty with all duties carried out in technical support of events within the Theatre, the School and The Place’s wider programme
  • Work on get-ins and get-outs as called and to deputise for the Technician or Technical and Production Coordinator when necessary
  • Work on performances as called, assisting in the rigging, operation and control of sound, lighting, filming and projection equipment; or acting as stage-management and crew as require
  • To assist in ongoing planned maintenance and weekly checks for all setting, rigging, lighting, sound, AV, and video recording equipment both in theatre and studios; including Portable Appliance Testing
  • To work alongside the Technical team to achieve the highest possible technical standards in sound, video, lighting, staging & rigging for all events. Including assisting in the maintenance and upkeep of all technical equipment
  • Become proficient in the use of the venues lighting and sound desks, patch systems and other aspects of the technical infrastructure
  • Become proficient in the use of the venues audio-visual equipment
  • To promote good working relationships with all visiting companies and artists, as well as students and staff, and to provide a welcoming environment within the theatre and the school
  • To assist in the management of the school’s technical resources, particularly the equipment booking system and external hirers requirements

Knowledge, skills, experience

  • An understanding of sound, projection, video/film and lighting equipment and how and why they are used
  • Awareness of current Health and Safety legislation and its application in a performance setting
  • Ability to carry out the physical demands of the job including working at height (please note, The Place can offer in-house ladder and tallescope training)
  • Working knowledge, degree, or experience in Technical Theatre or Performance
  • Knowledge or experience in lighting technology, including rigging and focusing lights
  • Experience of both team working and working on own initiative
  • Strong communication skills with a diverse spectrum of people
  • The ability to work flexibly and dynamically, even under pressure
  • A flexible approach to work, including working some unsociable hours

To Apply

  • Log in to your Creative Access account or register today to apply for this opportunity
  • Upload your CV, cover letter as ONE document (applications without a tailored cover letter will NOT be accepted)
  • Once submitted, you can no longer amend your application, so proof-read carefully
  • Do not contact the company directly
  • Please email any queries about this role to Creative Access at this address: [email protected]

This opportunity is only open to individuals from a group that is under-represented in the creative industries. This includes, but is not limited to, Black, Asian and ethnically diverse candidates, people with disabilities and individuals from lower socioeconomic backgrounds.