We are looking to appoint an experienced Automation Operator for the global premiere of Studio Ghibli's My Neighbour Totoro at the Barbican, London this year. This position is offered as a fixed term contract, commencing on 21 August 2022 until 22 January 2023.
As an Automation Operator, you will report directly to the Head of Automation and participate in the smooth running of the show, to include fitting, installing, commissioning, programming, rehearsals, performances, load in and get-out.
Key responsibilities include:
Responding to and cooperating with the needs of the Company and Stage Management and Production Manager teams
Operating the Desk [five]/ Desk [three] Absolute Motion control Console
Assisting the Automation Head of Department and freelance staff in the installation and operation of all automated elements for the show
Keeping accurate logs of system faults
Communicating clearly and liaising with other departments
Following working at height procedures
Participating in regular maintenance and monitoring, including first line fault-finding and repairs
Maintaining and demonstrating high standards of craft skills and technical competence
To be suitable for this role, it is essential that you have the following skills and experience:
Experience in operating automation systems
Knowledge of setting up and operating automation systems in the entertainment industry
An understanding of theatre staging, stage engineering, rigging, slinging and flying
Knowledge and understanding of show control systems in live performance
Ability to fault find and rectify problems in electrical and show control systems
Understanding of hoists, motors and trussing
The ability to work on your own initiative and as part of a team
Whilst this post is based at the Barbican in London, you will be required to attend rehearsals for two weeks from 21 August, which are taking place in Stratford-upon-Avon.
All applications should be made online using the RSC website. If you need any assistance when applying, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The RSC strives for excellence, and values integrity, inclusion, ambition and innovation. We act with respect, show leadership and build resilient ways of working in all our activities.
We can offer great benefits and aim to create a welcoming, supportive environment which is happy, healthy and safe. We place great importance upon developing a diverse, highly motivated and energised workforce to help achieve our priorities. We put our values at the heart of everything we do.
We are committed to building a diverse workforce and welcome applications from all individuals.
The Royal Shakespeare Company (no. 212481) is a registered charity.
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Pay range: £33,027
Closing date: 2022-07-06