Are you experienced in theatre staging, stage engineering, rigging, slinging and flying performers in a safe way? Can you fault find and rectify problems in electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic and show control systems? Do you know how to use Stage Technologies/Tait systems? Are you looking to work as part of a small, friendly and hard-working team in a world class theatre environment?
We are looking for an experienced Automation Technician to be a senior member of the RSC Automation team, working alongside colleagues to take the automated elements of any RSC designed shows from initial design to live performance. We often include many different automated effects including revolves, performer flying, scenic control, traps/lifts, sliders and more. You will be joining a small, experienced, hardworking team who are proud of the work they do to enable our productions to run smoothly.
Reporting to the Head of Automation, some of your duties and responsibilities will include (please see the full job description and person specification for the comprehensive list):
Participating in the smooth running of all get-ins, fitting, installing, commissioning, programming, rehearsals, performances, changeovers and get-outs, including taking the lead Automation role during performances
Assisting with the effective day-to-day running of the department, ensuring high standards are maintained within budgetary and technical constraints
Leading on projects/shows from initial design to live performance
Communicating with the team and members of the Production and Technical Departments regarding automation requirements
Participating in the maintenance and monitoring of equipment, including first line fault-finding
Ensuring all Health and Safety controls, Safe Systems of Work and Working at Height procedures and practices are followed at all times to help ensure safe and reliable operation of all automation equipment
Carrying out and continually updating Safe Systems of Work, Risk Assessments and Method Statements
Ensuring repairs and replacements are undertaken efficiently and cost effectively.
We are looking for someone with:
Good working knowledge and understanding of automation in a theatre environment
The ability to operate, set up and maintain Stage Technologies, we use TAIT
Excellent communication and team working skills, with the ability to lead by example
Sound knowledge and awareness of Health and Safety legislation and procedures
The ability to read and create technical drawings from hand and through software applications (AutoCAD, Vectorworks)
Experience of stage related hydraulic and pneumatic systems
Confidence and ability to fault find and rectify problems
Rigging experience using LOLA and PUWER, together with knowledge of hoists, motors and trussing
This opportunity is offered as a full time, 12-month fixed term contract, working an average hours contract of 48 hours per week, over 6 days, including evening and weekend work.
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.
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