Senior Drama Technician

University of Kent - School of Arts

The School of Arts at the University of Kent are currently seeking a Senior Drama Technician on an ongoing, full-time basis. The post holder will be a key member of the School’s technical team and will have strong theatre based skills and experience in production management, lighting and sound. The post holder will supervise a team that maintains and manages Drama’s resources (spaces, equipment and budgets) and oversees the production process for all practical projects. The team supports, supervises and encourages students’ technical work and learning and has a Health and Safety responsibility for ensuring that the work and resources are safe and efficient. Taking a lead in a team of specialist technicians, the post holder will be part of the front line for many requests from staff and students and must be flexible and responsive, being able to offer encouragement and support as well as his or her technical experience, knowledge and expertise.

Educated to degree level or equivalent, you will have previous experience of staff management or supervision and of scheduling and managing budgets and resources.

A good understanding and practical knowledge of lighting and sound technologies is essential as is professional experience and knowledge of production management.

If you've got the skills we're looking for, this is a great opportunity to develop your career in a unique environment that provides excellent training, great benefits and career opportunities.

The School of Arts
The School of Arts is composed of three academic sections; Drama and Theatre, Film, and History of Art which together are home to over 800 students, 41 academic staff, and 23 administrative and technical staff. The School is housed on the Canterbury campus in the award-winning Jarman building, which provides a striking working environment and excellent facilities for staff and students including a 144sqm white cube gallery, film production facilities and fully-equipped drama studios.

The School has a strong culture of, and commitment to, excellence in teaching in all of its dimensions. Each of the programmes within the School seeks to provide innovative, stimulating and intellectually challenging research-led teaching, as well as supporting students through their learning to prepare for life after their degree programme is completed. The School has an excellent record of success in teaching, measured by student feedback, NSS results and the award of teaching prizes.

The School has a focused commitment to the achievement of the highest standards of excellence in research, and a strong record of success in producing research of international significance.

The School of Arts is also home to six active research centres that draw together staff from across the School and Faculty.

Further Information
Interviews are to be held on 01 December 2016.

Please press the apply button below to go to the university's website where you can view the full job description and also apply for this post. If you require further information regarding the application process please contact Leigh Binder on

Please note - applications must be made via the University’s online application system. CVs or details sent directly to the department or via email cannot be considered.

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