University of Kent - Commercial Services

The Role

You will assist with the day to day operations of the Gulbenkian’s Technical Department and to deliver technical services to a professional standard.

You will report to the Senior Technician & Technical Manager and be part of a team of contracted, casual and apprentice technical staff that operates across the Gulbenkian & University spaces. You will regularly work as lead venue technician on incoming performances.

The Person

As Technician you will:

Provide technical expertise and assistance to all venue users for all events.

Assist in the supervision of work in all technical areas under the direction of the Technical Manager.

Assist in the maintenance of all technical equipment ensuring it is correctly maintained and conforms to local and national stipulations.

Assist in repairs and maintenance to all venue buildings.

Assist our Senior Technician in digital film projection (once training, if necessary has been provided).

The Department

Gulbenkian will work with a range of creative partners to become a leading 21st Century international arts centre offering an engaging, innovative and high quality arts programme. We will act as a catalyst developing and curating ideas, spaces and emerging talent. The empowerment of children and young people will be at the core of our activity.

Gulbenkian is the University of Kent’s Arts Centre offering innovative, engaging and high quality arts activity for the public, staff and students. It provides a key role in delivering the University commitment to public engagement and has a particular focus on the creative empowerment of children and young people. The building contains a 340 seat theatre, 300 seat cinema and a café which incorporates an informal cabaret style space for live music, comedy and slam poetry. In 2014, 936 events including music, comedy, theatre, dance and film attracted 97,786 people to Gulbenkian. The arts centre attracts a range of conferences and events to Kent such as BBC Question Time.

Our work with young people includes the Gulbenkian Youth Theatre with over 100 members aged 5-18 years. We are also home to ART31, a cultural leadership project, led by young people. A range of young companies and artists are based with us including Wide-Eyed Theatre and Three Half Pints.

From April 2015 Gulbenkian became a National Portfolio Organisation with Arts Council England, this investment will support the development of a major new annual International Festival for families–bOing!


Further Information

Interviews are to be held: 19th December 2016.

Please see the links below to view the full job description and also to apply for this post (please do not send your application directly to the department).

How to apply - for this type of position you will be required to complete the online application process. Please note we do not accept CVs for this post.

If you require further information regarding the post or application process please contact

Please note applications must be made via the University website - details sent directly via email cannot be considered.

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