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Technical Demonstrator Theatre Arts

London Metropolitan University - School of Art Architecture and Design

Location: London
Salary: £31,596 to £37,653 inclusive of London Allowance
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 26th August 2021
Closes: 4th October 2021
Job Ref: 21AAD0803

Part-time: 0.8 FTE

Location: Holloway  


Transforming lives through excellent education

London Metropolitan University is a striving and ambitious institution committed to transforming the lives of its students through excellent education.

We are committed to making education available to people from all walks of life, creating and advancing social justice, social mobility and access to opportunity and professions. Our graduates benefit personally, but also contribute to society, culture, public service and the economy in all areas of London, the UK and around the world.

The School of Art, Architecture and Design (AAD) at London Metropolitan University is internationally recognised for its high-quality teaching, excellent facilities and unique interdisciplinary opportunities.


The School of Art, Architecture and Design (AAD) is recruiting a Technical Demonstrator to work in our Theatre Arts programmes. You will provide specialist technical support to our students and staff across Undergraduate Theatre and Performance, Theatre and Film and MA Public Art & Performance.

You will play a key production and management role in the School for public facing events such as the live performance events for our Theatre Arts courses in Holloway and events such as the Fashion Shows for students in Aldgate.    

Working alongside students, you will be responsible for lighting and sound throughout the academic year and during performances, will maintain the upkeep of equipment and have a good understanding of health and safety requirements, hazards and risk assessments and current health and safety legislation.

This post places an emphasis on the ability to design lighting for performance and you will be expected to have creative involvement in all aspects of production and stage management of publicly presented work. This will be both at the university and also professional theatres across London.

The role will involve regular maintenance, testing and issuing of kit, assisting in the commissioning of new equipment and facilities, assisting lecturers and students with their equipment and material, setting up a variety of theatre specific Audio Visual, IT and theatre lighting equipment and keeping abreast of new developments and applying that knowledge in the role.

You will be responsible for technical support and instruction in the use of equipment and computer-based theatre and performance production tools, used by students and staff within the School. We use QLab. You will also utilise your skills to advise staff and students on how best to approach technical challenges whilst operating in a safe and professional manner.

The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal, organisational, audio visual, IT and theatre specific production skills and enjoy working in a lively and varied environment. Some evening and weekend work may be required.

The post-holder will have experience of working successfully in educational environments, include helping students to make effective and imaginative design choices. You will have experience of working within a professional performance context and must be prepared to work flexibly during peak periods.

You will have a positive and proactive approach to your work and form productive working relationships with Technical Staff within AAD and more widely across the University. You will be a committed team player. 

Provisional time frame for Interviews: Mid-October  

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