Technician (Lighting)

Post Number PH0058
Service Community Wellbeing
Location Harlow Playhouse
Grade 7
Salary £21,863 - £22,936 per annum
Hours 37.5 hours per week (banking 30 minutes per week to use at an alternative time of the year)
Closing Date Monday 26 February 2018
Interview Date To be confirmed
Advertised; ArtsJobs; The Stage; Mandy


Harlow Playhouse is a leading creative hub and venue in the East of England. Housing two well equipped auditoria, rehearsal spaces, dance studios and a specialised aerial studio. We aim to provide enjoyable cultural experiences for everyone, working in partnership to support healthier, happier and safer communities; and to stimulate opportunity, creativity and innovation around us.

We provide a programme of quality music, comedy, spoken word, dance, and circus arts events across our 400-seat and 120-seat theatres, as well as other reach-out locations, and provide space and support to many artists, groups and companies throughout the year.

Harlow Playhouse is recruiting a Lighting Technician to be part of the technical team assisting in the backstage responsibilities of running this increasingly busy venue. The emphasis of this role is towards all aspects of Lighting to support our varied programme. 

Responsible to the Technical Manager, duties will include maintaining backstage areas and equipment, operating lighting and sound, liaising with incoming companies and organisations, assisting get-ins and get-outs and the smooth running of performances. This is a key role in the venue and a great opportunity for candidates who wish to develop their skills whilst working in a creative and diverse presenting house with a wide-ranging programme.

Knowledge of technical theatre is required for this role and the ideal candidate will have experience programming EOS family consoles and be able to rig, cable and focus lanterns.

If you are a dynamic team player, here is your opportunity to play an important role at Harlow Playhouse. Applicants should be willing to expand their practical and management skills across all areas of technical operation.

You will be required to complete an application for a Disclosure and Barring Service Check and any offer of employment will be subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks.

To apply

To apply please email your completed application form to or by hand to Contact Harlow at the Civic Centre.

Please note: if you are returning your application form via Hotmail please attach the file as a document rather than using SkyDrive.

Alternatively the above application pack is available for collection from Contact Harlow at the Civic Centre.

Please note: Harlow Council does not accept CVs

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