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Job Title Technician
Our Reference J32821
Employment Term Permanent
Location Maidenhead Berkshire
Salary Negotiable
Job Category Creative Arts / Design
To apply: Please complete online application via link https://norden.farm/pages/jobs

Closing date: 26th March 2018

Organisation Name: Norden Farm Centre for the Arts
Nature of business: Arts Centre
Contract Type: Permanent
Start date: ASAP
Job location: Maidenhead
No. of positions: 2
Hours: 39.5 hours per week
Salary: £18,500 per annum

Job Summary:

The Technician will assist the Technical Manager in the preparation of facilities, resources and delivery of technical services including the operation and maintenance of lighting and sound equipment. The Technician will be expected to work alone and deputise for the Technical Manager in his absence and take specific responsibilities for the maintenance and development in some areas of lighting/sound equipment.

Key Responsibilities

1. Advance preparation of spaces and resources to meet the expectations of incoming companies/practitioners, local arts groups and commercial hirers.
2. Efficient delivery of technical services, and effective provision of resources to meet the needs of incoming companies/practitioners, local arts groups and commercial hirers.
3. Efficient and effective maintenance of technical equipment and resources with proper regard for health and safety requirements.
4. Operating sound, lighting and digital cinema equipment.
5. Understanding and implementing health and safety procedures.

Detailed Job Description:
1. Operation of lighting and sound equipment for professional and local arts performances.
2. Rigging of lighting, sound, stage and AV equipment in Courtyard Theatre, Studio, Long Barn, Gallery and other areas of the Centre.
3. Operating flying equipment.
4. Assisting with delivering a programme of maintenance and development.
5. Operation of digital cinema projector.
6. Working within and keeping up to date with current health and safety regulations.
7. Hanging/installing artwork in the Gallery.
8. Supervising and mentoring local arts users and volunteers as necessary, providing training to such users as agreed.
9. Laying out stage and seating arrangements in all spaces.
10. Deputising for the Technical Manager in his absence and working unsupervised and on own initiative (following satisfactory induction and training).
11. Carry out his/her duties with due regard to the Norden Farm Centre Trust Equal Opportunities Policy and Health & Safety Policy.
12. Any other duties deemed part of the Technician post or as allocated by the Technical Manager.

Person Specification:

Candidates must be able to demonstrate:

• The ability to work unsupervised and thrive in a pressured environment with a fast working pace
• A good grasp of basic technical skills including lighting, sound, stage and AV presentation
• Some technical experience within a professional working environment
• A commitment to developing their skills and expertise
• A good level of IT literacy
• A genuine passion for the arts
• A willingness to work with a range of people, professional and amateur
• Excellent personal communication skills


• Building and equipment maintenance skills
• Digital Cinema projection experience (although training will be given)
• Hemp and counterweight flying experience
• Full driving licence and own means of transport
• Interest in maintenance of small IT network/support
• Current First Aid qualification

Company Website: https://norden.farm/

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