Armoury Senior Technician

Permanent Contract

£38,900 pa pro rata

The Royal Opera House aims to enrich people`s lives through opera and ballet. It seeks to be accessible and engaging, to develop audiences across the UK and to break new ground in the presentation of lyric theatre. Our Technical and Production Department plays a leading part in ensuring our performances are of the highest quality by delivering technical excellence for every performance, rehearsal and event. We are seeking to appoint an Armoury Senior Technician Technician to join our Armoury Department team, working closely with colleagues in the workshop, making and repairing weaponry, armoury, leatherwork props and related equipment. The job also involves working evenings and weekends overseeing the use of weaponry during rehearsals and performances.

You will ideally have:

  • Experience of handling or managing the use of weapons, ideally in a theatrical environment.
  • A high level of competence within two of the following: metalwork, woodwork, or leather craft. Examples may include: welding, silver soldering, wood carving, machining and turning in different materials, or structural and decorative leathercraft.
  • Knowledge and interest in historical arms and armour an advantage.
  • Experience in making swords, daggers and scabbards, belts, leather pouches and bags of a military type an advantage,
  • A mature attitude to the safety and security responsibilities involved in handling weaponry.

The Royal Opera House is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment in which everyone can thrive. We welcome applications from those who are currently under represented in our workforce; in particular those who are ethnically diverse and/or disabled. As a Disability Confident Employer, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential minimum criteria for our vacancies.

A full job description is available below. To apply, please scroll to the bottom of the page and click on `Apply Now`. For queries please contact the HR Department at You can also contact us if you have any access needs for making an application.

Closing date for applications: 8am Wednesday 12th May 2021

Applicants must have work authorisation for the UK.

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory relevant references from previous most recent employers.

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