Props Technician

Fixed term contracts - 6 - 24 months duration

£35,600 - £38,900 pa depending on experience

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 recruit to five roles on fixed term contracts of varying durations to support operational demands. This will be a mixture of Props Carpenters and Props Technicians.

You must be able to demonstrate:

  • A good level of experience of practical prop making in a professional theatre.
  • Training in an Art and Design course or professional craft-based training an advantage.
  • A good level of competence and experience in sculpting and 3D modelling, moulds and casts using all standard materials and techniques.
  • Proven competence in the use of all workshop machinery and equipment, conversant with specific H&S requirements.
  • Experience in a range of craft skills from (but not limited to) the following list: texture and paint finishes, gilding, upholstery and soft furnishings, leatherwork, costume cutting and costume prop making, metalwork and welding, basic woodworking and joinery.

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.

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Closing date for applications: 8am Monday 27th September 2021

Applicants must have work authorisation for the UK. No agencies.

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