Footwear Technician (Ballet)

Footwear Technician (Ballet)

Starting salary: £38,900 pa

Fixed term maternity leave contract for up to 12 months

Based in Covent Garden, London

The Royal Opera House Costume Performance team works closely with each production overseeing the costume for the Royal Ballet, the Royal Opera and visiting companies. Working with artists and production teams, technicians undertake all performance related Footwear requirements for changeovers, rehearsals and performances to ensure all aspects of each production is prepared, to the highest of standards.

We are seeking to recruit a Footwear Technician to join our Costume Performance Team to work in Ballet Footwear. This role will require evening and weekend scheduling.

Can you demonstrate any of the following ...

  • Experience in show related preparation, sewing, fabrics technology, painting, dyeing, colour matching, repairing and modification techniques.
  • Good organisational skills and an eye for detail.
  • Demonstrable understanding of Health and Safety and able to contribute to risk assessments.
  • An understanding of ballet repertoire an advantage.

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, Thursday 9th December 2021

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

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