Flys Technicians

x2 Fixed Term Contracts to July 2023

Salary: (Grade E) £36,312

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 two technicians to join our Flys team. While experience in flys is essential, full training will be given in ROH automated systems in the expectation of developing the skills and experience of successful candidates. The role involves working closely with colleagues to ensure operational and production requirements of rehearsals and performances are carried out to the highest possible standard of safety, efficiency and quality.

You will ideally have:

  • An excellent track record in technical theatre, preferably including the staging of opera and ballet.
  • A trained and safe flys operator, ideally with some experience of automated systems (knowledge of Tait systems desirable),
  • An understanding of production needs for flys operations in a repertory house.
  • An appreciation of both technical and aesthetic aspects of performance, with an understanding of the broader technical needs of other departments.
  • Good understanding of AutoCAD is desirable.
  • A commitment to learning and improvement.

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 Technical workforce; in particular those who are female, 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, Monday 6th June 2022

Applicants must have work authorisation for the UK.

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