Follow Spots Technician

Fixed Term Contract to August 2023

Starting salary: £36,312 pa

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 a technician to join our Follow Spots team for the 22/23 Season, 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:

  • A track record in followspot operation and artistic interpretation, gained from working live performances or events. Current experience is essential.
  • Technical skills in lighting systems and equipment to enable the focus and plotting sessions of productions in conjunction with colleagues in other lighting teams.
  • An appreciation of both technical and aesthetic aspects of performance, with an understanding of the broader technical needs of other departments.
  • Strong awareness of and adherence to Health and Safety policy and best practice

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, Friday 8th July 2022

Applicants must have work authorisation for the UK.

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