JOB TITLE Workshop Assistant
RESPONSIBLE TO Head of Workshop
- Set Construction
- Pre-production work
- Health and Safety
These responsibilities involve a number of key activities as outlined below:
- To produce scenery, using a variety of techniques, to deadlines set by the Head of Workshop / Head of Production for Main House, Salberg, Youth Theatre productions and Take Part Programme projects
- To occasionally produce scenery for other theatre companies
- To assist with the fit-up on stage
- To be prepared to work late hours and weekends
- To undertake strenuous and physically demanding work
- To undertake prop making and scenic art as required
- To realise designs from plans and models
- To order materials
- To carry out repairs to scenery and properties where necessary
- To take care of tools and equipment adhering to good housekeeping practices both in the workshop and on stage.
- To carry out repairs/improvements to the theatre buildings as skills and time allow
Health and Safety
- To follow all Health and Safety procedures both in the workshop and on stage
- To undertake training in the use of equipment where necessary
- To keep up to date with Health and Safety legislation regarding set construction and installation.
- To represent and positively promote the organisation at all levels
- To participate in any requisite training or staff development programmes.
- To always act in the best interests of Salisbury Playhouse
- To take positive action to promote Equal Opportunities in all aspects of the work of Salisbury Playhouse.
- To agree to abide by Salisbury Playhouse policies as set out in the Staff Handbook
- To maintain confidentiality in all areas relating to Salisbury Playhouse
- To be flexible and to undertake any other reasonable duties as requested by Management
- The Workshop Department will not normally be involved in the running of performances, but this may occur from time to time
- A working knowledge of scenery construction
- Practical experience and knowledge of safely working with workshop tools and machinery
- Work with a variety of materials
- Work as part of a team
- Ability to work anti-social hours (evenings and weekends)
- Professional approach to work whilst maintaining high standards and exercising quality control
- Ability to work with a range of directors and designers.
- Reasonable standard of physical fitness (this job involves manual handling)
- A knowledge of Health and Safety issues
- Driver’s licence and willingness to drive the theatre van
- Computer literate and knowledge of CAD drawing
- MIG welding
- Experience of prop making
- Experience of scene painting
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
- Salary: £19,000 per annum
- Hours: Annualised up to 42 hours per week on a rota basis
- Holiday: 20 days annual leave per year plus statutory bank holidays rising in line with length of service
- Pension: The Playhouse offers a pension scheme through People’s Pension, whereby contributions will be deducted from salary and is currently matched by the Playhouse up to 1.5% of salary rising in line with auto-enrolment regulations
The Playhouse is legally obliged to auto-enrol all eligible employees into this scheme after three months’ employment, although the employee has the right to ‘opt out’.
Full details are available from the Finance Department upon request.
Download the application pack here and fill in the form: http://www.salisburyplayhouse.com/page/job-vacancies?platform=hootsuite
For further information about the theatre please visit our website at www.salisburyplayhouse.com
To apply for the post, please complete the application form and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post (marking the envelope with the code WA) to:
The closing date for applications is 9am Monday 11 January. Interviews are planned to take place on Thursday 14 & Friday 15 January; please advise in your application if you are NOT available during this period.
If you wish to have an informal conversation before applying, please contact Tim Reed on 01722 345177
We regret we are unable to acknowledge receipt of applications. However, we will endeavour to inform you by e-mail within three weeks of the closing date if your application has been unsuccessful.
We look forward to receiving your application and thank you for your interest in Salisbury Playhouse.