Senior Technician (Theatre & Events), Shrewsbury, Shropshire

Closing date:

Shrewsbury SchoolShrewsbury, Shropshire

Date posted:
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive
Contract term: Permanent

An exciting and rewarding opportunity exists for an experienced and enthusiastic Senior Technician to join our Theatre and Events Department.

The successful candidate will take responsibility for all technical areas within Shrewsbury School’s ‘Ashton Theatre’ and other school venues.  You will work closely with the Director of Drama to agree programmes of works and overall policies for the provision of technical support and equipment and the day to day running of the School Theatre.  You will support the Events Manager in providing technical support across the School including assemblies, lectures, concerts, house events and chapel service.   

You will have at least two year’s professional experience working in Technical Theatre, Stage Management, Theatre Design or Drama.  You will possess excellent project management skills, with the ability to influence and persuade across a varied stakeholder group.  You must be able to offer flexibility to working hours as there will be a requirement to work evenings and/or weekends.  

Essentially you will have experience of:

  • Project management to meet strict deadlines.
  • Working in a multi-tasking environment including building maintenance.
  • Managing and developing internal and external relationships with key stakeholders. 
  • Setting up and rigging of scenery, stage decking systems and operation of theatrical lighting equipment.
  • Working safely and confidently at heights.

Security requirements within a technical environment.

We can offer a competitive salary package to include childcare vouchers, pension and Life Insurance.  This is a full-time position working all year round.   Full details can be found in the job description.  

To apply, please visit for a full application pack and job description, alternatively please telephone Human Resources, 01743 280 834 or email to request an application pack.  

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 7 February 2018, 12 noon

Applicants will undergo thorough child protection screening including checks with the Disclosure & Barring Service.

Job location

More about Shrewsbury School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 13 - 18 years
Address: The Schools, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY3 7BA, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1743 280500
employer gallery photo 0
employer gallery photo 1
employer gallery photo 2
employer gallery photo 3
employer gallery photo 4
employer gallery photo 5
employer gallery photo 6
employer gallery photo 7
employer gallery photo 8
employer gallery photo 9
employer gallery photo 10
employer gallery photo 11
employer gallery photo 12
employer gallery photo 13
employer gallery photo 14
employer gallery photo 15
employer gallery photo 16
employer gallery photo 17
employer gallery photo 18
employer gallery photo 19

A brief history of Shrewsbury:

Set above a gracious curve of the River Severn, amidst what Sir Neville Cardus described as “the most beautiful playing fields in the world”, Shrewsbury is a co-educational school of some 780 pupil...