Performing Arts Technician, Northamptonshire

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Northampton AcademyNorthamptonshire

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £18,179 FTE, £15,617 actual
Contract term: Permanent


Full time, 37.5 hours per week, 39 weeks per year

As part of our journey towards being an ‘Outstanding’ Academy, applications are invited for the post of Technician within the Performing Arts Faculty.

You will join an inspirational team who are dedicated to providing inspiring and engaging lessons and improving the life chances of our students.  This is an exciting opportunity for you through the crucial role you play to make a real difference to the ways in which facilities are used to enhance learning at the Academy. 

We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed member of staff with vision, drive, flexibility and motivation to join us. You will be suitably qualified and experienced to support all academy productions. You will also be involved with advising staff and students on the use of the technical facilities, and coordinating a host of sound and visual resources. 

This post provides an excellent opportunity to work alongside hard working and committed staff to make a real difference to the wider life of the academy by providing technical support for events and productions and in so doing contributing both to the student experience and wider community. If you are the type of person who will strive to meet the needs of our staff and students and has a proven record of successful working with staff and young people, then you would cherish this unique opportunity at Northampton Academy. 

This role will be based within the creative centre of the academy -  the Music and Drama departments - and have access to and the use of a Mac suite, a 250 seat theatre, 2x drama studio spaces, rehearsal spaces, recording studio, lighting suite and dance studio. Your expertise will not only support the staff within these departments but you will also work alongside and provide support to the students studying the relevant subjects too. 

Applicants should have relevant work experience and good technical understanding of sound and lighting equipment along with being able to undertake a range of technical support activities. Experience of audio and video editing and knowledge and application of the use of Macs would also be desirable. The successful candidate must be prepared to work flexibly as occasional unsocial hours may be required due to productions during term-time.

If you are the type of person who strives to meet the needs of every child and has a proven record of successful working with young people, then you would cherish this opportunity.

Northampton Academy is a transformational school serving a diverse community. We were proud to be judged 'good' by Ofsted in all areas in February 2016. Our results have increased dramatically and this year we have achieved a Progress 8 score which places us near to the top of all schools nationally. This is a great opportunity for someone intelligent, astute and ambitious to build on this foundation towards excellence and help us as we strive for excellence in everything we do.

Northampton Academy is part of United Learning, a unique group of independent and state schools working together to achieve the best in everyone. Our vision is to provide excellent education so that all young people are able to make a success of their lives. If we are to realise this vision, we need to make sure we attract, develop and reward the key ingredient – you.

We will offer:

• An exciting role in a successful oversubscribed academy

• An opportunity to make a difference in the community

• A personal induction programme

• Ongoing professional training and development as well as networking opportunities throughout the group of Academies and United Learning.

• A competitive salary, an on-site fitness centre and a flexible benefit scheme.

Please read the Person Specification and Job Description carefully as well as looking through our website as there is a great deal of useful information available to you before you apply. We regret that we are unable to respond to every application. Therefore if you do not hear from us within four weeks of the closing date, please assume your application has been unsuccessful.

Closing date: 12 noon on 31st August 2017

This role will be subject to enhanced DBS disclosure. 

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More about Northampton Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Christian
Address: Wellingborough Road, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN3 8NH, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1604 210017
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Our academy is transformational for young people and was judged 'Good' in all areas in January 2013. Since we opened as an academy, results have increased dramatically, a testimony to the sheer hard work and determination demonstrated by students and...