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Theatre & Performing Arts Technician

Giggleswick SchoolGiggleswick, Settle, North Yorkshire

Giggleswick School, based in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales, is seeking to appoint an outstanding an Theatre &  Performing Arts Technician to deliver high quality support to the technical operation and running of performance spaces in the Drama and Music Departments. This includes academic and co-curricular school productions, a busy programme of commercial events such as touring theatre, cinema, concerts and lectures alongside venue hires and other events.

To additionally assist the Music Department in concerts, recordings and maintenance. The Theatre Technician will also provide technical support for major school events  and participate fully in the annual maintenance cycle of performing arts equipment.

The Richard Whiteley Theatre (RWT) was built in 2010 thanks to a generous bequest by the TV presenter, former pupil and governor of the School, Richard Whiteley. The theatre is equipped with the latest technical facilities to enable state of the art sound and lighting design alongside fantastic productions. The majority of events are open to the public and the programme ranges from touring companies to films and school productions.

The RWT provides opportunities for students to see exciting, cutting edge work, undertake workshops with professional theatre makers and take part in post-show discussions. These unique opportunities provide Giggleswick students with a genuine insight into the world of the professional theatre maker.

With 314 pupils aged 11 to 18, the Senior School is large enough to offer a wide variety of teaching and learning across a six-day week, but small enough to offer close tutorial support, small classes, and opportunities for everyone to get into teams or to take part in music, art, drama, outdoor pursuits and all the other activities we offer. Our academic standards are high across a broad curriculum and we embrace a breadth of ability, supporting each child to achieve their personal best. At Giggleswick, success is not just about grades and academic skills. We put an equal emphasis on personal development, helping young people to build confidence, resilience and independence, and to take responsibility and initiative.

The School has seven boarding houses, each with Senior House Staff, Matrons, and a full team of Tutors. As a modern boarding and day school we offer a wide range of options tailored to fit the needs, lifestyles and budgets of families based locally, nationally and internationally. Students can choose to be a day pupil, a full boarder, 3 or 5-night flexi boarder or board occasionally if there is an activity in school that’s not to be missed.

Any prospective candidate must show an active commitment to the values and expectations of our boarding community and to the welfare of the pupils within it.

Competitive salary in line with qualifications and experience.  Assistance with accommodation may be available. Remission of fees for Junior and Senior School aged children.

For further information please refer to the Candidate Information Pack.

To apply, please complete a School Application Form (no CV's please) and Cover Letter, for the attention of Mrs Rachel Atack, Human Resources Manager to;

Closing date for applications is Thursday 3 June 2021.  Interviews to be held w/c 7 June 2021.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early, subject to receiving suitable applications. We therefore encourage you to apply at your earliest convenience.

Equal Opportunities Employer

Giggleswick School is committed to eliminating discrimination and encouraging diversity amongst our workforce. We aim to provide quality and fairness for all job applicants and employees and not to discriminate, or to receive less favourable treatment, on grounds of age, disability, race, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation, or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which cannot be shown to be justifiable.

Employment decisions will be made on the basis of each applicant’s job qualifications, skills, experience, and abilities. Applicants or employees with questions or concerns relating to discrimination for any of the reasons listed above should contact Rachel Atack, Human Resources Manager,

Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy

Giggleswick School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment by complying with the School’s Child Protection Policy and Staff Code of Conduct at all times.  Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and The Disclosure and Barring Service.

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