Theatre Design Assistant, Harrow

Closing date:Expiring tomorrow

Harrow SchoolHarrow

Date posted:
Start date: To start for September
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: £25,099 per annum pro rata
Contract term: Permanent

Term time only, part time 20 hours per week – must be flexible to work weekends and evenings

Harrow School is situated in Harrow on the Hill, northwest London, and is one of the best-known schools in the world. Around 830 boys study at Harrow and live in the School’s 12 boarding houses. Employees particularly value the School’s beautiful, historic green estate, the positive working environment, and good relationships with their colleagues.   

Harrow’s Drama and Theatre Department produces an ambitious and varied annual season of whole-School, House and pupil-led productions. The thriving theatre scene at Harrow has inspired many pupils to go on and work within the theatre industry as actors, writers, producers, designers, directors and technicians.

Harrow School is seeking to appoint a part time Design Assistant, with wardrobe specialism. The Design Assistant will work closely with the Theatre Designer to ensure that the Ryan Theatre Wardrobe is well stocked, organised and maintained. On an individual production basis, the postholder will act as a Wardrobe Supervisor, undertaking measurements, fittings, alterations and repairs, according to design requirements, and working backstage during technical and dress rehearsals, and during performances. The post-holder will also assist with other design-related tasks, such as basic scenic painting. 

This role would suit someone with a passion for drama and theatre, and strong practical skills in costume. We are looking for a proactive, skilled practitioner, able to work flexibly across a range of tasks, within a fast-paced environment in which a high level of creative work is aspired to. They may have completed a degree-level course in drama, costume or a related discipline, or have experience as a professional or within an educational environment. They may be a freelance professional seeking additional work. They will be tidy, organised, innovative, with a detailed eye to uphold the Ryan Theatre’s standards and first-class reputation.

Benefits include a free lunch, automatic enrolment in the School’s pension scheme and use of the School’s sports facilities. Subsidised membership of the tennis, golf, angling and social clubs is also available.

More information about the Drama Department can be found at www.harrowschool.org.uk/Drama Informal enquiries about the role are welcomed: please contact the Director of Drama, Adam Cross, at APC@harrowschool.org.uk 

For an application pack, visit www.harrowschool.org.uk/Work-at-Harrow or contact the HR Department at recruitment@harrowschool.org.uk or on 020 8872 8314.  

Closing date: Monday 22 July 2019

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and all successful applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate for the post including checks with any past employer and the Disclosure and Barring Service. Harrow School is an equal opportunities employer.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Boys
Age Range: 13 - 18 years
Address: 5 High Street, Harrow on the Hill, Middlesex, HA1 3HP, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 8872 8000
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Harrow School is an independent boarding secondary school for boys aged 13-18. It was established, by royal charter, in 1572 during the reign of Elizabeth I. It is operated as a Royal Charter Corporation, which is a charitable trust whose trustees ar...