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At The Old Rep we are always looking for driven and creative individuals to join our team. A passionate and collaborative team is essential to the theatre’s success.

Current Vacancies

Theatre Technician
 

Permanent, Full Time

Salary: £21,529-23,188

Birmingham Ormiston Academy (BOA) is a 14-19 academy specialising in Creative, Digital and Performing Arts.  The academy opened in September 2011 and currently has over 1000 students.

In 2014, BOA won a tender to manage and operate The Old Rep Theatre. Our vision for The Old Rep is a theatre for young people, run by young people. The Old Rep is our second campus and has both amateur and professional company performances.

We are keen to appoint a Theatre Technician to deliver technical aspects at the Old Rep Theatre.  We are looking for an individual to be a member of a dynamic department that is responsible for the preparation and smooth running of Stage, Lighting and Sound for our programme; which consists of BOA productions, Touring Productions and Amateur Productions in two venues.

The person we seek to appoint will have a demonstrable commitment and knowledge in lighting, sound and stage, excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively with a range of stakeholders and will be able to use initiative as a team worker.

We are looking for someone who has:

  • Previous experience in professional theatre is desirable with experience in lighting control. Experience in rigging and focusing of luminaries and other equipment.
  • Proven experience of live Sound Mixing, Desk Programming and temporary installation.
  • Proven ability to operate and programme Lighting Control Platforms to an advanced standard with automated fixtures. Experience of ETC EOS Family, ION series lighting desks is essential.
  • A good working knowledge of fundamental electrical practice and theory. Industry recognised qualifications would be an advantage.
  • Good IT skills with working knowledge of Microsoft Office. A working knowledge of Vectorworks or similar an advantage.
  • Good communication and negotiation skills including understanding and responding to visual, oral and written instructions.
  • An ability and confidence to work at height using appropriate access equipment safely.
  • Experience in operation, programming and maintenance of Moving Lights and Scrollers
  • Experience in Sound Design, including choosing specifications for productions is desirable
  • A committed and engaged approach to realising creative concepts.
  • Understanding of current design software and ability to effectively interpret plans.
  • The ability to work under pressure alone or as part of an effective, creative and technically proficient team.
  • An open mind to new and different ways of working and the ability to acquire new skills when needed including through CPD
  • The ability to show initiative to take the lead in collaborative working environments.
  • Deliver duties at venues outside of The Old Rep.
  • Support and promote all company policy, with specific attention to Equality & Diversity, Customer Care, Health & Safety and Data Protection.
  • Ensure a safe working environment is maintained at all times with particular regard to the health, safety and welfare of customers, visitors, staff, students and yourself.
  • Any other reasonable duties required to ensure the smooth running of the theatre.

Qualifications:

  • A technician theatre qualification is desirable
  • First Aid certificate is desirable
  • Full, clean driving license (up to 3.5 tons) is desirable

Previous Experience:

  • Knowledge and experience of technical equipment; Rigging through all stages to Operation and De-Rig.
  • Computer literate in Microsoft Office, Vectorworks and AutoCAD is desirable
  • Knowledge of the Health & Safety legislation is desirable

Personal attitudes:

  • Positive, proactive, self-motivated and flexible approach
  • Genuine interest in the Arts
  • Ability to cope with physically demanding work
  • A willingness to work evenings, overnight and at weekends when necessary
  • Comfortable working at heights
  • A desire to learn and develop
  • Be able to show initiative and resilience when dealing with change

This is an excellent opportunity to make a difference in the development of the technical vision of the BOA Group. If you share our vision and ambitions, possess a strong desire to work within an ethos of creative collaboration and partnership then we would be delighted to hear from you.

Closing date for applications: 9:00am Monday 20th January 2020 (Please supply a maximum of two page letter detailing why you would like to be considered for the role along with completed application form)

Interviews are scheduled to take place: WB 20th January 2020

The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

 

Contact Information

Contact: Nicole Nienaber

Telephone: 0121 359 9300

Email: recruitment@boa-academy.co.uk

Learning and Participation Officer
 

Permanent, Full Time

Salary: £23,188 - £25,395

Birmingham Ormiston Academy (BOA) is a 14-19 academy specialising in Creative, Digital and Performing Arts.  The academy opened in September 2011 and currently has over 1000 students.

In 2014, BOA won a tender to manage and operate The Old Rep Theatre. Our vision for The Old Rep is a theatre for young people, run by young people. The Old Rep is our second campus and has both amateur and professional company performances.

We are keen to appoint a Learning and Participation Officer to increase awareness of and access to the Old Rep Theatre and its art forms by leading the delivery of a programme of learning and participation activities.

The person we seek to appoint will have a demonstrable commitment and knowledge in arts education, excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively with a range of stakeholders and will be able to use initiative as a team worker.

We are looking for someone who has:

  • A degree or equivalent in the arts or background of arts experience
  • Knowledge and experience of at least one of the art forms of drama, music, dance, performing arts within formal education and/or community education context
  • Knowledge and experience of current arts education theory and practice
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to communicate effectively with a range of stakeholders in a range of settings, both internal and external.
  • Ability to undertake a varied workload in a busy environment, working on several projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to work in close collaboration as part of a team and to embrace a cross art form approach is essential.
  • Awareness of customer care, health and safety, child protection and equal opportunities issues.
  • Ability to manage a budget.
  • Excellent communication and inter-personal skills
  • Personal organisation and time management skills
  • A willingness to work as producer on our Christmas show.
  • Ability to take initiative
  • Ability to work accurately, with good attention to detail.
  • An active engagement with digital and social media
  • Ability to represent the values of the Old Rep Theatre sensitively and appropriately.
  • Dynamic with innovative ideas and a passion for the arts and learning.
  • Energetic commitment to raising the aspirations of the whole Old Rep Theatre Learning and Participation
  • Sense of humour, resilience and generosity of spirit

This is an excellent opportunity to make a difference to the future of education and the arts within a world-class theatre. If you share our vision and ambitions, possess a strong desire to work within an ethos of creative collaboration and partnership and want to have a positive impact on young people, families and the community then we would be delighted to hear from you.

Closing date for applications: Monday 3rd February 2020  9:00am

Interviews are scheduled to take place: Week Beginning 10th February 2020

The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

 

Contact Information

Contact: Nicole Nienaber

Telephone: 0121 359 9300

Email: recruitment@boa-academy.co.uk

CASUAL FRONT OF HOUSE 

The role of our Front of House team is to ensure our visitors feel welcome, safe and enjoy their time at The Old Rep. Successful applicants will be required to work across 3 areas of the venue as required.  One day you might be on a bar, the next on box office and the next as a steward. You will be responsible for greeting patrons, checking tickets, and ensuring the health and safety and general welfare of patrons, staff and visitors.  Cash handling will be required as well as use of the box office system and tills.

We are looking for smart, presentable and helpful individuals to help maintain positive and friendly atmosphere. We pride ourselves in the exemplary customer service skills of our front of House staff therefore candidates should be polite, with a welcoming manner, smart appearance, and excellent communication skills. Previous experience in a customer facing position is preferred but not essential and applicants must be comfortable working as part of a close-knit team. 

Please note this is a rolling advertisement. Your application will be kept on file and, if successful, will be invited to interview as and when a vacancy arises.

To apply, please complete an application form and equal opportunities form and return to:

Michael Exall
Deputy General manager and Operations Director
The Old Rep
Station Street
Birmingham
B5 4DY

Or email: michael.exall@oldreptheatre.co.uk