Head of Lighting

Summary

Theatre Royal Windsor is looking for a motivated and enthusiastic Head of Lighting to work as part of the technical department. They will help facilitate the stage lighting and technical effects required by all in-house and visiting productions and work within the budgetary constraints set by the Technical & Production Manager. As well as maintain a high level of technical support throughout the theatre to ensure the smooth and safe running of all department operations.

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The key elements of the role include: 

  • Under the direction of the Technical and Production Manager, to achieve the lighting requirements of the Creative team for each production, within the parameters of the production budget and Health & Safety considerations. 
  • To undertake and lead on (where required) Get-ins, Fit-ups, technical rehearsals, performances, and Get-outs as required, including assisting other departments when needed. 
  • To act as the duty technician for performances and events, overseeing the smooth running and suitable evacuation and safety procedures as required. 
  • To act as the lighting operator for performances when required, ensuring our standards are kept pre, during and post-show. 
  • Under the direction of the Technical and Production Manager, to be responsible for the safe and tidy storage, installation of stage lighting equipment and cabling. 
  • To ensure the department is up to date on the suitable maintenance, inspection, and record-keeping of all Stagelighting equipment, including PAT testing, CDM statements and fire safety protocols. 
  • To maintain the general upkeep of Stagelighting equipment and purchasing of new Stagelighting equipment and consumables as needed. 
  • To liaising with visiting companies, ensuring that the department is suitably prepared for their arrival. 
  • There are opportunities for Lighting Design projects on in house productions if suitable. 

Responsibilities Include: 

To enforce and encourage good safe working practices within the department to maintain high production values and efficient working. 

To be familiar with current Health & Safety regulations relevant to the industry and to keep abreast of changes and developments and notify the Technical and Production Manager of any health and safety issues which arise. 

To ensure that all work undertaken throughout the theatre adheres to the in-house Health & Safety Policy and H&S regulations, with especial regard for loading and unloading equipment (from vehicles), manual handling, use of tools, working at height, electrical safety, and use of access equipment. Alongside any other safe working practices within the department. 

If requested by the Technical and Production Manager, assist in writing and providing risk assessments for the staging of each production and general risk assessments for specific areas of work within the technical department. Including providing and maintaining any other Health & Safety records / paperwork as requested and on the suitable maintenance, inspection, and record-keeping of all LOLER equipment for rigging stage lighting. 

To assist in the regular upkeep of all backstage and onstage areas, including cleaning and maintenance as needed. 

To undertake and lead on (where required) Get-ins, Fit-ups, technical rehearsals, performances, and Get-outs as required. 

To act as the duty technician for performances and events, overseeing the smooth running and suitable evacuation and safety procedures as required. 

To be responsible for the safe and tidy storage and maintenance of stage lighting equipment. 

Undertake Lx rigging, focusing, wiring of practical’s, patching, plotting, desk operation, Followspot operation and general technical duties as required. 

Work alongside visiting and in-house lighting designers and freelance production electricians on the pre-production and delivery of new in-house productions and tours. 

To assist in the regular upkeep of all backstage and Front of House areas as instructed, including but not limited to: Fire Alarm testing, lamp rounds and other non-specialist maintenance as required. 

Any other duties appropriate to the post and under the Equalities Act with due consideration to any employees with a “protected characteristic” and within the framework of equal opportunities. 

Lead on creating a culture of pride in the workplace by ensuring clean and well-presented backstage and public spaces within the building, at all times.  

As a direct supervisor you will ensure that all hazards are identified and managed to an acceptable level and ensure all relevant documentation is also completed. You will also ensure you demonstrate your committed to Health and Safety by leading by example. 

Organisation

Theatre Royal Windsor

Location Type

Specific location

Salary Type

Salaried

Salary (Exact)

£26,000 to £29,000 per annum dependant on experience. Hours: 40 hours per week Additional Hours (Panto): £2,000 per annum (est.) Get-out payments: £3,500 per annum (est.) Lighting Design Fee (Buyout): £2,750 (dependent on right candidate)

Closing Date

26/04/2024

Contract Type

Permanent

Job Type

Backstage & Technical

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