Head of Sound (Technician)

Summary

Warwick Arts Centre is looking for a reliable, adaptable and intuitive Head of Sound to join the team. We are committed to creating an environment where everyone feels they belong, a place of fairness and equity and to be an organisation that reflects the diversity of its city. If this sounds like somewhere you would like to work, we would like to hear from you.

More Details

You will lead up the sound department within the Technical team and play a pivotal role in bringing live events to life, supporting the delivery of all technical aspects of both our live program and conference events. It is essential that you are a communicative, collaborative, positive and pro-active individual. You will have responsibility for one other sound technician in the team.

In this role, you’ll specialise as a sound technician, and will have experience in advancing, rigging sound systems, patching and the running of shows, together with some practical AV knowledge. You will liaise directly with both internal staff, visiting companies and hirers coming into our venues, obtaining quotes and prepping for their arrival. You will have experience of front of house engineering live medium scale gigs and also operating shows for theatre productions. Your primary responsibility will be to uphold the highest standards of technical presentation for all events while maintaining a keen awareness of health and safety regulations.

Flexibility is key in the event industry, and you’ll need to be prepared to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends. Please note a 5% availability allowance is included in the advertised salary scale.

About You

This is an exciting opportunity for a candidate with a passion for lighting technology and technology to join a multi-versatile Technical team. If you have some experience of live theatre lighting, then please do consider applying.

We are looking for someone who works well independently and as part of a team, who can keep themselves motivated and is interested in developing relationships with our customers, acting as an ambassador for the Arts Centre.

Warwick Arts Centre is a department of the University, and the successful candidate will be employed by the University of Warwick.

For further information regarding the skills required for this role please see the personal specification section of the attached job description.

About the Department

Warwick Arts Centre is the largest multi art form Arts Centre outside London. We are one of the region’s leading learning, visual arts, cinema and performing arts venues. We work with exceptional artists and creatives from the city, region and globally delivering a programme that reflects our local and global context. As an Arts Centre on a University campus, our ambition is to develop programmes which speak to and reach our audiences on campus, in the city of Coventry and the wider region. Our city is one of the most ethnically diverse and youngest in Europe our goal is to reflect this through our work and the people we employ.

About the University

Born in the 60s with a mindset of boldness, imagination and collaboration, the University of Warwick is a world-leading research-intensive university with the highest academic and research standards. We’re one of the world’s top universities, ranked 67th in the world and 10th in the UK*, with 92% of our research assessed to be ‘world leading or internationally excellent’**.

You’ll be joining a diverse, innovative and globally connected community committed to igniting real world progress. Here at Warwick, we offer you opportunities to follow your ambitions as long as you bring the energy and determination to succeed.

*QS World University Rankings 2024

** Research Excellence Framework 2021

To find out more about us visit our website.

How to Apply

To apply please complete your essential personal details and attach a CV and cover letter by the closing date of Wednesday 5th June 2024. Please ensure your CV includes your most recent employment experience along with any additional relevant experience and education history. Your cover letter should detail how you meet the essential and desirable criteria for this post.

The interviews will be held week commencing 17 June 2024.

To find out more or to arrange an informal conversation about the role, please contact: Jonathan.Fogarty@warwick.ac.uk. You can also find more information about Warwick Arts Centre here – https://www.warwickartscentre.co.uk/

Useful tips to prepare your application

1. Please review the Job Description and the Person Specification.

2. Think about all the different types of roles you have had or work that you have done to support your application. (Essential)

3. For each of the essential criterion, we would recommend you provide evidence/an example of what you have done that demonstrates that you have the experience, skills or knowledge we are looking for. (Essential)

4. Remember to tell us why you want to work for Warwick Arts Centre. So, do your research. Look at our website https://www.warwickartscentre.co.uk to make sure that you understand the range, scope and scale of our work. Explore our context. Our role in the city of Coventry is very important to us so make sure you understand the demographics and have a view on what that means or should mean for us and our work with audiences and volunteers. (Essential)

5. Ask a friend/colleague to review your application and to check that you have provided examples and told the best story and clearly outlined your ambitions in this role and the future. (Optional)

We can only assess your application based on what you write in your application so make sure that you write your supporting statement/letter with that in mind.

What we Offer

We will provide you with a great range of benefits, which include an attractive pension scheme, 26 days holiday plus customary & statutory day allowance. Potential overtime and BECTU get out payments. Excellent learning and development opportunities, and savings on a wide range of products and services. We offer a generous maternity/paternity/adoption/parental leave policy, and onsite childcare facilities.

We are proud to say that we are a Living Wage employer.

Our Commitment to Inclusion

Warwick is committed to building an organisation of mutual respect and dignity, promoting a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive working and learning environment.  We recognise that everyone is different in a variety of visible and non-visible ways, and that those differences are to be recognised, respected, and valued.  Where possible, we go beyond legislation to provide a place where everyone can thrive, supporting all staff to achieve their full potential. We aspire to remove economic, social, and cultural barriers that may otherwise prevent people from succeeding.

As part of our commitment to increasing the diversity of staff within the Arts Centre, we are particularly keen to encourage applications from people from groups that are currently underrepresented, including people from the Global Majority*.

We therefore welcome and encourage applications from all communities regardless of culture, background, age, disability, sex/gender, gender identity or expression, ethnicity, religion/belief, or sexual or romantic orientation. To find out more about our social inclusion work at Warwick visit our webpages here.

The University currently holds a Race Equality Charter Bronze Award, Athena Swan Sliver Award and a Disability Smart Bronze Award. The University of Warwick is also one of the six founder institutions of the EUTOPIA European University Alliance.

*Global Majority is a collective term that refers to people who are Black, Asian, Brown, dual-heritage, indigenous to the global south, and or, have been racialised as ‘ethnic minorities.’

Organisation

Warwick Arts Centre

Location Type

Specific location

Salary Type

Salaried

Salary (Exact)

£31,085 – £34,631

Closing Date

05/06/2024

Contract Type

Permanent, Full Time

Job Type

Backstage & Technical

Link to application details

Join our network of theatre professionals