Technical Assistant


Phoenix Dance Theatre is seeking a self-motivated, organised, and creative Technical Assistant. This entry-level position is ideal for individuals looking to cultivate and enhance their skills in technical theatre, particularly within the realm of contemporary dance. The Technical Assistant will work closely within our technical department to support the execution of the company’s new touring model, ensuring the seamless operation of technical aspects during rehearsals and shows. You will work across our artistic delivery and Learning & Development activity, enabling the company to engage audiences in high quality dance across a range of venues and settings.  Your day-to-day workload will include supporting all technical aspects around touring, working creatively with the Artistic team, liaising with external vendors and supporting studio requirements. The role is very varied, and we are looking for someone who is attracted to the breadth and opportunity it presents. 

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This is an exciting opportunity for a recent graduate / early career wo is passionate about the industry and touring.  Equally important is the drive to work in a creative, integrated and forward-looking charity. We are proud of our heritage as a Black British dance company and are particularly keen to receive applications from Black candidates and those from other global majority backgrounds. 

Salary: Level 1 from £21,840   

Hours: 35 hours per week (non-touring weeks). Touring weeks are schedule dependant.  

Location: Phoenix Dance Theatre, LS2 7PA (with flexibility for some home working)   

Contract type: Permanent. 

Closing date: 26th June 2024  


We are keen to speak with anyone who would like an informal/confidential chat about the role. Please feel free to contact Luke Haywood, Head of Technical. (   

For queries about access, or if you would like this information in an alternative format, please contact Meg Gibson, Operations Manager ( 

  0113 236  8130). 



Phoenix Dance Theatre

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£Level 1 from £21,840

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