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UK Theatre Organisation, Partner, Concert Hall Affiliate, and Professional Plus Members can advertise vacancies on the UK Theatre website free of charge. 

We welcome vacancies which adhere to recruitment recommendations and good practice. Please see the following guidelines on this: the Arts Council Culture Change Toolkit and the Equality and Human Rights Commission's guidance.

If you have any questions about any of these vacancies, or about applying for jobs in theatre, please contact Renu Mehto on or 020 7557 6700.

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  • If you are a Partner member, please email us with the details of your vacancy and we will post it on your behalf.

If you are not a member of UK Theatre or are a Professional Member:

  • You can advertise a vacancy for just £75 + VAT
  • Contact us at or on 020 7557 6700 to arrange this. 

Chief Electrician

Date Added
18 April 2019
Oldham Coliseum Theatre
Job Specification
We are looking for a Chief Electrician to lead and develop a busy LX department, to contribute to the shape and direction of the organisation and to work on a variety of productions, including the Coliseum’s nationally renowned annual pantomime. Opportunities for sound and lighting design may be possible. 
Core purpose 
The Chief Electrician leads the department responsible for facilitating all aspects of lighting, sound and projection for Coliseum and incoming productions ranging from the design process through to rigging, plotting and operation of productions. 
The LX Department is responsible for servicing and maintaining all electrical equipment in the department, sourcing and maintaining all electrical props and special effects used in a production, and portable appliance testing throughout all Coliseum departments. 
Salary: £21,315 plus overtime and any design fees as appropriate 
Hours of work: 39 hours per week 
Holidays: 20 days per year rising to 22 after three years’ service and 25 after five years’ service. Public holidays will be in addition to the 
Benefits: Discounted healthcare, childcare vouchers, discounted gym membership, complimentary tickets, pension plus more. 
Closing date: 12pm on Friday 17 May 
Interviews: week commencing 20 May 
Application Details
For an application pack, please visit 
Please note: We don’t accept CVs. Only applications made on the Coliseum application form will be considered for this role. 
Oldham Coliseum Theatre is an equal opportunities employer, dedicated to providing an inclusive and accessible experience for everyone who engages with the theatre. We are Disability Confident Committed. We encourage applications from people of all backgrounds in order to reflect the diversity of our work and communities. All appointments will be made on merit. 
If you would like to discuss any of this information, request a printed version, large print or dyslexia friendly application pack, please don’t hesitate to get in touch on: 0161 624 1731 or 
Closing Date
20 May 2019
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