The Night Automation and flys Lead is responsible for all areas of stage machinery related to the flys and automated elements on overnight changeovers, fit-ups and get outs.
The overnight work will occur for 4 -5 months of the year. The remainder of the year will be day calls.
Key Tasks and Responsibilities
To supervise flys and automation staff on night shifts (and day shifts at certain times of the year) leading the flown and automated elements of the changeovers and other night calls
To lead, along with the other supervisors on the planning, operation and maintenance of flys and all stage related automated equipment.
To maintain, inspect and troubleshoot automation equipment.
To ensure that all machinery, equipment and accessories are correctly rigged and used according to best practice including the integration of safety systems.
To act as Night Head of flys on tour.
To assist with the LOLER and PUWER inspections of stage machinery and equipment.
To ensure best practice regarding use of harnesses and working at height.
To cooperate with other departments in relation to their needs regarding automation and other effects.
To assist with the planning of stage effects for touring and hire Productions.
To communicate effectively on stage and safely integrate our work on stage with other departments including Stage Management
To have an in-depth understanding of the IQ based system and be able to successfully fault-find.
To participate in the in-house training of the automation desk.
To keep clear, accurate and accessible records of faults, maintenance and show plots.
To ensure that all scenery is maintained to the highest standard.
To maintain a clear flow of information between the stage, automation and other relevant departments
To organise the operation and rigging of special effects
To assist with fit-ups, get outs and all technical aspects of show production including loading and unloading lorries and other non-automation stage-related work.
To lead on the best practice of Health and Safety and to work alongside others in a safe and efficient manner
To develop a working knowledge of the Glyndebourne Repertoire
To undertake, if required, all manner of set refurbishment, painting, cleaning etc, and to assist in the maintenance of productions throughout their run.
To carry out all other duties where required
Knowledge, Skills and Experience
Substantial flying experience
Knowledge of automation systems in Theatre
Solid supervisory and team leadership skills and experience; demonstrable ability to work effectively alone or as part of a team
Ability to communicate effectively and sensitively with colleagues and staff at all levels
Excellent knowledge and practical experience of safe working practice within a theatrical environment
Working knowledge of Health and Safety legislation and regulations
Knowledge of Stagecraft
Knowledge of IQ and/or ‘Navigator’ based automation systems
Mechanical/stage engineering knowledge
Experience of inspection and use of rigging equipment
Industry certifications in Working at Height, Rigging, Health and Safety and /or Electrical standards
Experience writing Risk Assessments and Method Statements
Ability to fulfil the demands of the rehearsal and performance schedule
To work calmly under pressure
Ability to organise and communicate
To participate in all allocated training programmes and initiatives
Working long hours
Working night shifts
To be physically fit
To work as part of a large team
To travel, when required, on Glyndebourne business
Salary and benefits
This is a permanent, full-time position, the contractual hours of work are 48 per week, (40 average during the night periods) for which we offer a highly competitive rate of pay.
We offer 5.6 weeks’ holiday inclusive of bank holidays per annum.
We can offer excellent working facilities in a beautiful country setting. For those without their own transport we have a free minibus service to and from Lewes railway station.
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The closing date for this role is 21st January 2022.
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