The Sunderland Empire Theatre is the largest theatre between Leeds and Edinburgh and is referred to as the West End of the North East; we're a dynamic, busy venue welcoming thousands of audience members through our door each year housing a mix of Hit West End Musicals, UK Tours, Comedians, One Night shows and Local Performances. We are part of the Ambassador Theatre Group, an extraordinary success story in the live entertainment industry. Founded in 1992 in the UK, we’ve grown into the world’s number one live-theatre company today. We cover every discipline in the theatre industry, from operating venues to ticketing platforms and producing shows. We are passionate about great shows and our ambition is to help them find the largest possible audiences.
You will be joining the Sunderland Empire at an exciting time in its development as we strengthen our technical team and develop our venue and its impact over the coming years. As Deputy Chief Electrician you will play a key role in ensuring our standards of presentation, both on stage and in the rest of the building, are exemplary.
You will be expected to have extensive management experience to lead, develop and grow a technical team with many years of experience. You will be expected to work closely with colleagues in Staging, building maintenance and FOH operations.
This position reports to the Chief LX and Technical Manager, and to the Theatre Manager and Theatre Director where appropriate. You’ll be responsible helping manage the LX Department’s casual team.
The role is offered on an annualised hours (buy-out) basis, meaning that working hours may vary throughout the year and payment for any premium hours, such as get outs, are all included in the annual salary.
Please take a look at our job description download for further details; if you have the skills to achieve our goals and an affinity for our values we’d like to hear from you!
We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and strive to provide a stage for everyone. Onstage and off, we hold ourselves accountable for nurturing an inclusive culture. Find out more about us and our values at atg.co.uk and careers.atg.co.uk
We are a Disability Confident Committed Employer, which means that we are taking action to ensure that people with disabilities and long-term health conditions feel supported, engaged and able to fulfil their potential in the workplace. We will offer an interview or recruitment event to disabled candidates who tell us they wish to participate in the scheme and who demonstrate in their application that they best meet the essential criteria for the role. Where we receive more applications than we are reasonably able to interview for any given role, we will retain applications for the next available interview opportunity wherever possible.
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