Performing Arts Technician, Sound Work with UNIVERSITY OF SURREY


Location: Guilford

Salary: £27,924 to £32,344

Post type: Full time

Closing Date: 11.59pm BST on Wednesday 20 April 2022

Reference: 020722

The Guildford School of Acting at the University of Surrey is one of the UK’s most highly regarded conservatoires, with a vibrant community of performers, performance makers, creative practitioners and graduate technicians from our wide variety of programs each year. As well as providing vocational training and undergraduate and postgraduate study, the GSA also operates a Junior Conservatory, Saturday School and a number of other short courses, as well as a full program of productions and public events.

We are looking for an exceptional individual to fill the position of Performing Arts (Sound) Technician on the Technical Team, within the GSA Operations and Events Department. The Performing Arts (Sound) Technician provides technical expertise to support the delivery of all programs and the development and application of appropriate skills and abilities, to assist in the delivery of GSA theater productions, d other public arts events, research events, student society events. , open days, conferences, conferences and meetings. The team also provides equipment, support, mentorship and maintenance, ensuring a high standard for all GSA activities. Providing an excellent student experience is at the heart of everything we do.

The successful candidate will have experience in sound design and sound-related work in industry, and preferably work experience in a conservatory or other higher education setting. You will be an experienced sound technician with excellent administrative, pastoral and interpersonal skills and knowledge of current practices and techniques in professional theater and entertainment production. You will be well organized, able to meet deadlines and manage your own workload, taking responsibility for supervising, demonstrating and mentoring students and freelance staff, managing and repairing equipment and the budget of the sound equipment. You will have up-to-date health and safety knowledge and a commitment to promoting safe and inclusive work practices.

As a new GSA colleague, you will join a thriving HE theater community, working with great colleagues and students. At GSA and the University of Surrey, we are committed to working together to create an inclusive environment that provides equitable opportunities for all, pursuing our vision to be a leading global university. We attach great importance to diversity and welcome candidates from all walks of life. We seek to increase diversity within our community and particularly encourage applications from underrepresented groups, such as people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups, people with disabilities and those who identify as non-binary or trans. . Appointments will be made on merit.

For an informal discussion on this position, please contact Sarah Sage, Theater Technical Supervisor at [email protected]

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In return, we offer a generous pension, relocation assistance where needed, flexible work options including job sharing and home/campus blended workplaces (depending on job duties), access to world-class on-campus leisure facilities, a range of travel programs, and support services family benefits, including excellent on-site daycare.

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The University of Surrey is committed to providing an inclusive environment that provides equal opportunities for all. We value diversity highly and seek to increase diversity within our community. Therefore, we particularly encourage applications from underrepresented groups, such as people from black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and people with disabilities.