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Deputy Chief Electrician

Salary: £34,196.21 per annum

Hours: 42.5 hours per week (39 plus 3.5 hours of “get out”) annualised over 52 weeks. Regular evening, weekend, bank holiday and seasonal (Christmas) working is required.


The Deputy Chief Electrician is responsible for assisting with the smooth running of the Stage Electrics department, deputising for the Chief Electrician in their absence, and ensuring a first class production and technical service is delivered across all aspects of the Theatre Royal’s work.

Main Tasks

  • As a member of the Electrics Department, providing support for all productions, to include:
    • Working on get-ins, fit-ups and rigging, strikes and get-outs, to include assistance, when appropriate, for the Stage and Wardrobe departments
    • Rigging ,focusing, plotting, and operating lighting; rigging, sound-checking and operating sound
    • The preparation or hiring of sound effects and resources; the preparation or hiring of lighting effects and stage electrics resources
    • Supervision of Electrics and Stage casual staff
    • Support for visiting stage management teams
    • Working as Duty Resident Electrician, responsible for the smooth running of a performance and ensuring all companies are aware of the relevant Health and Safety and Fire procedures
    • Crewing performances
  • Ensuring that working areas and equipment are kept in a clean, tidy and safe condition; the maintenance and servicing of the stage electrical equipment and installation, including testing and monitoring as required by the trust’s licenses, insurance and Health and Safety Policy; monitoring and ensuring appropriate Health and Safety equipment is in stock, in place and used appropriately. Assistance with routine building maintenance
  • Supporting the Chief Electrician in ensuring that all Electrics staff work efficiently and effectively, with a pro-active approach to multi-skilling, working practices and positive attitudes
  • Undertaking such other relevant duties as may be requested from time to time by the Chief Electrician.


Essential skills and knowledge required

  • Up to date knowledge of lighting and sound technologies and techniques
  • Strong ability to work in a team, to be flexible and multi-skilled to ensure the effective utilisation of all resources
  • Good communication skills, with the ability to establish professional and personal credibility across the theatre with visiting companies
  • Understands the importance of providing a high quality experience for audiences/visiting companies through excellent stage management
  • An interest and ability to be part of a strong team and assist where appropriate with the development of their professional skills and knowledge
  • The ability to lead the team in the absence of the Chief Electrician
  • Committed to continuing own professional development and knowledge, keeping up to date with technological advances
  • Experience in key disciplines of technical work within an electrics department in a theatre.


Desirable skills and knowledge

  • Knowledge of current lighting and sound equipment and its operation – e.g. EOS and Avid Console
  • Understands the Trust’s business objectives
  • Has a good appreciation of the commercial considerations for the Trust with an ability to contribute to the commercial success of the organisation
  • Experience in managing/leading a small team
  • Experience in general buildings maintenance.


Closing date for interested applicants: 9am, Monday 16 May 2022

Interview date: Monday, 30 May 2022

Start date: June / July – TBC

How To Apply:

If you are interested in applying please complete the application form by referring to the job description provided as guidance and return to Deb Dovinson at

Please note that if external applicants have not received a response to your application within 5 days of the closing date, you have not progressed to interview stage.  Please do not let this deter you from applying for other positions which may arise in the future.