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Deputy Chief Electrician

 Salary:  £33,525.70 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.

Start date:  As soon as possible following successful appointment

Newcastle Theatre Royal Trust invites applications for a Deputy Chief Electrician who will be 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.


Essential Skills and Experience

  • 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.



  • 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.

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

Closing date for interested applicants: 9am,Monday 26 July 2021

Interview date: Friday 6 August 2021 (via Zoom)

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.