Stage and LX Technicians

  • Category: Technical
  • Job reference: SUNTEC
  • Location: Sunderland
  • Closing date: 18 January 2018
  • Contract term: Casual

More information

The Sunderland Empire is proud to be housing Hit Musicals from the West End and beyond. Join us at this exciting time as we look to deliver our new season programme of events whilst building our reputation for delivering World Class Theatre.

We are looking for organised pro-active people who would thrive in the busy nature of working backstage as part of the Stage and lighting team assisting in all aspects of the running of productions.

Main purpose:

  • To assist in the safe and efficient get-in and get-out of productions.
  • To undertake duties of stage crew and lighting crew during the run of productions.
  • To undertake the duties of a stage electrician or followspot operator. Training can be given.
  • To be able to work in a team environment during busy scene change sequences.
  • This position involves manual handling of set, scenery and lighting.
  • To adhere to the company‚Äôs health and safety procedures to minimise the risk of injury and accidents.

Essential qualities:

  • The nature of this role means applicants must be aged 18 or over.
  • Flexible with working hours is essential; varied hours will include afternoons, evening shifts and weekends.
  • Basic electrical and technical theatre skills.
  • Good communication skills and be able to work within a team.
  • Excellent time management.
  • Must be reliable, hard-working and able to work under pressure.
  • You must be legally eligible to work and reside in the UK.


Application forms and vacancy information

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How To Apply

Please send your completed application form, so it reaches Ambassador Theatre Group by 18 January 2018, quoting the job reference - SUNTEC, to:

  • Email:, quoting the job reference (SUNTEC) in the subject line
  • By post: Mikey Smith, Technical Manager, Sunderland Empire, 4-5 High St West, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear SR1 3EX

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