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Senior Technician



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£29,000 - £31,000
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Join our Exceptional Technical Team as a Senior Technician

The Ambassador Theatre Group is 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.

To assist the Assistant Technical Manager (LX) in managing the Electrical Department: providing assistance to visiting companies, supervising and training casual staff, and maintaining the venue's electrical facilities and equipment. 

To work when required as show crew on productions, including as follow spot operator, stage electrician or duty electrician. As duty electrician to respond to fire alarm activations and carry out an important role in the investigation and evacuation procedure backstage.

The position is a full-time permanent post, subject to a 6 month probation period.


To welcome visiting company staff, and assist with their requirements during their stay at the Bristol Hippodrome

To ensure the smooth running of fit ups, get outs and shows, in line with health and safety legislation and the requirements of the visiting company

To implement and comply with the company Health & Safety Policy, maintaining the safest possible environment for your colleagues, visiting companies and customers

To assist in the scheduling and calling of casual electrical staff as dictated by production requirements, while ensuring that statutory rest breaks for staff are adhered to

To ensure that the electrical installation within the venue is safe and that faults are dealt with promptly

In conjunction with other full-time staff, to implement a training programme for casual staff to ensure competency in key stage skills

To undertake training courses as required - e.g. working at height, rescue from height, PPE inspection, anchor point testing, portable appliance testing, use of pyrotechnics, rigging. First aid at work training will be offered if desired

To ensure that only qualified, trained and experienced personnel are allowed to operate electrical equipment within the venue and that they adhere to the company Health & Safety Policy

To complete regular inspections of electrical equipment within the venue and to carry out PAT testing in line with health and safety legislative requirements

To ensure that lighting levels within the building are adequate, and that all light fittings are in working order, completing and documenting daily lamp rounds and ordering lamp stock as required

To maintain and operate the house projection and sound equipment for screening adverts, and to assist visiting companies in using the house sound system

To set up equipment for access performances (captioned, signed, audio described and relaxed)

To complete regular inspections of PPE and anchor points for working at height

To carry out the duties of the Assistant Technical Manager (LX) when required

To work with other technical teams (stage and maintenance) as required

To undertake any other reasonable duties as requested by the venue management

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