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Job Title: Casual Technician (Freelance)

Location: Helmsley Arts Centre

Length of Contract: 12 months

Responsible to: HAC Technical Manager & HAC's Artistic Director

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Job Summary

Casual Technician:  Work within the technical team at Helmsley Arts Centre providing tech for the varied programme of events and activities; including working get-ins, get-outs, rigging, programming and operating tech for events and productions. 

Job Description:

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Rigging, programming and operating tech for events/gigs/productions
  • Providing a welcoming environment to visiting artists/theatre companies/musicians to HAC
  • Following a provided technical specification
  • Good communication with HAC Technical Coordinator to provide availability
  • Comply to, and work within, the guidelines of HAC’s license and working practices, as identified by the Technical coordinator  especially with regard to Health and Safety issues, including:

o Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences

o Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations

o Work at height regulations

o Provision and use of work equipment regulations

o Electricity at work regulations

o Noise at work regulations

o The understanding and implementation of the evacuation procedure and fire escape routes

o Hygiene and safety of staff and public areas, and good housekeeping in all staff areas


• A good understanding of how theatre and sound systems work

•  Good working knowledge of health and safety and safe working practices

• Able to carry out the physical demands of the job including working at height


• Demonstrable experience of working in a technical capacity in music/theatre

• Relevant technical qualifications

•Specialist knowledge in one or more of the following: Live Sounds Production, Theatre Lighting, lighting/sound desk operation, Rigging

• Experience of working as part of a team

• Emergency First Aid at Work Certificate (desirable)


• Able to plan ahead and work without supervision

• Prepared to use own initiative and take responsibility

• Able to work under pressure, communicate effectively, share ideas and respect others

• A commitment to achieving the best possible technical standard

• Be presentable and wear appropriate PPE for the show they are staffing.

HOURS OF WORK Due to the nature of the role, working hours will vary according to the HAC programme of events and availability

Rate of pay: £15 per hour.


Please send your application, with any attachments, including CV, covering letter and any information you think will help us make our decision, to Natasha Jones - [email protected]


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Deadline for applications: 12noon on 15th September 2023