Theatre Technician
  • Employer: Gravesham Council
  • Reference: GREC1092LS
  • Published: Fri 14/01/2022, 8:15 AM
  • Closing on: Wed 17/08/2022, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: Sc 2 – 4 £18,562 - £21,748 plus local allowance
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: The Woodville Theatre, Gravesend , Kent

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Theatre Technician

Our Organisation-

Centrally located in the Thames Gateway, Gravesham Borough Council provides a range of services to over 106,000 people and 4,000 businesses.

The Borough of Gravesham, situated in the north west corner of Kent, covers 25,000 acres of the most varied countryside in south east England.

Bordered by the River Thames to the north, it is at the heart of Thames Gateway and has a significant role to play in the regeneration of a major government growth area.

Gravesham Borough Council is committed to delivering to the community and working with us means you are part of delivering the level of growth and improvement our community needs and deserves.

The role

Job summary

The Theatre Technician will report directly to the Technical Manager. They will be responsible for all aspects of the day to day running of the technical department at The Woodville and to support the Technical Manager in facilitating the staging and Technical requirements of each production or event and the efficient management of the department as a whole.

Main responsibilities

To ensure the safe and efficient fitting-up and getting-out of all productions held at the Woodville in agreement with the Technical Manager and/or the touring Production Manager.

To brief incoming companies on Health and Safety as related to The Woodville.

To supervise casual staff, in the absence of Technical Manager.

To ensure the safe and efficient flying of scenic pieces, cloths etc as required.

To work shows as Flyman / Show Crew / LX / Sound as required.

To operate digital cinema projection, including ingesting, playlisting, scheduling and screening of: 

  • DCP/KDM’s
  • DVD’s
  • Blu-Rays
  • Still and video images from computers, laptops etc
  • Live/as-live screenings

To undertake the pre-show preparation / assembly of scenic pieces and Technical equipment.

To ensure the maintenance and tidiness of the backstage area, fly floor, grid and workshop / dock and all other technical areas to the satisfaction of the Technical Manager, reporting any fault immediately.

To maintain in good repair all scenic drapes, the Technical department’s tools and other stock items, advising on damage etc when appropriate.

To attend Technical meetings, read through’s and rehearsals as required.

To ensure that all rooms have been set up appropriately and in a timely manner for any event booking

To assist with turn-arounds between shows and events

To understand the importance of Health and Safety in Technical Theatre, and to implement and adhere to policy and best practise at all times.

To assist other members of The Woodville Technical Team, including helping with set-ups, event support and any other appropriate role as required by the Technical Manager

Essential qualifications/experience-

In return we offer you:

Holiday entitlement

A generous holiday entitlement, plus paid bank holidays.


In-house and external training including non-qualification, Continued Personal Development (CPD), NVQ and other qualification training.

Employee Assistance Programme

The Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) is a free and confidential support service, offering you unlimited access to advice and information as well as coaching and counselling where appropriate. 

Available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, the service is there to help you manage all of life's events and support you through the challenges. Their expert advisers are there to help,

whenever you need them. Support on the telephone, online and face to face.


A very secure pension scheme which both you and we pay into. More information can be found on the Local Government Pension Scheme website.

Occupational health

An on-site Occupational Health Advisor. We have an occupational health service provided by East Kent Hospitals University Foundation NHS Trust. The service is delivered by a team of health professionals who specialise in occupational medicine and deal with the relationship between your work and your health. Occupational Health also works with us to resolve any issues in the workplace and also to ensure that well-being at work is maintained.

If you would like to have an informal discussion with the recruiting manager call Technical Manager Roland Baker on 01474 337 266 or

Important Information-

Applicants must be able to demonstrate all essential requirements as listed in the job profile

Equal Opportunities Commitment Statement

Gravesham Borough Council is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce. All appropriately qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age

Please be advised that if you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted.  All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time prior to the closing date.


How to Apply

Please be advised that we only accept online applications submitted through JobsGoPublic ATS


If you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted.


All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email, if you require documentation/correspondence in different format such as braille or large print, please contact the Resourcing Team on 01634 332878.

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