Performing Arts Assistant

Manchester, Greater Manchester
08 Jun 2018
29 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Performing Arts Assistant

37.5 hours a week, Monday – Friday.

25 days holiday entitlement (to be taken outside of term time)

Withington Girls’ School, based in South Manchester, is a leading independent day school for girls aged 7 to 18 in which some of the best academic results in the country are achieved within a lively, happy and caring environment.

We are seeking to appoint a Performing Arts Assistant to support the Performing Arts Technician with a wide range of technical tasks, ensuring that the Drama and Music Departments, along with the Arts Centre, receive the technical support they require.

We are looking for someone who has some media and theatre industry knowledge and experience, and is interested in working in an educational environment.  Experience in media, lighting, sound and set construction are necessary, together with excellent communication skills, and a cheerful ‘can do’ personality.  Flexibility to work additional hours, during evenings and weekends is required.

What we can offer you:

  • The opportunity to build on your knowledge of media, lighting, sound and set construction and take your next step in your career to a technical role within an educational setting
  • The opportunity to learn from an experienced team of teaching staff and the performing Arts Technician
  • A warm and friendly school where staff are respected and feel supported
  • Fantastic opportunities to get involved in the life of the School, with excellent facilities in new and refurbished buildings.
  • Opportunity to develop yourself, through continued professional development.

What we expect from you:

  • A can-do attitude, willingness to learn from others and take initiative within this thriving department
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent inter-personal skills
  • Ability to keep calm under pressure
  • Ability to work flexibly in a very dynamic environment where hours worked are dictated by operational needs and very occasionally include some evening and weekend work

Further details of the role and application process can be obtained from the School’s website.

Closing Date: 12 noon, 29th June 2018

Withington Girls’ School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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