Performing Arts Technician


Performing Arts Technician
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Plympton Academy
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Plympton Academy
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Performing Arts Technician

Salary: Pay Group 3 Pro rata to £18,350 - £22,020 for hours and weeks stated.

Hours per week: 37 hours (with a 30-minute unpaid lunch break), term time only + 5 INSET days.  The successful candidate will be willing to work additional evening/weekend hours during times  of performances/external lettings on an overtime/time off in lieu basis.

Start date: ASAP

Contract: full time, permanent

Closing Date: 11/12/2022

Interview Date: TBC


Plympton Academy seeks to appoint a dynamic and creative Performing Arts Technician with sound knowledge and skills for supervising the Theatre and Performing Arts Spaces in our brand new, state-of-the-art Performing Arts block.    

Main responsibilities include: 

  • Supporting any day-to-day curriculum needs within the faculty. 
  • Support incoming professional/amateur companies and groups and ensure their technical needs are met.
  • Give support and advice to students about the use of equipment; Help non-arts staff when the theatre is used for presentations, assemblies etc.
  • Assess the level of technical support required for each event and cost implications at an early stage in negotiations.
  • Advise on the refurbishment and upgrading of technical equipment within the Performing Arts area. 

If you would like to be a part of an exciting, thriving and expanding Faculty where you are able to build the technical provisions and opportunities within the team then please apply for this role.

The Thinking Schools Academy Trust

The Thinking Schools Academy Trust is a family of schools consisting of both primary and secondary schools across Kent, Hampshire and Plymouth. 

We believe that every young person in our community deserves to have the best opportunities at life regardless of their individual circumstances.

Education is the key to transforming life chances and we support and develop every member of our community to:

  1. Think about their Thinking
  2. Be their Best self
  3. Shape their Success

In this way we transform life chances

Click Here To view our Trust video to gain an insight into The Thinking Schools Academy Trust


What our Trust will offer you:

  1. The opportunity to work with happy and well-behaved children who are excited about learning and work with parents who are supportive of our school values and ethos. 
  2. Outstanding CPD tailored to you, wherever you are in your career
  3. Support from across the Trust to help you deliver outstanding teaching and learning through resources, mentoring and school visits
  4. Reduced membership of a fully-equipped fitness suite and classes – located on the site of New Horizons Children’s Academy
  5. A 24/7 employee assistance programme which provides counselling and support / advice on a wide array of areas
  6. Free parking in our staff carpark


What you need to do now:

If you are interested in working at our school, benefitting from a supportive network of colleagues across our Trust, and are keen to progress your career then please apply today!

Early applications are encouraged and we reserve the right to close the vacancy if a suitable candidate is found.

We strongly encourage any applicants who may be interested in working at our school to contact Tracey Overton on to arrange an informal conversation about the role with our hiring manager.

If you experience any issues in applying for this role via our careers site please click here to submit an application via Microsoft Forms

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. As per KCSIE we will also undertake online searches for all shortlisted candidates, if you have any questions regarding this process please email


The following documents are available relating to this vacancy:

Job Description - Technician - Peforming Arts Technician - Plympton Academy.pdf

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