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Performance and Audio-Visual Technician

Required from September 2022

Full time or part time (Term time only + 5 days)

Fixed term, 1 year

£22,702 per annum (pro-rata)

The role

We are looking for an organised and dynamic technician, with a genuine passion for Performing Arts, to join the ‘Technician Team of the Year 2022’ at Sutton High School, a selective, independent school for 850 girls aged 3-18.

You will be responsible for providing high quality technical support for drama, music and dance performances and meeting the audio-visual needs of wider school events, including the use of AV equipment in teaching and learning across the school.

 The position requires a good knowledge of stage lighting and sound technology, and audio-visual equipment and other technical resources, and the willingness to work closely with the teaching staff and students, to provide technical support for all events requiring audio-visual technology. There will be additional hours required outside of school hours to support school productions and events. An understanding of general IT support, music technology or video production will be an advantage.

 You will have a good understanding of presentation set-up and the IT skills required to support staff with events such as lectures and festivals, or audio-visual classroom needs. You must have either training or experience of performance lighting and sound technology and you will be comfortable working at height. The successful candidate will be dealing with a wide variety of people at all levels, so candidates must be effective communicators, with strong interpersonal skills, flexible, adaptable and have a willingness to work as part of a team.

If you have the relevant skills, initiative and experience with a proactive, self-motivated and flexible approach we would be delighted to hear from you.

The role is 36 hours per week, Monday to Friday. There will be evening and weekend work to cover school events, such as productions and concerts. Part-time applicants will be considered, but a willingness to work evenings and weekends is essential.

 About Sutton High School

Sutton High School is a vibrant and diverse independent day school for girls with an age range of 3 to 18 years.

We are a close-knit community and new additions are welcomed warmly by students and staff alike. We can also offer you a green and spacious six-acre site, excellent transport links, delicious free lunches and activities for staff including choir, swimming, yoga and a book club. Every year staff are invited to a quiz, a Burns Night and a summer party.

 The school is a member of the Girls’ Day School Trust (GDST) and the Girls’ Schools Association (GSA). Membership of the GDST, the largest group of independent girls’ schools in the UK, gives us unrivalled opportunities for training and sharing of good practice.

Employee benefits include:

  • Competitive salaries and pay progression
  • Access to extensive professional development opportunities
  • Training grants for qualifications
  • Generous pension schemes
  • Free life assurance benefit
  • A discount of up to 50% on fees for children at GDST schools
  • Interest free loans for training, computer purchase loans and travel season ticket loans
  • A Cycle to Work scheme
  • Competitive terms and conditions of employment

For further details and to apply please click the apply button.

Applications must be received by: Midday 4 July 2022.

Interviews to be held w/c 4 July 2022, in person at Sutton High School.

 The GDST is committed to diversity, inclusion and real change: a family where every individual is valued, respected and included.

The GDST is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.