Careers and Vacancies - Birmingham Rep
Backstage Apprenticeships

 

BACKSTAGE APPRENTICESHIP SCHEME – SUMMER 2017

LIGHTING, SOUND, STAGE MANAGEMENT & CONSTRUCTION WORKSHOP

 

Starting July 1st 2017 for 12 months; minimum of 30 hours per week; £3.50 per hour.  Open to 18-25 year olds.   We particularly welcome applicants from BAME communities as they are under-represented within the backstage departments.

 

GENERAL DUTIES :

 

=         Act as apprentice to the Department, undertaking such tasks as may be determined from time to time by the Head of Department and/or other theatre staff in pursuance of achieving the Learning Outcomes below

=         Undertake all off-the-job training

=         Manual handling, moving sets, properties and equipment

=         Keep a written record of tasks and training undertaken throughout the Apprenticeship

=         Attend regularly scheduled meetings and report on progress

=         Be diligent and punctual in attending all work and/or training sessions

=         Behave in a safe and responsible manner at all times

=         Ensure compliance with the theatre's Equal Opportunities and Health & Safety policies at all times

=         Liaise with other apprentices involved in the Backstage Apprenticeships project

=         Take part in any promotional or publicity activity related to the Backstage Apprenticeships project

=         Undertake any other relevant duties as may be identified by the Head of Department from time to time

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES - LIGHTING APPRENTICESHIP:

=         An understanding of lighting design

=         An awareness of the importance of the working script as the basic source for lighting design, effects and cues.

=         Understand and be experienced in the safe use of electricity and have knowledge of the appropriate use of A/C, D/C, single phase and three phase power supplies

=         Create and use lighting plots and cues

=         Ability to read and interpret a lighting rig plan

=         Rig, focus and have knowledge of conventional lanterns

=         Practical knowledge of contemporary equipment, including scrollers, moving lights, DMX and current developments in lighting technology

=         Knowledge and experience of follow spot operation, stage electrics, smoke machines

=         Ability to prepare and provide electrical props, both battery and mains, that are safe and suitable for production

=         Ability to maintain electrical equipment

=         A working knowledge and awareness of current Health & Safety rules and regulations appropriate to self and the working environment

LEARNING OUTCOMES - SOUND APPRENTICESHIP:

=         An understanding of sound design and the roles of a sound designer, sound engineer and sound operator

=         Ability to access artistic requirements and undertake appropriate research

=         Awareness of the importance of the working script and/or score as the basic source for sound design, effects and cues

=         Understand and be experienced in the safe use of electricity in theatre sound applications

=         Understand the use of current sound control systems

=         Create and use sound plots and cues

=         Read and interpret a sound rig plan

=         Safely and correctly rig a basic sound system for recording, live mixing and playback, understanding the function of each item of equipment

=         Practical knowledge of contemporary equipment, including digital and analogue recording, editing, EQ units, samplers and microphones, and an awareness of other current developments in sound technology

=         Ability to maintain sound equipment

=         A working knowledge and awareness of current Health & Safety rules and regulations appropriate to self and the working environment

LEARNING OUTCOMES - STAGE MANAGEMENT APPRENTICESHIP:

=         Understanding of a Stage Management department and the different roles within the team

=         Experience and knowledge of the Stage Management team in the creative process and the teams’ relationship with the director, performers and other members of the creative and production teams

=         Experience and understanding of the use of the script and the rehearsal process as a source of information for the production

=         Experience and knowledge of tasks and responsibilities relating to the rehearsal process, including prompt book, mark up, running rehearsal, rehearsal calls, costume fitting calls, rehearsal notes, prop lists, setting lists, running plots, cue sheets and production meetings

=         Experience and knowledge of tasks and responsibilities relating to the production period, including get in, fit up, plotting, technical rehearsals, dress rehearsals, and pastoral care of the performing company

=         Experience and knowledge of tasks and responsibilities relating to rehearsal and performance, including duties relating to Health and Safety, the audience, contracts, pre-show checks, warm ups, pre-sets, stage maintenance, calls, performance staff and performers, and show reports

=         Experience and knowledge of the research and acquisition of props and furniture required for rehearsals and performance through borrowing, hiring and purchasing

=         Experience and knowledge of basic prop making

=         A working knowledge and awareness of current Health & Safety rules and regulations appropriate to self and the working environment

LEARNING OUTCOMES - CONSTRUCTION WORKSHOP APPRENTICESHIP:

=         Understanding of a Workshop department and the different roles within the team

=         Experience and knowledge of the workshop team in the creative process and the teams’ relationship with the designer and other members of the creative and production teams

=         Experience and understanding of the use of the script and the design process as a source of information for the production

=         Experience and knowledge of tasks and responsibilities relating to the design process, including white card model and finished model, rehearsal notes, prop lists and production meetings

=         Experience and knowledge of tasks and responsibilities relating to the production period, including get in, fit up, plotting, technical rehearsals, dress rehearsals, and pastoral care of the performing company

=         Experience and knowledge of the research and acquisition of props and furniture required for rehearsals and performance through borrowing, hiring and purchasing

=         Experience and knowledge of steel fabrication, including cutting and welding

=         Experience and knowledge of construction of timber flats, cladding and canvassing

=         Experience and knowledge of woodworking machinery

=         Experience and knowledge of appropriate woodworking joints and fixing methods used in set construction

=         Experience and knowledge of basic prop making and prop finishing

=         A working knowledge and awareness of current Health & Safety rules and regulations appropriate to self and the working environment

 

 

 

Location

BRT

Department

Production Office

Salary

£3.50 per hour

Closing Date

Sun, 30 Apr 2017

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