Casual Technicians

The Yard Theatre

What can you receive?
£25 - £35k pro rata


30 June 2024

About The Yard Theatre

“A mecca for some of the most interesting theatre in Britain” – British Vogue

The Yard reimagines theatre to reimagine the world.

Our programme crosses genres and breaks boundaries, because each artist we work with wants to say something new, in new ways. The artists we work with reflect the diversity of East London. Their work invites us into journeys of escape, euphoria, possibility and hope.


The Casual Technicians will assist the Senior Venue technician in the delivery of The Yard’s programme in its theatre and bar spaces. This may include equipment maintenance, rigging, preparing the venue for an incoming show or event, amongst other duties. We require casual technicians to do shifts as a “Duty Technician”.

This means you are the sole technical staff member on site during a performance or event, performing pre-show checks, supporting the artists or stage management team to set up, and troubleshooting minor issues if they come up.

This is a freelance role paid at £15 per hour.

● Duty technician responsibilities, performing pre-show checks, supporting
artists/stage management during shows and events, completing end of show checks or
power down.
● Troubleshoot technical issues as they come up during a show or event.
● Work at height when required.
● Be on hand to help with any Qlab troubleshooting.
● Be on hand to help with any EOS troubleshooting.
● Safely Rig lighting and sound equipment when needed.
● Work with the Production Managers and/or Production Carpenters to build theatre


If the statements in the ‘Essential’ section describe you, then we’d love to hear from you.

● Experience of Technical Theatre environments.
● Experience of working alongside a Stage Management team.
● Knowledge of how to troubleshoot and operate on an ETC ION.
● Knowledge of how to troubleshoot and operate QLab4+5 (sound and video).
● Experience in the rigging and focusing of lighting in a theatre environment.

● Knowledge of Digital sound mixers.
● General knowledge of Technical Standards for Places of Entertainment.

Please visit our website or click here for the full job description and how to apply.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

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