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Theatre Technician

Date:  10 Jul 2024
Location: 

Villars-sur-Ollon, CH

Job ID:  2973
School:  Collège Beau Soleil
Company:  Nord Anglia Education

From September 2024

 

 

OUR PHILOSOPHY


At Beau Soleil, we believe it’s what you do that counts. This philosophy holds true in all that we do as staff and for our students. We are a community that believes in the power of action, engagement and participation, inside and outside of the classroom.

Our unique holistic education is built around four core values: Respect, Responsibility, Ambition and Determination, which provide a framework to community life for our international student body.

 

Our students come from over fifty different countries, with diverse academic backgrounds and a wide range of future aspirations.

With curricular programmes in both English and French, students graduate with an IB or Advanced Studies Diploma. Within this framework, small class sizes allow for a flexible programme and staff are encouraged and supported to bring new ideas to all that they do.

 

 

OUR COMMUNITY

 

Our location in the heart of Villars-sur-Ollon, offers an enviable lifestyle with access to skiing in the winter months and a multitude of outdoor and sporting activities throughout the year. Montreux, Lausanne and Geneva are all within easy reach for cultural adventures and inspiration.


The Beau Soleil campus is an inspiring place to work with facilities that are second to none. Our ongoing campus development and maintenence programme ensures that our students and staff thrive in an environment of which they can be rightly proud.

 

 

 

YOUR PROFILE

 

As the Theatre Technician, you will be at the heart of our dynamic Arts programme, providing essential technical and stage management support for all performance spaces.
 

This is a 50 % part-time role where you will be responsible for the setup and operation of lighting, sound, and multimedia equipment during productions, as well as overseeing the Beau Soleil student tech team. Additionally, you will manage stage setups, including sourcing and creating props, and ensure the smooth running and maintenance of all performance spaces and its equipment.
 

Your role will also involve training the student tech team on a weekly basis during term time, maintaining high standards of Health and Safety for theatre equipment, and being available to work occasional evenings and weekends as required. This position requires a balance of technical and creative skills, excellent communication and organisational abilities, and a passion for working with young people in an educational setting.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Provide technical and stage management support for all Theatre and Dance events.
  • Set up and operate lighting, sound, and multimedia equipment during productions, or oversee the Beau Soleil student tech team.
  • Manage stage setup for all school/theatre department productions, including sourcing and creating props.
  • Train the student tech team weekly during term time.
  • Maintain the performance spaces, and manage its equipment.
  • Ensure all theatre equipment meets Health and Safety standards and complete necessary checks.
  • Serve as the main contact for external speakers/events needing technical equipment.
  • Coordinate theatre bookings and maintain a central calendar.
  • Be available to work occasional evenings and weekends as required.

 

EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

 

  • A ‘régisseur technique de spectacle’ professional qualification or any relevant qualifications
  • Up-to-date knowledge of lighting systems, control apparatus, and digital audio-visual equipment.

 

EXPERIENCE

 

  • Experience as a theatre technician, preferably in a school or university setting.
  • Experience in teaching is an asset.

 

PERSON SPECIFICATION

 

  • A balance of technical and creative skills with a sound understanding of Design Technology and an interest in Art and Design.
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills, self-motivation, initiative, and flexibility.
  • Confidence in working at heights and the ability to do so safely.
  • Good working knowledge of IT.
  • Able to work in English and French.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends.
  • Eagerness to be part of a growing and motivated team dedicated to developing the Arts at Beau Soleil.

 

 

 

START DATE

 

From 1st September 2024

 

 

HOW TO APPLY

 

Applications should be made via Beau Soleil recruitment website at https://www.beausoleil.ch/careers and should contain a CV, letter of application and the details of two professional referees.


The closing date for applications is Sunday, 14 July 2024.


Successful short listed candidates will be contacted straight away with initial discussions conducted remotely by telephone or video call.
Collège Alpin Beau Soleil is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. A police check is required prior to appointment.

 

Beau Soleil is a member of the Nord Anglia Education group of schools, which offers staff the chance to become part of a global network of schools and benefit from the professional training opportunities of the world’s leading organization of outstanding schools.

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