Senior Rigging Resources Technician

Discipline: Stages
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £45,296.16
Contact email:
Job ref: 007803
Published: 10 days ago
Expiry date: 20 Jun 2024 12:00

We are looking for a Senior Rigging Resources Technician to join the National Theatre Stages Team.


The purpose of the role

Based within the Rigging Resources team, this role works to ensure that lifting equipment, accessories and related equipment comply with relevant legislation and standards. You will have operational responsibility for the inspection, testing and maintenance of equipment and will supervise Technicians undertaking inspection-related activity; this may include working in all three venues and other NT spaces.

You will also be responsible for the storage and asset tracking of equipment, accurately recording its condition and location, and will work closely with other areas within the Stage department and other technical teams to fulfil lifting equipment requests for theatre productions and other events across the organisation.


The successful candidate will have the following: 

  • Technical operational experience in the entertainment and theatre rigging, or lifting equipment, industries

  • A good working knowledge of current Health & Safety legislation including LOLER

  • Good organisational skills and able to work calmly under pressure and prioritise conflicting demands

  • Leadership experience, with the ability to anticipate, influence and accomplish

  • The ability to communicate effectively with colleagues at all levels

If that sounds like you, this may be the role for you!

Download the Job Description here. 

Working with us will give you…

  • Complimentary staff tickets for shows, subject to availability and policy.

  • Discounts in the NT’s bars, cafes, restaurants, and bookshop, as well as in local businesses (from Wagamama to local childcare providers & gyms on and around the South Bank)

  • Access to interest-free season ticket loan and Cyclescheme partnership

  • Pension schemes with Legal & General and NEST

  • Sabbatical option, subject to agreement and policy

  • Generous sick pay

  • Family-friendly employer with supporting policies

  • Hybrid and flexible working, subject to agreement and policy

  • Training and Development Programme via e-learning platform, and specialist in-person training relating to role.

  • On-site Occupational Health and welfare support

  • Free-to-access Employee Assistance Programme, enabling counselling and mental wellbeing support, financial and legal advice, and advice on caring responsibilities.

  • On-site staff canteen and bar

  • Staff networks including Amplified: The Ethnically Diverse Network; Disability Staff Network; LGBTQ+ Network; Parents and Parents & Carers Network

  • The NT is also a member of Parents and Carers in the Performing Arts (PiPA)

Please note 


The closing date for the receipt of a completed application is Thursday 20th June 2024 at 12 noon.


We support and encourage people from a variety of backgrounds, experiences and skill sets to join us and help shape what we do. As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for our vacancies.


If you would like to speak to someone about any adjustments or have any questions you can email and we will be in touch with you to make the necessary arrangements.


People Department 2024