Senior Sound & Video Technician (3B Sound Specialism)

Discipline: Sound & Video
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £47,653.13
Contact email:
Job ref: 006042
Published: 19 days ago
Expiry date: 04 Dec 2023 12:00

We are looking for a Senior Sound and Video Technician (3B Sound Specialism) to join our Sound and Video Department at the National Theatre.


The Sound & Video Department exists to provide superlative technical and production services to Sound & Video Designers whilst working within the National Theatre. Through continual development we aim to continually push the boundaries of sound & video design and deliver exceptional audience experiences.


The department consists of staff working in three main areas:


Sound & Video Operations: Theatre venue-based staff responsible for the realisation and delivery of performance sound & video.

Sound & Video Workshops: Consisting of managers and technicians responsible for maintaining, preparing and management of equipment.

Sound & Video Events and Services: Consisting of managers and technicians responsible for the delivery of events, commercial activities and supporting our studio facilities.


The Senior Sound & Video Technician (BECTU Grade 3B) is a hands-on, operational role working directly on performances, based within the NT Sound & Video department.


You will play a key role in the production process undertaking roles such as sound programmer/operator, radio mic supervision/running, support technician; providing specialist technical services to a consistent and high standard.


Working with and without supervision, supervising and mentoring other technicians. Providing support for Sound & Video Technicians(3A). Initiating, planning and taking responsibility for projects and activities within Sound & Video Department operations. Delivering informal training and passing on skills.


The successful candidate will have the following:

  • Previous experience as a sound technician within a theatre or other live performance environment.

  • Previous experience installing, programming, operating, and supporting complex audio systems.

  • A practical and working knowledge of Health & Safety legislation including electrical, working at height and noise regulations.

  • A working knowledge of backstage sound craft including radio mic fitting/running and monitoring.

  • Significant experience of the programming and operation of digital sound consoles and playback software.

If that sounds like you, then we would love to hear from you!

Download the Job Description here. 


The closing date for the receipt of a completed application is Monday 4th December at 12 noon.


For further queries please email


We want our workforce to be representative of all sections of society and welcome applications from everyone.

As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for our vacancies.

People Department 2023