Senior Stage Automation Technician 3A

Discipline: Stages
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £51,367.68
Contact email:
Job ref: 007502
Published: 13 days ago
Expiry date: 03 Jun 2024 12:00

We are looking for a Senior Stage Automation Technician (Grade 3A) to join the National Theatre Stages Team.


The purpose of the role


As a senior staff member, you will be expected to participate in, and supervise technicians, the full range of technical duties during fit-ups, rehearsals, performances, change overs and get-outs carried out by the department when required, providing duty cover and technical support as necessary and ensuring the highest possible standards are achieved. This may include working in all three venues and other NT spaces as required.


The successful candidate will have the following: 

  • Solid stage operational experience in professional theatre; with experience as a Head of Stage/Automation or equivalent in a small producing or rep theatre, a Deputy Head or equivalent in a larger theatre, or Supervisory duties within a touring environment.

  • Industry recognised certificates such as NRC, IOSHH ABTT awards.

  • The ability to draw, read and interpret ground and stage plans using CAD and other software.

  • A practical working knowledge of current Health & Safety legislation including LOLER, PUWER, risk assessment and working at height.

  • An excellent working knowledge and experience of theatrical flying techniques.

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 and NT Talks and Events, 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 Monday 3rd 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