The Young Vic is looking for a dynamic and experienced individual to lead and manage our high-performing and collaborative Technical Department.
This is a vital leadership role within our theatre, and is responsible for delivering all the technical elements of our year-round programme in our theatres, on our digital stages, and across our creative engagement and talent development departments. The successful candidate will be passionate about the highest standards of collaboration with a wide range of artists, participants and creative personnel, delivering main house and studio productions as well as multi-disciplinary and digital works.
We are looking for an individual passionate about the mission of the Young Vic who is committed to supporting the realisation of projects and productions developed with our creative engagement and talent development departments – Taking Part and Director’s Program – collaborating with emerging artists, local participants in Lambeth and Southwark, and engaging non-traditional audiences.
The successful candidate will be committed to sector best practice and be ambitious for the future of technical skills talent development; increasing the representation the backstage in the performing arts; and advocating for careers in technical theatre.They will foster a collaborative environment across in-house and freelance teams, upholding a positive, inclusive culture, committed to our journey towards becoming an actively anti-racist organisation, and meeting our sustainability and environmental goals.
About the Young Vic
A registered charity and theatrical powerhouse, the Young Vic is synonymous with inclusivity, accessibility and creativity. We create performances that catalyse debate and are priced accessibly for our audiences, giving 10% of tickets away to those who experience barriers to engaging with the arts. We are deeply rooted in our local communities of Lambeth and Southwark, through Taking Part, at the same time as being internationally recognised for productions made with the world’s finest performers and creative teams. We are also proud to develop the next generation of talent through our Director’s Program.
We actively encourage people from a variety of backgrounds with different experiences, skills and stories to join us and influence and develop our working practice. We are particularly keen to hear from people who identify as Black or from the Global Majority and candidates who self-identify as disabled. All candidates who self-identify as disabled who demonstrate that they meet the essential criteria will be invited for interview. The Young Vic is committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, caring responsibilities, disability, gender, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and sexual orientation
Salary: c. £53,000 - £55,000 dependent on experience
Contract: Full Time. Permanent. Evening and weekend work will be required.
Apply by: 9am Tuesday 1st June 2021
Note to applicants: Please note first round interviews are likely to be held on or around 8th, 9th, 10th June 2021 with second round shortly after, potentially held in the early evenings over 14th – 16th June 2021.
Access: We are able to offer support and resources to aid access requirements; please state any access requirements on your application.
Education, Training and Qualifications: No formal qualification is required for this position.
Please note we do not accept CVs for this role. For the job description and application pack please see below.