Deputy Technician, Full-Time (One year fixed term)

Harlow Playhouse is recruiting a Deputy Technician to be part of the technical team assisting in the backstage responsibilities of running this increasingly busy venue. Harlow Playhouse is a presenting and co-producing theatre, consisting of two auditoria and three vibrant studios, delivering a wide ranging programme of live performing arts across the year. It is also home to several performing schools and companies.

Responsible to the Technical Manager, duties will include maintaining backstage areas and equipment, operating lighting and sound, liaising with incoming companies and organisations, assisting get-ins and get-outs and the smooth running of performances.

Knowledge of technical theatre is required for this role and the ideal candidate will have experience of working backstage in a theatre environment or have completed a recognised technical theatre qualification, though this is not essential.

If you are a dynamic team player here is your opportunity to play an important role at Harlow Playhouse.

You will be required to complete an application for a Disclosure and Barring Service Check and any offer of employment will be subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks. 

For further information please download the documents below or visit www.harlow.gov.uk/jobs

Closing date for applications is Friday 4th August 2017

Interviews will be held on Friday 18th August 2017 and Monday 21st August 2017

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Pantomime, Various Technical Positions (Short term contracts)

Harlow Playhouse is currently recruiting freelance Stage Crew and Technical ASMs for this year’s pantomime; Peter Pan.

Are you a dynamic team player? 

Do you have experience in a similar role? 

Would you like to be part of a friendly and talented team?

If so, download the information below and send your CV along with a covering letter to Emily.Brown@harlow.gov.uk

Please note: You must be available for ALL the dates listed on the relevant position’s Job Description

Job Description: Stage Crew

Job Description: Technical ASM


Casual Host, £8.25 per hour

Our busy Cafe Bar requires additional casual support.

You will be able to contribute to the efficient delivery of ticket bookings and the efficient operation of the Cafe Bar. You must also be able to contribute to stimulating ticket sales.

You must have experience of directly dealing with customers in a sales-based environment and possess good basic IT knowledge.

An ability to work well under pressure is a must, as is a good telephone manner and an ability to show initiative.

Although previous experience of working with ticketing software is an advantage, this is not essential and full training will be provided.

For more information please contact Jessica du Preez: Jessica.dupreez@harlow.gov.uk

Job Description

Employee Profile

Application Form (Word)

Please note: This vacancy is an open-ended application and there is no closing date. We currently are at full capacity for this role, however if you would like to still apply, send through your application and you’ll be put on a waiting list.


Casual Duty Front of House Manager, £10.29 per hour 

The Playhouse requires casual Duty Front of House Managers for shows that primarily are evening and weekend but can occasionally be daytime.

The Duty Front of House Manager is the senior member of staff responsible for the Front of House during performances. The position involves supervising staff and volunteer ushers, and liaising with visiting companies regarding programme and merchandise sales. The Duty Manager is responsible for all aspects of the Health and Safety of audiences.

Ideally you should have management or supervisory experience, preferably in a leisure or entertainment venue and proven ability to provide a high standard of customer care. You will hold a personal licence and basic certificate in first aid or be prepared to undertake the necessary training.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Brian Palmer on 01279 446701 or email brian.palmer@harlow.gov.uk

Job Description

Employee Profile

Application Form (Word)

Please note: This vacancy is an open-ended application and there is no closing date. We currently are at full capacity for this role, however if you would like to still apply, send through your application and you’ll be put on a waiting list.


Casual Technical Assistant, £11.33 per hour 

Harlow Playhouse is looking to expand its team of experienced casual technicians to help with the backstage responsibilities of running this increasingly busy venue. You will be working with people who have an established reputation as one of the best and most customer focused teams in the country.

Responsible to the Technical Manager, duties will include assisting ‘get-ins’ and ‘get-outs’, Lighting, Sound or Flys operation and Stage Management.

Knowledge of technical theatre is essential to this role and the ideal candidate will have experience of working backstage in a theatre environment or have completed a recognised technical theatre qualification.

To apply please complete an application form (see link below) and return to Emily Brown, Technical Manager by post or email to Emily.Brown@harlow.gov.uk 

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us via email or telephone 01279 446747.

Job Description

Employee Profile

Application Form (Word)

Please note: This vacancy is an open-ended application and there is no closing date. We currently are at full capacity for this role, however if you would like to still apply, send through your application and you’ll be put on a waiting list.


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