Backstage Academy

At Home on Production Park


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Backstage Academy is uniquely positioned right at the heart of Production Park, Europe’s leading Live Industry destination. We provide the best possible training for the live events sector, with fantastic industry links and state-of-the-art production facilities.

As a privately funded organisation, we bridge the gap between industry and education, working closely with leading professionals to respond quickly to current skills shortages and write training programmes in line with specific demands. We provide relevant, up-to-date training so that degree students get a real taste for what life is like in the backstage entertainment industry, with a focus on employability.


At Backstage Academy, you don’t just learn it. You live it. 


The Role

We are looking for an organised, self-motivated and enthusiastic individual to provide technical support, instruction and supervision to students in the safe and correct use of the relevant equipment and materials associated with Live Event Production. The successful candidate will display a knowledge of and interest in Live Event Production and a technical skills base which may include sound, rigging, lighting, networking and digital performance technologies. A familiarity with the processes of temporary electrical systems, health and safety and equipment maintenance would also be an advantage.


The role will assist the Technical Director with the day-to-day operation of the Backstage Academy Studios and the safe presentation of all student productions, external hires and projects at Backstage Academy. Duties will include (but are not limited to) assisting academic staff during practical sessions, maintenance of equipment, maintaining and supervising the safe and efficient operation of Backstage Academy studios and specialist teaching spaces, assisting the training of students and staff on how to operate equipment, and being responsible for health and safety of the building and its equipment in the absence of the Technical Director. The successful candidate will have a flexible approach to different working styles and a willingness to work antisocial hours over demanding periods.


The ideal candidate may have a Degree in Technical Theatre or Live Events and have 5 GCSEs at grade C or above, or equivalent, including Maths and English, and should also have excellent visual and verbal communication skills. Alternatively, a candidate without a Degree classification but with extensive technical experience in Technical Theatre or Live Events will also be considered. The successful candidate would be required to successfully complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.


For more information on Backstage Academy - Please send  your CV to Closing Date for Applications – 12:00pm, 4th October 2019.  

Benefits of joining the Backstage Academy Team:

  • 22 days holiday + 8 Bank Holiday Days.  
  • Pension
  • Life Assurance
  • Profit Share Scheme
  • Employee Lunches Provided
  • Regular Social Events
  • Monthly Employee Reward Scheme
  • Voluntary Health Cash Plan
  • Free Car Parking
  • Staff development and training opportunities
  • The opportunity to make a difference to the lives of young people


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