About this role
Volunteers are needed to help in technical areas to ensure that our theatre productions can be put on.
There are many different areas involved in the backstage and technical areas of the theatre. There is plenty of scope for volunteers to become involved at varying levels – Stage/Deputy Stage Managers, Stage Crew, Fly Crew, Fit Up Crew, Get Out Crew, Lighting Designers, Sound Technicians to name a few.
Volunteers can help with making sets and props, and provide technical support with lighting and sound, particularly in the following areas:
LightingThe Lighting Designer – has the responsibility for designing the lighting for a production. The Programmer – will operate the lighting desk during a production – quite often the designer and programmer is the same person. For this role, attendance at all technical and dress rehearsals is necessary and, very often, the lighting team attend rehearsals to familiarise themselves with the run of the production.
SoundThe sound department is looking for/would welcome volunteers with a keen interest in the sound reinforcement of voices and musical instruments. A basic knowledge of microphone types, amplifiers and mixers would be an advantage, along with a desire to take your skills to a professional level. However, this is not essential as training will be given. You will discover great satisfaction in being part of a skilled technical team while helping with all kinds of productions.
WorkshopThe majority of sets which are seen on stage at Concordia are designed and built in the theatre workshop. This offers the opportunity for scenery and cloth painting as well as helping to put a set together. Do you have a skill which you think would have benefit in this area?
Technical Helpers are needed during performances which are normally in the evenings, and occasionally will be needed on Wednesdays to set things up ready for performances.
When you can volunteer
- References needed
- Willing to take a DBS Check
Some expertise in the above areas would be helpful, however not essential, as we provide training in every aspect.
We ask for 2 references.
Location Stockwell Head, Hinckley, LE10 1RE