Cinema Projection & AV Technician

Summary

Warwick Arts Centre is looking for a motivated, passionate, inclusive, collaborative and technically skilled Cinema Projection & AV Technician to join the team. We are committed to creating an environment where everyone feels they belong, a place of fairness and equity and to be an organisation that reflects the diversity of its city. If this sounds like somewhere you would like to work, we would like to hear from you. You will be an active member of the Technical team, and play a pivotal role in bringing events to life, supporting the delivery of all technical aspects of both our live program and our cinema screenings and events. You will work closely with the Senior Projection & AV Technician to ingest content, adverts and create playlists at Warwick Arts Centre’s three digital cinemas, whilst supporting the wider Technical team’s AV requirements across the wide range of events that take place across our multi-venue Arts Centre. It is essential that you are a collaborative, positive and pro-active individual who also has a good understanding of projection and AV. In this role, you’ll specialise in live cinema projection, digital technologies, audiovisual, and simple sound operations, all within the context of the performing arts. Your primary responsibility will be to uphold the highest standards of technical presentation for all events while maintaining a keen awareness of health and safety regulations. Flexibility is key in the event industry, and you’ll need to be prepared to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends. Please note a 5% availability allowance is included in the advertised salary scale.

More Details

This is an exciting opportunity for a candidate with a passion for film and technology to join a multi-versatile Technical team. If you have some experience of live cinema or AV, this might have been as part of another arts organisation, or conference team then please do consider applying.

We are looking for someone who works well independently and as part of a team, who can keep themselves motivated and is interested in developing relationships with our customers, acting as an ambassador for the Arts Centre.

Warwick Arts Centre is a department of the University, and the successful candidate will be employed by the University of Warwick.

Skills and Experience

Essential

  • Educated to a minimum of GCSE grade A-C in English and Maths
  • Professional experience in sound in a technical theatre environment
  • Previous professional experience in delivering Projection services, Sound and AV technologies in a live theatre performance or Cinema environment
  • Previous professional experience of providing at least one of the following: lighting rigging and operation; technical stage Management including rigging of lifting equipment and counterweight flying; cinema Projection; theatre carpentry
  • Experience of supervision of casuals, freelancers, students, visiting technical staff as required, external contractors.
  • Proven excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Ability to maintain a flexible and creative approach with artistic sensitivity.
  • A proven ability to work on own initiative to solve problems in venues.
  • An awareness of Health and Safety in the workplace including but not limited to manual handling, LOLER or PUWER, COSHH, Noise at work.
  • Good IT skills – Mac & Windows
  • The ability to work long, unsocial hours. Working at height, with low light, manual handling and trip hazards in a sometimes dirty, noisy environment & night working.

Desirable

  • Industry / electrical / projection / Health & safety qualification
  • Proven relevant vocational CPD training e.g. ABTT awards, PLASA rigging, IPAF, MEWP training
  • Competent in CAD packages
  • Possession of a full clean driving license

About the Department

Warwick Arts Centre is the largest multi art form Arts Centre outside London. We are one of the region’s leading learning, visual arts, cinema and performing arts venues. We work with exceptional artists and creatives from the city, region and globally delivering a programme that reflects our local and global context. As an Arts Centre on a University campus, our ambition is to develop programmes which speak to and reach our audiences on campus, in the city of Coventry and the wider region. Our city is one of the most ethnically diverse and youngest in Europe our goal is to reflect this through our work and the people we employ.

What we offer

We will provide you with a great range of benefits, which include an attractive pension scheme, 26 days holiday plus customary & statutory day allowance. Potential overtime and BECTU get out payments. Excellent learning and development opportunities, and savings on a wide range of products and services. We offer a generous maternity/paternity/adoption/parental leave policy, and onsite childcare facilities.

How to Apply

To apply please complete your essential personal details and attach a CV and cover letter by the closing date of Wednesday 22nd May 2024. Please ensure your CV includes your most recent employment experience along with any additional relevant experience and education history. Your cover letter should detail how you meet the essential and desirable criteria for this post.

Useful tips to prepare your application

  1. Please review the Job recruitments and the Essential/desirable criterion
  2. Think about all the different types of roles you have had or work that you have done to support your application. (Essential)
  3. For each of the essential criterion, we would recommend you provide evidence/an example of what you have done that demonstrates that you have the experience, skills or knowledge we are looking for. (Essential)
  4. Remember to tell us why you want to work for Warwick Arts Centre. So, do your research. Look at our website https://www.warwickartscentre.co.uk to make sure that you understand the range, scope and scale of our work. Explore our context. Our role in the city of Coventry is very important to us so make sure you understand the demographics and have a view on what that means or should mean for us and our work with audiences and volunteers. (Essential)
  5. Ask a friend/colleague to review your application and to check that you have provided examples and told the best story and clearly outlined your ambitions in this role and the future. (Optional)

We can only assess your application based on what you write in your application so make sure that you write your supporting statement/letter with that in mind.

Warwick Arts Centre is holding an online information session about this role:
Monday 13th May, 1pm on Teams

Join our Technical Team for an information session about the role. We will outline what we are looking for in the role and what makes the best application. We will also talk about the state-of-the-art facilities and equipment that we have at Warwick Arts Centre, and give candidates an idea of what day-to-day looks like in the role. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions.

Please register to attend here: https://events.teams.microsoft.com/event/09c6b583-9296-4799-9cdf-756095580707@09bacfbd-47ef-4465-9265-3546f2eaf6bc

To find out more or to arrange an informal conversation about the role, please contact: Jonathan.Fogarty@warwick.ac.uk. You can also find more information about Warwick Arts Centre here – https://www.warwickartscentre.co.uk/

Organisation

Warwick Arts Centre

Location Type

Specific location

Salary Type

Salaried

Salary (Exact)

£26,394 – £30,196 per annum

Closing Date

22/05/2024

Contract Type

Full Time

Job Type

Backstage & Technical

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