Reference Quantity: ST0106

Particulars of normal


Working underneath the course and supervision of a manufacturing arts technical administration group, Inventive Venue Technicians (CVTs) present technical help for the development, rehearsal, presentation and removing of a dwell efficiency, for viewers or digital camera. CVTs play an lively function within the technical operation throughout a wide range of established inventive venues, for instance, theatres, arts centres and broadcast studios. CVTs shall be multi-skilled throughout a variety of technical disciplines and possess a broad degree of data related to the varied surroundings during which they function. CVTs shall be competent in lighting, audio, video and constructing companies associated to the efficiency arts and apply them to their resident premises and / or manufacturing. They may also be expert in stagecraft strategies equivalent to carpentry, working stage equipment and performing scene modifications. This may permit them to arrange, rig, function, keep and restore technical tools as utilized in inventive venues to facilitate the rehearsal and presentation of dwell efficiency e.g. surroundings, luminaires, fixtures, audio and video equipment. They will learn, interpret and provides acceptable technical info to colleagues and purchasers. They will safely use a wide range of instruments to assemble, set up and keep surroundings and tools for stage and display screen. Emphasis shall be positioned on endeavor duties each autonomously and as a part of a group, taking possession of the output commonplace. With steerage, CVTs will use their abilities to grasp and reply to the event of the inventive group’s imaginative and prescient in addition to the maintenance of their resident venue or touring manufacturing. This may contain, for instance, focussing lanterns, becoming radio mics, assembling surroundings and programming lighting, audio, video, automation and different management techniques. They’ll undertake venue upkeep duties equivalent to housekeeping, re-lamping, portray and primary venue restore work.

Job roles lined

Venue Technician, Theatre Technician, Stage Technician, Lighting Technician, Sound Technician, Video Technician, Automation Technician.


Inventive Venue Technicians will:

  • take private duty for security of self and others
  • have a versatile method and shall be adaptable to vary
  • be prepared to work unsociable hours in a wide range of areas for prolonged intervals
  • be punctual, dependable and personally accountable
  • be self-motivated with a optimistic and disciplined method to work
  • have a dedication to non-public {and professional} growth
  • develop skilled working relationships and deal with others with respect utilizing acceptable channels and etiquette
  • have drive and willpower to finish a activity on time

Necessities: Expertise & Data




Understanding the Trade (phrases & relationships)

  • be laptop literate – in phrase processing, spreadsheets and digital management techniques to thereby help in communication, planning, monitoring and operation of manufacturing processes, constructing companies and artistic venue applied sciences e.g. e mail, drafting experiences, supplying technical info and programming manufacturing management consoles
  • adjust to inventive venue budgetary and monetary administration protocols
  • talk successfully with co-workers and handle work teams
  • deal politely and respectfully with stakeholders, starting from freelance, touring and venue employees to performers, group teams and the general public
  • diligently handle their very own punctuality and dealing time as required by venue actions

  • well being and security requirements together with handbook dealing with, work at peak, provision and use of labor tools, building (design and administration), noise, first support, working hours, electrical energy at work, fireplace & emergency procedures, accident reporting and Technical Requirements for Locations of Leisure
  • safety and management of apparatus protocols
  • administration constructions inside a venue, etiquette and tradition, together with communication protocols and interdependencies of departments
  • related trade our bodies and their roles e.g. HSE, ABTT, BECTU
  • ideas of stage and manufacturing administration
  • inventive venue security techniques
  • the historical past, types, structure, terminology and acoustics of inventive venues


  • put together danger assessments and technique statements to assist guarantee protected planning and supply of labor processes within the venue
  • put together and interpret system specs e.g. floor plans, lighting plans and design drawings
  • put together written info and experiences e.g. cue sheets, post-performance experiences, handover notes

  • the collection of the right instruments and tools for duties equivalent to assembling scenic elements and truss and rigging lighting, audio and video tools
  • computer-aided design – viewing, extracting info and realising specs from system designs e.g. stage plans, lighting plans and sound schematics
  • environmental and sustainability protocols e.g. appropriate disposal of various lamp varieties and digital tools, discount in use of PVC merchandise
  • approaches to downside fixing – to realize the inventive group’s necessities throughout the acceptable venue or manufacturing’s sources

Manufacturing Processes, Efficiency & Upkeep

  • competently use security and entry tools e.g. private and fall safety tools, ladders, entry towers and tallescopes
  • assemble and configure constructions and techniques from element elements to manufacturing specification – equivalent to scenic and rigging constructions, lighting, sound, energy, dimming, amplification and management techniques
  • undertake fault-finding of elements and techniques e.g. eliminating suggestions in a dwell audio system
  • underneath course – deploy, function and keep technical tools e.g. lighting: choose acceptable luminaires and equipment, take a look at, rig, join and focus to plan
  • function hand and energy instruments safely e.g. podger, adjustable spanner, drill driver and jigsaw
  • programme and function computerised management tools e.g. lighting, sound and automation management desks
  • set and alter scenes in dwell efficiency – setting and putting scenic components underneath ‘present circumstances’
  • undertake cueing and dwell operation e.g. working a followspot to a present plot
  • function suspension techniques e.g. handbook hemp, single and double buy counterweight and automatic theatrical flying techniques
  • as directed – examine, keep and monitor venue and manufacturing techniques e.g. emergency lighting, re-lamping, first line repairs, rig-check
  • diligently undertake stage crafts equivalent to scenic building, carpentry, metalwork, stage equipment, props, scene modifications, knots and terminations

  • the agreed Trade protected working process: e.g. The Code of Conduct for Get-ins, Match-ups and Get-outs
  • recognition of manufacturing design components – scenic, lighting, audio and visible e.g. technique of scenic building: timber, metallic and textile
  • the properties of electrical energy, fastened and momentary electrical techniques; concept, follow and security e.g. to allow moveable equipment testing of related technical tools
  • the properties of mechanical and electro-mechanical techniques e.g. to allow the meeting and monitoring of hydraulic techniques for scenic impact
  • lifting operations; concept and follow e.g. to allow monitoring of a lifting operation in compliance with LOLER equivalent to performer flying
  • how one can establish potential enhancements to techniques and procedures to raised allow the realisation of the inventive group’s imaginative and prescient for the manufacturing
  • housekeeping – conserving venue work and storage areas clear, tidy and free from the build-up of waste supplies

Entry necessities: Particular person employers will establish any related entry necessities. Apprentices with out Stage 2 English & Maths shall be required to realize this degree previous to taking the end-point evaluation.

Period: The Apprenticeship will usually final 24 months.

Evaluate date: This commonplace shall be reviewed after 3 years.

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