Staffordshire University

Person Specification

Job Title:

Technical Specialist (Theatre & Performance)


Technical Services

The qualifications, experience, knowledge, skills and behaviours outlined above provide a summary of what is required to carry out this job effectively. They also form the selection criteria on which a decision to appointment will be made. Please ensure that you provide evidence of how you meet the criteria in your application.

No Selection Criteria Description Essential [E] or
Desirable [D]
by *
1 Degree or equivalent level qualification in a relevant theatre & performance discipline, or appropriate experience. E A
2 Previous experience, knowledge and skills working in a similar busy theatre & performance technical environment. E A/I
3 A creative, innovative, and flexible approach, with commitment to ensuring an excellent student experience. E A/I
4 Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to engage, and an enthusiasm to work with students. E A/I
5 An effective team player who is self-motivated and with good organisational skills. E A/I
6 A demonstrable record of delivering a high level of customer service. E A/I
7 A detailed knowledge of relevant Health and Safety legislation and a willingness to update and maintain safe working practices. E A/I
8 Ability to use initiative and demonstrate an innovative and pro-active approach to problem solving. E A/I
9 A demonstrable knowledge of a range of relevant technical equipment, involved in theatre & performance work including DMX patching (multiple universes), static & moving head lighting fixtures, dimmer packs, lighting control desks (analogue and digital), temporary access to height equipment, microphones and PA systems. E A/I
10 A demonstrable knowledge of specialist lighting control software such as ETC Nomad, LightFactory or similar. D A/I
11 Qualifications and/or extensive experience in theatre electrical installation and electrical equipment testing D A/I

* A - Application Form   I - Interview