Technical Theatre Apprenticeship
The Traverse Theatre is delighted to be working with Creative
and Cultural Skills to support a Technical Theatre Apprenticeship
giving an individual the opportunity to develop their technical
skills in the theatre industry.
An apprenticeship is employment mixed with training that is
linked to your job. By taking an apprenticeship, you'll gain a
broad understanding of the industry you are working in as well as a
qualification that employers will value. Your college or trainer
will work with you and your employer to agree a training plan that
suits you both. Finally, you will be assessed at work to see what
The Technical Theatre Apprentice will study for a Diploma in
Technical Theatre Operations at SCQF Level 6 and will be split
between time spent at the Traverse and meeting up with your
The holder of this post will be an important member of the
Traverse's Production Department, responsible for the development
and delivery of a wide range of events and productions supporting
the work of the Artistic Director. You will be expected to apply
all skills gained in training and put them into practice in a range
of technical settings. The successful candidate will demonstrate a
positive, forward-thinking attitude to their work with a strong
sense of self-motivation. You must also be capable of undertaking
the physical aspects of this position, which include fit-ups and
get-outs, and lighting and sound rigging for visiting companies and
We are looking for someone with a strong desire to work in
technical theatre and whose vision for their future would allow
them to benefit as much as possible from this opportunity.
Applicants must be aged 16 - 19 years old on the apprenticeship
start date (5 May 2015).
This post is funded under the Scottish Youth Employment
Initiative and is targeted at this specific age group.
Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK and, if
applicable, must hold any necessary work permits and/or visas.
Applicants must be available for interview
on Thursday 21st April at the Traverse Theatre, 10
Cambridge Street, Edinburgh.
Please note that we cannot accept interviews by telephone or
To apply for this post please download and complete the
application form and return to email@example.com.
The closing date for applications is 12 noon Wednesday
8th April 2015.