Job vacancies

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 you've learnt. 

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 Assessor.

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 in-house productions.

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 Skype.

To apply for this post please download and complete the application form and return to

The closing date for applications is 12 noon Wednesday 8th April 2015.






Sign up to receive news from the Traverse Theatre.

Please enter your details below to join our e-list.

Required fields are marked with an asterix.

  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
Submit Cancel