Job Description

What is involved?

You will study for a Creative Venue Technician Level 3 with the National College of Creative Industries.

You will build your knowledge in all technical areas including lighting, sound, audio / visual, event set up and facilities, and you will learn about venue health & safety management and technical safety.

You will work 40 hours per week, this will be on a flexible rota including evenings and weekends. You will also be allocated time to study and meet with your tutor within the week.

Our buildings include a 1500m2 flexible, flat floor performance and event space; five studios suitable for rehearsal, performance and recording; three rehearsal and education studios; two events, exhibition and function spaces; two large public foyers; bars; a café; an outdoor courtyard; and associated ancillary support facilities such as dressing rooms, workshops, green rooms and offices. The Venue Technician will support the Technical Manager on a wide range of activities including performances, rehearsals, workshops, meetings, weddings, parties and commercial events, and maintaining our Grade II and II* listed buildings.

What are the minimum essential requirements?

  • You must be 18 years or older
  • You must have achieved Maths and English at Level 2, if you haven’t this must be achieved ahead of your end – point assessment and we can support this.
  • You must be permitted to work in the UK
  • You must be a resident in the Royal Borough of Greenwich
  • You must be able to work evenings and weekends as and when required

What are we looking for in a Venue Technical Apprentice?

  • An interest in working in the performing arts and events industry
  • An interest in technical elements such as lighting, sound, audio visual and staging
  • An enthusiastic and motivated person willing to learn new skills and take on new challenges
  • Likes to work in a team
  • Good at managing your own time and duties
  • Understands the importance of Health and Safety
  • Helpful and positive person who likes working with people

How to apply

Please visit our website to submit your CV and covering letter no later than 23.59 on Sunday 11th June, 2023 (the ‘closing date’). If you can’t upload a CV electronically, we can arrange an alternative version for posting - please contact us by phone to arrange. If you would like to arrange an informal chat to hear more about this role, please email

If you’re unable to complete a written application for any reason please either email us on or call (020) 8987 8097 so that we can discuss alternative arrangements for assessing your suitability for the job. However, you must do so at least one week before the closing date above.

We are receiving an incredibly high number of applications for all of our roles. We will provide specific feedback for applications, but please bear with us; we will do this as soon as we can. We will always let you know if you have been unsuccessful and we aim to stick to the time frame outlined in the job advert.

We’re proud of the diversity of our community and aim to build a team that represents it. We therefore particularly welcome applications from people from black, Asian and ethnically-diverse backgrounds, and those identifying as D/deaf or disabled.