Performing Arts & Media Technician

Job Reference : 001152
Academy : The Leigh Academy
Closing Date : 27/11/2017
Employment Start Date : 11/12/2017
Salary : Trust Scale D-E based on experience (please see advert for further details)
Employment Type : Permanent
Department : Technicians
Hours Per week : 37 hours per week during Term Time + 1 week inset

The Leigh Academy is looking to appoint an experienced, creative and enthusiastic Performing Arts & Media Technician to join a well-motivated and successful faculty. Responsible to the Co-ordinator of Music, the Performing Arts & Media Technician will be expected to co-ordinate the use of practical resources and provide assistance in meeting the needs of the Performing Arts & Media curriculum, including liaising with teaching and support staff outside the faculty. In addition, the Technician will be required to provide technical support at school events both during the school day and at some evening and weekend events which would be agreed in advance.  Furthermore, we can offer our successful candidate the opportunity to provide an element of teaching support within the Music remit, making this an ideal opportunity for those who are seeking to enroll on a Teacher Training course for September 2018 - we have places available within our Trust. 

The successful applicant will have previous experience of working in a technician post and hold an A Level or equivalent qualification in one or more performing arts-related subject. They must be an effective communicator and be able to use their own initiative. Experience in any one of music technology, theatre sound or lighting design is essential and experience in more than one of these areas would be advantageous, as would experience in traditional or digital visual arts. A flexible ‘can do’ attitude is also essential, as is the ability to provide the very best levels of service to all employees and stakeholders in the faculty.  Please consult the Job Description by clicking here for an overview of daily duties and responsibilities.

The working basis of this role is full time (37 hours per week) during Term Time + 1 additional week of inset. The salary available is as follows;

Including teaching: Trust Pay Scale E grade; £18,291 - 20,117 full time equivalent with an actual salary of £15,477 - £17,023 based on experience

Excluding teaching: Trust Pay Scale D grade; £17,410 - 18,291 full time equivalent with an actual salary of £14,732 - £15,477 based on experience

The successful candidate will be:

  • Committed to helping students achieve to the best of their ability
  • Able to adapt to changing circumstances and embrace new ideas
  • Resilient, dynamic and determined to succeed.


In return we offer:

  • A commitment to the continuing professional development of our staff, with access to career opportunities across the Leigh Academies Trust
  • A modern, purpose-built and technology-rich working environment that inspires outstanding teaching and learning
  • The opportunity to be part of a dynamic and thriving expressive arts faculty.

If you meet the criteria above, have excellent organisational skills and work hard under pressure whilst paying close attention to detail, then we would be thrilled to hear from you.

Working for the Leigh Academy:  The Leigh Academy is a secondary school at the heart of the community and our small school model ensures that each and every student gets the personal support and challenge they need to reach their full potential. The Academy is divided into four colleges: Brunel, Chaucer, Darwin and Da Vinci and each has their own personality and specialisms that make them unique.  Overall the academy is a dynamic and exciting place to work and the fantastic leadership team are committed to making it a great place to work for staff at all stages of their career.  

Our award winning building and facilities are modern, light and airy and the open learning terraces and classrooms built around a day-lit winter garden give the academy a unique and special character.  It is also an academy that is conscious of its environment. .

Being part of Leigh Academies Trust:  Being part of a successful multi-academy trust allows the academy to share best practice and collaborate with colleagues from a number of other schools in the local area.  As part of the 'cluster' structure all of our academies are grouped together in key geographical area to enable them to be able to support each other and share resources.  It also offers staff access to career opportunities across the Trust allowing them to progress their career without switching employers.   For more information on working for the Trust please visit our careers pages

The Academy is committed to safeguarding children and successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check.  Our commitment to safeguarding is underpinned by robust processes and checks which are in place across the Trust.  


This position is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for this position.