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Job Title:         Platform Attendant

Reporting To: Director of Operations

Type of Post:  Permanent Full-Time

Salary:             £20,000

Job Description

The role of Platform Attendant is crucial to the effective stage management of rehearsals and concerts. The Platform Attendant is required to have strong organisational skills, and to be a good communicator. As part of a stage management team of two, and as part of the wider Operations team, the Platform Attendant will share responsibility for setting the orchestra up on stage, the transportation and safe storage of instruments and equipment, technical liaison with venues and technical suppliers, and will ensure that high standards of Health and Safety are adhered to at all times.

Key Responsibilities

  • Loading and unloading of instruments and equipment, and setting up for rehearsal and concerts.
  • Fulfilling any stage management duties as directed by the Director of Operations
  • Attending to stage requirements of conductors, soloists and orchestral musicians
  • Liaising with production staff in all venues used by the Orchestra
  • Assisting with maintenance of orchestral equipment.
  • To be present at all concerts and rehearsals.
  • To be able to work flexible hours in the fulfilment of the Orchestra’s duties, including weekends, evenings, and touring
  • To undertake any other technical duties as directed by the Director of Operations
  • To assist in providing efficient transport arrangements for the Ulster Orchestra’s equipment and instruments for all rehearsals and concerts
  • To supervise all third-party contractors involved in transportation, and in setting up for rehearsals and concerts
  • To undertake collection, storage and delivery of hired instruments as required
  • To offer support as required in basic technical functions relating to lighting, electrical and PA equipment as directed by the Director of Operations
  • To attend meetings of the Concerts and Operations Team, as required
  • To act as an ambassador for the organisation at all times
  • Ensuring all Risk Assessment Control Measures are enacted as directed by the Director of Operations, and to act on own initiative to ensure a safe working environment
  • To drive the Orchestra Truck (where the candidate does not hold an HGV licence, he/she must be agreeable to undergo HGV training on appointment)

Personnel Specification

Essential Requirements 

  • Minimum 5 GCSEs or equivalent – grades A-C
  • Previous experience in a logistics, transportation or stage management setting
  • Ability to demonstrate problem solving skills in a timely manner
  • Flexible approach to working times and locations
  • Experience of stage lighting, basic PA/sound operation
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work within a team
  • Physically fit and able to lift within health and safety parameters
  • Willing to work flexible hours including weekends, late nights, early mornings and evenings.
  • Driving Licence

Desirable Requirements 

  • Previous experience of working within an arts organisation or arts venue
  • Previous experience of stage/event management
  • HGV Licence

Desirable criteria will be used in the event of shortlisting.

How to apply:

Please complete the application and monitoring forms (downloadable from the links below) and e-mail your application form and monitoring form to Bronagh Hughes at [email protected] The closing date is Monday 3rd September at 12 noon. Interviews will be held in Belfast on Tuesday 11th September.

Position start date: 22nd October 2018

Monitoring Form
Platform-Attendant-Job-Description-2018.docx
PRIVACY-NOTICE-TO-APPLICANTS.docx
Ulster-Orchestra-Application-Form-Platform-Attendant.docx

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