Assistant Touring Stage Technician

  • Deadline : Mon 4 Jul 2022 12:00pm
  • Interviews w/c : Mon 11 Jul 2022

Fixed-Term for Autumn 2022 Season

Monday 22 August until Sunday 4 December

Welsh National Opera shares the power of live opera with audiences and communities across Wales and England – in theatres, in neighbourhoods and online.

We are currently seeking an Assistant Touring Stage Technician to join the Technical department at Welsh National Opera to assist with the scenic and staging elements of productions, events and projects in an efficient manner that promotes a safe, healthy and sustainable working environment.

As the Assistant Stage Technician you will assist with the practical delivery of Stage Department tasks including scenery handling & maintenance, flying, rigging and safe vehicle loading.


Some of the responsibilities that you will have include:


  • Assist the Stage Team in presenting productions to the highest possible standard, and ensuring that the production team’s creative and artistic vision is reproduced accurately and consistently; both in Cardiff and on tour.


  • Support initiatives designed to encourage the recruitment and development of a workforce that reflects the communities in which we work and perform.

Administration & Finance

  • Follow Stage Department and wider WNO administrative systems, assisting with the administration of time sheets, holiday records, and other staffing related data in conjunction with the HR Department.


  •  Assist with the storage and maintenance of WNO Scenery, Props and Staging Equipment.

The ideal candidate will have the following skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Basic skills, knowledge and experience of heavy-duty manual handling and basic working at height techniques
  • Basic skills, knowledge and experience of one or more of the following: production carpentry, theatrical flying & rigging, safe loading of trailers, general stagecraft.
  • A basic working knowledge of current Health & Safety practice relevant to the role.
  • A flexible approach to the requirements of the job.
  • Ability to travel independently within the UK and abroad.

To apply please provide a CV along with a covering letter specifying their skills and experience for the role to

Welsh National Opera is an Equal Opportunities Employer and a Registered Charity.  We encourage people from any background to apply for vacancies.  We are committed to creating a workforce which is representative of society and brings together people with a variety of skills and experiences to help shape what we do and how we work. We are particularly keen to hear from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) and disabled candidates.