Touring Stage Electricians

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

Lighting and/or Video and/or Sound bias

Fixed Term Monday 22 August 2022 until Sunday 4 December 2022

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

Stage Electricians will focus on practical delivery of delegated Electrics Department tasks, maintaining standards and developing performance to deliver the highest quality presentation of the lighting, sound and AV elements of all delegated productions, events and projects in an efficient manner that promotes a safe, healthy and sustainable working environment and a positive culture of engagement.


Some of the responsibilities that you will have include:


  • Apply your practical stage electrical skills, knowledge and experience to ensure that productions are presented to the highest possible standard, and that the production team’s creative and artistic vision is reproduced accurately and consistently.
  • Safely rig and focus lighting equipment.
  • Operate Follow Spots, as required.
  • Set up and operate basic comms systems and CCTV systems

Administration & Finance  

  • Follow Electrics Department and wider WNO administrative systems, assisting with the administration of time sheets, holiday records, and other staffing related data in conjunction with the People & Culture Department.
  • Provide reports and information as may be required in the execution of these duties.


  • Undertake electrical and mechanical maintenance of all touring electrical, audio and visual equipment.
  • Undertake Portable Appliance Testing of equipment and to keep records.
  • Make and prepare the electrification of any scenic or property element as demanded by the production.


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

  • Practical skills, knowledge and experience of theatre electrical practice.
  • Practical skills, knowledge and experience of touring lighting and basic sound systems. 
  • The ability to follow method statements including the use of LX and stage plans.
  • Specialist technical skills in ne or more of the following:
  • ETC EOS lighting control.
  • Live Sound Systems (Sound #2)
  • Performance Video Systems (Engineer not programmer)
  • A working knowledge of current Health & Safety practice relevant to the role.
  • Experience of theatrical touring.
  • 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.