Touring Stage Technician

    Fixed Term from Monday 22 August 2022 until Sunday 21 May 2023

    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 a Touring Stage Technician to join the Technical department at Welsh National Opera to deliver the highest quality presentation of the staging elements of productions, events and projects in an efficient manner that promotes a safe, healthy and sustainable working environment.

    As the Touring Stage Technician Stage Technicians will focus on 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:


    • Apply your practical stagecraft 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; both in Cardiff and on tour.
    • Provide hands on technical expertise in one or more of the following areas: production carpentry, theatrical flying, safe loading of trailers, heavy duty manual handling.


    • Assist with the on-site supervision of Assistant Technicians, Apprentices, Venue Technicians and Agency Crew. 
    • Attend Stage Department and Technical Meetings as necessary and assist with the delegation of tasks across the department.

    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:

    • Practical skills, knowledge and experience of heavy-duty manual handling and basic working at height techniques
    • Practical skills, knowledge and experience of one or more of the following: production carpentry, theatrical flying & rigging, safe loading of trailers, general stagecraft.
    • The ability to follow cues during performances and rehearsals.
    • The ability to follow method statements including the use of ground and stage plans.
    • A 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.

    Deadline for Applications: Applications will be reviewed on submission, and shortlisted applications will be invited to interview on an ongoing basis

    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.