The Millennium Forum is a dynamic Theatre and Conference Centre which has been operational since August 2001. It is managed by Derry Theatre Trust. Since this time it has attracted capacity audiences as well as international artists and business visitors from across the globe.
Derry Theatre Trust is currently seeking applications for the following posts:
BACKSTAGE/TECHNICAL CREW FOR PANTO
Join our backstage crew at the Millennium Forum and prepare for an exciting opportunity to work behind the scenes on some of the year’s most spectacular shows! We’re on the lookout for casual crew members to assist with our productions, especially our much-loved Christmas pantomime.
As a member of our panto crew, your availability for every performance is crucial. Your primary objective in this role is to be an integral part of our technical team, ensuring smooth stage operations and scene changes for each show.
Being a part of the backstage team means you’ll be immersed in various aspects of our technical team’s work. This includes assisting the technical team during shows and events, helping with fit-ups, get-ins/outs and contributing to the upkeep of our backstage equipment and systems. We’re eager to hear from individuals with a diverse range of skills and experiences, as long as you share a genuine interest in the world of theatre and entertainment.
Below outlines the main responsibilities you’ll undertake as a member of our Technical Department:
Support for all productions: Whether it’s a visiting company’s touring production or one of our in-house productions, you’ll be there to provide valuable support in our main auditorium.
Get-Ins, Fit-Ups, and Get-Outs: This involves unloading and loading trucks, including occasional removal and re-installation of auditorium stalls seating.
Stage Set and Equipment: You’ll help with the preparation and rigging of stage sets, equipment, props and other stage resources.
Lighting and Sound: Assisting with the preparation and rigging of lighting and sound systems to ensure flawless performances.
Crewing Performances: Occasionally, you’ll be operating spotlights and playing a pivotal role during our shows.
Set Maintenance: Additionally, you’ll provide occasional support for set maintenance, ensuring everything looks and functions perfectly.
If you’re passionate about theatre and have the enthusiasm to be a part of the magic that happens backstage, we encourage you to join our crew at the Millennium Forum. This is your chance to play a crucial role in bringing unforgettable performances to life. Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity!
Completed Application forms are to be sent to Lisa Lynch by email firstname.lastname@example.org or tel 02871 264455. The closing date for receipt of completed applications is Fri 27th October 2023 @ 2pm.
Number of positions available: 4
Hours: approx. 40 hours per week. The successful candidates must be available on the dates for panto as listed below.
Contract type: fixed term 25th Nov until 31st Dec 2023
Salary: £11.00 per hour
Training will be given on the job. There will be opportunities to learn new skills.
We are committed to providing our employees with:
A progressive, supportive working environment
A range of family friendly policies
Complimentary tickets to selected Millennium Forum show and events
Panto dates & times:
Thurs 30th Nov 11:00am
Fri 1st 11:00am & 7:00pm
Sat 2nd 2:00pm
Sun 3rd 2:00pm & 5:30pm
Mon 4th 11:00am
Tue 5th 11:00am
Wed 6th 11:00am & 7:00pm
Thurs 7th 10:30am
Fri 8th 10:30am & 7pm
Sat 9th 2:00pm
Sun 10th 2:00pm & 5:30pm
Mon 11th 10:30am
Wed 13th 10:30am
Fri 15th 10:15am
Sat 16th 2:00pm
Sun 17th 2:00pm & 5:30pm
Mon 18th 10:00am & 1:15pm
Tue 19th 10:15pm
Wed 20th 10:00am
Thurs 21ST 1:30pm & 6:30pm
Fri 22nd 1:00pm
Sat 23rd 1:30pm & 6:30pm
Wed 27th 2:00pm
Thurs 28th 2:00pm & 7:00pm
Fri 29th 2:00pm
Sat 30th 2:00pm & 6:30pm
Sun 31st 1:30pm