Providing technical, organisational and administrative support for productions, festivals, concerts, conferences and other external events. Set design and prop building, costume design and creation. Building and maintaining relationships with other local schools and educational groups for more diverse enrichment activities and inter-school collaboration. Managing the timetable and financing of external speech and drama lessons for students. Managing the booking of the school’s performance spaces by external companies, including timetabling, get-in and get-out, Health & Safety procedures and invoicing. Creating video promotional materials for the drama and music departments. Managing the inventory of the school’s Performing Arts Department and the Whole School Productions and Events budget and box-office. Training students in various aspects of Technical Theatre. Recording, editing, archiving and transcoding audio and video promotional material for the whole school and preparing it for use on the Web. Providing technical support and guidance at a whole school level.
Co-ordinating set design, prop and scenery building and stage construction for 6 whole school Music and Drama Performances a year. Lighting design and implementation on a 120-fixture rig using Strand Palette OS. Extensive programming of Martin Mac moving Lights. Live sound engineering for bands, orchestras, and musicals through both small and large PA systems including delivering AV solutions for meetings, talks and presentations. Maintenance and repair of PA equipment, cabling, musical instruments etc. Record, edit and process dialogue and music for shows, exams and performance events. Teaching and managing senior students in various aspects of live and studio production. Maintaining the schools music technology suite. Handling the budget for the Performing Arts department.
Recording and mixing live studio sessions. (Live bands, electronic artists and voiceovers) Extensive use of Pro tools, Logic, Cubase, Sibelius, Reason, Reaper and Acid. Bookings, payments, orders and other general admin tasks. Maintenance and repair of all studio assets. Session drumming, guitar, piano and bass playing.
Assisted lecturers and medical students during practical lessons by running, maintaining, and demonstrating the use of various equipment and systems. Planned and implemented various departmental moves between campuses and buildings from small offices to laboratories housing up to 30/40 academics and researchers. Management of multi-site logistics, including medical and computer supplies. General administrative/technical tasks using MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Adobe Photoshop etc.
BTEC National Diploma