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Deputy Sound/Tutor
Salary: £38,180
Hours: Full time (37.5 hours)
Contract: Permanent


The role
Pass on your skills and experience to the students of RADA and join our busy Sound Department.

We are looking for an experienced theatre sound professional to share in the training of our Technical Theatre students and to participate in the ongoing maintenance, upgrade and improvement of the Sound Department.

The role will be primarily focused on the mentoring and monitoring of the development of our Technical Theatre students, giving regular assessments and feedback, and attending meetings in support of the students’ learning and welfare.

RADA runs a two-year Foundation Degree course in Technical Theatre and Stage Management with an optional subsequent completion year to progress to a BA. Teaching is distributed across all years, with the majority of the initial teaching taking place in the first year.

Much of the tuition is in the form of mentoring the students as they work on public productions in our three theatres with this taking place from the start of the course.

The role requires a committed, self-motivated person who works well in a team and can lead diplomatically, confidently and with care and attention to furthering RADA’s goals of creating dedicated, confident and skilled theatre professionals.

Please see the job description for a full breakdown of duties.

The team
The Sound Department consists of the Head of Sound, Deputy Head of Sound/Tutor and regular freelance Sound Designers. The team liaise with other technical departments and are line-managed by the Director of Technical Theatre Arts.

We are very interested in hearing from Black, Asian, and Global Majority candidates as well as candidates who identify as disabled. RADA is embarking on a journey to become an anti-racist institution and is committed to supporting candidates in their positions, ensuring that the workplace is safe and inclusive for all. If you require any support to be able to take part in the interview process, please let us know when you apply, and we will ensure our interview process is accessible for you.

About us
Founded in 1904, RADA has an unparalleled record of success in training some of the world’s most renowned actors and technical specialists. Ours is an impressive history on which we are building an innovative future. RADA training is not only informed by the industry but also produces graduates who take their place at the vanguard of their profession working at the cutting edge of the dramatic arts. We have an ambitious strategy to encourage students from all circumstances and backgrounds to come to RADA.

We aim to be fair and equitable and enable dialogue in a world of rapidly changing demographics and evolving definitions of identity. Through our approach to teaching, learning and wider social engagement we foreground equitable and sustainable practice in a way that sets high standards and feeds expectations for fair and considerate behaviour both in RADA and beyond. Our access and participation programme aims to remove any barriers that students from underrepresented groups may encounter so they are able to access and succeed on our courses, and progress into the industry.

This is an exciting time to join us. We are developing a new vision and strategy for RADA, building on its existing successes to redefine training in the dramatic arts for the 21st century, focusing on key themes of training and student experience, growth, industry, and international dialogue and engagement.

In addition to our aims for our vocational training, we are working from our foundational strengths to grow our income streams through life-changing work, aligned with our core pedagogy and ethos. We aim to co-create with industry and other stakeholders to build on our reputation as a centre of excellence and innovation in our field.

How to apply

Download the job description

To apply, please:

1) send your updated CV and covering letter to hrapplications@rada.ac.uk
2) complete our equal opportunities monitoring form.

Your covering letter should explain why you are interested in the role and provide a brief overview of your relevant experience.

Closing date: 5pm, Friday 5 July 2024

If you have any questions please contact:

Vinodini Krishnan
HR Administrator
hrapplications@rada.ac.uk
+44 (0)20 7908 4895

The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art is dedicated to Equal Opportunities in employment and seeks to achieve diversity amongst its staff to reflect the community it serves.