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Salary: £38,180 per annum
Hours: Full time, 37.5 hours (average weekly hours over the year)
Contract type: Permanent


The role
Pass down your skills to the next generation of makers, mentoring students in a energetic, creative environment.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, dedicated and skilled fabricator to assist in the training of the students at RADA in scenic construction.

You will need excellent skills in metalwork, preferably also with some skills in woodwork and drafting with at least three years of experience within the industry. You should be a patient, collaborative and good-humored person, with a dynamic approach to problem solving.

You will be assisting the Head of Department in the training and the good running of the department, including overseeing the maintenance of the machinery within the space.

Ensuring a safe, equitable and accessible workshop, you will be working alongside the students to create sets for the public performances held at RADA, as well as developing and implementing project work within the metal workshop.

You will be liaising with the Technical Manager and Head of Productions, as well as other members of the Technical Theatre Arts (TTA) staff to ensure that the standard of the work seen on stage is of the highest quality.

Supervising and assessing the students is an important part of the job and attending profile meetings as well as meetings in other areas within the Academy where you can see the collaborative element with the other courses.

This role requires a committed, self-motivated person who works well in a team and can lead diplomatically and confidently. It will require evening work during build and fit up weeks and some Saturdays.

The candidate should have excellent scheduling, negotiation skills, both written and verbal.

The successful candidate will have both experience within the industry and within the teaching world.

The team
The Construction team consists of the Head of Construction and the Deputy/Tutor Construction, who have frequent collaborations with the Head of Production, Technical Manager, Venue Technician, and the staff from all the other backstage disciplines.

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 on Friday 21 June 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.