Chief Electrician, Oldham Coliseum Theatre

Chief Electrician, Oldham Coliseum Theatre

We are looking for a Chief Electrician to lead and develop a busy LX department, to contribute to the shape and direction of the organisation and to work on a variety of productions, including the Coliseum’s nationally renowned annual pantomime. Opportunities for sound and lighting design may be possible.

Core purpose

The Chief Electrician leads the department responsible for facilitating all aspects of lighting, sound and projection for Coliseum and incoming productions ranging from the design process through to rigging, plotting and operation of productions.

The LX Department is responsible for servicing and maintaining all electrical equipment in the department, sourcing and maintaining all electrical props and special effects used in a production, and portable appliance testing throughout all Coliseum departments.

Salary: £21,315 plus overtime and any design fees as appropriate

Hours of work: 39 hours per week

Holidays: 20 days per year rising to 22 after three years’ service and 25 after five years’ service. Public holidays will be in addition to the

Benefits: Discounted healthcare, childcare vouchers, discounted gym membership, complimentary tickets, pension plus more.

Closing date: 12pm on Friday 17 May

Interviews: week commencing 20 May

For an application pack, please visit

Please note: We don’t accept CVs. Only applications made on the Coliseum application form will be considered for this role.

Oldham Coliseum Theatre is an equal opportunities employer, dedicated to providing an inclusive and accessible experience for everyone who engages with the theatre. We are Disability Confident Committed. We encourage applications from people of all backgrounds in order to reflect the diversity of our work and communities. All appointments will be made on merit.

If you would like to discuss any of this information, request a printed version, large print or dyslexia friendly application pack, please don’t hesitate to get in touch on: 0161 624 1731 or