Browse Jobs List
This vacancy is archived.

Entertainments Technical Supervisor

Listed by University of St Andrews Students' Association


Application deadline: Sun 28 Nov 2021 23:59
Please send your CV and cover letter to


£19,612.00 - £22,417.00


36.25 per week, evening and weekend work required


The Association

The University of St Andrews Students’ Association sits at the heart of the Campus - recently voted as No. 1 University in the UK and with a reputation to protect. Our Entertainments Operation forms an intrinsic part of the Student Experience and with over 9,000 members, we provide a range of services including advice, representation, catering and four bars. Our Technical Team lead production of regular and large-scale events; we are the primary entertainments venue for St Andrews’ students, and support a thriving student scene with over 140 affiliated societies.

Your role

You will provide lighting design and production, sound production and AV support for a wide range of events held in and by the Students Association and subsidiary user groups. These will include regular club nights, theatre productions, live music, and various room and venue hires. In your role you will work closely with Association staff members, in Particular the Facilities Supervisor and student volunteers as well as student groups to make their ideas come to life. Practical experience and knowledge of operating and maintaining both sound and lighting systems is essential, as is an ability to communicate well with colleagues and varied client groups on a wide range of events.

Description of specific duties

  • Working with the Facilities Supervisor take the lead on lighting design and production, sound production and AV equipment set up for Association commercial events
  • Supporting and where appropriate supervising user and client groups within the venues with the Facilities Supervisor
  • Work with the Facilities Supervisor on Repairs and Maintenance, maintain a full inventory & ensuring upkeep of all Technical equipment
  • Organising storage & maintaining tidiness of entertainments areas, workshop and other relevant spaces
  • Ensuring that the venues meet relevant Health & Safety regulations: helping to monitor and improve good health and safety practice within the venues
  • Ensuring policy compliance by volunteers/users, holding the authority to enforce the ceasing of volunteer/user activities in venues when necessary
  • Providing technical advice at regular internal meetings and where necessary supervise volunteer teams carrying out work/rigging
  • Ensuring compliance with relevant legislation on use of Ladders & scaffold tower, including routine inspection and maintenance
  • Supervision & assistance of set building for theatre users
  • Assisting with general “stage crew” requirements & supervision of rigging ideas/concepts
  • Working with the Facilities Supervisor assisting with room bookings, commercial/entertainment spaces, including being a point of contact for potential users & operational planning
  • First aider on duty
  • Driving Association vehicles & transporting equipment between venues if required

Person specification

Essential Criteria
Requirements without which a candidate would not be able to undertake the full remit of the role. Applicants who have not clearly demonstrated in their application that they possess the essential requirements will normally be rejected at the short listing stage.
Desirable Criteria
Requirements which would be useful for the candidate to hold. When short listing, these criteria will be considered when more than one applicant meets the essential requirements.
Attributes Essential Desirable Means of assessment
Education & Qualifications: technical, professional, academic qualifications and training required  
  • Full clean current UK driving license
  • First Aid At Work certification (note that if this is not currently held, the applicant must be willing to obtain this)
  • Relevant Health and Safety qualifications
  • Relevant sound and lighting certifications/qualifications
Certificates, application letter, CV
Experience & Knowledge: examples of specific experience and knowledge sought
  • Significant relevant experience in a similar role especially with respect to lighting & sound production
  • Experience of working in a small team
  • Significant relevant experience of working at height & manual handling tasks
  • Experience in a student venue
  • Experience in working with volunteers
  • Experience delivering training in working at height/manual handling
CV, application letter and interview
Competencies & Skills: effective communication skills, initiative, flexibility, leadership etc.
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Reliability
  • Flexibility
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
Able to prioritise workload & manage time effectively CV, application letter, interview