Apprenticeships

Cultural Venue Operations - Intermediate

Cultural Heritage

Cultural and Heritage Venue Operations could see you working in a local museum or theatre - you might provide customer service, organise events and exhibitions, or help maintain health and safety.

Route Detail

You will develop skills in stagecraft techniques such as carpentry, operating stage machinery and performing scene changes. You will also undertake venue maintenance duties such as housekeeping, re-lamping, painting and basic venue repair work.

Entry Requirements

While there are no formal entry requirements for this qualification, you should have a keen interest in working in this field. Applicants must be able to work effectively in a team and be prepared for both shift work and travel. Prior experience is not necessary, but it is useful and should be supported by a portfolio of evidence.

Potential Future Careers

Venue Technician

Operating under the direction of the Technical Management Team, a Venue Technician will provide support for the construction, rehearsal, presentation and removal of equipment for a live performance.

Theatre Technician

Operating under the direction of the Technical Management Team, a Theatre Technician will provide support for the construction, rehearsal, presentation and removal of equipment for a live performance.

Stage Technician

A Stage Technician assists with setting up the stage for a live performance. They are responsible for setting up, dismantling and operating equipment safely.

Lighting Technician

A Lighting Technician works with the Lighting Designer and the Director to plan and facilitate the lighting requirements for a live performance or event. If necessary they will source any special lighting equipment for a show.

Sound Technician

A Sound Technician works with the Sound Designer and the Director to plan and facilitate the audio requirements for a live performance or event, and if necessary they will source any special audio equipment for a show.

Video Technician

Operating under the direction of the Technical Management Team, a Video Technician will provide video support for a venue and during live performances.

Automation Technician

Operating under the direction of the Technical Management Team, an Automation Technician will provide specialist support for the constriction, rehearsal, presentation and removal of mechanised equipment for a live performance.

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