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Thanks! See you August 2014

The Assembly Rooms Fringe 2013 was a great success. We's like to thank everyone involved, especially the acts and those that bought tickets to a show or relaxed in The Famous Spiegelterrace.

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See you in 2014!

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Jobs for 2014

Technical Team

Posted: 26th March 2014

You will be part of a team of hard-working professionals working to deliver a world-class programme of music, theatre and comedy at the Assembly Rooms on George Street.

As a venue technician you will be responsible for looking after the shows within your dedicated space. Within the larger spaces you may have a specific role (stage, sound, lighting, video, etc..) and work as part of a team, and in the smaller spaces you will manage all these areas and expected to do this on your own.

Answering to the Production Manager the venue technicians are the people responsible for looking after the visiting company and their show during technical rehearsal and daily get-ins and outs, as well as performance.

You will also be responsible, in conjunction with the Front of House and Assembly Rooms Event staff, for the safe management of the audience within your space; this includes cleanliness of the performance and seating areas, and any backstage or dressing rooms.

You will need to effectively manage your space to ensure that tight performances schedules are adhered to, ensuring a smooth running of all performance spaces.

For most performances you will be required to operate the sound, lighting or video equipment, but for shows supplying an operator you may be required to sit in on the show to respond to any technical or audience situations that may develop during the performance.


  • You should be friendly, good with people, be organized, and able to communicate confidently.
  • You should have a good work ethic, and be able to work well as part of a team, and in a highly demanding environment.
  • You should have proven, real world experience in one or all of the following areas; stage management, lighting programming & operation, live sound operation, video operation.


Wednesday 23rd July to Wednesday 27th August 2014 inclusive


  • You should be available to work everyday throughout this period, but once the festival is running then a rota for free time will be created allowing time off.
  • You will need to be over the age of 18 years when you start work.
  • You will need to find your own accommodation within Edinburgh, as we do not provide any staff accommodation.
  • Please note these positions may entail long working hours, but this is rewarded with a very generous payment.


Please send your CV and covering letter explaining which area of the technical team you would be best suited to and why. Please also provide details of any relevant training, and experience of different equipment.

Applications should be made for the attention of Alex Adamson (Production Manager) and sent to with the reference ARFC2014

Deadline for sending CV’s is 12:00noon on Friday 2nd May 2014

Interviews to be held week beginning Monday 12th May 2014 in Edinburgh.


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