Assistant Lighting Supervisor/Assistant Head of Lighting


Job Description


Fixed-Term 2 Years
£28,000 per annum
Closing date:
Monday 4th December
Interview Date:
Week Commencing 4th December

We are seeking to appoint a Assistant Lighting Supervisor/Assistant Head of Lighting in a supported development opportunity to join our Technical Team.

This varied and exciting role will suit someone with proven technical skills coupled with a highly informed interest in theatre in particular, and the arts in general.

The Assistant Lighting Supervisor/Assistant Head of Lighting will work alongside the Head of Lighting, show lighting staff, and curated mentors to gain confidence and experience enabling them to go on to work at a senior level and in turn support others in the industry.

For more information please read the full job description below.

This is a specially funded position as part of the Theatre Artists Fund Pilot Programme, recognising the importance of the creative workforce and the way organisations are forming their recovery, following the impact of COVID-19 on UK theatres.


Between July 2020 and February 2022, THEATRE ARTISTS FUND (TAF) delivered emergency support for theatre workers and freelancers across the UK in need of critical financial aid, due to the devastating impact of COVID-19 on the theatre sector. In total, £9.9 million was raised to distribute 9,964 emergency grants, towards living costs such as rent, food, and electricity, alongside signposting to mental-health services.

Following research carried out during the pandemic, and a desire to support theatre freelancers in the longer-term, the founders of THEATRE ARTISTS FUND, working in conjunction with Backstage Trust and Theatre Development Trust, are exploring new opportunities to help benefit craft and technical practitioners. The TAF Pilot Programme has been designed to nurture, support and develop the creative workforce, in partnership with performing arts venues across the UK, and will operate until 2026.

| How to Apply

Application deadline: Monday 4th December 2023

Application format: Send an email, audio, or virtual CV and Cover letter to

Please tell us why you are the right person for this role. In particular, we ask that you demonstrate how you meet the requirements of the post and highlight where your work to date has aligned with the role’s duties and responsibilities.

Interviews: Will be in Glasgow with date to be confirmed (all changes to the interview process will be at the discretion of the National Theatre of Scotland). Online interviews will also be considered.

Applicants who require any form of access needs should contact Fiona Hanrahan on 0141 221 0970.

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