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Edinburgh Festival Lighting Technician

We are looking for talented Lighting Technicians for our larger spaces at the Edinburgh Fringe. You’ll be working with Stage Managers and Sound technicians to deliver the technical requirements of our visiting companies. From assembling the lighting rig, maintaining the equipment, and operating the lighting board as required for shows, you’ll be managing the technical side of the venue. By and large the lighting boards used in our venues are ETC Ions or Avolites Tiger Touches; previous use of these under pressure is a great advantage.

As part of a large team at the biggest arts festival in the world, you'll be working with a range of world-class companies covering a variety of shows made up of music, comedy, drama, burlesque, and circus acts. The Underbelly crew work hard to create fantastic venues and festival sites in Edinburgh, throughout the UK, and across the world. The Fringe Festival is the centrepiece of our year, and our Technical staff a vital component of it.

Venue shifts split the days in two, keeping working hours to a reasonable length averaging 8-9 hours a day through the run. Your venue pass allows you to see any shows at our other venues through the Fringe, and discount at our bars. Accommodation is not provided as part of the position, however we can advise on where best to look, and also help match up with other technicians working with us to help find places. You should ideally be available for the entirity of August, and the pay rate will be £1900+ if invoicing dependent on experience.

Underbelly is committed to the sustainability of all the events that it operates. We are committed to produce high quality events which are inclusive and accessible to people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities. We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applications from all sectors of the community. We aim to successfully employ and retain disabled people and those with health conditions. We expect employees to support these commitments and to assist in their realisation. 

To apply, fill in an application here and you should hear from us soon.