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Technical Staff

The Venue Technical team are responsible for looking after all technical requirements for each of our performance spaces. Answering to the Duty Manager as well as the Technical Manager and Production Manager, the Tech is the person who looks after the company and show for their technical rehearsal as well as their get-ins and outs of the spaces at show time. You should have some skills with sound and lighting equipment although you will not necessarily be required to operate the show. Some Operators however, will be required so this experience is an advantage. You are also responsible for the cleanliness of the performance space and work closely with Front of House in getting audiences in and out and keeping to the performance schedule. You will always sit in on the show, whether operating or not, to respond to any technical or audience situation that may develop during the performance. You should be friendly, good with people, be organised and able to communicate confidently. Part of being a venue tech is also to be part of the get-in and get-out crew in setting up the venues so a great team work ethic is essential.

Dates of work: Most jobs will be 30th July to 30st August inclusive, some postions may start/finish earlier. 


  • You will be expected to be able to work everyday throughout the Fringe, and will be given a minimum of two days off.
  • You will get free entrance to all our shows and discounts in our bars.
  • You will need to be over 18 and find your own accommodation within Edinburgh as we do not provide any staff accommodation. We will give advice on where to look, and to help match with other staff who will be looking for accommodation.
  • You will be required to attend 4 hours of orientation and training which is unpaid. You'll be paid hourly minumum wage for the rest of the run from 1st August through to and including 30th August. You can expect to work 7-8 hours a day for 30 days through the run, with longer days at the beginning and the end for getting in and getting out. You can expect to be paid between £1600-1800 if you are aged 25 and over, between £1500-1700 if you are aged between 21 and 24, and £1200-1400 if you are aged between 18 and 20. This will vary depending on which job and which venue you are offered.

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. 

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Please note that due to the large number of applicants, we will only be able to contact those selected for interview.