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TOURING TECHNICIAN Callout

Avant Garde is looking for a touring technician to oversee the national tour of our exciting new outdoor work Scrum across Spring/Summer 2022. Scrum will be visiting some of the UK’s biggest and most exciting outdoor arts festivals. The main part of the set is a Scaff tower with customisable, removable panels.

Avant Garde Dance Company is at the forefront of London’s innovative Hip hop/ Contemporary Dance scene. The company was founded in 2001 and is led by Artistic Director Tony Adigun.

Successful applicants must be available for all performance dates and selected rehearsal and filming dates.

The current dates:

Rehearsals: Monday 4th April – Friday 8th April (selected days only)

Filming: Monday 11th April – Thursday 14th April (selected days only)

(The technician wouldn’t be required for the whole rehearsal and filming period, but ideally would have some availability within this time)

Strike a Light Gloucester: Friday 29th April & Saturday 30th April 

Brighton Festival: Saturday 14th May & Sunday 15th May, 2 shows each day 3.30 & 6.30 

Norwich & Norfolk Festival: Saturday 21st May & Sunday 22nd May,  

Salisbury Festival: Monday 30th May, 5pm and 7pm

Greenwich & Docklands International Festival: Saturday 27th August

Lowry Festival, Salford: Sunday 11th September (Medium Pencil)

Job Title: Touring Technicians

Type: Contract

Pay: £2,700 contract (£180 per day, 15 days minimum)

Base: Hackney, East London

Job description:

  • To transport the set in a hire van, driving required
  • To build the small scaff tower set with the assistance of on-site crew. To sign off on this.
  • To put together simple LED lighting set up
  • To oversee the venue staff with setting up PA
  • To operate the sound from Qlab
  • To possibly operate 2 x radio mics.
  • To respond flexibly to the different requirements of each site and respond to problems in the moment.
  • To assist the rehearsal director in daily weather risk assessments.

This job description is subject to change pending development of the show and different touring options.

Person Specification:

Essential:

  • Able to drive a hire van (3.5t Luton with tail lift)
  • Reasonable level of sound knowledge
  • Basic lighting and electrical knowledge
  • Good problem-solving abilities

Desirable:

  • Experience of working in dance
  • Touring experience
  • Festival/ outdoor event experience

How to apply: Please send a CV and covering letter no longer than 3 sides of A4. 

Send your application to info@avantgardedance.com with the subject Touring Technician job Application. All applicants must also complete our Equality and Diversity form.

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CHAIR, TREASURER AND BOARD MEMBERS

Avant Garde Dance Company is at the forefront of London’s hip hop and contemporary dance scene and we are focused on our ambitions to take its artistic work to new audiences, to provide innovative development opportunities to diverse artists, children and young people and to build a magnetic brand on multiple platforms from the base of a solid and sustainable organisation.

With plans for national and international touring of new work, release of new digital and physical participation and learning platforms and a variety of film projects over the next three years, now is the perfect moment to join AGDC’s team to help us shape our future.

At this exciting stage of the organisation, we are keen to broaden our Board’s skill-set; background; network, and are particularly interested in hearing from candidates with expertise in:
    •    Consumer Tech, mainstream music, fashion, film and TV
    •    Digital Fundraising / Digital Marketing
    •    Public Relations and / or Marketing and Communications
    •    Human Resources 
    •    Fundraising

We are also keen to see applications from backgrounds that are under-represented within the industry. 

Job Title: Chair, Treasurer and Board Members

Terms of engagement: Voluntary

Commitment: There are 4-5 Board Meetings per year, held in the evenings lasting about 90 minutes. We ask that all Board Members also attend some of Avant Garde Dance Company’s events. Chair, Treasurer and any sub-committee appointments will include further involvement

Location: AGDC are based at Theatre Deli, 2 Finsbury Avenue, London EC2M 2PA, however we anticipate Board Meetings will be held remotely for the foreseeable future.

Start Date: ASAP

Application Deadline: please reach out to us by 14 January 2020 if you are interested, though we will be engaging with prospective candidates between now and then

Contact: for an initial conversation about these role, please contact Prince Laryea, Executive Producer, prince@avantgardedance.com

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