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Teacher - Technical Theatre (Part-Time, Fixed Term)

About the Role

This is a part-time role: 22.5 hours per week. 

This is a fixed-term role until 1 August 2026.

We are looking for an enthusiastic teacher in technical theatre to join our team.

This role is to deliver technical theatre modules (contemporary production practices in lighting, sound and video as well as H&S good practice) to students across a series of programmes, developing students' ability to prepare for and run the technical aspects of a production.

The growing Backstage Production team at Leeds City College and the University Centre Leeds deliver a series of qualifications for school leavers and mature students from BTEC to our new foundation degree in Production Arts. We deliver practical, creative programmes to prepare students to enter the backstage industries.

There is a strong focus on developing the learners' practical skills, their communication and employability skills helping them to grow as people to support their journey towards industry employment. All staff are involved in devising the curriculum in response to academic demands and industry needs, as well as delivering and assessing modules.

We work closely as a team, with a strong emphasis on mutual support. All staff are dedicated to the continuing evolution of the curriculum and have active personal practices to keep themselves up to date on developments in education and industry.

What You Will Do

  • Prepare for and deliver classes to student groups, with clear intentions and well-defined outcomes.
  • Deliver taught classes in our well-equipped studio theatre, concert hall and external venues such as City Varieties Music Hall and Leed Grand Theatre.
  • Work alongside our industry partners (Leeds Heritage Theatres, Northern Ballet, Leeds Conservatoire and AC Entertainment Technologies) to ensure learning is industry focused and reflects contemporary practice.
  • Manage student progress and achievement through the modules you deliver.
  • Evaluate students' work and provide timely, constructive feedback.
  • Take part in activities relating to recruitment of students (open evenings, interviews etc).
  • Be an active member of staff teams, contributing to curriculum development, course reviews and School of Creative Arts activities.
  • Participate in personal development, working to develop your own professional knowledge and skill set.

About You

  • Graduate qualification in technical theatre
  • Industry experience of working in theatre/live events
  • A creative, enthusiastic, dynamic and forward thinking practitioner.
  • The ideal candidate will work well as part of a team and be resilient, adaptable and enthusiastic with experience of the backstage industries.
  • You are student focussed, building a supportive and creative environment for students to develop their practical skills.
  • We are looking for someone who has excellent communication skills and would be happy working with people as well as being able to work independently when required.
  • Competent on EOS family consoles would be ideal, Qlab and knowledgeable of safe working practices in the production arts industry.
  • A teaching qualification or willingness to work towards one.


There are plenty of benefits available to our staff members, here are just a few:

  • Annual leave entitlement - If you work full time, you'll get at least 27 days holiday plus bank holidays and up to 5 discretionary closure days at Christmas (pro rata for part time staff).
    • Support Staff 27 days (increasing to 32 days after 5 years service)
    • Academic 37 days
    • Senior Management 37 days
  • Generous Pension schemes
    • Teachers’ Pension Scheme 
    • Local Government Pension Scheme 
  • Memberships and discounts - employees can sign up to various membership cards and discount schemes such as TOTUM card (formerly NUS card). 
  • Travel and commuting - discounted travel available through Metro card, Northern Rail, First Bus, Arriva Bus and Cycle to work schemes.
  • Learning and development opportunities -  including staff development days
  • Employee wellbeing initiatives
  • Flexible and hybrid working opportunities - this will vary depending on role requirements

About Us

Leeds City College is one of the largest further education institutions in the country and is one of the biggest providers of apprenticeships regionally. 

We provide a vibrant and diverse learning environment, delivering excellent and innovative education which is supportive, inspiring and life changing. Leeds City College’s values put students first and are at the heart of everything the college does.

We are committed to lifelong learning and investing in our staff. You’ll have access to a broad variety of training and professional development designed to help you continually develop and grow. We offer a wide range of job vacancies, and our large size means there are always exciting opportunities to progress.

Join us on the journey to being the best that we can collectively be for our students, apprentices, staff and our stakeholders.


At Luminate Education Group we are committed to the safeguarding and welfare of all our students including children, young people, and vulnerable adults. We expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We follow the Safer Recruitment requirements and best practice as set out within Keeping Children Safe in Education statutory guidance. All successful applicants will be required to complete mandatory pre-employment checks which include an enhanced DBS check, online checks and must have two satisfactory references. Please be aware that it is a criminal offence to apply for this post if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity in connection to children.


Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in recruitment is key to our Group’s values. We are dedicated to fostering a workplace that embraces equality, diversity and inclusion in all its forms, where every candidate is treated with fairness, respect, and equity. Our recruitment processes are designed to ensure equal opportunities, remove bias, and promote a diverse talent pool. We continually assess and improve our practices to ensure that every individual, regardless of background, has an equal chance to succeed. By championing EDI, we aim to create a workforce that reflects the richness of our communities and drives innovation through diverse perspectives.  To find out more about what our commitment to EDI means to us please Click here to learn more about our EDI objectives.


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