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The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts is recognised as a world leading centre of excellence for creative learning and vocational training within the performing arts and creative economies.  We enjoy an international and national reputation for the quality of our teaching, our world class facilities and an enviable track record of graduate employment and alumni successes.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Lecturer in Construction and Stagecraft to join our School of Creative Technologies, Design and Enterprise.  You will teach Construction and Stagecraft skills on modules for both our Theatre and Production Technology course and our Theatre and Performance Design courses at all levels (4 – 6). More specifically, this involves teaching the theory and practice of contemporary scenic construction in a theatre and performance context.

You will also be expected to contribute to the development of this pathway on our Theatre and Production Technology programme, support students academically and pastorally, and carry out administrative duties appropriate to the role. This includes project supervision, assessment, module leadership and support for students at all levels

The ideal candidate must have substantial professional experience in Set Construction/Stagecraft and be educated to at least a degree level or equivalent professional qualification with teaching experience in higher education or similar training provision. Ideally you will also have experience in rigging, flying and mechanical stage technologies.

You will also have excellent working knowledge of current health and safety practices, use of CAD software, demonstrate a high level of interpersonal and communications skills as well as the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.  You will be student focused, building a supportive and creative environment for students to develop their practical skills with a strong commitment to preparing students for sustained employment. 

The post will commence from 1st September 2024.

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 26th June 2024 at 12 noon.

Interview: Wednesday 10th July 2024

CV’s will not be accepted as we are a Higher Education Institute

Should you have any questions about the applications process or require reasonable adjustments for your applications, please contact our Recruitment Team on or 0151 330 3091.

Please send your completed application form to

Our commitment to Equal Opportunities

As an equal opportunity’s employer, LIPA is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership.

We are committed to working together to create an inclusive environment that offers equitable opportunities for all, pursuing our vision to be a leading vocational training institution.

As part of our Strategic Plan for 2023-2026 we are seeking to increase the diversity within our community and would particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups, such as people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups, people with disabilities and those identifying as female, non-binary or trans-gender.

Appointments will always be made on merit.

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