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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 are looking to recruit a Technician (Live Sound) for our Technical Services Team. You will support the Sound Technology and Theatre Performance Technology Departments, providing equipment and technical support for live sound lectures and seminars. As well as supporting our students’ learning you will work with the Productions Technical Department to assist and ensure the smooth running of LIPA productions and events. You will facilitate technical sound requirements for open days and other LIPA events such as masterclasses, and Graduation. You will provide a customer facing role for bookings and events. In addition, you will also you will be responsible for providing first-line technical support to ensure the smooth processing of equipment booking requests generated from Smarthub; ensure adequate arrangements exist for the storage, distribution, and maintenance of Live Sound equipment, and assist with budget preparations and the ordering of equipment.

The ideal candidate will have a degree in a relevant subject with a good working knowledge of all associated technologies including a wide knowledge of presentation systems. You will have experience of working in a technical capacity for both teaching and live events and of operating digital video capture and editing systems. A working knowledge of Keynote is essential. You will have excellent interpersonal skills, a structured approach to problem solving and knowledge of working with and installing audio visual equipment.

In return we offer a highly creative working environment that will inspire you to fulfil your potential and training opportunities to develop your skills and experience; competitive salary commensurate with experience, pension, generous holiday entitlements including closure days at Christmas, and complimentary tickets to our inhouse productions.

This is a fixed term contract that will run to 31st July 2024. We would ideally like the successful candidate to start as soon as possible.

Closing date for applications: Monday 27th November 2023 at 11am
Interview date: w/c 4th December 2023

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.

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.

LIPA - a registered charity No. 1001565.