Lecturer Production Arts

Kendal College is able to offer a fantastic opportunity for a Lecturer Production Arts to join our high performing and nationally recognised School of the Arts, Media and Heritage.  Due to staff restructuring, we are able to offer a Lecturing position in ‘technical events production’. The ideal candidate should be an experienced theatre technician and a confident teacher who is able to draw upon the personal experience of applying your technical skills to a range of production contexts including theatre, live music, and festivals (although consideration will be taken of significant experience in one field).

£24,120 to £30,559 || Full-Time equivalent depending upon qualifications and experience.

Part-Time: 0.8 / 1.0 FTE || Permanent

Closing Date: Monday 28th August 2017

The position is based at the College’s northern Arts Campus, which includes a wide range of visual and performing arts programmes, predominantly at level three, and with the strategic aim of developing a range of higher level programmes over the next three years.  The School works very closely with key arts organisations in the area, including Kendal’s Brewery Arts Centre, Lakeland Arts Trust, and the town’s ground breaking international festivals.

Being employed at Kendal College offers more than just a career. Our stunning location, on the edge of the Lake District National Park, offers plenty of work/life balance and our generous benefits package – including our pension scheme, training and staff discounts - places the College at the forefront of the industry in looking after its employees. 

It is testament to our highly skilled employees that we are consistently ranked in the top five per cent of UK Colleges for student success rates (16-18yr) and, thanks to an ongoing investment programme, we have an outstanding and unrivalled range of modern facilities and resources.

Summary of Responsibilities

  • To develop a stimulating an exciting programme for learners.
  • To manage and provide good quality teaching and learning to support student achievement.
  • To seek to ensure that student retention and achievement targets are met.
  • To contribute towards the College’s strategic objectives.
  • Provide a safe and healthy environment in which to work and learn. 
  • Ensure a high quality of adequate resources and materials are provided to enhance learning, thereby enriching the opportunity and experience of learners.
  • Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

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Attributes Essential Desirable

• A recognised teaching qualification or be willing to obtain within 2 years of appointment
• Level 3 Vocational qualification
• English and Maths at Level 2 (GCSE A* to C or equivalent)

• Assessor Award
• A degree or equivalent qualification in the related discipline

Experience • Experience of applying your technical skills to a range of production contexts including theatre, live music, and festivals

• Recent experience of teaching in an FE/HE environment

Knowledge & Skills

• Effective communication skills
• Effective presentation skills
• Effective use of ILT to promote teaching and learning and monitor learning
• Ability to use automated lighting systems
• Sound knowledge of stage design and construction
• Ability to provide high quality pastoral care to learners
• Effective classroom management skills
• Comprehensive current technical knowledge and skills commensurate with the required vocational delivery

• Knowledge of sound production


Essential requirements are those without which application will not normally be considered for appointment.

As a College employee you will be expected to embrace our College values and implement College policies and procedures by:

  • Seeing learners as our priority
  • Embracing equal opportunities and respecting diversity
  • Working co-operatively with colleagues
  • Respecting and valuing the work of all our stakeholders
  • Striving for continuous improvement
  • Adhering to College policies and procedures
  • Promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults


The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all learners and expects all staff to share this commitment. Employment at the college is subject to an Enhanced DBS check via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and any post in regulated activity will also be subject to an additional barred list check.

Whether you are a graduate, an experienced professional or looking for a change in career, we would like to hear from you.


The latest job application form, along with a detailed job description, can be downloaded from the College website.

Please use the additional information section of the form to expand on any experience and skills you feel are relevant to this post.  Please note if there is insufficient clarity about how your experience and skills criteria is met, we may not be able to shortlist you.

We regret that we are unable to accept CVs in isolation but please feel free to include this as an enhancement to your official application.

If you have a disability, which means you need to receive and/or complete our application form in another format such as large print or audio tape, please contact the Personnel Department on 01539 814742.

Please return your completed application form via email to personnel@kendal.ac.uk
or via post to Personnel Department, Kendal College, Milnthorpe Road, Kendal, Cumbria LA9 5AY

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