Technical & Back Stage Assistant

A vacancy exists at Dance Cork Firkin Crane, Shandon, Cork, for a Technical and Back Stage Assistant at a busy arts venue.

This opportunity is suitable for someone who is interested in gaining valuable experience working in performing arts under an experienced technical manager and team. The venue presents a variety of performances throughout the year including dance, theatre, stage shows, music concerts and more.

You will assist our technical manager and crew to help setup shows. Duties will include: rigging lights, running cables, working with the technical manager to prepare for shows/events, and maintaining the technical equipment and the venue.

Interest and enthusiasm in the arts is an advantage.

Fluent spoken English is essential.

Technical experience / knowledge in computer software and programmes, and office equipment is preferred.

This is a development opportunity - no previous experience needed. Accredited training will be provided to support your career.

The position is for 19.5 hours per week, and some flexibility is required in relation to hours.

For further information on the role or to register your interest please contact Seamus Hegarty, Technical Manager, at

Eligibility to participate on a CE scheme is generally linked to those who are 21 years or over and in receipt of a qualifying social welfare payment for 1 year or more. Find more information on CE schemes here:

Closing date: 1st of June 2023