Lighting Programmer

Salary: £30, 594 plus benefits  

 We are looking for an experienced Lighting Programmer for Scotland’s largest National Performing Company.

The Lighting Programmer will provide lighting programming services for Scottish Opera’s main scale touring productions, and be responsible for duties including the operation of sound and AV equipment, and the, rigging and focussing of lighting equipment, all to an exacting professional standard. You must be able to demonstrate electrical competence, should possess a recognised relevant technical theatre qualification, and have good knowledge of the ETC Eos Family of lighting desks and intelligent lighting equipment.

This position requires at least two years of experience working as a Lighting Programmer in a touring opera or musical theatre environment. Good communication, team working, and problem-solving skills, as well as the ability to work at height are all essential. A working knowledge of health and safety within a theatrical context is also necessary.

This position is based at Scottish Opera’s Production Studios, Edington Street, Glasgow, however, the ability to tour throughout Scotland with our productions is essential.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate a pre-existing right to work in the UK as documentary proof will be requested at interview. Applicants should complete an application form and return it to the Human Resources Department, Scottish Opera, 39 Elmbank Crescent, Glasgow G2 4PT or email

The closing date for applications is Thursday 5 Jul 2018
Interviews will take place in Glasgow during the week of 9 Jul 2018 

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Work Experience

Unfortunately we cannot accept any work experience requests in 2017/18. We will review this in 2018/19 and update our website should any work experience opportunities become available.


Scottish Opera strives to be an equal opportunities employer and is subsidised by the Scottish Government. Registered Number SC037531 Charity Number SC019787