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What makes a successful stage production is not merely what performers do on stage. The happenings out of the audience's view and how all the different parts of a production come together seamlessly is just as important. Making this happen is no easy task and the production team is tasked with this key responsibility. The Esplanade Technical Theatre Programme is an initiative to develop and upgrade the technical skills in the theatre industry.

Description
The Technical Theatre Training Programme (TTTP) is a 12-month sponsored training programme that provides entry level training in technical theatre. It is a competency based training programme that is designed to meet the Singapore Workforce Skills Qualification (WSQ) standards.

Details
Trainees will learn and be assessed on the technical aspects of theatrical production including constructing and rigging scenery, hanging and focusing of lighting, recording and mixing of sound and organising or coordinating for a production. The training programme will provide the trainees with the knowledge, skills and experience in working on a range of productions in staging, lighting and sound.

This programme commences annually on 1 June and ends on 30 May the following year.

Requirements of applicants
Must be a Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident (PR) of Singapore
Have had some working experience in technical theater or in the arts industry
Completed National Service (for male candidates)
An aptitude for technical work and is comfortable working with hand tools
Computer literacy is an asset

Terms and Conditions
Training allowance: $1,200 monthly (no other allowances and benefits payable)
Status during training: An Esplanade trainee (not an employee of Esplanade)
Cost of training: $39,929 (fully sponsored)
The trainee will be bonded to work for 2288 hrs after the training programme. The bond period of 2288 hours is to be completed within 2 years
Rest days during training: 13 days per quarter
Vacation leave: 7 days (rostered by Esplanade)
Insurance: coverage for any injury sustained during training. This includes basic hospitalisation and surgical insurance coverage.
Training hours: long and irregular; more than 44 hours per week on average.

Registration Details
To apply for the TTTP, complete and email the registration form to Wendy Su at swendy@esplanade.com by 15 May of the same year.

Only shortlisted applicants will be notified. For enquiries, please call 6828 8228.

https://www.esplanade.com/get-involv...hnical-theatre