The Gunpowder Plot

Scenic Assistant

London, England
Work Type: Part Time

We are currently recruiting a Scenic Assistant to join our Layered Reality™ team at The Gunpowder Plot: The Immersive Experience ( This is a layered reality multi-sensory experience set across a vast 22,000 sq/ft, combining music, immersive theatre, virtual reality, motion simulators and 5D effects. This role may also work at our other experience, Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of the Worlds: The Immersive Experience. 

Position Summary
The Scenic Assistant is a vital role to ensure we deliver this cutting-edge experience at the optimal level to all guests. On a weekly basis, the scenic Assistant would perform planned and reactive maintenance to props, scenery, painting and all aspects of Scenic throughout the experience, ensuring the day-to-day operation is running smoothly, safely, and efficiently. 

Scope & Responsibilities
Working within the BOH team, you will be responsible for ensuring the optimum running of our show from a scenic perspective. Responsibilities include completing site walks, maintaining props, performing scenic fixes, supporting with H&S of each set, sourcing props and materials, working alongside the Wardrobe and Technical Team, and occasional stage management duties during live periods if needed. 

Background & Experience
You will be a self-motivated, focused individual, who can work well as a solo worker, and is able to demonstrate knowledge in the use of scenic disciplines including scenic painting, prop making, prop sourcing, set dressing, scenic maintenance, basic carpentry and historical research.  Experience with maintaining Scenic on a live show previously  is preferred.

Desired Attributes

Minimum two years’ experience in a scenic position or relevant training.

Clear understanding of health & safety.

Ability to take initiative and self-motivate, organising and prioritising tasks

Excellent communication skills.

100% Flexible (evening and weekend work may be required).

Job Title: Scenic Assistant

Responsible to: Performance Manager

Job Type: Part-Time, Permanent

Probation: 3 Months

Pay: £12.25 per hour

Location: Tower Hill, London, EC3N 4EE

Please submit your application with an up-to-date CV and covering letter explaining what you can bring to the role, why you would like to work for us and why we should hire you.

The deadline for applications is the 3rd of December, 2023.

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