LU Arts Student Technician 2024/25

Join the LU Arts Student Team for 2024/25 as a technician and help support our LU Arts and Radar programme of events.

We have a Student Team to help us deliver our programme of arts events and activities each year. Student team members are all employed on a casual basis and roles include Photographers and Events Assistants as well as Technicians. For 2024/25, we are recruiting for a Student Technician(s).

This is a fantastic opportunity to develop key skills and gain experience in event support and working for an arts organisation.

You can find out more about the role below. If you have any questions about this role then please email

What will I do?

In this varied role, you will provide practical support for the wide range of arts events organised by LU Arts and Radar (usually on campus). You could be asked to:

  • help instal an exhibition in Martin Hall gallery,
  • set up basic sound and lighting for a concert in Cope Auditorium or Martin Hall Theatre, set up a gazebo and stand for LU Arts at University Open Days.

The role involves weekend and evening working. Events will usually take place on the Loughborough campus. Events may include arts and craft workshops, live performance nights, screenings and exhibitions. 

What skills and experience do I need?

You need some basic DIY skills and/or knowledge of audio-visual (AV) and music-related kit e,g, a PA system. This may includeexperience in using basic tools, painting, and fixing items to walls or knowledge of sound and AV equipment. Equipment will be provided.

You should also be able to follow instructions and work with a wide range of people including exhibition organisers, artists, arts workers and other Loughborough University staff.

How much will I be paid?

You will be paid at the Student Ambassador rate which is currently £12.84 (this may increase from 1 August 2024). The Student Ambassador team manage payments and you will be set up on their system. You will be paid for a minimum of two hours per event/booking.

How may hours will I work?

We will expect you to be flexible in terms of working hours. This is a casual position and there are no guaranteed hours. We usually have two student technicians on our team, and we make sure we share out the work between the two technicians fairly.

We try and give at least two weeks’ notice of bookings but sometimes we may contact you with a last-minute request. We don’t expect you to be available for every booking so don’t worry if you aren’t available.


Who can apply?

Any current Loughborough University student including undergraduate and postgraduate students (taught and research students). As most of our events will take place on the Loughborough campus, you must be based here.

It does not matter what subject you are studying but it would be an advantage to have a demonstrable interest in the arts. If you are a postgraduate student, then your studies should be expected to continue until at least Easter 2025.


We want this opportunity to be accessible to all students. We welcome applications in different formats e.g. audio, if this is more appropriate for you. If you would like to discuss any accessibility issues in advance of applying, or to discuss how the opportunity can be made inclusive for you, then please email or call 01509 222948.

How do I apply?

Please complete the Microsoft Form to apply for this position.

Deadline for applications: Wednesday 3 July.

You may be asked to attend a short, informal online meeting to discuss your application.

Application deadline: Wednesday 3 July 2024.

If you have any questions about this role, please email