Kia ora, Stephen!

In early March we welcomed Stephen Hood to the team – Stephen joins us as our Venue Operations Coordinator, looking after everything to do with the building, technical equipment and making sure hirers have everything they need.

Here’s a brief introduction from Stephen:

Stephen performing at Dark Mondays

Hi there – I’m Stephen, and a couple of weeks ago I started working at The PumpHouse Theatre as its new Venue Operations Coordinator. 

My interest in theatre started when I was at school, and has followed me through university and afterwards: My initial involvement was as an actor, with this later branching out into other areas such as sound and lighting design, and set construction – my recent activity has largely been with Belmont-based Company Theatre. Aside from theatre, my interests also include Morris Dancing (a traditional dance from the English villages), web design and programming, and playing the guitar much less than I should.

My working life has taken me to places like a payment technology provider, a public library, a government assistance provider, and a stint one summer on a farm. I look forward to what my new role at The PumpHouse Theatre will involve, and to assisting users of the theatre for the foreseeable future!

One of Stephen’s first jobs was overseeing the installation of brand new shutters at the front of the building (which you can see above).

A big thank you to Bevan from Access Property Maintenance and Auckland Council for their help with this long-awaited project.

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