Maybe hiring an assistant
After talking to management a bit over the past few days, it seems it might be possible to hire an assistant technician of some description to help take care of the day-to-day queries and let me get on with the fun^h^h^h more technical stuff. Does anyone have any thoughts about what might be the best (read: cheapest) way to go about doing this?
I'm vaugly thinking this would be a role suitible for someone interested in doing some kind of college / university course at the same time, coming in to school two or three days a week and getting some kind of qualification / certification at the end. I don't think we want to hire someone permanatly - this is a school, for teaching children, IT is a support function, but I imagine we'd be able to offer a full year's placement. We also have a snazzy new drama studio that we could do with sorting out, so possibly someone also interested in theatre lighting / sound would be ideal.
How, exactly, do we go about getting hold of a student or similar? What is involved in being a work placement for something like a modern apprenticeship course? Are there degree courses that involve a year in industry? We are in Alton, Hampshire, which is quite conveiniant for the train from London Waterloo, and we could probably be flexible about start times, so I imagine we could be suitible for someone travelling in from the South London area.