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Chris Looker
Kursaal Way
Phone: 07766307255
E: mail: chris.looker
Key Skills
  • Computer literate
  • Flexible & adaptable
  • Quick & keen to learn
  • Fit & strong
  • Hard working
  • Works will as a team member

Present Employment


Self Employed Handyman

General house repairs
Flat pack furniture assembly
House painting
Building maintenance
Pluming Skills
Electrical skills
Garden Landscaping

Palace Theatre Westcliff –On-Sea

General stage hand
Assistant to the master carpenter
Stage carpenter
Flyman – Hemp & Counterweight
Stage and building maintenance
Set building
Prop making
Set dressing
Fitting up and taking down various show’s sets and LX, Sound.

Assumed the role of dsm \ asm \ dayman \ Caretaker

When the theatre was closed I was left as caretaker though out the closure and re-employed by Southend Theatres , also fulfilling the above. Responsible for the maintenance for the stages and buildings carrying out day to day repairs.

Various casual assignments for numerous company’s and shows

1998–2000 Self Employed (Sub Contractor)

Self Empolyed General Builder
Various casual assignments.
General labouring, assisting tradesmen.
Refurbishment of old and new buildings.

Essex, UK
1995–1998 Hot Slots Leisure Ltd (Sideshow amusement)

Day to day running of a small amusement arcade.
Security, maintenance of slot machines and the premises.
Banking, public safety and multi-level communicational skills

Essex-Kent, UK
1993–1995 AJ Fisk & Co Ltd

General Builder
The refurbishment of farmhouses and barns.
Management of a small specialised building team.

Dordogne, Francee
Up to 1993 Self Employed (Sub Contractor)
General builder / Carpenter various assignments & contracts

South-east, UK
1971–1975 Eastwood High School For Boys

Eastwood, UK
Leisure Interests

Most of my leisure time is taken up with family activity's,but I also enjoy theatre and live music when time permits.Others past times include computer construction and programming, website design and diy.

Personal assets

I’m self-motivated of a cheerful personality with good organising skills. I also have proven communicational skills and can work in a confident manner. I can turn my hand to most job, I'm not scared of hard work or to give a new challenge a go.

Current first aid certificate number : 00000000000
BECTU membership number : E0324293