Assistant Technical Manager

Assistant Technical Manager

Monday, 17 June 2019, 2.00pm

Mermaid Arts Centre are seeking an Assistant Technical Manager to be a key member of the team and who will be directly responsible to the Technical Manager, and ultimately to the Artistic Director.

In consultation with the Technical Manager, the Assistant Tech Manager is responsible for the technical and staging requirements of all activities in the centre and off site. All activities, work and roles operate in a spirit of internal and external co-operation, collaboration and communication. All staff are expected to maintain this spirit as a professional priority in their work.

Person Specification;
The successful candidate will ideally be a technical professional person with appropriate theatre expertise minimum of two years appropriate theatre practise as a technician and possess the following;
– Experience of working in an arts centre or similar establishment is preferable
– A strong interest in contemporary and traditional arts; theatre, music, visual art and live events
– The ability and willingness to work irregular and flexible hours, especially nights and weekends is essential
– A good, positive, collaborative and inclusive attitude to work and colleagues
– Excellent time keeping and reliability
– The ability to work well under pressure and stay calm and helpful
– Experience of working as part of a team
– Strong practical and communication skills

Applicants must have:
– Experience in the theatre and/or visual arts environment with a specialism in lighting, sound or stage
– Display a high degree of initiative with a creative approach to problem solving and be highly selfmotivated with an excellent eye for detail
– A high level of computer literacy and knowledge of Pc and Mac
– Experience of programming and operating ETC lighting consoles, Q-Lab show control software and operating Midas sound desks
– Experience in audio-visual equipment operation
– The ability to respond to a varying workload by managing tasks and time efficiently
– Experience of rigging lighting, sound and audio-visual equipment
– Relevant knowledge of current Health and Safety regulations
– The desire to achieve the best result for every production, even within limited budgets

Applicants should have/be:
– Have experience of visual art-handling (installing, packing etc.) installing and managing audio visual equipment
– The ability to work at height
– First Aid qualification
– Experience of workshop tools and machinery

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