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VACANCY: Technical Manager

VACANCY: Technical Manager

29 January 2020

Technical Manager

Part time / 4 days per week (30 hours) / Permanent
£23,000 per annum pro rata

Established in 1978, The Actors Centre is the UK’s leading professional development organisation, supporting actors and creative talent throughout their careers. Through an unrivalled programme of diverse workshops and masterclasses — led by distinguished practitioners from the worlds of theatre, film and television — The Actors Centre provides an essential space for artists to network, to share, to create, to thrive.

We strive to programme an eclectic mix of original, evocative, diverse and challenging theatre that attracts a wide and varied audience. At the core of our organisation is a commitment to supporting artists — offering opportunities to emerging, as well as established, artists and companies.

Our flagship theatre space, the Tristan Bates Theatre, established in 1994, has become a celebrated off-West End venue, presenting high quality, four week plays and musicals. Our smaller space, the John Thaw Studio promotes work-in-progress and allows artists to receive vital feedback on work currently in development. The John Thaw Studio is also home to the John Thaw Initiative, with each season tailored towards supporting a particular demographic of artist, or a particular theme of work.

Values: Innovative - Empowering - Professional

Purpose of role

The Actors Centre is looking for an experienced and enthusiastic Technical Manager to lead the technical department. The successful candidate will be responsible for all aspects of the physical production, management of all production and technical staff and equipment/theatre maintenance.

You will have a thorough understanding of artistic and commercial theatre, excellent knowledge of the industry/sector, a good reputation and network of contacts. You will excel at communication both written and verbal and be comfortable working with people at/from all levels, backgrounds, experiences and viewpoints. The ability to build and maintain relationships is essential, as well as managing and developing a team of highly skilled freelance staff.  Health and Safety is a key part of this role, you will be expected to lead on all health and safety aspects relating to productions as well as having significant input on building-wide health and safety management.

You will work closely with the creative and production teams on both co-produced and received shows, ensuring the highest artistic standards as a result of your knowledge of the building and its capabilities. From time to time you will be required to production manage smaller shows and events taking place at The Actors Centre. 

The Actors Centre is an equal opportunities employer, and a pet friendly organisation.

Deadline for applicants – 9am, Monday 24 February 2020.

To apply please send a CV and covering letter to [email protected].

Interviews will take place in London on Monday 2 March 2020. If you are unable to attend an interview on this day, please note this within your application.

Click here for more information and to download a full job description. 


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