Technical Manager

Job description

Salary: £25,000

Posted: 21/08/2019

Closing date: 11/09/2019

The Pleasance Theatre Trust seeks to recruit a driven Technical Manager to lead the 3 person technical team at Pleasance London.

 

The theatre’s busy programme of work is presented simultaneously across 3 performance spaces; the MainHouse (230 seats), Downstairs (80 seats) and the Stage Space (54 seats).

 

As a predominantly receiving house we host a mixture of comedy, theatre and children’s shows from established and emerging artists. Everything from a 1 night work in progress to 6 week runs. In our 2017-18 season, we hosted 621 performances of 219 individual productions. Additionally, the building is used for a variety of production rehearsals and development, much of which is undertaken as part of the organisation’s Artist Development platform - Pleasance Futures.

 

The ideal candidate will have a well rounded knowledge of all areas of technical theatre practice in a venue setting, inclusive of sound, lighting, video and stage. They will be experienced in managing health & safety within a venue, with a robust knowledge of planning, assessing and implementing safe working practices.

 

Equally important is the ability to manage and motivate the internal team as well as the visiting companies presenting work at the theatre. A can-do attitude and willingness to encourage, nurture and support are essential.

 

Alongside the Theatre Manager, the Technical Manager is one of the driving forces behind the Pleasance delivering a first class level of service to performing companies and the audiences coming to see them. They will strive to constantly maintain and improve this offering.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the candidate will regularly be required to speak, hear and have good or corrected vision. This role is very active and requires standing, walking, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling, and working at height. The candidate will frequently lift and move items over 25kg.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

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APPLY

To apply, please send your CV and cover letter by email or post to:

jobs@pleasance.co.uk

Carpenters Mews, North Road, Islington, London, N7 9EF

We also ask applicants to complete the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form at:

http://bit.ly/PleasanceEqualOps

Deadline: Wednesday 11th September 2019

Interviews: w/c Monday 16th September 2019 (subject to confirmation)

 

ABOUT PLEASANCE THEATRE TRUST

As a registered charity, the Pleasance Theatre Trust aims to create a compelling platform to discover, nurture and support fresh artistic talent from across the globe.

Operating year-round in London and in Edinburgh during the Festival Fringe in August, the Pleasance has become renowned for delivering an inspiring programme year on year that uniquely embodies the spirit of the Fringe.

Our London base houses 3 theatres, rehearsal rooms and development space, whilst Pleasance Edinburgh is home to 29 performance spaces across 3 sites with an audience of over 550,000 across 27 days.

Pleasance is a hub of creativity where artists at the pinnacle of their careers share the stage with those just starting out.

Join us.

 

The Pleasance Theatre Trust is an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

 

How to apply

To apply, please send your CV and cover letter by email or post to:

jobs@pleasance.co.uk

Carpenters Mews, North Road, Islington, London, N7 9EF

 

We also ask applicants to complete the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form at:

http://bit.ly/PleasanceEqualOps

 

Deadline: Wednesday 11th September 2019

Interviews: w/c Monday 16th September 2019 (subject to confirmation)

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