11/02/2019 12:02 HRS


A rare opportunity to play a key role in our busy and productive venue which plays host to a huge variety of shows, events, corporate parties and conferences. You will be responsible for all building, technical and associated aspects of the venue, stage and events presentation. This includes advancing the shows, running get ins and get outs, forging productive relationships with touring companies and leading a department of enthusiastic and skilled Technicians.

The job is hands-on and will involve working in shifts with the rest of the technical team.

Watford Colosseum is one of 12 venues within HQ Theatres & Hospitality’s (HQT&H) current portfolio of regional theatres and concert halls. HQT&H currently manages 18 auditoria on behalf of local authorities, with capacities ranging from a 200 seat arts centre to a 2,400 seated/standing theatre. Last year HQT&H programmed a total of 2,354 shows which attracted attendances of over 1.5 million. HQ Theatres & Hospitality (HQT&H), the UK’s second-largest venue operator, is a division of Qdos Entertainment Ltd, one of the largest entertainment Groups in Europe. Watford Colosseum is Watford’s home of entertainment boasting some of the best live music, theatre, comedy and other entertainment outside Central London. Elton John, Rod Stewart, One Direction and Sarah Millican are just a few big names that have starred on our stage. Watford Colosseum is also home to the BBC Concert Orchestra and has been used to record the soundtracks of films including The Lord of the Rings, The Sound of Music and Star Wars.

Employment type: Full Time
Salary: Up to £35,000 p.a. dependent on experience, ability and potential. This includes the additional payment of £2,250 to cover get-out work up to a maximum of 125 hours’ worth of get-outs per annum. Any hours worked over this will be paid at the current TMA rate or house rate. Whichever is applicable, when the get-out is rechargeable to the visiting company
Hours: 40 per week over 5 days out of 7, subject to variation to meet business requirements. Working hours will include evenings, weekends and Bank Holidays.
Work location: You will be based at Watford Colosseum and may be required to travel to and work at other HQT&H venues. Approved travel expenses will be reimbursed.
Responsible for: Effective and efficient management of the Colosseum’s technical team and operations in accordance with company policies and legislation, so as to ensure achievement of all business targets relevant to the Post.
For an informal discussion contact: Mike Christofi – Buildings Operations and Technical Manager 01923 474 100,

For more information or an informal chat please contact Mike Christofi, Technical and Buildings Manager ; 01923 474 100.

How to apply: Send your CV, a covering letter and application form to Bo-Dee Kelly ( with the subject line of Building and Technical Manager Feb 2019. Tell us why you think you are suited to this role, why it interests you and how we’ll benefit from having you on board!
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Closing date for applications: Midday, Friday 15th February 2019 Interview date: Thursday 21st February 2019
Interview dates: Thursday 21st February 2019