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Role Overview

The Senior Technician takes a leading role in the technical team at LSO St Luke’s, supporting the Technical Manager and working closely with the Stage Manager supervising the full time and casual freelance technicians. An experienced technical all-rounder, the Senior Technician contributes to planning and management of logistics, as well as operating and maintaining technical equipment in LSO St Luke’s, ensuring technical services and events are delivered to the highest professional standards of quality, presentation and safety.

Alongside events, the Senior Technician supports the Technical Manager with equipment and systems installation, strategic planning, costing and implementation of technical, stage and general event operating policies, including preventative maintenance and work to develop new technical and stage facilities at LSO St Luke’s.


Main Responsibilities

  • To act as a production technician for events requiring design, setup, operation and problem solving of sound, light, video and other technical systems within LSO St Luke’s.
  • To support the Technical Manager in all areas including production management, equipment specification, reviewing operating policies, stock control, maintenance planning and risk assessment. Where required on occasion, deputising for the Technical Manager in their absence.
  • To collaborate closely with the Stage Manager, leading event technical teams both in advance and on the day. Liaising with the event management team, internal and external clients.
  • Supervise and support the full time technicians and casual freelance staff. Book both freelance technicians and casual crew for events. Take a lead role in training and induction processes.
  • To be responsible for personal health and safety and that of others affected within the working environment. Contributing to creation and upkeep of risk assessments and safe systems of work. Ensuring all events and work undertaken are in accordance with legislation, the LSO St Luke’s health and safety policy and agreed safe systems of work.
  • To maintain technical and building equipment in a good safe working order, carrying out repairs or arranging external repairs or replacement. Ensuring all building equipment is fully supported either internally or through external service contracts. Advising, specifying and contributing to installation work where necessary.
  • To undertake ‘Duty Roles’ as Fire Officer, Stage Manager, Duty Technician and Duty Manager as required. Training will be provided.
  • To work at height as required, ensuring compliance with Working At Height regulations. To instruct and supervise external personnel working at height.
  • To act within the structure of the St Luke’s team as an out-of-hours key holder in emergencies.
  • To deputise for other staff as necessary within the St Luke’s team, undertaking any other duties as may reasonably be required by the Technical Manager or Head of LSO St Luke’s.
  •  Act as a qualified First Aider – training will be provided.


  • At least three years full-time employment in a relevant venue environment.
  • Well-presented with excellent interpersonal and communication skills: confident at handling people at many levels.
  • Excellent organisational skills with meticulous attention to detail and consistent high standards.
  • Calm and co-operative team player with a ‘can do’ attitude.
  • A good problem solver.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Experience of leading teams – staff management and engagement and supervision of casual and freelance staff.
  • Physically fit with the ability to work at height and in restricted spaces.
  • A technical all-rounder with proven skills in:
  • Live sound (familiarity with M7CL an advantage),
  • Theatre lighting (familiarity with ETC Ion an advantage),
  • Video playback, control and projection.


  • Salary: Competitive.
  • Hours of work will be determined by the schedule of activity and this will include evening and weekend work. General hours are based on a 37.5 hour week (excluding meal breaks) spread over five out of seven days or ten out of fourteen days. There will be occasions when additional reasonable hours are expected as dictated by workload or in order to maintain operations for which overtime will not be paid. Where possible, staff rotas will be agreed 2 weeks in advance in order to give enough notice of any evening and weekend requirements.
  •  Notice period: three months.
  •  Probationary period: six months.
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays.
  • Interest-free loan for a season travel ticket.
  • Subsidised catering facilities provided by the Barbican Centre.
  • Membership of company pension scheme as follows:
  • In line with auto-enrolment regulations during first year of service.
  • 5% employer contributions and 2% employee contributions after 1 year’s employment.
  • Non-contributory private healthcare scheme.*
  • Company income protection insurance.*
  • Cycle to work scheme.

* after completion of one year’s employment

A Disclosure will be requested from the Disclosure and Barring Service for all persons offered posts. The policy covering this process, and the handling and storage of Disclosure information is available on request.
This role is based at LSO St Luke’s, 161 Old Street, London. The LSO is an Equal Opportunities employer.


If you would like to apply for this role, please complete the application form and equal opportunities form online by following the link provided at
If you have any questions about this role, please contact Pete Mycroft, Technical Manager LSO St Luke’s on

The closing date for applications is 10:00am on Monday 9 September 2019.

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 25 September 2019.

If you do not live or work in Greater London, the LSO will reimburse reasonable travel expenses incurred in attending interviews. In exceptional circumstances, initial interviews may be conducted by telephone or Skype. If you are invited for an interview and expect to claim travel expenses, please mention this when your interview is being arranged. Please note that a request to claim travel expenses will not affect decisions about whether or not to invite you to an interview.

The London Symphony Orchestra

As the resident orchestra of the Barbican Centre, the LSO presents some 70 concerts there each year, performing the highest quality music from the core symphonic repertoire, as well as music by living or lesser known composers. Other concert engagements in the UK provide additional opportunities for the Orchestra to be heard nationally whilst the Orchestra’s major international touring programme brings the LSO to a global audience, particularly through annual residencies in New York and Paris and regular visits to Japan, China, the USA and Europe.

The LSO’s activities also include an inspirational and pioneering education and community programme, LSO Discovery, and an award winning record label, LSO Live which enables the Orchestra’s music to be heard by a global audience through digital recordings.

LSO St Luke’s, the UBS and LSO music education centre, adds a unique dimension to the work of the Orchestra, being the home of LSO Discovery, LSO rehearsals, and a substantial public concert programme, with many performances broadcast by the BBC. A beautiful and flexible space with excellent technical facilities, the venue generates income by attracting a range of artistic, corporate and private hires which contributes to the cost of running and maintaining the Grade 1 Listed building to a high standard.