Technical Services Director at The Old Vic

Application closing date: 5 Aug 2024 11:59pm

Based: London

Salary:  In the region of £65,000 per annum

Position: Technical Services Director

Contract: Full Time


Job Description

Department/Team: Technical

Responsible to: COO (maternity cover)

[Post maternity leave – COO & Deputy Executive Director]

Contract: Permanent

Location: The Old Vic, 103 The Cut, London, SE1 8NB (there may be occasions where home working may be appropriate depending on the production schedule)

Hours: Full-Time (40 hours per week, Monday-Friday; evening and weekend working may be required)

Additional hours may be necessary in order to fulfil the requirements of the post

Direct reports: Head of Lighting, Head of Stage, Head of Wardrobe, Deputy Head of Sound and dotted line to Assistant Production Manager

Salary: In the region of £65,000 per annum


  • Hybrid working for eligible teams and a company culture that promotes good work/life balance
  • Enhanced annual leave, starting at 25 days per year, increasing by one day per year up to 30 days (plus bank holidays). Opportunity to switch statutory bank holidays to mark a religious event or festival
  • Complimentary tickets for you and a guest to Old Vic preview productions
  • Discretionary invite to Press Night performances and parties
  • Free therapy from our therapy partner SelfSpace
  • Mental health support via our in house Mental Health Champions
  • Enhanced employer pension contributions with The People’s Pension
  • Festive day – one discretionary additional paid day off around the festive period for a collective pause
  • Time to volunteer – one day per year to support a charity or project of your choosing
  • Commitment to learning, education and development
  • Enhanced sick pay
  • Access to interest free travel schemes including Cycle 2 work and Season Ticket loans after your probation period
  • Family friendly policies and enhanced maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental pay
  • All staff social events
  • Staff discount in Penny and The Old Vic bars as well as discounts in local bars and restaurants
  • Opportunities to get involved with staff clubs and working groups such as the Inclusion Working Group
  • Buddy schemes including New Starter and Parental buddies to support your induction and return to work after parental leave

Role Summary

The purpose of the Technical Services Director is to oversee The Old Vic (theatre, building and the new Old Vic Backstage Studio and building) technical, stage and event infrastructure, including line management of the core and casual technical teams (excluding those engaged specifically for productions). They will work closely with the Production Director who will oversee the schedule for those teams for production periods. The Technical Services Director will work with the Production Director and Technical Heads of Department (HoDs) to identify and propose maintenance and improvements required for the technical delivery of Old Vic activity. In addition to underpinning excellence in technical work, the role will work to improve sustainability, environmental impact and H&S compliance. The Technical Services Director will sit on The Old Vic’s Senior Management Group (SMG).

The Technical Services Director will work closely with the Producer, Production team, Technical team and Production Director, in addition to collaborative working with the Head of Building Operations and Facilities team.

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