Venue and Technical Manager – New Work at National Theatre

Application closing date: 22 Jul 2024 9:00am

Based: London

Salary: £40,415

Position: Venue and Technical Manager

Contract: Full Time


Job Description

We are looking for a Venue and Technical Manager to join the National Theatre New Work Team.

The purpose of the role

The New Work Department, based in the National Theatre Studio, has three studio spaces where new work is developed through workshops, R&Ds and readings. The Venue and Technical Manager facilitates all the technical requirements of the Studio activity ensuring each project has a bespoke, safe and creative environment in which theatre can be developed. This can range from setting up chairs and recording equipment to more complex requirements such as set builds and/or detailed LX, Sound and Video set up. Alongside this, this role leads on venue management and operations for our building on The Cut.

The National Theatre Studio is open Monday – Friday during office hours. This role will work outside these hours on Fridays (into the early evening) to facilitate get ins and outs, but in the majority will be weekdays and daytime hours.

The successful candidate will have the following: 

  • Demonstrable experience in the disciplines and systems of stage craft and production management.  This could be with a particular background in stage or production management, sound and video, lighting, design, props making or experience of managing venue operations.
  • A confident decision maker with experience of realising the ideas of artists with sensitivity and flexibility, with the ability to deliver from a practical point of view whilst communicating with a wide range of backgrounds and skills.
  • Experience of managing individuals and teams, ensuring high-level engagement and continued skills development.
  • Experience of budget management coupled with superb organisational skills.
  • Established experience of leading on risk management and assessment in a theatrical setting.

If that sounds like you, this may be the role for you!


Download the Job Description here.

Working with us will give you…

  • Complimentary staff tickets for shows, subject to availability and policy.
  • Discounts in the NT’s bars, cafes, restaurants, and bookshop, as well as in local businesses (from Wagamama to local childcare providers & gyms on and around the South Bank)
  • Access to interest-free season ticket loan and Cyclescheme partnership
  • Pension schemes with Legal & General and NEST
  • Sabbatical option, subject to agreement and policy
  • Generous sick pay
  • Family-friendly employer with supporting policies
  • Hybrid and flexible working, subject to agreement and policy
  • Training and Development Programme via e-learning platform, and specialist in-person training relating to role.
  • On-site Occupational Health and welfare support
  • Free-to-access Employee Assistance Programme, enabling counselling and mental wellbeing support, financial and legal advice, and advice on caring responsibilities.
  • On-site staff canteen and bar
  • Staff networks including Amplified: The Ethnically Diverse Network; Disability Staff Network; LGBTQ+ Network; Parents and Parents & Carers Network
  • The NT is also a member of Parents and Carers in the Performing Arts (PiPA)


Please note 

The closing date for the receipt of a completed application is  Monday 22nd July 2024 at 09:00am.

We support and encourage people from a variety of backgrounds, experiences and skill sets to join us and help shape what we do. As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for our vacancies.

If you would like to speak to someone about any adjustments or have any questions you can email and we will be in touch with you to make the necessary arrangements.

People Department 2024



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