Venue Technical Manager (William Aston Hall) Theatr Clwyd

Application closing date: 18 May 2022 5:00pm

Based: Wales

Salary: £28,298 p/a

Position: Technical Manager

Contract: Full Time


Job description:Theatr Clwyd are looking for an experienced, hard-working and motivated Technical Manager who can provide technical expertise and support to all users, hirers and artists performing at William Aston Hall and is responsible for the efficient, safe and economical use of resources and staff, within existing legislation.

Purpose of the role:
Responsible for the day-to-day technical and facility management of the venue and the safe presentation of all productions, hires and events.The aim is to coordinate the smooth running of the venue within agreed timescales and budgets, and to ensure safe working procedures are in place at all times. You will assist in the development, liaison and delivery of all activities, working with Glyndwr University and external partners and customers as needed.

Duties and responsibilities:
• To be responsible for the technical requirements of all areas of the venue, ensuring a safe operation for company members, visiting companies, artists, technicians and associated personnel at all times.• To liaise with visiting companies, promoters, producers and hirers, providing them with technical information, support and guidance, and arranging for the required provision of equipment and staff.• To pre-manage and ensure the smooth running of each event in accordance with the event’s production specification.• To ensure the successful presentation of all shows and events within the venue, with all resources in place and ensuring staging and equipment is ready for each event.• Working alongside the Venue Operations/FOH Manager to ensure the highest possible standards are maintained for visiting companies and the customer.

• Recruit and supervise casual technicians and crew and ensure all events are adequately staffed.• Act as Duty Technician on events and productions, as needed.• Act as LX Operator and programmer and/or Sound Operator and programmer on events and productions, as needed• Employ a creative and forward-thinking approach to problem solving.• Be a brand ambassador for the venue as well as Theatr Clwyd, and act as Venue Duty Manager as and when required.• Gain an understanding of the whole venue and all its capabilities – the lighting, sound, staging, seating and backstage/dressing room facilities.• Provide first-line maintenance support for all relevant technical equipment, machinery, fixtures and fittings.• To work on the maintenance upkeep and inventory of the technical equipment, keeping records to ensure maintenance checks are carried out on a regular basis in line with regulations, including PAT and other testing.

• To produce risk assessments and method statements as required.• Attend training as required and maintain awareness of health and safety regulations specific to the spaces and equipment used.• Ensure relevant legal obligations are met at all times by company members and visiting companies in accordance with the company’s Health & Safety Policy.• To ensure that all get-in, fit-ups and get-out regulations are adhered to.• To ensure all relevant company members and volunteers have relevant training in manual handling and fire/evacuation procedures.• To ensure the venue meets Fire Risk Assessment requirements.• To work closely with all Theatr Clwyd colleagues, continuing to shape an environment where company members can work across both venues.

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