Deputy Technical Manager

Photo: Dance No. 2° by Sivan Rubinstein. Photo by Bar Alon

The Place, London’s creative powerhouse for dance development, has been leading the way in dance training, creation and performance for 50 years. In a changing landscape, our vision for the future is steadfast: we are powering imagination through dance, championing new ideas, embracing risks and creating optimal conditions for dance artists and enthusiasts to realise their full potential.

The Place is seeking a dynamic and passionate Deputy Technical Manager to join our growing Theatre Team.

Although the theatre has been largely closed to the public since March 2020 due to the pandemic, we have continued to work behind closed doors, supporting artists with production weeks and filming of works for online distribution. We anticipate re-opening the theatre to in-person audiences, following the social distancing guidance as required, from September 2021.

The Deputy Technical Manager will work with the rest of the team to ensure all incoming productions, artists and hires are planned and executed within budget and schedule to the highest possible standard.

This will include responsibility for the maintenance, operation and control of all lighting, sound and AV equipment used within the Theatre. They will be required to supervise and lead shifts in accordance with relevant legislation and working practices and to assist companies presenting work in The Theatre with the lighting and design of their work.

You’ll have professional experience of technical theatre, including production electrics and lighting design. Some experience and/or training in live sound mixing and AV is required alongside good working knowledge of UK Health and Safety Legislation, regulation and guidance. You’ll need to have good communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to work flexibly even under pressure.

The Place is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Disabled candidates and those from ethnically diverse backgrounds who meet the essential criteria for a role will be guaranteed an interview as they are underrepresented in our workforce.

We also welcome applications for flexible working, so please include details of any request for this within your application.

Salary: £29,539 per annum plus guaranteed overtime of at least £1000 per year.

Deadline for applications: 12 noon Mon 19 Apr 2021.

Interviews: We anticipate that interviews will be held digitally via Microsoft Teams (or another online platform if necessary) during the week commencing Mon 26 Apr 2021.

No CVs, no agencies please.