Creative Kirklees

Creative Kirklees / Opportunities / Mon 07 Feb 2022

Technical Manager, Manchester International Festival

Technical Manager, Manchester International Festival

The Technical Manager will ensure the physical production of all Factory artworks, productions and shows are delivered and maintained to the highest standard. This includes MIF produced work in addition to co-produced, third party created visiting work and corporate events at all scales from small foyer productions though to whole building take overs.

This role will lead the permanent and temporary technical teams, developing and embed a cohesive, efficient, cost-effective and robust technical operations structure whilst always keeping environmental sustainability, access and customers at the heart of what we do.

Responsibilities include

Creating and managing production and technical budgets for shows, artworks and events in Factory, alongside the Technical Director & Head of Venue Operations
Managing the work of permanent and temporary Production Department staff and overseeing the recruitment of contract Factory staff as appropriate
Ensuring all technical and production equipment is well maintained and in good working order
Working with MIF’s commercial team and producers to ensure technical sales, contracts and staffing recharges are managed effectively within delivery of third part events
With the Digital Department, ensuring the capture and storage of Factory shows, events and artworks, including video, audio, prompt copies, show files and digital models
Ensuring Factory technical specifications, drawings, plans and models are kept up to date and available for distribution
Ensuring infrastructure, including format changes, are planned, installed and removed, safely and efficiently within the physical and financial resources available
Essential requirements include

Substantive track record in technical management in either a receiving or producing environment
Up to date knowledge of technical theatre and production (e.g., lighting, sound, video, rigging, set construction, wardrobe etc), or relevant and proven knowledge from equivalent fields
Experience of developing standard operating procedures
Proven experience of interpreting technical plans and diagrams, proficiency in CAD
Experience in rostering staff and managing annualised hours
Knowledge of Health & Safety legislation, guidance and practical implementation
IOSH qualified

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