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Technical Production Manager

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Summer Screens is one of the UK's leading cinema event organisers. The company has been organising and promoting events across the country for a decade at a host of stunning locations, as well as producing events for a selective group of clients.


After a difficult year for the industry, Summer Screens has a full event calendar booked for 2021. Alongside the established cinema business, the company is also aiming to expand its event portfolio into other sectors within the experience economy and with this in mind, Summer Screens is currently looking to recruit a Technical Production Manager to join the team at this exciting time


The Role


With a background and knowledge across all areas of production, the Technical Production Manager will be responsible for technical production across all our cinema events to ensure delivery to the highest possible standards.


The successful candidate will be managing the onsite delivery of events and any additional technical crew, working closely with the front of house team and other colleagues. You will also have excellent industry contacts and will be responsible for organising and booking freelance crew or subcontractors, taking responsibility for multiple events at one time.


You will also have the opportunity to join the project team as the company expands into different areas of the Experience Economy, drawing on your creativity and entrepreneurial instincts, providing practical working solutions to creative ideas, to turn vision into reality.


The successful Technical Production Manager will:

  • Take the lead for all technical event production, from concept through to delivery
  • Work within the project team, to deliver practical working solutions to creative ideas, turn vision into reality
  • Managing and selecting suppliers, making contractor selection, managing and booking freelance crew
  • Overseeing the company equipment stock, researching and advising on purchases
  • Onsite management of events to ensure delivery to the highest possible standards
  • Assisting with rigging and de-rigging of events
  • Managing H&S requirements including assessing work activities, creation of documentation and on-site implementation
  • Liaise with venues and stakeholders
  • Carry out site visits where necessary

Desired skills


  • Proven experience within live event production, with broad knowledge across all areas of technical production including AV, lighting and sound
  • Excellent industry contacts
  • Experience managing and developing H&S policies.
  • Confident and experienced with project management, with the ability to turn ideas into reality
  • Calm in a crisis, flexible and adaptable, pro-active with excellent interpersonal skills
  • An intelligent, ambitious and highly motivated team player with a commitment to quality and professionalism
  • A good communicator with an enthusiastic, positive, can-do attitude
  • A creative and entrepreneurial thinker
  • Computer literate
  • Full UK driving license

The role is based Reading but due to the nature of the work you will also be required to travel to events around the country and occasionally stay away.


The Technical Production Manager will be initially employed based on a 4-day week (80%) which will be reviewed quarterly.


Good work/life balance and guaranteed weekends off


£31,320 - £36,540 + bonus (pro rata) based on experience


OTE up to £43,848 (pro rata)


25 days holiday + National Holidays (pro rata)


Company share option available for the right individual long-term.


To apply, please send your cv to jobs@summerscreens.co.uk

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