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Technical Manager - Underbelly at Edinburgh Fringe 2023


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Job Title: Technical Manager
Department: Technical
Reports To: Underbelly Technical Manager
Responsible For: Technical Staff
Rate of Pay: Dependent on scope of work.
Dates of Work: Mid April – 1st September 2023

To download a job pack click here.
To apply through our recruitment portal click here.


  • Coordinating the technical requirements of visiting companies/shows to work within the limits of the venues.
  • Coordinating the visiting company get-in and technical rehearsal schedule.
  • Coordinating visiting company de-rig and load out schedule.
  • Arrange or advise in the arrangement of additional equipment that companies may need over and above the standard provision of the venue.
  • Overseeing technical staff during venue set-up and de-rig.
  • Liaising with Underbelly Production Manager and technical manager to devise venue load in, build and de-rig schedule.
  • Managing the installation and subsequent removal of lighting, sound, audio visual & stage equipment in performance venues.
  • Managing technical staff.
  • Supporting technical staff during operational period.
  • Overseeing daily operation of venues.Keeping track of information pertaining to shows, including turnaround notes, cue sheets and any other paperwork required.
  • Keeping track of technical staff working hours and timesheets.
  • Ensuring that all backstage facilities and equipment are maintained to the highest standard.
  • Ensuring health and safety standards are adhered to by technical staff and visiting companies and report any issues to management.

Person Specification

  • An extensive range of experience working with lighting, sound, audio visual and stage equipment.
  • Excellent working knowledge of programming of lighting and sound desks.
  • Good working knowledge of rigging practices.
  • Good working knowledge of construction for theatre and events.
  • Good working knowledge of health and safety in a theatrical environment.
  • Excellent leadership skills.
  • Excellent team work skills.
  • Excellent organisational skills.
  • Excellent problem solving skills.
  • Excellent communication skills.

Staff Benefits

  • Free entry to shows at Underbelly venues (subject to availability)
  • 25% discount at Underbelly bars
  • Staff social events

Equal Opportunities

Underbelly is committed to reducing its environmental impacts in its everyday operations. We are also committed to maintaining the open-access policy of Underbelly. We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applications from all sectors of the community.

It is the policy of Underbelly to ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements that cannot be shown to be justifiable.

We expect employees to support these commitments and to assist in their realisation.


To download a job pack click here.
To apply through our recruitment portal click here.

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