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Duty Technician, Arts Theatre Salary: £25k-£30k


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Job Summary

We are looking for a Duty Technician to work as part of in-house venue team. Responsible for maintaining technical equipment, assisting with productions, troubleshooting, and ensuring smooth operations. Prior experience in theatre tech and strong problem-solving skills required.


You will report directly to the Technical Manager and Theatre Manager.


In order to be considered for this position you will need to evidence and demonstrate:


  • ETC GIO programming
  • Ability to set up and operate a sound system
  • Experience with flying both counterweight and hemp rope.
  • Experience as a Duty Technician within a similar entertainment environment
  • Experience in Technical Theatre
  • A proactive & strategic attitude displaying high levels of attention to detail
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Possess excellent communication skills
  • A willingness to undertake any training as required by the Technical Manager

Job Requirements


  • Run get ins, fit ups and get outs as required acting as building keyholder.
  • Duty Managing shows (technically) on behalf of the Arts Theatre, assist incoming companies with their set up for shows including rig checks and flying or any other reasonable duties.
  • Liaise with all hire companies and contractors as required communicating any technical requirements or elements as specified.
  • Building wide maintenance - in support of the venue and management, ensuring a careful and considerate PPM regime is followed.
  • Perform daily lamp rounds.
  • Liaise with the show and venue management daily on any show related issues or failures as required.

Fire Safety

  • Act as Fire Marshal for all shows, performances or hires.
  • Perform weekly tests of the fire alarm.
  • Visually check and inspect all fire FFE and report any faults.
  • Ensure the building fire exits are unchained each day prior to a performance and visually check all fire exits for any inconsistencies or hazards.

Job Responsibilities

Health and Safety

  • Manage and help implement the venue's help and safety policy.
  • Ensure diligence for policy is carried out daily by visiting company.
  • Communicate H&S policy as required.
  • Maintain and restock all First aid kits as required.
  • Maintain up to date records or alarm tests, restocking and any other legislation required documentation in relation to the building and venue.
  • Ensure the safe evacuation of the building in the event of an emergency and liaise with emergency services as required. Take instruction from the duty manager and support as requested.
  • To be an ambassador for the safety and well-being of all staff and public in the building, working with Senior Management to ensure all policies are adhered to.

Job Overview

  • Job Title: Duty Technician
  • Salary: £25k-£30k
  • Hours: Full time
  • Role: Technical & Production
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Closing date: Sat, 01 Jun 2024

How to Apply

Please send your CV and cover letter directly to David Warwick

Contact name: David Warwick

Contact email: david@artstheatrewestend.co.uk

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