Position: Technical Manager
Reporting to: General Manager
Responsible for: All other Technical Staff
Main Purpose of Job:
To rota all venue technical staff and where required freelance staff, ensuring appropriate competent staffing levels at all events at the venue
To oversee the Technical aspects of a production from ‘load in’ to ‘load out’
To keep the stage and backstage area clean and tidy and in accordance with Health & Safety guidelines
To have a sound working knowledge of the venue and its facilities and where necessary take immediate action to ensure a safe working environment
To act as the main point of contact for all enquiries as to the technical operation of the building
To ensure the stage is clear of all obstacles prior to load in
To ensure the rigger is fully informed of; grid heights, loads, etc
To ensure that all venue technical specification/information sheets are accurate and up to date. Furthermore to ensure that a specific ‘technical rider’ is generated for every event following discussions with the relevant artists/production staff
To attend any pre show site visits for incoming productions if required
To ensure the Production Manager / Promoter Rep signs the Health and Safety waiver
To ensure the Production Manager is fully conversant with all aspects of the venue specifications and facilities and to provide help where necessary
To liaise with house crew company to book all stage crew for events
To provide the Duty Manager with accurate technical costs incurred for an event including engineers, crew, equipment hire and towel charges
To act as ‘in-house’ engineer (sound/lights) and recruit and manage a team of engineers to work for the venue as and when required
Once the load in has finished, and prior to the sound check starting, you will need to check the following; all the bands back line is in the correct place, to ensure the stage is clear and to check all on stage and Front of House mixer fire points
To oversee the local Council inspection should it be required
To liaise with the local council regarding special effects / pyro permissions
To undertake a ‘Pre-Show’ checklist prior to every event and ensure that the building is safe and ready for public admittance
To ensure the bands get to the stage at the correct times and to oversee the changeovers and the breaking down of back lines
To oversee the ‘load out’ and to ensure all the crew are sent to the relevant production areas. Once the load out has finished you need to sign off the security and ensure the building is clear of all members of the public, band and crew
To ensure all incidents / spillages backstage are reported to security control immediately and all problems and defects are logged and reported to your line manager
To act as the designated responsible person for stage and backstage areas in the event of an evacuation, ensuring all areas are clear and reporting to Duty Manager
To attend ‘show stop meetings’ and ensure all technical staff are fully aware of in house procedures
To undertake any other reasonable duties as and when required
If you are interested in applying for the role please send a CV and a cover letter stating why you want the position.
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MAMA & Company is an equal opportunity employer.
MAMA owns and operates some of the best-known live music venues and festivals in the United Kingdom and internationally. Our approach to live music is to offer an integrated model, which means that we manage and promote artists, engage with brands wishing to reach our customer base, handle ticketing, production and bar operations in house whilst operating a creative department that ties the live experience together in a way that is credible to artist and fans alike.
Through our network of businesses we create, source, manage and distribute music and entertainment content through our venues, festivals, tech platforms and publications. This makes MAMA the perfect partner for any artist wishing to build and develop their audience and the perfect choice for any customer wishing to experience a wide variety of music and entertainment and to engage with their favourite artists, venues and festivals.
Our business is comprised of our live music operations and a number of support businesses that enable us to drive content through our infrastructure on venues and festivals.