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Website Sunderland Culture
We have an exciting opportunity for a Technical Manager to join Sunderland Culture as part of a new team for The Fire Station as we prepare to launch the venue in early 2022.
The Technical Manager will be at the core of the opening of The Fire Station Auditorium, providing leadership and operational expertise within the Fire Station senior team and overseeing the fit out and testing of the new auditorium at a pivotal moment for Sunderland Culture as it takes over management of the building from the MAC Trust.
Once established in the building, the Technical Manager will be responsible for the operational delivery of all The Fire Station’s events and activities. Responsible for the Senior Technician and for recruitment and training of casual staff and management of freelance staff you will embed an efficient and cost-effective approach to staffing of activity. You will work closely with the Venue Director providing technical support for all The Fire Station’s events and activities, ensuring they are presented and produced to the highest possible standard and appropriately staffed and resourced. Additionally, this role will maintain a robust system of maintenance of all technical infrastructure and resources and work closely with the Operation Manager to ensure full compliance throughout the building with all licensing and health and safety regulations.
While this is a senior management role there is an expectation of a high level of practical and creative delivery. As well as leading the technical staff there will be a requirement for an amount of time working on stage as an active member of the Technical team.
Reports to: The Fire Station Venue Director
Working hours: Full time
Location: Based at The Fire Station, working at other Sunderland Culture venues as required. Some homeworking may initially be in place subject to Covid-19 restrictions and venue closures.
This post is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.