Technical Manager

Date Posted: Fri 6 Sep 2019

Salary: Grade H £29,636 - £32,029 a year

Hours: 37 hours a week

Location: All Derby LIVE Venues and Performance Spaces

Contract: Permanent

Closing Date: Mon 30 Sep 2019

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Technical Manager to join our busy and expanding Production & Technical Team at Derby LIVE, part of Derby City Council. We present, produce and host an excellent and diverse programme of live performances, conferences, events and festivals throughout the City of Derby.

You will manage the technical facilities at all of Derby LIVE's venues and performance spaces, covering events at Derby Arena, the Guildhall Theatre and outdoor events throughout the city, reporting to the Production & Technical Manager.

 You will manage technicians, providing duty cover and technical support as necessary and ensure the highest possible standards are achieved.

We're looking for someone with solid management experience in professional theatre, conferencing or events and proven experience of team management with the ability to listen, give guidance, delegate and deliver informal practical training. The successful candidate will also have a practical working knowledge of current Health & Safety legislation including LOLER, PUWER, risk assessment and working at height, and be up to date on current equipment, new technologies and working practices.

You will need to have a flexible approach to working hours including evening and weekend working.

You must be able to travel to different locations within the City of Derby.
For an informal chat about the role please contact Gareth Chell on 01332 640022 or email

The closing date for this vacancy is Monday 30 September 2019 at midnight. Any application forms received after the closing date will not be accepted.

Interviews will be held between 8-11 October 2019.

Please be aware that where there are staff within the organisation who are 'at risk' of redundancy, requirements to redeploy to another suitable role will apply and take priority

For more information and to apply, take a look at the Derby City Council website