Technical Manager for music, entertainment and events

  • The Arts Club
  • London, UK
  • Jan 11, 2020
Full time Audiovisual Sound Technician Venue Management

Job Description

Applications will only be considered with both a C.V. and Covering Letter.

Working hours: 5 shifts, Tuesday to Saturday weekly. To include 2-3 evening shifts per week

Job Description: To manage all technical aspects and staff for our thriving music and events programme and ensure the smooth execution of performances, talks and presentations. The weekly booking and scheduling of a team of freelance lighting and sound technicians and stage managers.

Reporting directly to Susanna Warren, Director of Music and Member Events, liaising regularly with the Nightclub Manager, events, music and art teams.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

Managing and working within a technical team consisting of Sound Engineers & Lighting Operators:

• Booking freelance staff for Members & Private Events
• Communicating with staff to ensure duties are fulfilled
• Strive to make the Tech Department an inviting space in which to work
• Keep stage times and changeovers punctual
• Know and understand the requirements of your staff. You should be able to confidently instruct, discuss and carry out all technical event requirements
• High levels of finesse and consistency are required. Sound and visuals at the venue are second to none.
• Guarantee to cover ill/cancelled staff shifts

Advancing all upcoming events that require technical assistance:

• Receive Artists’ technical specifications in advance and flag any items we cannot cater for in-house and hire in anything additional that is required where necessary. Liaise with headline act tech managers from confirmation to show night
• Check running orders allow you enough time to set up
• Contact all relevant suppliers (Staging, Lights, Sound, Backline)
• Inform all technical staff of advancing details well ahead of upcoming events

Weekly Music Meeting:

• Attend the music meeting every week to feedback and flag any technical issues from the previous week
• Digest the previous week and look for improvement opportunities
• Go over all upcoming shows and raise any issues and/or questions

Maintenance:

• Regularly test & keep all equipment fully functional
• Stay current with industry advancements
• Be proactive with keeping equipment checked and remain aware of potential improvements

Finance:

• Keep the music team aware of all technical costings
• Annually update budgets
• Double check and process all weekly technical invoices
• Gather competitive quotes from suppliers and present options in a timely fashion to the music team

Qualifications, Skills & Understanding:

• Fluent in English
• Sound Engineering Degree (or similar)
• Dante Level 1&2
• Allen & Heath dLive
• LA Network Manager
• Logic Pro X
• Sennheiser Wireless System Manager
• Smaart System Analysis and SPL Logging Spotify
• Audio Networking
• Avolites Quartz v12
• Art-Net
• Black Magic ATEM
• Precise written & oral communication skills and excellent organisational skills
• Ability to liaise effectively with musicians, colleagues and suppliers in a timely fashion
• The ability to work under pressure
• Good time management skills with an ability to juggle and prioritise multiple tasks

> Work onsite and remote.

>>> Please send your CV and Cover Letter via Doors Open.