Venue Technical Manager

  • Forum Birmingham
  • Birmingham, UK
  • Jul 12, 2021
Full time Venue Management

Job Description

Venue Technical Manager

We are looking for a passionate, experienced venue technician who has the ability to work under pressure whilst maintaining a positive can do attitude to join a fast growing team. You must be highly organised with a keen eye for detail and the ability to use your own initiative.

The ideal candidate will display passion and drive for all things production and technical and have previous relevant experience, i.e. in a music venue or events company.

The Venue Technicians will be responsible for providing technical support, operating and maintaining Forum Birmingham’s technical equipment including lighting, audio, staging and the various production and seating layouts, and will be expected to make a significant contribution to the organisation..


  • To work closely with the Head of Events & Programming, General Manager, production & technical partner (DMX) and other members of the technical and venue team in realising the requirements for Forum Birmingham’s productions and external events and other miscellaneous events
  • To work within schedules and budgets provided by the Head of Events & Programming
  • The repair and maintenance of Forum Birmingham’s equipment
  • To work alongside all incoming production technical staff
  • To ensure that Forum Birmingham’s policies and House Rules are adhered to at all times
  • To attend regular and chair technical and operational staff meetings
  • To attend regular staff meetings
  • Carry out such other duties as may be reasonably expected of the post as required by the Head of Events & Programming, General Manager and production & technical partner (DMX)



  • Demonstrable technical experience in professional arts environment
  • Practical knowledge of a range of lighting, AV and sound systems and equipment
  • Experience of technical equipment maintenance and testing
  • Experience of working at height and rigging
  • Experience of working with a variety of touring companies and/or corporate clients
  • Knowledge and practical experience of all relevant Health and Safety regulations
  • Excellent team worker with good time management skills and the ability to work under pressure and to deadlines
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Computer literate
  • The ability to work unsocial hours and weekends


  • City & Guilds electrical qualification to CG2360 and 2391 or similar proof of competency to BS7671
  • Able to program & operate Avolite, Chamsys and/or Digico desks
  • Experience of Lighting Design or sound engineering for live music
  • Rigging qualification with knowledge and experience of rigging for aerial performance
  • Able to use WYSIWYG and CAD software
  • IPAF and/or Forks ticket
  • Health and Safety qualification such as IOSH or First Aid
  • Experience of working with Young People
  • A working knowledge of Artifax software

Salary: £26K + performance-based bonuses

Type: Full Time

Location: Birmingham

Start: ASAP

Application Deadline: 9th August