The Cause - Head Lighting & Visual Technician

  • The Cause
  • The Cause, Dock Road, London, UK
  • Jul 08, 2024
Full time Lighting Technician

Job Description




The Cause is an award-winning, fully independent multi-venue dance music institution. We are a vital part of London’s nightlife ecosystem and we pride ourselves in supporting charitable causes and championing underground dance music. Our open-door policy welcomes everyone equally, regardless of musical tastes, gender, race, class, age, sexual persuasion or kinks.

Whilst maintaining the ethos of The Cause and providing a platform for electronic artists to continue playing through the pandemic, through ventures such as Costa Del Tottenham and All My Friend, provided a wider portfolio of entertainment, varying from food, comedy, cabaret, live music and DJ events.

Since the closure of our beloved venue in the heart of Tottenham back in January 2022, we have worked round the clock to secure some exciting new opportunities to keep the crew together and find a new home. Having secured new spaces for us to operate across London, we are recruiting for a variety of senior management positions to help manage the operations of the spaces, develop and grow the team and move the business forward.

 This is an exciting opportunity to join an ambitious & creative team, and to make your mark on club culture in London from behind the scenes. 


The Head Lighting Technician will be responsible for the heading up the Lighting Production department at our club The Cause. As our club grows at an exponential rate, we want an experienced and driven individual to push the boundaries and create dynamic and unique visual experiences for our customers & clients. 


  • Be the main point of contact for all lighting based enquiries and communications, that will be sent across from external promoters & the cause operations manager 

  • Develop, improve and undertake a rigorous maintenance schedule for all in-house lighting equipment - to ensure the full potential and lifespan of all assets. Scheduling in repairs for all equipment that is unfixable within the club and ensuring it’s return in a timely manner

  • Undertake weekly orders of perishable items such as fog liquid, haze fluid, lighting gels, maintenance equipment. Creating par-levels for all necessary items and ensuring they are regularly topped up in a cost-efficient manner 

  • Upscale and improve the base-level programming and presets, across all spaces in the venue using any aspect of light production. Continually striving to improve the overall experience and aesthetic, and thinking of creative ways to think outside the box to make our spaces unique and aiding in the overall progression of the clubs aesthetic

  • Taking the lead on planning on execution of larger production based shows, that could require working with external contractors and/or hiring in external equipment to maximise the sites full potential

  • Operate the lighting production for events at The Cause at least two days a week (where applicable). Being available to be the lead operator and manage the wider lighting team at all key shows (deemed necessary by the operations manager, within reason)

  • Scheduling a weekly/monthly Lighting Operating rota, keeping within a set budget from the Operations manager. Liaising with the pool of freelance lighting technicians to ensure all event lighting requirements are met and carried out to a consistently high standard

  • Training & development of the junior lighting technicians, striving to improve the standard of their work and empowering them to progress within their roles and the industry

  • Creating and developing the aesthetic across all individual spaces in the club, ensuring consistency and cohesive to the brand, with help and direction from the artistic director and operations manager 


Must Have

  • A passion for the events industry, in particular electronic & live music events

  • A fundamental understanding of the structure of musical songs & sets. Knowing where the lighting can compliment the peaks and troughs of a musical performance. Being able to work harmoniously with a multitude of different musical styles and artists

  • 2+ years experience in events rigging in relation to lighting and general venue tech

  • 3+ years experience as a lighting operator & programmer (preferably in Avolites/ChamSys/Madrix)

  • Professional work attitude. The ability to deal with a variety of clients, in a customer facing environment

  • Ability to find and fix basic faults in lighting equipment 

  • High level of proficiency with admin based computer programs such as; Google Sheets, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word

  • Able to work weekends, public holidays and late night hours

  • Experience with power tools, basic wood working and building skills

Desired to Have

  • IPAF Licence  

  • Counterbalance Forklift Licence

  • Rigging Qualifications 

  • VJ Experience (Resolume/Projection Mapping) 

  • LED Wall experience - rigging & operating 

  • Drivers Licence 



  • Up to £30,000-£40,000 - dependant on experience 

  • 30-40 Hour Guaranteed - number of hours dependant on experience and terms to be agreed



To apply for this role, we would please ask you to complete the following

  1. Write a short cover letter detailing your history, experience, development and passion for lighting in an in events world

  2. Send us any videos/photos/website examples of your lighting work. This can be either done via an attach to the email; or forwarded along a dropbox/wetransfer link to the same email address

  3. Please send your CV to and ensure that you save the file as your full name as this really helps us this end.


We are committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment. You and any job applicants will receive equal treatment regardless of age, disability, gender, reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

We welcome European applicants, but the role would be subject to having a working visa granted for the UK.


We receive a lot of applications and it does take a while to process these therefore if you do not hear from us immediately it means that we are still in the review process so do not panic.

We aim to get back to everyone that applies for this position within one month of the closing date however, we cannot offer feedback on CV’s.

Shortlisted applicants will be asked to interview on site/virtually.


Thanks for your interest in our space. We look forward to receiving your application.


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Salary Range

£30,000-£40,000 - dependant on experience and working hours