Theatre Technician

Submitted by ArtsatOFS on November 11, 2023 - 15:46
Salary / Fee: 
Closing Date: 
Wednesday, 10 January, 2024

Key purpose:
The Theatre Technician supports the Digital and Technical Manager in providing a highlevel of technical service for the Old Fire Station's received performance programme and hires, as well as the in-house productions and events.
To run the technical lights, sound and AV of the theatre and building, to a high standard, as well as managing the space in terms of health and safety and stage management.
Ensure the technical department is kept organised, tidy and maintained. Assist in the management of the organisation of technical documents and show information

Key responsibilities:
To manage and carry out technical duties including but not limited to; rigging, focussing, sound set-up, live mixing, AV operation, room set-up and other
physical tasks necessary for a professional presentation of all public performances, private hire events and internal projects.
To work on in-house productions and events like Offbeat Festival, Christmas Show and Marmalade Festival alongside the Digital and Technical Manager. If
required, take on roles like Operator and Programmer.
To learn new digital systems as and when introduced and help maintain, run and operate the new AV systems across OFS spaces e.g. streaming and recording.
To run Digital online shows and workshops when required over Zoom and run events, shows or interactive experiences via livestream.
To ensure that visiting companies comply with our safe working practices and Health and Safety regulations, ensuring the company comply with the most up to date legislation.
Work alongside the Digital and Technical Manager to carry out maintenance of equipment, fixtures and fabric of the theatre and building. Ensure that all
technical equipment is fit for purpose, correctly stored, maintained and documented, and used appropriately when required.
Work with Digital and Technical Manager to ensure asset and stock lists are up to date.
To support the Digital and Technical Manager with department administration, contacting companies and hirers ahead of performances and events, to find out their technical requirements.
To support the Digital and Technical Manager in communicating the hirers’ technical requirements to the technician on duty.
To work with the Digital and Technical Manager to keep Rota Sheets and Monthly Summary Sheets up to date alongside ensuring filing of risk assessments and tech riders are organised.
Ensure the theatre is prepared properly for those hiring or using them and take on a wider responsibility with companies by responding to tech questions and tech riders when leading on a show or event.
Attend Next 7 Days meetings with Bookings, Tech, Front of House and Gallery colleagues, communicating tech information for incoming shows with support
from Digital and Technical Manager.
To work closely with the Front of House team to ensure a high level of customer service across all events including AV support.
To work with the Exhibitions and Workshops Manager to support any technical aspects of installs and de-installs when available.
Work with other members of the OFS team, when able, to ensure that other spaces, like the gallery and café are prepared properly for use by those hiring or
using them.
To support the inclusion of volunteers, Crisis Members and Oxford Brookes University students on technical aspects of theatre, when required.
In conjunction with the Digital and Technical Manager and Front of House team, share responsibility for lock-up procedures and security in the building.
To undertake any other duties or relevant training to this post as required by the organisation.
To undertake wider administration for the organisation, as and when required.

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