The War of The Worlds

Theatre Technical Manager

London, England   |   Full Time

Introduction

We are currently recruiting a Technical Manager to join our Layered Reality™ team at The War of The Worlds: The Immersive Experience (www.thewaroftheworldsimmersive.com). This is a layered reality multi-sensory experience set across a vast 22,000 sq/ft, combining music, immersive theatre, virtual reality, motion simulators and 5D effects.

Position Summary

The Technical Manager is an integral role ensuring we deliver these cutting-edge experiences at the optimal level to all guests. On a daily basis, the Technical Manager will lead planned and reactive maintenance throughout the experience and ensure the day-to-day operation is running safely, smoothly and efficiently. During live show periods the technical department operate the master show control system, which triggers all aspects from opening of doors allowing people to move around, to more traditional technologies such as lighting, sound and AV. During this time they are also responsible for information flow about elements of the show to both cast and crew, so excellent communication skills are key.

Scope & Responsibilities 

Managing the technical operations, you will be responsible for performing a variety of duties. Responsibilities include managing the department, team scheduling, completing daily/weekly reports, identifying and implementing training, scheduling & conducting maintenance and leading regular team meetings. You will further be responsible for the safe operation of all show elements, including lighting, sound, video projection, pyro and automation around the venue, along with ensuring that the site is safe for all staff and guests. Additional responsibilities include the ability to troubleshoot any technical issues that may arise, sometimes independently and at speed during live show operations. You must be confident presenting ideas both verbally, and through written documentation.

Background & Experience

You will be a highly self-motivated, service focused individual, who can lead a team, and is able to demonstrate a good knowledge in the use of most technical disciplines including Audio, Video, Lighting, timecode, Dante, and QLab operation. Experience with the application of virtual reality technology and previous experience in immersive theatre is preferred. In-house training will be given on the systems. Technical theatre education is desirable.

Other Requirements

  • Minimum five years’ experience in a supervisory/management position.
  • Clear understanding and experience of health & safety management.
  • Skills and knowledge to manage technical operations.
  • Ability to take initiative and remain calm under pressure.
  • Exceptional communication and leadership skills.
  • 100% Flexible (evening and weekend work will be required).

Job Title: Technical Manager

Responsible To: General Manager

Job Type: Permanent

Start Date: February 2022

Probation: 3 Months

Pay: £30k-£34k

Location: Aldgate, EC3A 2BJ

Please submit your application with an up-to-date CV and covering letter explaining what you can bring to the role, why you would like to work for us and why we should choose you.

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