The War of The Worlds

Immersive Theatre Technician

London, England
Work Type: Full Time

We are currently recruiting a Technician to join our Layered Reality™ team at The War of The Worlds: The Immersive Experience ( 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 Technician is a vital role to ensure we deliver this cutting-edge experience at the optimal level to all guests. On a daily basis, the technical department work as a team to implement planned and reactive maintenance throughout the experience, ensuring the day-to-day operation is running smoothly, safely, 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 good communication skills are key. You will be working closely with the Technical Manager and deputise for them when they are not on site.

Scope & Responsibilities 

Working within the technical team, you will be responsible for performing a variety of duties. Responsibilities include completing daily/weekly reports, operating and maintaining the lighting, sound, video projection, pyro and automation around the venue, along with ensuring that the site is safe for all staff and guests. During live periods you will be expected to operate the master show control system and other tasks as required. You will further be responsible for troubleshooting any technical issues that may arise, sometimes independently and at speed during live show operations.

Background & Experience

You will be a self-motivated, focused individual, who can work well within a team, and is able to demonstrate knowledge in the use of 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.

Desired Attributes

Minimum three years’ experience in a technical position.

Clear understanding of health & safety.

Ability to take initiative and remain calm under pressure.

Excellent communication skills.

100% Flexible (evening and weekend work will be required).

Job Title: Technician

Responsible to: Technical Manager

Job Type: Full Time, Permanent

Probation: 3 Months

Pay: hourly, upwards of £12p/h dependent on experience. 

Location: Aldgate, London, 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 hire you.

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