Lead Technician

London, England
Work Type: Full Time

We are currently recruiting a Lead Technician to join our Layered Reality team at The War of The Worlds: The Immersive Experience ( and The Gunpowder Plot: The Immersive Experience (

Layered Reality™ are the leaders in immersive entertainment experiences - with powerful storytelling, cutting-edge technology and outstanding customer service. We combine live theatre (actors, movie-scale sets, and special effects) together with the latest digital technology (virtual reality, projection mapping and holograms) plus physical sensations (sight, sound, smell, touch and movement) to create a unique immersive experience that is truly memorable.

The Lead Technician supports the Technical Manager in ensuring we deliver this cutting-edge experience at the optimal level to all guests. On a daily basis, the Lead Technician will carry out 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

Assisting in management of the technical operations, you will be responsible for performing a variety of duties. Responsibilities include deputising for the Technical Manager, completing daily/weekly reports, training team members, scheduling & conducting maintenance and deputising for the Technical Manager. You will further be responsible for the safe operation of all show elements, including lighting, sound, video projection, 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.

Background Experience
You will be a highly self-motivated individual, who can lead a team, and is able to demonstrate a good knowledge in technical disciplines including Audio, Video, Lighting, timecode, Dante, and QLab operation. Technical theatre education island experience within immersive theatre and virtual reality experiences is preferable but not essential. In-house training will be provided on the systems.

Desired Attributes
Minimum 2-3 years’ experience in a supervisory position.
Skills and knowledge to assist managing technical operations.
Clear understanding and experience of health & safety management.
Ability to take initiative and remain calm under pressure.
Excellent communication skills.
100% Flexible (evening and weekend work will be required).

Job Title: Lead Technician
Responsible To: Technical Manager
Job Type: Full Time, Permanent
Probation: 3 Months
Pay: £26k-£30k plus benefits
Location: Aldgate & Tower Hill

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

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