Technical Manager - Atkinson Theatre

  • Employer: Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Salary: Grade I (SCP 31-35) £37,261–41,496 per annum (pay award pending)
  • Location: The Atkinson, Southport
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week.
  • DBS Check: No
  • Closing Date: 23/11/2023 at 23:57
  • Reference: COMM/23/259497

Theatre Technical Manager

Full-time post 36 hrs per week

The Atkinson in Southport is a leading arts centre housing a museum, gallery, library, cafe, shop, theatre and studio. Its theatrical programme embraces a range of art-forms and welcomes performances from both professional companies and community groups.

We are seeking to recruit a Technical Manager to lead on the technical requirements for all productions and events delivered in our Theatre & Studio spaces.  This is a crucial role, not only in terms of back-of-house management but also in developing professional relationships and upholding the reputation of the venue.

You will have experience of working at a senior technical level within a theatre and multi-venue arts environment, including staff management.

Technical expertise should include the operation of theatrical electrical systems, lighting technology, electrical safety and sound engineering including operating modern sounds systems for theatre and live music.

A comprehensive understanding of industry compliance and risk management in a performing arts setting is essential to the role, as is the ability to deliver first-line maintenance to theatre equipment and facilities. You will oversee the programme of routine technical repairs and be expected to provide essential and responsive support for performance spaces, helping to bring down maintenance and energy costs. You will be responsible for upholding health and safety standards.

The post-holder will be expected to provide practical hands-on assistance with stage preparation and performance delivery as well as supporting the wider venue as required.

You will be committed to increasing engagement with culture and the performing arts so that The Atkinson maintains its status as a dynamic and evolving regional venue for arts, heritage, literature and information.


Equal Opportunities

Please note that all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for these jobs (as given in the Person Specification) and who want to apply under the Disability Confident Scheme will be invited to interview.

How to apply

Please apply online via the link provided.


Please note, we do not accept CV’s (unless specified on the advert).


Please fully complete the online application form.


This vacancy is now closed