Technical Manager, The Atkinson, Sefton Borough Council

Following an extensive refurbishment, the Atkinson provides a vibrant day-time and evening cultural offer with theatres, art galleries, a museum, retail spaces, bars, café, and Sefton’s busiest library.  For the last three years, The Atkinson, has presented a packed programme of over 300 performances and events each year, in its two theatres and its public spaces, bringing the best medium-scale touring theatre, dance, comedy, music and children’s theatre to Sefton.  The Atkinson is creating a team to deliver high quality technical support to visiting companies, amateur groups and commercial hirers, to provide support in the galleries and museum, as well as across the building.  We are seeking a Technical Manager to lead a team of technicians, and report directly to the Principal Manager Programmes, Audiences & Enterprise.  This vital role underpins the success of our theatre programmes and business model; it will also provide an important level of support for maintenance and management for our complex and intensively used building.

We are looking for an experienced, confident and approachable Technical Manager. You will ensure the highest standards of technical support are delivered to all companies and organisations performing at The Atkinson, and take responsibility for the management of the technical team and its resources.  Ideally you will be currently working within a receiving venue in a managerial position or be an experienced freelancer with equivalent experience looking to move into a permanent senior position. You will have a wide range of practical and technical skills and be willing to support delivery of building maintenance.  We are able to provide exciting opportunities for someone who is interested in developing their experience and leadership, and who shares and will champion The Atkinson’s values.