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Technical Director and Head of Production, HOME

The Technical Director & Head of Production will report to the Director & CEO and work closely with Head of Programme, Head of Film Strategy and Creative Producer: Visual Arts in delivering the artistic aims of the organisation through the programme of presented, produced and co-produced work.

You will also contribute to the development of the organisation’s strategic priorities and lead on key aspects where appropriate. Working with the Executive Director and Director of Finance you will be key to ensuring high quality, cost effective and safe delivery of our programme. The Technical Director & Head of Production is a member of the Executive Team and will be an active role in supporting the wider leadership team at HOME.

HOME Arches opening in 2024 – a new space for creativity. The role will oversee the technical fitout and procurement process. Once opened the role will also support the work and activity in the Arches in line with the strategic outcomes.

You will lead the Technical Team, which supports all programme areas, the Events and Hires operation and programming in the Front of House and public realm. Current staff team includes: Technical Management, Stage Management, Stage Lighting & Sound, Wardrobe, AV, Cinema Projection, Administrator and Gallery Technicians, some of whom will be staff and others freelance.

HOME has an integrated artistic programme of equally important theatre, contemporary visual art, and film. This sometimes manifests itself in cross art form projects working through part or all of the organisation.

Main duties

  1. Leading the Technical and production teams and working closely with creative teams to ensure the safe and smooth delivery of performances, events, and exhibitions.
  2. Assuming overall responsibility for technical management of exhibitions, screenings, events, private hires, performances, rehearsals, workshops, and technical work
  3. Managing and developing the Technical Team
  4. Through careful and creative project management maximising the use of HOME’s technical resources for the benefit of the whole programme
  5. Contributing to programme planning meetings with a particular focus on capacity management, optimal use of resources, sustainability and creative ideas
  6. Working with the Programme Teams and the organisation’s Finance team on the creation and management of technical and production budgets

Job Responsibilities

  1. Working closely with the Operations Team to assume overall responsibility for the Health and Safety of performances, rehearsals, workshops, off site storage and technical and production areas of the building
  2. Ensuring all required documentation is in place including event safety manuals and appropriate risk assessments.
  3. Ensuring the timely and safe maintenance, procurement and replacement of all performance, cinema, event, exhibition, and engagement technical equipment
  4. Managing negotiations on technical riders with touring venues and companies (including non-theatre venues)
  5. Delivering technical aspects of the delivery of access provision for all art forms
  6. Overseeing, as required, the engagement of all sub-contractors required for all elements of the performance, rehearsals, and technical aspects of the project.
  7. Overseeing recruitment of, and contracts for, production and operational staff required for performances, events, exhibitions, rehearsals and technical work

How to Apply

Please visit the website link below for full details and how to apply for this exciting role and become part of the team at HOME.