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Technical Manager

The core at Corby Cube





Posted: 06/07/2024

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Are you an experienced technical leader with a keen eye for detail and a passion for managing technical facilities and staff and ensuring the smooth running of events and performances?

We pride ourselves on our technical facilities and standards and are looking for an inspiring, dedicated individual to join our team and take charge of the technical department, including staff management and technical administration, and commit to the highest standards of practical delivery of events and shows.

The Technical Manager will oversee recruitment and training, manage rosters and budgets, liaise with incoming companies, and ensure the upkeep of technical equipment, systems, areas and safety standards. As a vital part of our team, you will have the opportunity to contribute to venue improvements, attend key meetings, and promote our core values.

Job Purpose

The practical organisation and supervision of the technical team, ensuring the highest quality technical delivery for all presented and participatory work within the theatre, cinema, and studio spaces at The Core at Corby Cube and, where relevant, alternative spaces.
To be responsible for maintaining the technical and auditorium facilities to the highest standards.
To support and deputise on relevant areas for the Head of Operations.

Key Task Areas:

Staff Management

Be responsible for the efficient day-to-day management and rotas of the technical staff, ensuring all events, performances and setups are appropriately staffed within budget and working time regulations are adhered to and monitored.
Ensure effective communication with all technical staff is maintained - and tasks, systems, procedures and responsibilities are disseminated throughout the technical department.Technical Administration

Liaise with all incoming companies, the Creative team, Head of Operations and Customer service department to ensure appropriate provisions for the smooth running of all events, corporate bookings, creative learning activities and performances.
Work with the Head of Operations in managing external contracts and contractor visits for technical and building maintenance, services and inspections.Practical Delivery

Regularly work performances and events, including lighting, sound and audio-visual equipment operation, taking on the role of duty technician.
Produce lighting and sound designs for in-house productions and community users as required.A full Technical Manager job description is available to view and download on our website.


Complimentary tickets are available on selected shows throughout the year
10% discount at our bars and theatre shop
Employee Assistance Programme - Health Assured (Wisdom)
Contributory staff pension, 5% employee and 3% employer

Essential Skills


Proven experience of Stage, Electrics and Sound
Proven experience in a similar environment and in managing a team of technical staff
Proven experience in technical delivery of participatory and produced work
Proven experience in technical liaison with visiting companies and community usersKnowledge/Qualifications

Technical stage equipment
Touring company requirements and interpreting riders
Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and other legislative requirements
Safe rigging and use of electrics and sound equipmentSkills/Abilities

Good IT skills (Word, Excel)
Excellent people management and staff deployment skills, able to motivate a team to succeed
Excellent communication skills and organisational skills
Stage, rigging, sound, and/or electrics design
Good at working under pressure
Good attention to detail and ability to fault-find and problem-solve
Ability to work flexible hours, including weekends and evenings

Desirable Skills


Working within a venue that has a large and active participatory programme
Working within a producing theatre company and/or repertory theatre systemKnowledge/Qualifications

Programming ETC EOS family consoles
Qlab programming
First Aid at Work certificate*
Driving licence
Current electrical qualification
Knowledge of Artisan powered flying system
Knowledge of working with digital projection equipmentSkills/Abilities

Ability to mix live sound/music in performance
Scenic construction skills
Lighting/Sound Design

How To Apply

Please submit a covering letter (no more than two sides of A4) with your CV. Please include why you want this Technical Manager role, your relevant experience, knowledge, and skills, and some examples outlining how you fit either or both descriptions.

Candidates who meet our selection criteria will be contacted within two weeks to schedule an interview.

We are an inclusive organisation committed to fair recruitment and equality of opportunity. We particularly welcome applications from those whose backgrounds are currently under-represented in our workforce and the Arts.

About Company

The Core at Corby Cube is a registered charity, and we have recently celebrated our 10th birthday. In this time, we have welcomed more than 300,000 audience members and participants to our town centre venue and made a local economic impact of £16.8 million

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