TECHNICAL PRODUCTION MANAGER
Full-time 40 hours per week
This will include around 3 live shows each week, predominantly across Thursday/Friday/Saturday/Sunday evenings, though this is flexible depending on our live events programme. In addition, at least 1-2 days will be spent at the venue, with the scope for home working outside of these hours.
Salary: £22,880 PA
Based at: Future Yard, 75 Argyle Street, Birkenhead, CH41 6AB
Closing date: 2nd May 2022 (5pm)
Interviews: from 5th May 2022
We are looking to recruit a Technical Production Manager to lead the technical delivery of our wide range of live music events at Future Yard.
This is a unique opportunity to join the team at one of the UK’s most exciting new music venues. Since fully opening in the summer of 2021, we have played host to artists such as Gruff Rhys, OMD, Black Country, New Road, Nubiyan Twist, Shame, Melt Yourself Down, Bodega and many more, with a programme encompassing the best in contemporary alternative, jazz, electronic and experimental music.
We are looking for a Technical Production Manager to lead the technical delivery of our shows. Your primary discipline will be as a sound engineer, but you will also have oversight of all technical aspects of the venue, including live lighting and AV. You may not be a lighting specialist – but you’ll have an appetite to develop and learn – drawing on Future Yard’s existing network of production partners and freelancers to support you. You will be responsible for Future Yard’s PA, lighting and AV systems, arranging maintenance and development as required.
You will indeed oversee the team of freelancers who work at the venue, ensuring we have well-supported technicians in place for all our events. You will also oversee and support junior production team members, ensuring Future Yard’s studio spaces and technical systems around the venue are maintained and in good working order. You will be a part of the advancing process for our events, providing technical input and expertise as required and supporting our Events Manager.
Future Yard is committed to providing a range of pathways for local young people to develop the skills needed to embark on careers within the live music industry. We view all of our events as learning opportunities and you will regularly have trainees shadowing and assisting you on live events. You will be passionate about passing on your skills to the next generation and embrace the culture of exchange and skill sharing on which Future Yard is built.
You will be at the heart of a small, passionate team working in a fast-paced environment. We are looking for someone with excellent organisational skills, who can manage and prioritise their workload independently, while communicating clearly and effectively with their team, colleagues, visiting artists, crew and promoters.
Future Yard is a non-profit, Community Interest Company. We have been established to utilise the power of music to bring about meaningful change in Birkenhead, running a range of training, artist development and community programmes alongside our live events. We are keen to work with people who share our vision of a dynamic community music venue and are driven to deliver excellence, every time we open our doors.
We are looking for an individual who is passionate about technical production and has:
- At least 2 years professional experience as a live sound engineer.
- A robust knowledge and experience of the workings of a grassroots live music venue.
- Experience of live lighting within a live music venue – or a strong desire to expand your skills in this area.
- An appetite to share your knowledge with young people, as part of Future Yard’s training programmes.
- Great team working skills, flexibility and an appetite to continually develop.
- Excellent communication skills.
- You will be a well organised, disciplined self-starter.
- Ideally you will have experience of managing a small team (though this is not essential, an appetite to do so is!)
- A driving licence and access to a car would be desirable, though not essential.
The post holder will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check.
Applications must be made via the application form linked below, with an opportunity to upload a CV. The deadline for applications is Monday 2nd May (5pm).
If you have any questions you would like to ask ahead of applying, please email Craig Pennington on firstname.lastname@example.org.
If your application is successful, you will be invited for a first stage interview. Following this, successful applicants will be invited to a second stage interview, at which you will engineer a live show at Future Yard.
First Stage Interviews: Thursday 5th May
Second Stage Interviews: Either 7th or 14th May