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The Technical manager is a senior member of the technical team and is responsible to the Technical Director.
The Technical Manager will be responsible for the technical presentation of all main opera festival productions and line management of the festival technical crew maintaining the highest standards at all times. Providing leadership and support to the technical and artistic ensemble of the festival.
Roles and responsibilities
Line management of the Head of Stage, Chief Electrician and Stage and electrics crew.
Efficient communication of technical requirements to the relevant departments within the theatre.
Ensure production deadlines as scheduled are met.
Work with stage management to coordinate on-stage rehearsal set-up and needs.
Liaising with Production stage manager on a regular basis.
Scheduling staff in liaison with the Technical Director, Chief Electrician and Production Stage Manager to ensure the needs of the festival season are met effectively and efficiently.
Support the creative teams to assist in producing a first class product.
Attend production meetings as scheduled.
Attend note meetings at the end of production rehearsals and act on any needs resulting from these meetings.
Monitoring of scheduling and staffing to ensure efficient and timely use of staff resourcesSafe working of all onstage operations.
Help in preparation of risk assessments and that hazards identified in those assessments are communicated to all relevant staff and visitors.
Occasional assistance on get-ins, fit-ups, strikes and get-outs.
Obtain any and all needed production information for projects in conjunction with Wexford’s Technical Director.
Knowledge and requirements
Significant Knowledge of stagecraft and theatre production, scenic and Electrical
Relevant and previous experience for this senior technical post
Ability to work and think independently, a motivated self-starter who works well in a larger team.
Demonstrate leadership in accordance with Wexford’s mission and vision
Coordinate director, designer, and staff production meetings as needed.
Coordinate with any other technical staff team members to determine appropriate use of available resources.
Work with the Technical Director and Production Design Director during building processes.
Advise on technical and production personnel needs for each project.
Some knowledge of opera repertoire or music background is a plus but not required.
2019 Festival Season
THE APPOINTMENT WILL RUN FROM 16 SEPTEMBER THROUGH TO 7 NOVEMBER IN WEXFORD WITH SOME MEETINGS AND OFF-SITE ORGANISATION DURING JULY AND AUGUST