Technical Manager, Ensemble Theatre

Posted on Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

Ensemble Productions Pty Limited is a not for profit arts organization producing a annual season of plays at its home venue, the Ensemble Theatre located in Kirribilli. The company regularly produces between 8-10 productions each year at the Ensemble Theatre and at other venues around Sydney when required. Productions regularly tour direct from the season to other venues in NSW and the ACT as well as undertaking national tours through Arts On Tour and Playing Australia.

The Technical Manager’s primary responsibility is to ensure the integrity of the technical equipment of the theatre including lighting, sound and audio visual. The Technical Manager liaises with Lighting and Sound Designers to obtain plans and to realize these in the auditorium. If a Sound Designer is not contracted to a production, the Technical Manager is required to record music and sound effects at the production Director’s request.

The Technical Manager is responsible for arranging for the hire of additional equipment to fulfill the requirements of the lighting and sound plans and to upgrade the theatre equipment to keep pace with the changing needs of the industry. The Technical Manager will assist the Production Manager as required with the maintenance of the building equipment such as air-conditioning, fire alarms, etc. by advising of required repairs and contacting maintenance contractors when necessary. The Technical Manager is also required to provide IT support to administrative staff when possible and so a good knowledge of IT systems is necessary.

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