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26000 - 29000
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28th July

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Head Tech - Komedia Bath

Closing date Sunday 28th July. Please email covering letter and CV to adrianboreham@komedia.co.uk

Full (but flexible) We may consider a 30 hour week (pro-rata) for right candidate

Salary: £26k - 29k depending on experience

Reports to: Venue Manager

This role is absolutely vital as it provides pre-production support for all Komedia events and works closely with the Venue Manager, external promoters and tour managers to ensure a seamless transition from booking to performance.

The Head Tech is also responsible for overseeing the maintenance and repairs of all technical equipment and continuing to develop the venues capabilities in order to maintain its current high standards and stay at the forefront of the industry.

We are looking for someone with at least 2 years of live sound recording experience (monitor mixing an advantage), with a ‘can do’, problem solving and positive attitude.

Hours are flexible but the successful candidate will be expected to work a minimum of 2 or 3 shows a week, and will be in charge of a small, dedicated team, so experience of managing people is an advantage.

  

Key Tasks:

Live Sound and Lights

Working regular shifts at Komedia as a technician and being readily available at busy times of year.

Fundamental understanding or Lighting design.

To provide an exemplary level of technical support at Komedia Bath.

To liaise with visiting artists/management/companies to ensure that their technical requirements are met within the resources available.

To liaise with the Deputy Venue Manager in regard to all forwarding for shows.

To source and arrange any extra technical equipment required for events.

To closely monitor and advise Komedia management of extra costs incurred – to ensure artists are recharged when necessary.

A/V Recording System

Have a working knowledge of the venue installation for both video and multitrack recording systems.

Liaise between engineers to ensure technical knowledge between departments is sufficient for the job at hand.

To be responsible for the smooth operation of the video/audio unit and ensure that equipment is serviced and maintained.

To liaise with the Venue Manager and Technical Director in advancing the usage of video/audio recording in the venue.

Point of contact for the Technical Team

To report: repairs, absence, general concerns including Health & Safety, moral, problem solving issues which may occur.

Ensure all technical staff are informed about Komedia and are trained in the use of lighting, sound and AV operation, new equipment etc.

Technical Rota:

To manage staff rota and ensure technical support is provided for all events and achieve operational, cost and budget targets.

Picking the best team for the relevant show

Staffing appropriately and keeping Komedia costs to a minimum without jeopardising the quality of the event.

Carrying out repairs of in-house equipment

Using third party companies for complex repairs

Digital desk upkeep, file management and back-ups

Keep track of Komedia equipment inventory

Health & Safety:

Taking part in any H & S training and passing this training onto the team

Special attention should be given to: fire evacuation, pat testing and noise at work

To carry out regular maintenance and Health and Safety checks to ensure the equipment is properly maintained and keep records of such works

To ensure the Health and Safety of all staff/performers and visitors to the Venue.

Training

Staying up to date and knowledgeable of all the new tech equipment

Keep the technical department up to date on training (equipment and H&S) and bringing any new starters up to speed with the rest of the team

Technical Improvements

Assist the Venue Manager to improve the venue and keep Komedia ahead of its competitors (e.g. HD camera system, video and audio recording)

Carrying out repairs of in-house equipment

Ensure the tech spec is up to date

Assist the Venue Manager improve the venue and keep the venue ahead of its competitors (e.g. HD camera system, video and audio recording)

Digital desk upkeep, file management and back-ups

Keep track of Komedia equipment inventory

General duties:

Collecting tech specs for all Komedia Events, making sure this information is accessible to all of the technical team.

Collecting timings for all events and informing staff: Tech, Box Office, Venue Coordinator and Operations team.

Making sure we have technical info for all performers including support acts

Hiring supplementary equipment that is deemed essential and informing promoters of additional costs

Ordering stock: bulbs, gels, cables, tape, sharpies, cable-ties etc.

Weekly venue reset and tidy

Venue equipment logistics

Any other duties as required at the request of Venue Manager and Deputy Venue Manager to ensure smooth running of events in Bath.

Ensure the tech spec is up to date

Ordering stock: bulbs, gels, cables, tape, sharpies, cable-ties etc

To help promote the Komedia idea and brand.

To be a positive ambassador for the company

To lead the technical team according to Komedia policies and codes of conduct

Qualifications:

Essential:

Clean Driving License

First Aid at Work

Basic Electrical Knowledge

Recognized Sound Qualification (where applicable)

PAT Testing

Person Specification:

Experienced Multi Skilled technician.

A highly motivated individual. Able to work independently and in close collaboration with visiting artists/hirers.

Excellent Organisational; skills. (Rotas/Financial records/time sheets/reports)

Excellent people skills. Tact and Diplomacy.

Experience of Risk Assessments and Health and Safety at Work Act.

Understanding and sympathetic attitude to DDA.

Computer literate.

Adaptive and flexible.

Minimum 2 years’ experience of Live Sound Engineering – monitor mixing an advantage.

A willingness to work closely with the Venue Manager to ensure the successful organisation of events.

Enthusiasm and ability to lead and motivate a team

Skills:

Essential:

Sound Mixing

Lighting Programming

Experience of AV

Health and Safety/Risk Assessments.

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