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House Technician

Edinburgh, Midlothian
Job Type
7 Sep 2022

Venue: O2 Academy Glasgow

Company: Academy Music Group


Reports to: Technical manager

Working hours:Full-time, 12 Month Contract


The house technician at O2 Academy Glasgow is responsible for reinforcing our stage department, welcoming incoming productions, and supervising a large and diverse team of back-of-house and freelance employees. The role is to ensure the smooth running of a wide variety of live performances, from high profile shows to late-night club events, and you will work closely with the technical manager to ensure we are continually well presented in all stage and technical operations.

Our team

The house technician is an integral role at our prestigious and well-established Glasgow venue, where our shows and events are as diverse as the individuals within it. We are passionate about delivering the very best programme of live entertainment for everyone. The successful candidate will inspire and support our innovative team and contribute to our inclusive culture, where collaboration is at the heart of everything we do, from load-in to loadout.

About you

  • Experience in stage, touring or production management
  • Expertise in event production and technical riders
  • Competence in sound, lighting AV and engineers
  • Extensive knowledge of health and safety regulations and risk assessments
  • Established track record of diary management and rota systems
  • Strong communication and diplomacy skills
  • Proficient in IT and Microsoft Office packages

What we need

  • Demonstrable leadership and motivation of others
  • Enthusiasm for the live events and production industry
  • Flexibility to work irregular hours (weekends/evenings/public holidays)
  • Keen organiser with attention to detail
  • Willingness to build positive working relationships
  • A proactive approach to problem-solving and can negotiate solutions
  • Ability to undertake the demands of stage management in the live environment
  • High standards of technical production

What you'll be doing

  • Oversee stage and technical management for all shows and events
  • Support the recruitment and rota management of back-of-house employees and crew
  • Act as the point of contact for advancing and technical fulfilment on all incoming productions
  • Lead on day-to-day compliance and adherence to Company guidelines and working practices for all employees and visitors
  • Drive positive and practical application in Health & Safety
  • Assist the technical manager with financial budgeting within the department
  • Maintain the Company asset register of all in-house technical equipment
  • Ensure technical equipment is maintained to the highest standards
  • Supervise service regimes, PAT testing, technical maintenance and inspection reports
  • First-class client and customer service
  • Supervise any technical employees as required
  • Attend all pre-show safety briefings with venue management

Equal opportunities

We are passionate and committed to our people and go beyond the standard rhetoric of diversity and inclusion. You will be working in an inclusive environment and be encouraged to bring your whole self to work. We will do all that we can to help you successfully balance your work and home life. As a growing business, we'll encourage you to develop your professional and personal aspirations, enjoy new experiences, and learn from the talented people you will be working with. It's talent that matters to us and we encourage applications from people irrespective of their gender, race, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status or caring responsibilities.

Reality check

While this is a great opportunity in an exciting industry, this is not just a chance to see shows for free! The role is not your ordinary nine-to-five and the industry is demanding, with sometimes long and unsociable hours. The excitement and energy of the shows and events we create comes from the hard work and dedication we commit to our work, and this position is no exception so get ready to bring your very best to the role.

Our company

Academy Music Group (AMG) is the UK's leading owner and operator of live music and entertainment venues with award-winning credentials. Several of our historic theatres are unique institutions of British music and culture and our vision is to inspire artists and audiences by hosting unforgettable live performances.

AMG is part of Live Nation Entertainment which is the world's leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, LN Media and Artist Nation Management.

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  • Job Reference: 706416704-2
  • Date Posted: 7 September 2022
  • Recruiter: AMG
  • Location: Edinburgh, Midlothian
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Trades & Services
  • Job Type: Permanent