Technical Manager

Position: Technical Manager
Reporting to: Central Production Manager
Responsible for: Technical staff

Job Purpose

To act as the main technical contact at Thekla for all live and club events. Lead the venues technical team, aiming to achieve the highest industry leading production values that are expected from a DHP venue. Support the venues management team with technical knowledge and practical application of the sound and light equipment at the venue.

Key Responsibilities


  • Recruit and manage the venues technical staff ensuring the venue is well provisioned for all gigs and clubnights
  • Manage the venues technical assets including all maintenance, upkeep and repair of sound and light equipment
  • Develop a strong team of engineers through in house training and mentoring
  • Run the venue technical team within strict budget constraints specified by the venue General Manager
  • To have a sound working knowledge of the venues sound and light equipment
  • Keep the venues equipment and technical facilities and technical staff in compliance with DHP family’s Health and safety policies
  • Oversea the technical aspects of each production from load in to load out including mixing sound, light ops and / or other technical DOS duties.
  • To act as ‘in-house’ engineer (sound/lights/video)
  • Support the venues management team in the advance planning of events and venue improvements
  • Work with the venue management team to specify, purchase and oversea installation and use of updated and / or new sound and light equipment
  • Act as main point of contact for all technical enquiries regarding the venues facilities and the building
  • Represent DHP Family to the highest possible standards
  • Any other technical duties as required

DHP Family

  • Support venue General Managers in the recruitment of Head Engineers and other venue technical staff
  • Assist with new installations of sound light and video equipment at DHP venues when required

Key Working Relationships

Technical Manager
Venue Head Engineers and technical staff
Venue management teams
Central venues team
Venue staff
Central office staff

Tour managers
3rd party promoters
Visiting artists and crew
Suppliers and contractors

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