Technical Manager call out for: Sleuth 2022 Tour

Are you a senior theatre technician or technical manager interested in a new creative challenge? 

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Are you a senior theatre technician or technical manager interested in a new creative challenge? We are recruiting for a Technical Manager to support ZoieLogic Dance Theatre’s autumn 2022 tour of SLEUTH – a 360 degree interactive detective show where the audience decides how the show unfolds.

About ZoieLogic Dance Theatre

ZoieLogic Dance Theatre, led by founding Artistic Director Zoie Golding, challenges perceptions of what dance is, who it is for and how it is presented. We’re on a mission to get more people involved in dance, especially men and boys and those less likely to see or take part in the arts. We make this happen by creating and touring professional dance theatre shows, and through our outreach, engagement, and talent development programmes. 

We are an Equal Opportunities employer and want our team to reflect the diversity of our local area. We especially welcome applications from underrepresented voices in dance and the arts, including disabled, Black, Asian and ethnically diverse members of our community.


To support ZoieLogic Dance Theatre in the reset and tour of SLEUTH.This includes working with the creative team, touring with the show and ensuring the smooth delivery of all tour dates. The successful candidate will have a track record in touring to small scale/rural touring/alternative venues, is a great communicator and has a positive attitude to help realise the ambitions of the company.

Availability: 5th Sep 2022 – 27 Nov 2022  

Fee: £600 per week

Duties and responsibilities

  • Technical liaison with relevant personnel at venues for the whole tour. To include, crew calls, get out arrangements, technical details. 
  • Programming and operating lighting and sound 
  • Supporting the realisation of the artistic vision of the Artistic Director and creative team
  • Attend production meetings in advance (both in person and online) 
  • Act as the main technical contact when on site liaising with venue get in/get out crew as provided. 
  • To adhere to the company’s Health & Safety policy, undertaking duties as required (including delegated actions of the Risk Assessment) to ensure a healthy and safe working environment 
  • Drive tour van to each venue
  • To deliver all fit ups and get outs in liaison with the venue’s senior Technician/ Technical Manager where provided.
  • Supervision of venue technicians where necessary. 
  • To make sure the company does not incur any additional contra charges at each venue. 
  • Maintain excellent communication with the ZLDT team when on tour
  • To provide technical and production support to all other company activities whilst on tour including education workshops and lecture demonstrations as required.
  • Any other appropriate duties as required

Person specification


  • Up to date knowledge of theatre industry standards and working practices 
  • Experience of working on professional productions
  • Working knowledge of lighting control programming
  • Relighting productions within dance and theatre.
  • Self-cueing operation of LX, sound in live performance. 
  • Practical problem-solving abilities, with the ability to be calm under pressure.
  • Excellent communicator – you may be dealing with a range of people with a range of theatre knowledge 
  • Awareness and experienced in Health and Safety practice
  • Experience and ability to operate QLab Experience/qualifications in rigging 
  • Hold appropriate Liability Insurance for this role as a freelancer, including working at heights.
  • Hold a valid UK driving license, confident in driving a long wheel base van
  • This role requires an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS).

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • Work can range from professional theatre settings, community centres, nightclubs, schools or an alternative venue. Requires working in tight spaces, under low light levels and at heights. 
  • Moderate physical activity. Requires occasional lifting, transferring of objects, kneeling and reaching. Manual handling is required.
  • Work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions.

To Apply   Please send an expression of interest to  by 12 noon Tuesday 18 January 2022 – we don’t mind what format you send this in (email, audio, video – the choice is yours!) along with a CV showing your relevant experience

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