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We're Hiring - Technical Manager

Website 1Technical Manager

Part Time, 20 hours per week (£18,000 pro rata based on 40 hour week) 

Application process

All individuals wishing to apply should email:

  • A CV detailing your experience and including two professional referees who know your work well
  • A covering letter (no more than 2 sides of A4) explaining why you are interested in working with us and how your skills and experience suit the role
  • Images/video/links to previous work

Closing application date: Wednesday 14th February at 10.00pm

Interviews to take place on: Week commencing 19th February

Interview process will be in two parts:

Part one: An interview with a small selected panel led by Alphabetti’s Artistic Director, about the individual and their work.

Part two: A discussion with the same panel about how you would work in the space, what you would be able/want to implement immediately and what you would look to implement over time with a budget. Alphabetti are happy to provide candidates time so they can look around the building, particularly the theatre and the prop/ costume workshop, if they are not familiar with the building.

Successful applicant to start as soon as possible.

For more information about the space:

Visit: Alphabetti’s open:         Tuesday to Thursday 11.00 – 23.00

Friday & Saturday 11:00 – 00:00.

Monday & Sunday – Closed

Or visit our website:             https://alphabettitheatre.co.uk/venue

Main duties for the role:

  • Lighting & technical designer for in-house productions.
  • To improve and maintain the technical facilities at Alphabetti, abiding by of health and safety policies and industry best practice.
  • To deliver technical services and support, during all get in and get outs.
  • Repair and maintain equipment.
  • Attend production and operation meetings, working in collaboration with the small team to ensure the smooth running of events and services.
  • Managing, repairing and maintaining prop and costume workshop.
  • Training and scheduling technical volunteers.

This role outline is not exhaustive and other duties/responsibilities may be required/ edited as appropriate to the successful applicant.






A minimum of 2 year’s technical experience  working in a theatrical or arts environment

Professional qualification (HND or Higher)


A minimum of at least 2 professional credits as a lighting designer.



Competent in rigging lighting, sound  & audio visual equipment for theatre production

Rigging qualification


Significant experience of operating lighting consoles for theatre and events

Experience in mixing sound for conference or music events


Understanding of audio systems and their operation

First aid at work certificate


Practical knowledge of video and data projection

Use of projection for conference and theatre


Knowledge of Health and Safety Regulations


Maintenance of designated theatre spaces and equipment



Maintenance and repair of equipment

Electrical qualification


Ability to manage/train and assist casual staff/volunteers in all aspects of theatre production

PAT Test qualification


Willingness to pursue relevant career development and training courses


Knowledge of IT programmes and systems


Personal Attributes

Ability to work independently and to be a constructive team member

Full UK Driving Licence


Excellent communication skills



Effective time management skills


Willingness to learn new techniques and technologies


Willingness to work unsociable hours


Must like dogs


An interest in theatre and the performing arts


Commitment to the artistic aims of Alphabetti



About Alphabetti:

Based in Newcastle upon Tyne, Alphabetti Theatre is an independent 100 seater producing house theatre complete with its own bar/café, second hand bookshop, rehearsal room, prop/costume workshop and artist studios. Established out of necessity in 2012 by Ali Pritchard, it is place to experiment, evolve and discover excellence for artist and audience, working across the performing arts. Constantly looking to expand and collaborate with other art forms. With a belief that great art should be for everyone not just those who can afford it so are dedicated in being a socio-economical accessible venue.

Currently with no core funding, Alphabetti is open from 11am – 11pm Tuesday to Saturday with a private booking every Sunday

Accolades & Awards

“Original, off the wall and clever” - BBC Radio 4 producer.

“Live Theatre and Northern Stage continue to be the leading regional purveyors of new drama but Alphabetti is coming up very strongly (in spite of being financially so far behind as to be almost out of sight) and could well take the crown if the other two don’t watch their steps!” – British Theatre Guide

“On all levels, Alphabetti is a very welcome addition to Newcastle’s culture scene, and it deserves our support and applause.” - Gigglebeats.

“An important part of the theatre ecology of the North East, not just of Newcastle. It’s a place where exciting new work can be seen and enjoyed.” - British Theatre Guide

Winner of 2015 North East Theatre Guide’s Best New Writing Award

Winner of 2016 North East Theatre Guide’s Best New Writing Award

Pick of 2016 for best new play from British Theatre Guide North East

Winner of 2017 Best Children’s Show from British Theatre Guide North East.

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