Technical Director

25 October 2017

The festival wishes to appoint a Technical Director. The Technical Director is a fixed fee, freelance post. 

The Technical Director leads a professional team comprising five Heads of Department - Sound, Lighting, Stage (Venues), Video and Stage Management - and 7 Technical Advisors with a variety of skills and experience in all aspects of technical theatre. 

The team is supported by an Operations Manager, on site for the week of the festival, responsible for managing equipment deliveries, sourcing, distribution of equipment, consumables and management of the NSDF stock.

The successful candidate will have demonstrable, all-round experience and knowledge of technical theatre and ideally experience of staging outdoor events. Knowledge and experience of rigging and construction of temporary venues within larger buildings is important, as well as a good understanding of current Health and Safety requirements and industry standards.

An empathy and a passion for the festival ethos and a calm, supportive nature allied to a wish to teach, advise and support young people is essential.

Deadline for receiving applications is 12 noon on Wednesday November 30th.

Interviews will be held on the Wednesday December 6th in London.

NSDF Is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

NSDF particularly encourages applications from those identifying as female, those from LGTBQI+ communities, people with disabilities and those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds.

For full job specification and how to apply, please click here