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Head of Technical - Live Production

Employer
DNA Recruit
Location
Cheshire
Salary
£70000 - £80000 per annum
Closing date
4 Jul 2024

Job Details

Head of Technical - Live Production
Cheshire/Remote based
Salary £70K - £80K
 
DNA Recruit are working with a leading live production company renowned for creating bespoke, unforgettable experiences through cutting-edge technical solutions. They specialise in immersive product launches, captivating visitor attractions, and innovative theme park installations and live experiences. Based in their state-of-the-art offices in Cheshire, they are on the lookout for a visionary Head of Technical to join their dynamic team and contribute to their continued success and expansion.

As the Head of Technical, you will be at the forefront of developing bespoke technical solutions that set our client apart in the live production industry. Your leadership will drive research and development initiatives, fostering a culture of innovation and excellence. You'll tackle complex challenges, ensuring each event and installation is executed flawlessly and leaves a lasting impact.
 
The Role
 
  • Technical Visionary: Lead the creation and implementation of custom technical solutions for a diverse range of productions, from product launches to theme park installations.
  • R&D Leadership: Spearhead research and development, exploring cutting-edge technologies like projection mapping, VR, XR, and AR to enhance existing intellectual property.
  • Innovative Problem Solver: Develop creative solutions to technical challenges, elevating the quality and impact of live productions.
  • Team Empowerment: Inspire and mentor a team of skilled technicians and engineers, fostering a culture of innovation and excellence.
  • Strategic Planning: Collaborate with production managers and creative teams to develop comprehensive technical plans that align with artistic visions and client objectives.
  • Equipment Optimisation: Maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of technical equipment and resources.
  • Quality Assurance Champion: Ensure rigorous standards for technical quality and reliability through thorough testing and troubleshooting.
  • Safety Advocate: Promote and adhere to safety protocols and best practices, ensuring the well-being of the team and participants.
  • Client Collaboration: Provide expert technical guidance to clients, enhancing their vision and exceeding expectations for live events and installations.
 
Is it you?
 
  • Degree or advanced training in technical theatre, audiovisual production, engineering, electronics, computing, or a related field.
  • Extensive experience in a senior technical role within the live production industry.
  • Proven track record of delivering bespoke solutions and leading R&D initiatives for major brands.
  • Expertise in projection mapping, interactivity, and VR, XR, and AR integration.
  • Strong leadership and mentorship skills, with a talent for inspiring teams.
  • Proficiency in CAD software for technical design and planning.
  • In-depth knowledge of video systems, including projection mapping and LED walls.
  • Familiarity with key software and hardware such as Disguise, Ventuz, Unreal, Notch, GrandMA3, Protools, Blender, TouchDesigner, and Pixera.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration abilities.
  • Commitment to safety and industry regulations.
  • Flexibility to adapt to evolving production schedules, including occasional evenings, weekends, and holidays.
  • Self-motivated, passionate, and driven to excel in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work in Chester for a minimum of 2 days a week ideally, with on-site work across the UK and abroad for larger events.
 
If you are ready to lead the charge in shaping the future of live production through bespoke technical solutions, we want to hear from you! Please submit your CV via the link below and join us on this exciting journey to redefine what's possible in live events and immersive experiences!

DNA is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community and welcomes applications from candidates of all backgrounds.
Although we try to respond to all applications, unfortunately, due to the high number we receive, we are unable to respond to all of those who are unsuccessful. 
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DNA Recruit deliver dynamic recruitment, search and talent solutions and provide insight, knowledge, and credible introductions necessary for client-side and agency roles. Areas we specialise in New Business, Account and Project Management, Strategy and Planning, Events, Experiential, Creative and User Experience Design, Technology, Product, Marketing and Data roles in permanent, contract and freelance recruitment, search and selection, talent advisory and consulting across the UK and globally. 

Company

Dynamic New Alliances was born in March 2008, business is booming and we are fast becoming a recognised force in agency recruitment and search.

We’re working within integrated and digital spaces and we’ve already placed a number of great candidates in key positions: from Business Development Directors, Digital Planning Director, Digital CSDs, GADs and Senior Account Managers, to Art Directors, Designers, Copywriters and Creative Directors.

The list of agencies that DNA is working with grows by the week and we’ve even gone global, with roles in Moscow, Dubai, Germany and Toronto. A lot of these clients are looking at both expats and locals, so if you would seriously consider a move abroad, get in touch.

Company info
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Telephone
020 7490 9350
Location
Seven Pancras Square, Kings Cross,
London
Greater London
N1C 4AG
GB

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