We're looking for a new technician to join our Technical Team.

The role combines technical and practical skills with teamwork and communication, working alongside other technicians, artists and freelance creative teams. They can be relied upon to deliver the creative visions of artists in a safe and effective manner, the successful running of the theatre’s busy programme, the wider building and our work elsewhere.

Responsible to: Technical & Production Manager
Working closely with: Technical team, Operations teams
Purpose of job:

To deliver excellent technical support for and contribute to the presentation of live performances at Soho Theatre, be they theatre, comedy or cabaret. With the Technical & Production Manager and the Technical team, to ensure that all Health & Safety requirements are met for all activities in all performance venues.


Technical Department

  • To provide a constant, professional and friendly point of contact for visiting companies, artists and their representatives across all three venues and externally
  • To programme and operate lighting and sound as required by all shows and events
  • Assist with rigging and de-rigging of lighting / sound / video equipment
  • Assist with get-ins, fit-ups and get outs, leading as required in absence of senior technical staff, act as duty technician and supervise technical crews and casual workers.
  • Assist with the regular and proper maintenance, inspection and, where appropriate, testing of production and building technical equipment, ensuring it meets industry and manufacturer standards
  • Create / sign off risk assessments for shows, ensuring control measures are adequate, achievable and adhered to at all times
  • Provide technical support for external hire clients and events in other departments

Performance Times

  • Ensure public and backstage areas are safe and clear, all performance aspects are
    prepared in a timely manner, assisting Front of House where required
  • Ensure that the venue and associated areas are made safe, powered down and secured after the completion of the performance or event, taking responsibility for the deactivation and reactivation of detection devices as deemed necessary by the performance schedule
  • Assist the Duty Manager in the event of an evacuation as per the evacuation procedure


  • Support the Facilities Manager to maintain the building and plant equipment, assisting
    with routine day-to-day maintenance as required.
  • Constantly ensure that all public areas of the building are kept clear and comply with Soho’s building & entertainment licence and Health & Safety Policy
  • Act as a key-holder for the building

Health And Safety

  • Read and actively implement Soho Theatre’s Health & Safety Policy in all areas
  • Ensure all work is carried out in a safe and secure manner and inform the Technical & Production Manager in the case of any uncertainty
  • Ensure that all incoming companies are provided with a full Health & Safety induction on arrival, and technical company members are given a technical induction / toolbox talk
  • Act as an appointed First Aider for the building


  • Support the aims and objectives of Soho Theatre both internally and externally
  • Act as an ambassador for Soho Theatre to all visitors to the building
  • Uphold the company’s equal opportunities, access and diversity policies
  • Be fully aware of the theatre’s activities and programme of events at all times
  • Any other duties the Technical & Production Manager may reasonably require

This is a guide to the nature of the work required of the Technician. It is not wholly comprehensive or restrictive and may be reviewed with the post holder and the line manager from time to time.