Vacancy: Technical Officer (Live Production) at MMU (Closed)

By 5th April 2023 May 2nd, 2023 Closed Vacancies

Technical Officer - Live Production


Location:  Manchester All Saints Campus

Faculty/Service: Academic Services

Salary:  Grade 6 (£28,929 to £32,411)

Contract: 35H per week, Permanent

Closing Date:  18/04/23

Reference:  6223


Technical Services are a large and diverse team of highly skilled technicians who ensure the optimal functioning of specialist spaces to deliver an exceptional student experience. We work in specialist laboratories, workshops, studios, resource centres and IT facilities; and our technical professionals play a key role supporting, guiding and advising students across our university from sciences, art, design and technology, through to sports, ceramics, nursing and physiotherapy. 

About the role:

This role sits in the Live Productions team, who provide specialist technical support for the department of Art & Performance as well as provisioning technical expertise for events. The team manages and supports the newly built theatre in Grosvenor East building, which is used for a wide range of performances, shows and activities. 

The successful candidate will be a proficient and practicing technical specialist in the areas of Theatre Production and Live Performance Technology which should encompass use of Professional Theatre Audio Systems, Stage Lighting Systems, Video and Projection Systems, Staging Systems, Truss and Rigging, Scenery Workshop Tools/Machinery and Costume/Wardrobe Technology. 

They will have a proven record of accomplishment in a similar environment. Additionally, they will have a positive and flexible approach to your work, be reliable and punctual as well as be motivated and willing to undertake all required training and allocated tasks. They will have the ability to work alongside others and be capable of working in a team, whilst striving to deliver excellent customer service. Strong communication and interpersonal skills are a necessity as well as ability to demonstrate ownership of personal workload. 

To apply:

At Manchester Metropolitan University, we are committed to supporting our technical staff in enabling them to undertake development activities in line with the needs of their specialism and work area, so a willingness to learn and develop is essential. 

If you are enthusiastic about this area, flexible, and committed to providing a high level of customer service, we would love to hear from you. 

Please submit a covering letter (no more than one-page A4) and a CV (no more than two pages A4), addressing how you meet the essential criteria of the post via our online portal. 

If you would like more information about this vacancy, please contact Adrian Castronovo, Technical Manager. Email: 

Manchester Metropolitan University is committed to supporting the rights, responsibilities, dignity, health and wellbeing of staff and students through our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.

We promote applications from all sections of the community, irrespective of background, belief or identity, recognising the benefits that a diverse organisation can bring. We particularly encourage applications from Black and Minority Ethnic candidates, who we recognise are underrepresented in this area.

We recognise the benefits and importance of an environment that supports flexible working and are open to conversations about this throughout the application process.