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Southbank Centre

Archived: Technical Director

Salary: £60,000 – £70,000 per annum dependent on experience

Location: Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX

Southbank Centre passionately believes the arts have the power to transform lives. This vision attracts over 25 million visits a year. Our employees are at the centre of delivering our mission, which is ‘to draw everyone possible to this loved site and captivate them through our unique arts programme and warmth of our welcome’.

We’re looking for an experienced and passionate Technical Director to lead and develop our Production Department. The postholder is a key, senior figure within the organisation and is responsible for the technical delivery of Southbank Centre’s artistic and commercial activity across the 21 acre site to the highest standards in a creative, cost effective and efficient manner. Attending both the Artistic Planning and Operational Planning meetings with members of the Executive, the Technical Director will have exceptional problem-solving skills and be ready to engage directly with all stakeholders including artists, performers, designers, commercial clients, and internal producers and programmers.

With excellent technical expertise in a least one core technical area, and technical awareness across all areas of activity; the ideal candidate will have outstanding communication and interpersonal skills and demonstrable experience of leading, motivating and inspiring large teams of technical staff within a large, demanding multi-arts, performing and/or visual arts venue. You will be confident in your ability to support and develop a team that responds collaboratively, creatively and expertly to the various opportunities and challenges that emerge across our busy site. The ideal candidate will have a flexible, proactive and positive approach to work; and be able to take initiative in areas of strategic priority and large-scale project management. Displaying an understanding of all Southbank Centre activity, including artistic, educational, community and commercial, you will also recognise and be committed to the role that diversity and inclusion play in all of our activity.

Contract: Permanent

Closing date for applications: 23:45, 29/01/2016

Interviews: Week commencing 8/02/2016

We reserve the right to close the advert early if enough applications are received.

Visit the Southbank Centre website for more information and to apply.