Association of British Orchestras

Stage & Technical Manager

BBC National Orchestra & Chorus of Wales Competitive Closing date 19 February 2021
The BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales occupies a special role as both a BBC broadcast orchestra and the national symphony orchestra of Wales. The Orchestra is generously supported by the Arts Council of Wales and is proud to work with an outstanding group of conductors. As one of the six BBC Orchestras and Choirs, the Orchestra has a busy schedule of recordings, broadcasts and concerts for BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio Wales, BBC Radio Cymru, BBC Films and BBC television. Learning is also at the heart of our work, developing innovative projects to increase accessibility to classical music and engaging with communities across Wales.

The Stage & Technical Manager is a key position taking full responsibility for the day-to-day staging, logistical & technical operation and management of the Orchestra’s activity and studios in Hoddinott Hall and on the road. The Stage & Technical Manager will report to the Orchestra Manager, and line manages the Assistant Stage & Technical Manager in supporting the Operations Team to deliver smooth running of rehearsals, concerts, recording sessions and external events in the UK and overseas. The post will require a multi-skilled technician to ensure the effective output of all events, regularly working unsociable hours (early mornings, late evenings and weekends).

The following experience is essential for this position:
• Experience in an arts venue, concert hall or equivalent professional technical set up including sound, lighting, A/V and stage management;
• Knowledge and understanding of orchestrations, instruments and the appropriate ways to layout an orchestra;
• Experience of the methods and practices employed in safely and carefully handling, packing and transport of valuable musical instruments
• Experience of budgetary management and the monitoring of departmental costs
• Experience of creating stage plans using Visio

For further information and to apply please visit our website via the link below.

Contact details
+44(0)303 082 9861
BBC National Orchestra & Chorus of Wales
Cerddorfa a Chorws Cenedlaethol Cymreig y BBC
BBC Hoddinott Hall / Neuadd Hoddinott y BBC
Cardiff Bay / Bae Caerdydd
CF10 5AL

Annual Conference

The next ABO conference will take place in early 2022. Further details will be available soon.