Association of British Orchestras

Stage & Technical Manager

BBC National Orchestra & Chorus of Wales tbc Closing date 11 July 2021
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, as part of the Operations Team, working on production planning and budgeting to deliver smooth running of rehearsals, concerts, recording sessions and external events in the UK and overseas.

The post will require a strong working knowledge of live performance production and a level of technical understanding to oversee and maintain the operation of the Hoddinott Hall studio as a venue. The post will regularly require working during unsociable hours (early mornings, late evenings and weekends).


The following experience is essential for this position;

- Experience of live production management in an arts venue, concert hall or equivalent professional performance context including stage management and a level of technical understanding of -sound, lighting and A/V;
- 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 in budgetary management and the monitoring of departmental costs;
- Experience in creating stage plans using Visio or similar stage planning software

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Contact details
+44(0)7523 503 234
BBC Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff Bay, CF10 5AL

Annual Conference

The next ABO conference will take place in Glasgow from 9 – 11 February 2022.