JOB TITLE: Freelance Automation Technician (Deps) (– Expression of Interest)
CONTRACT TERM: Freelance short-term contracts
SALARY: GBP£ 200.00 per show day (maximum 11 hours)
LOCATION: ABBA Voyage Arena
REPORTING TO: Head of Automation
ABBA Voyage is a concert like no other, blending cutting-edge technology, spectacular lighting, and some of the most beloved songs ever written. Since the custom-built arena opened in May 2022, the show has been an astonishing success, delighting more than a million visitors. But, as we continue to build on the success of the London show, and with rapidly expanding growth plans, the journey is only getting started and we are looking for some talented and passionate individuals to join our already world-class team. This is a rare opportunity to be part of something truly iconic and really make your mark. If you’d like to take your career to the next level, we’d love to hear from you!”
See what audiences have been saying about the show here!
We are looking to expand our pool of freelance Automation technicians to provide holiday cover and additional assistance to support operational peaks, rehearsals and events. We are therefore looking for suitably experienced theatre or live events Automation technicians who would be interested in being included on our deps list.
When not working for us, there are no restrictions on you working for any other employer, but we do expect that once calls have been accepted, deps arrive on time and commit to the duration of the shift. We welcome applications from those currently working on other productions or studying technical theatre or stage management degrees.
Please note that the availability of work is unpredictable. Some months there is a requirement for lots of shifts and at other times demand is much lower. Whilst we will do our best to share out the work opportunities among the pool, we are unable to guarantee a minimum amount of work. This opportunity is for casual technicians only with no set hours guaranteed each month. The working hours will usually fall between Thursday to Monday, 9am to 10pm.
KEY ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Support the Automation Department to ensure all Automation equipment is cleaned, maintained and in good- and safe-working order.
Support the Automation Department in running daily and pre-show safety and operational system checks.
Run the automation deck track during rehearsals and performances.
Report any OH&S hazards or concerns immediately.
Carry out any other duties as reasonably expected of a show technician, as requested by the Technical Director or permanent Automation Department.
Experience working in medium- or large-sale technical entertainment or similar, and interest or experience in Theatre Automation, engineering, robotics or control systems.
The ability to prioritize, multi-task, and work quickly and accurately with attention to detail, maintaining a positive attitude in fast-paced environments.
Comfortable working under pressure, both independently and as part of a team.
Strong communication and organisational skills.
A calm and practical approach to technical troubleshooting.
Experience operating Automation control consoles is desirable, but not essential.
Here at ABBA Voyage, we strive to be a business where difference is valued and everyone is able to thrive in a culture of equality, inclusion and belonging. We are committed to providing a truly inclusive environment that reflects today’s society, where everyone is able to bring their true selves to work, and where diverse voices and backgrounds are valued, heard, and well-represented.
ABBA Voyage welcomes applications from all sections of society. We are committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of race, religion, or belief, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, citizenship, marital, domestic, or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other basis as protected by applicable law. If you have a disability or additional needs that require accommodation, please do not hesitate to let us know at the point of application.
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We want everyone to make the most of the opportunity to shine and showcase their talents, so we are happy to make adjustments in the recruitment process so you can be your best! Please don’t hesitate in discussing any specific requirements with us, or if you would feel more comfortable, you can email us confidentially at email@example.com to let us know how we can support you.