ABBA Voyage Arena
1 Pudding Mill Lane, Newham, London, E15 2RU
Head of Automation
IDEAL START DATE:
ABOUT US / THE HOOK:
Our brand-new London arena is set to open in May, and we are building a world-class team to help us prepare for launch. So, if you are an experienced Automation Technician who’s ready for a new adventure, then this could be the perfect opportunity for you!
This role would suit a show automation technician with experience in large-scale touring shows or resident productions, or someone with a strong engineering, robotics or control systems background.
As the Automation Technician you will support the automation department, and wider technical teams, in ensuring all automated show elements are prepared and maintained in a safe and consistent manner, ensuring systems remain compliant with relevant statutory regulations and industry best practice. In addition, you will operate the automated show systems during performances, on rotation.
A minimum of two years’ experience in large scale technical entertainment or similar, and interest or experience in engineering, robotics, or control systems.
A proven track record of taking responsibility for controlling and maintaining automated machinery that can cause harm to others if maintained and operated incorrectly.
Working knowledge of current and relevant Health and Safety practices.
Able to prioritise, 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.
Take a calm and practical approach to technical troubleshooting.
Confident working with hand and power tools.
Strong all-round technical background, including lighting, audio and video.
Proficient with IT software including Microsoft office, especially Excel and Word.
DESIRABLE BUT NOT ESSENTIAL – any of the following would be advantageous:
Strong working knowledge of show automation systems including, but not limited to, console operation and programming, axis testing, drive repair etc.
Experience in stage management roles.
Rigging experience, including familiarity with fall protection systems.
Familiarity with AutoCAD.
Formal fall protection and rope access training.
First Aid at Work.
IPAF 3A, 3B and 1B certification.
WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU:
The opportunity to be part of a revolutionary concert right from the beginning
A competitive salary and benefits package
Complimentary show tickets
HOW TO APPLY:
Please read the full job description attached and if you’re confident you meet the criteria, please apply with an up-to-date CV to firstname.lastname@example.org along with a few paragraphs (no more than 500 words) outlining why the role interests you and what you will bring to ABBA Voyage.
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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.