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Disney Theatrical, Technical Supervisor (6m FTC)

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 959363BR Location London, United Kingdom Business Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution Date posted Jun. 19, 2022

Job Summary:

This is a new role responsible for supporting the Technical Manager including all areas of physical production for Disney’s productions. Currently including The Lion King, Frozen, Lion King Tour, Beauty and the Beast Tour, and any future London and touring productions.

Responsibilities:

  • Conferring with the Technical Manager, General Management and with creative and production personnel designated by Producer
  • Attend all meetings and presentations at such times and places as Producer may designate
  • Supporting the provision of risk assessments; ensuring the Productions comply with local fire and health and safety regulations and arrange inspections where appropriate in conjunction with the Health and Safety Manager
  • Attend performances of the Production as directed for the purpose of conducting a “normal check” of the sets, props, electrics, lighting, sound, projections, performer flying, special effects, costumes, masks and puppets, and any other aspects of the physical productions
  • Provide critical notes (if any) to the Department Heads, Production Supervisor, Designers, Stage Manager, and General Manager or its designees
  • Working with the Technical Manager to update technical surveys.
  • At Technical Manager’s direction supporting the budgeting, purchasing, and/or supervising shop construction for the replacement of sets, props, electrics, lighting, sound, projections, special effects, costumes, masks and puppets, including any parts or components of the foregoing, or other aspects of the physical production
  • Handling of the physical production and technical supervision during load-ins and load-outs when required
  • Assisting in the instruction of cast and crew in the application, operation, and maintenance of all elements of the physical production
  • Work closely with the set, costume, puppet, lighting, SFX and sound designers to enable the designers’ concept to be realised subject to budgetary constraints
  • Working with agreed budgets and ensuring that technical overtime is carefully regulated
  • At the direction of the Technical Manager obtain quotes from scenic, costume lighting, sound, prop, SFX and puppet contractors and liaise with these stakeholders to ensure that all elements are built and delivered on schedule subject to DTG (Disney Theatrical Group) approval
  • Support the provision of detailed pre-production and running budgets with a schedule of orders (including contracted-out labour and technicians) and costings
  • Maintain petty cash records
  • Prepare production schedules with the Technical Manager, and ensure that safe, appropriate working conditions are created during the technical rehearsal and preview periods for both actors and technical staff
  • Produce, upon request, appropriate set and stage plans
  • Check all technical plans
  • Deputise for The Technical Manager in their absence

Basic Qualifications:

  • Extensive experience of large scale West-End and touring musical productions from a construction and logistical point of view
  • Experience in technical/production management of events
  • Knowledge of all areas of theatre construction for scenery, lights, sound, performer flying, special effects etc.
  • Computer literacy enabling the effective use of software including CAD and Vectorworks
  • Production Management experience in a Technical role within a complex organisation
  • High level of interpersonal skill with an effective and flexible interpersonal style to ensure influence and credibility with senior managers, cast, crew and orchestra members and trade unions
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in order to work with, provide advice to, train, and promote technical excellence to cast, crew and orchestra members at all levels
  • Able to work to a program and meet deadlines, organising and prioritising work

Additional Information:

  • 25 days annual leave
  • Private medical insurance & dental care
  • Free Park Entry: You will have the opportunity to enter any of our parks with your family and friends for free
  • Disney Discounts: you are entitled to discounts on designated Disney products, resort F&B and ticketing
  • Hybrid working is available
  • Excellent parental and guardian leave
  • Employee Resource Groups – WOMEN @ Disney, Disney DIVERSITY, Disney PRIDE, our new disability & neurodiversity focused group - ENABLED, and our Mental Health & Wellbeing Group, TRUST.


The Walt Disney Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strive to be a diverse workforce that is representative of our audiences, and where all can thrive and belong. We are committed to building a team that includes and respects a variety of voices, identities, backgrounds, experiences and perspectives.

About Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution:

Comprised of the Company’s international business units and various direct-to-consumer streaming services, Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution (DMED) aligns technology, media distribution and advertising sales into a single business segment to create and deliver personalized entertainment experiences to consumers around the world.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with The Walt Disney Company Ltd., which is part of a business we call Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution.

The Walt Disney Company Ltd. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, colour, religion or belief, sex, nationality, ethnic or national origin, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, disability or pregnancy or maternity. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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