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Technical Supervisor

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 782956BR Location London, England, United Kingdom Business Disney Theatrical Group Date posted Apr. 23, 2021

Job Summary:

Technical Supervisor role available with Disney Theatrical Group (DTG) supporting the Technical Manager in all areas of physical production. The role will support a variety of Disney productions including The Lion King, Frozen, The Lion King UK and Ireland Tour, Beauty and the Beast Tour, and any future productions.

The scope of this role includes supporting the ongoing technical planning, management of vendors and freelancers, ongoing maintenance and technical staffing of all productions, and leading the move of a touring production from venue to venue. This role would suit a candidate with experience in a Production Supervisor or Management role on large scale stage productions.

We are committed to creating a diverse workforce and strongly encourage applicants of every race, ethnicity, belief, gender, sexual identify, disability, age and culture to apply.

Responsibilities:

  • Conferring with The Technical Manager, General Management and with creative and production personnel
  • Attending 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
  • Attending performances of the Production as directed for the purpose of conducting regular checks of the sets, props, electrics, lighting, sound, projections, special effects, costumes, masks and puppets, and any other aspects of the physical productions
  • Providing 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 of venues in advance of each of the applicable Production engagements which may include future touring productions
  • 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 these elements, 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 safe application, operation, and maintenance of all elements of the physical production
  • Working closely with the set, costume, puppet, lighting, video, special effects 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, special effects 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
  • Supporting the provision of detailed pre-production and running budgets with a schedule of orders (including contracted-out labour and technicians) and costings
  • Preparing 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
  • Producing and checking appropriate set and stage plans
  • Deputising for The Technical Manager in their absence

Skills & Experience
  • Production Supervising or Production Management experience of large scale theatre productions from a construction and logistical point of view
  • Comprehensive knowledge of all areas of theatre construction for scenery, lights, sound, special effects etc.
  • Computer literacy enabling the effective use of software including CAD and Vectorworks
  • Able to work to a program and meet deadlines, organising and prioritising work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment


About Disney Theatrical Group:

The Disney Theatrical Group, a division of The Walt Disney Studios, is among the world’s most successful commercial theatre enterprises, producing and licensing live entertainment productions and events around the globe. Its nine Broadway titles, including the current Broadway productions of The Lion King, Aladdin and this year’s Frozen, have been seen by over 160 million theatergoers worldwide. The division also delivers live shows through its license to Feld Entertainment, producer of Disney on Ice and Marvel Universe Live. Additionally, the division licenses full-length and junior and kids adapted titles for regional, school and community theatre productions.

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 segment we call Disney Theatrical Group.

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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