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Technical Manager

Parkwood Leisure

Hawth Crawley

North & Midlands

up to £35,000 per annum


Technical Manager

The Hawth Theatre, Crawley

This is an outstanding career opportunity with a market leader committed to providing a diverse and meaningful range of leisure and culture related activities for the local communities in which we serve.

The Hawth Theatre is looking for an experienced Technical Manager. The post holder will report directly to the General Manager and will be a key member of the venues Senior Management Team. They will have operational management responsibility for the venues Technical Stage Team plus apprentices, casual and freelance staff as employed.

The Hawth, Crawley opened in May 1988 and is managed by Parkwood Theatres on behalf of Crawley Borough Council. The continuing presentation of shows, productions and events at The Hawth to a very high standard is a priority for both the Company, customers and our Client.

The Venue comprises an 850 seat proscenium arch Main Theatre and a 146 seat Studio Theatre. Both spaces, as well as the grounds surrounding the Venue, are capable of being used in a multitude of formats and layouts which is reflected in The Hawth’s extensive range of programmed arts events and activities.

The ideal candidate will have;

  • ABTT Bronze (minimum) and relevant education and / or industry qualifications as these are considered essential to the successful execution of the role
  • Proven personal experience in the role(s) of; Theatre Electrician, Sound or Lighting Designer, Stage Manager, Production Carpenter or other duties relevant to modern producing and receiving theatres
  • Will be highly organised, work well under pressure and have the necessary management and leadership skills to bring out the best in their team - each time, every time!

They will be able to demonstrate

  • a range of operational abilities in both planning and a hands-on level of skills in day-to-day theatre stage operations.
  • leadership and management of the Technical Stage team exhibiting the highest standard of work ethic, customer care and professionalism

What can Parkwood Leisure offer you?

  • Competitive salary
  • Incremental annual leave
  • Employee health cash plan
  • Employee discount portal - discounts on travel bookings, high street vouchers, gift cards, cinema tickets, days out, leisure activities and your day to day spending
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Pension Scheme
  • Company sick pay
  • Career progression
  • Training and development

Parkwood Leisure is a well-established business that is continuously growing. Successful applicants can look forward to joining a company that can offer career prospects and believes in investing in its people.

How to Apply

If you feel like you could bring some fresh ideas to the table we want to hear from you. Please apply with a letter of application and attach your CV to

The Parkwood Leisure Holdings Ltd Group are proud to be Equal Opportunity Employers that are committed to inclusion and diversity.

If you are interested in applying for this role, we suggest that you do so at the earliest opportunity to avoid disappointment as interviews will be held throughout the process. Please note that if you have not received correspondence within 21 days then please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Applications by: 09/12/2022