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We currently are advertising for two roles. Join our Technical Panel (deadline Friday 16 September 2022) or come on board as our new Technical Manager (deadline Monday 10 October 2022). See full details below.

Project Arts Centre Technical Panel

Project Arts Centre is updating its panel of experienced technicians to work with the Project Production Team on a casual basis in our performance spaces and in our gallery. 

The work will include get-ins, fit-ups, get-outs, and general stage work.  You may also be assigned to operate sound or lighting or to stage-manage incoming shows where the company requires in-house help.  The work will also include work in the gallery as part of the house gallery technical crew on the installation and removal of exhibitions.

The Role:
To be based on a panel of technicians to be called to work on a casual basis with our in-house technical crew in our performance spaces and in our gallery, reporting to Project’s Production Manager.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide general technical support as required during the get-in, installation, presentation and get-outs of shows and exhibitions requiring the use of technical resources;
  • Provide preventive maintenance and improvement measures for the venues lighting, stage and sound equipment during annual maintenance programme
  • Operation of lighting, sound and AV on live events, performances and seminars
  • Installation of art exhibits and AV set-ups for the visual arts programme
  • General stage/set work involving manual handling

Desired Experience in the theatre and/ or visual arts environment
Applicants should have technical experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Stage experience in sound, lighting or stage management
  • Experience of visual art handling (installing, crating, packing etc.) and installing audio-visual equipment
  • Venue technician experience
  • Digital/AV experience
  • Willingness to work flexible hours on evenings and weekends
  • Experience of programming and operating Eos-based lighting consoles and Qlab software
  • Experience of programming and operating analogue and digital mixers (X32, M32 etc…)
  • Experience in audio-visual equipment operation, maintenance and repair
  • The ability to respond to a varying workload by managing tasks and time efficiently
  • Experience of rigging lighting, sound and audio-visual equipment
  • The ability to work at height and/or hold a current valid M.E.W.P. licence
  • A good team player and an excellent timekeeper.

Candidates should also be:

  • A good team player and an excellent timekeeper.

How to apply:
Letters of interest are to be accompanied by an up-to-date CV and the names of two referees. Please send you’re your application by email to and address the applications FAO Joseph Collins, Production Manager.

Project Arts Centre is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Application Deadline: Friday 16th September 2022

Download the role description here.

Project Arts Centre Technical Manager

Project Arts Centre (PAC) is seeking applications from skilled and motivated individuals to join the Production Team at Ireland’s foremost Contemporary Arts Centre.  

Based in Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Project Arts Centre consists of two performance spaces and a gallery.  We present hundreds of performance and visual arts events to the public each year, and provide a range of supports to individual artists and companies who are part of our artist support initiatives. 

At Project Arts Centre, we believe in the value of an equitable, diverse, inclusive, sustainable artistic and social space, which buzzes with ideas and experimentation, connecting people in creative processes that engage with the messiness of lived experiences and question the status quo.  Our mission is to be a vibrant, welcoming hub that connects a broad diversity of artists, audiences and local communities, promoting exchange, experimentation and collaboration, and the presentation of extraordinary work that inspires and provokes.  

The Technical Manager is a key member of PAC’s team and the production department is an essential part of our operational activities.   

This is a fixed-term, full-time contract for two years, with varied hours including evening and weekend work.   There is a six-month probation period. 

The Technical Manager reports to the Production Manager in the first instance and ultimately to the Executive Director.   

Experience in the theatre environment is essential and in the Visual Arts environment is beneficial. 

Duties & Responsibilities include: 

  • Assisting the Production Manager in the planning and implementation of Project’s performance programme including co-productions, visual arts commissions and installations. 
  • Liaising with incoming companies and artists with regards to detailed technical requirements on site and implementation of the same. 
  • Being present and providing technical support as required during the get-in, installation, presentation and get-outs of all shows and exhibitions requiring the use of technical resources. 
  • Supervision of incoming and in-house crews during use of any and all of the centres spaces. 
  • Supporting effective communication throughout the Production Department completing any reports and implementing plans as required by the Production Manager. 
  • Setting and maintaining the highest standards in the provision of technical support, information, facilities and professional courtesy to all of Project Arts Centre clients. 
  • Managing the cleaning, service and repair of technical equipment, backstage and storage areas as well as providing preventive maintenance and improvement measures for the same. 
  • Preparing, testing and installing materials and venue equipment as required by the performance programme, visual arts installations and individual events. 
  • Re-configuring rigging and seating systems as required by the artistic programme. 
  • Making a creative contribution to the workings and programme of Project in the period of employment through attendance at staff meetings and other relevant organisational meetings/ events 

The ideal candidate will: 

  • Be self-motivated and display a high degree of initiative 
  • Work well within a team environment 
  • Have an ability to communicate effectively  
  • Have a high level of accuracy and an acute attention to detail 
  • Have experience in audio-visual equipment and the installation, operation, maintenance, repair of the same along with typical in house sound and light systems.   
  • Have experience in the theatre environment, either freelance or in house. 
  • Have experience of visual art-handling (installing, crating, packing etc.) 
  • Have relevant professional qualifications and training (MEWP Licence, Stage Pass etc.) including a good working knowledge of current Health and Safety regulations  

Professional development and training is a core part of the job description and will be available at a number of different levels as follows:  

  • Internal informal training (delivered by members of staff). 
  • External training progress (participation in which is negotiated, depending on skills development needs arising) 
  • Formal graduate/postgraduate training progress (where Project is open to discussing a mutually beneficial arrangement to facilitate in staff acquiring formal qualifications).  

Summary and Terms and Conditions  

Salary: €30,000-€32,000 dependent on experience 

This is a full time position. 

Pension: A company scheme has recently been introduced with a small employer contribution 

Holidays: 20 days each year, plus 4 days closure at Christmas, plus 9 days statutory Bank Holidays (pro rata) 

Application Process: 

  • Applications should be sent to by 5.00pm on Monday 10 October.  Please include the reference Technical Manager on your application. 
  • Applicants should supply a letter of application, including the personal/ professional strengths you would bring to Project Arts Centre’s Production Department.  Please address your letter to Cian O’Brien, Artistic Director. 
  • Applicants should include a C.V. with details of your experience to date. 

Project would like to encourage applications from candidates coming from a diversity of national, ethnic or cultural groups (including, but not limited to Asian, Black, Traveller and minority ethnic, refugees, people with disabilities, working-class and LGBTQI+ artists).  

Monday 17 October, 2022 (morning) in a location in Dublin City. 

Download the Technical Manager Job Description here.

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