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Company and Technical Manager | Eden Arts – Picnic Cinema

eden artsWe are looking for five very special people to work on the Picnic Cinema tour across the country – four Performers/ Actors / Musicians and a Company & Technical Manager

The whole team, whilst having individual specialisms will be multi-talented, a cross between a roadie, a performer, a steward, and intrepid champion of outdoor cinema.

You will all need to be organised, outgoing, pretty physically fit (there is a lot of lifting and carrying), you will enjoy helping people have a really good time, (in your spare time you are well known for putting on a good party), customer focused, don’t mind mucking in. You will also need to love camping, being outdoors, dressing up and don’t mind making a fool of yourself in front of lots of people.

It would be great if you have experience of working on outdoor / theatre/ festival events and have experience of touring whether inside or outside.

In return you will get to travel the UK and go to special places, forests, castles, gothic halls, see some fantastic films, and meet lots of lovely people.

Company & Technical Manager

We seek an all terrain Company Manager and Technician who can ensure the rest of the team can help you set up and run successful cinema events.

You will be responsible for overseeing and setting up the cinema equipment. You will have worked in a theatre or entertainment venue/environment and have a comprehensive knowledge of the management and technical needs of touring outdoor arts events. You will be able to demonstrate comprehensive training in safe working practices. You will be confident and have experience of managing a team.

Tour Information

You will need to be available from 30th June – 24th August and you will be working usually five days a week. Eden Arts / Picnic Cinema are based in Penrith in Cumbria, and this is where Picnic Cinema will go out from and tour England. Accommodation and per diems will be provided.

There will be some training/rehearsal to kick you off on your journey, including a trial Picnic Cinema event so you know exactly what to do when you get out on the road.

Deadline for applications is 21st April 2014, 5pm

Interviews will take place week commencing 28th April 2014 in Penrith, Cumbria. If there are applicants that cannot travel to Cumbria we will arrange for interviews to take place at a London venue in this week. Please let us know on your cover letter your preference.

Download the application pack here:

Company and Technical Manager Application Pack (Word)

Company and Technical Manager Application Pack (PDF)

Picnic Cinema is Eden Arts’ touring outdoor cinema programme. Picnic Cinema offers audiences cinema in scenery; forests, castles and other extraordinary locations across England. 2014 will see Picnic Cinema showing our now legendary Withnail and I screenings at Crow Crag (where it was filmed) as well as teaming up with The Forestry Commission to host screenings in forests.

Picnic Cinema events are unique experiences for film lovers, outdoor adventurers, culture vultures and people who are up for something special, a truly memorable night out and a bit of a party.

Picnic Cinema started in 2012 in Cumbria. In 2013 we expanded our programme to tour the wider North of England and events included audiences camping overnight. 2014 will see Picnic Cinema tour nationally in partnership with The Forestry Commission.

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