West Kowloon Cultural District Authority

Chief Theatre Technician (Ref:19152)

Kowloon (WKCDA Project Site Office)

The purpose of the Technical and Productions Team is to create and run, to the highest standard, all the technical aspects of the West Kowloon Cultural District Performing Arts facilities, productions, presentations and related projects.

We are establishing a team of experienced theatre technical professionals specialising in Stage, Rigging & Automation or Projection & AVIT to join the Technical and Productions Team of Performing Arts Department.


You will be responsible for:

  • leading a team of technicians, casuals and show operators to deliver technical elements of productions, and coordinating with internal and external parties in the planning and execution of production and technical work during move-in, rehearsals, performances and move-out;
  • planning and managing the technical operations for Performing Arts venues in the district, and ensuring all work is at the highest standard of safety, quality and efficiency in compliance with the policy, procedures and statutory regulations;
  • acting as a key liaison role throughout the production process to realise artistic ideas for productions and provide the highest level of technical supports and services to venue users and audience;
  • working closely with artists, creative teams, and production team of allocated productions to deliver successful productions and performances;
  • leading and participating in the smooth running of all fit-ups, get-ins, rehearsals, performances, changeovers and get-outs;
  • maintaining theatre technical equipment, facilities and infrastructure in good working order; planning preventative maintenance and managing technical storage and stock control; and
  • keeping abreast of up-to-date theatre technology and industry best practices, and playing an integral role to identify technical training needs, organising and delivering regular and specialist training, staff inductions as well as training assessments.


You should:

  • possess at least 5 subjects at Level 2 / Grade E or above in the HKDSEE / HKCEE or equivalent academic qualification, and;
    (i) A minimum of 8 years’ technical experience in theatre with demonstrable experience in production creation, realisation and running productions and performances, operation and maintenance of theatrical equipment and infrastructure; OR
    (ii) At least an accredited advanced diploma in Technical Arts or equivalent technical qualification from a recognised tertiary education with a minimum of 4 years’ relevant working experience in theatre;
  • demonstrate experience of working in a professional theatre or performing arts environment;
  • have ability to master theatre plans, sections and design drawings, and understanding of modern theatre production techniques, knowledge of creating and interpreting of technical drawings, specifications and design documentation;
  • show strong leadership skills with the ability to motivate and manage a team, and demonstrate creativity and resourcefulness in problem solving; and
  • be proficient in written and spoken English and Chinese.


You may refer to the job requirements for the following specific disciplines:

Specialising in Stage, you should:

  • have solid experience of running stage fit-ups and get-outs, including operation and maintenance of stage machinery and equipment;
  • be capable of testing, recording, setting up and running safe systems of work relating to lifting and rigging operations and equipment during fit-ups, rehearsals and live performances; and
  • possess experience of training and inducting staff to work environment and equipment.


Specialising in Rigging & Automation, you should:

  • have solid experience of organising and managing the erection and rigging of overhead scenery, drapes and masking;
  • be capable of running and maintaining overhead lifting equipment and controls, including hoists, winches, counterweight set and loose rigging equipment; and
  • have demonstrable experience of setting up and running safe systems of work relating to lifting and rigging operations and equipment during fit-ups, rehearsals and live performances.


Specialising in Projection & AVIT, you should:

  • have solid experience and knowledge of the safe rigging, installation and operation of theatre video projection systems and image capture equipment for local and overseas productions and performances; and ability in maintaining theatre video, projection, capture, editing, playback, AVIT systems and equipment;
  • have demonstrable experience of creating video effects and recordings, operating video playback, recording systems and related IT systems to support theatre operations, productions and performances; and
  • be knowledgeable of mixing and record live video for broadcast and archiving, IP network in theatre or entertainment industry.

For interested parties, please submit your application with detailed CV on or before 23 February 2020.

Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible.  The review of applications will continue until the post is filled.

Data collected will only be used for job application processing. Your data may be accessed by our appointed recruitment consultants who have agreed to keep confidence of all personal data in not less than the standards applicable to us.

Applicants not being invited for interview within 4 weeks from the submission date may assume their applications unsuccessful.

All related information will be kept up to 24 months and all personal data will be destroyed afterwards.

For more information

http://www.westkowloon.hk or contact

Ms. Amanda Tai at 2200-0116

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