Deputy Technical Manager

£26,511 per annum to £28,102 per annum with potential to progress to £29,694 per annum through discretionary performance awards

Permanent - Full Time (40 hours)

Marlowe Theatre.

Canterbury Marlowe

The Marlowe Theatre opened in October 2011 and has since become one of this country’s most successful theatres.  Since opening, the theatre has welcomed over one million customers to performances ranging from Glyndebourne Opera, major West End shows, Matthew Bourne, the National Theatre, Philharmonia Orchestra and Northern Ballet to comedians such as Stewart Lee and Jimmy Carr.  Our annual pantomime is also seen by over 90,000 people each year. 

The coming season includes the premiere of the National Theatre’s War Horse tour, Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes and the West End hit Mamma Mia.

The theatre runs a thriving youth theatre and education programme and also develops the work of bold and challenging new writers, creating productions in Canterbury that have then transferred to London.

With the help of our fantastic team of staff, we have developed excellent standards in all areas of the theatre’s operation.  We aim for all staff to work flexibly, and at all times co-operatively with each other across our various departments.  We encourage staff to do this through training which helps them to develop into the knowledgeable, flexible and courteous workforce that our customers have come to expect.

Main Duties:

To support the Technical Manager in delivering the day to day technical support for the Marlowe Theatre programme.

Essential Requirements: 


  • Good knowledge of the theatre industry
  • Good knowledge of theatre production, or related fields
  • Good knowledge of relevant legislation and regulations, in particular, Health and Safety legislation.



  • A good level of IT skills
  • A good level of problem solving skills
  • A good level of written and verbal communication skills
  • A good level of interpersonal skills
  • A basic level of numeracy skills
  • A good level of people management skills
  • A basic level of administrative skills
  • The ability to adapt
  • A good level of manual handling skills
  • A good level of theatre production skills



  • A good level of relevant experience of working in the theatre industry
  • A good level of relevant experience of Theatre Presentation



  • GCSE (or equivalent) in Maths and English (language) to grade C or above