Head of Lighting & A/V

We are looking for someone with experience of managing the day to day running of a theatrical lighting & A/V department to support our objective of creating world-class transformative opera.

As Head of Lighting & A/V you will be responsible for the management and delivery of all lighting, sound and video aspects of Glyndebourne’s productions, both at Glyndebourne and in other venues worldwide and to deliver this safely and effectively, within agreed resources and budgets.

With a background in technical theatre including a proven track record in Lighting, Video and Sound in a major producing venue or organisation, you will have strong management and organisational skills to manage a team of permanent and seasonal staff.

Key Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Provide overall leadership and direction to all aspects of lighting, video and sound to the Technical Department.
  • Ensure that all Glyndebourne productions have the necessary lighting sound and video support to enable the creative teams to realise the Company’s artistic aims.
  • Ensure that productions are planned, budgeted, implemented and monitored to the required standard to ensure the highest quality of production
  • Manage all technical, lighting video and sound aspects for the touring company
  • Provide technical support across all Glyndebourne events across the site, including hires and co-productions.
  • Provide leadership to the LX department ensuring sufficient direction, support, performance management and development and training for direct reports
  • Contribute to the planning of capital projects with the Technical Director
  • Have a thorough knowledge of union agreements regarding technical departments at Glyndebourne.
  • Ensure that the recruitment, employment and working practices of Lighting, Video and Sound staff are within Glyndebourne’s Policies and Procedures.
  • Ensure the highest level of health and safety management across operations and ensure that all staff are adequately trained.

Knowledge, Skills & Experience


  • Proven track record in Lighting, Video and Sound in a major producing venue or organisation across a range of performing arts.
  • Excellent technical skills and knowledge with a thorough understanding of current equipment and systems across all the main areas of technical theatre.
  • Proven ability to understand and facilitate the artistic aims and objectives of all key stakeholders within this context.
  • Effective resource management and budget management.
  • Effective management of direct reports, coach and develop all direct reports to ensure effective performance management skill development and team work.
  • Previous experience of repertoire opera or theatre.


  • Knowledge of ETC EOS family of control.
  • Knowledge and understanding of current and relevant Health and Safety regulations.

This job description reflects the current situation. It does not preclude change or development that might be required in the future.

Salary & Benefits

We can offer a salary dependent on experience. Salaries are reviewed annually on 1st January.

The hours of work are variable and you will be required to work sufficient hours to meet the rehearsal and performance schedules.

We offer 33 days / 6.6 weeks holiday per year including public holidays.

We have excellent on site catering facilities, offer a beautiful working environment, the opportunity to see world class opera and for those without their own transport we have a free minibus service to and from Lewes railway station and a season ticket loan scheme.

How to Apply

Please apply by firstly clicking here to complete our online monitoring form and then e-mail your CV and covering letter to recruitment@glyndebourne.com

The closing date for applications is 26 June 2017

We are an equal opportunities employer.