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Cinema projection & AV technician

Cinema projection & AV technician

locationCoventry, UK
ExpiresExpires: 22/05/2024
Production / Post-Production & Technical
Permanent position

Closing date: 22nd May 2024

Salary: £26,394 - £30,196


This is an exciting opportunity for an individual with a passion for film and technology to join a multi-versatile Technical team.

Warwick Arts Centre is the largest multi-art form Arts Centre outside London. We are one of the region’s leading learning, visual arts, cinema and performing arts venues. We are looking for a motivated, passionate, inclusive, collaborative and technically skilled Cinema Projection & AV Technician to join the team.

You will be an active member of the Technical team, and play a pivotal role in bringing events to life, supporting the delivery of all technical aspects of both our live program and our cinema screenings and events. You will work closely with the Senior Projection & AV Technician to ingest content, adverts and create playlists at Warwick Arts Centre’s three digital cinemas, whilst supporting the wider Technical team’s AV requirements across the wide range of events that take place across our multi-venue Arts Centre. It is essential that you are a collaborative, positive and pro-active individual who also has a good understanding of projection and AV.

In this role, you'll specialise in live cinema projection, digital technologies, audiovisual, and simple sound operations, all within the context of the performing arts. Your primary responsibility will be to uphold the highest standards of technical presentation for all events while maintaining a keen awareness of health and safety regulations.

Flexibility is key in the event industry, and you'll need to be prepared to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends. Please note a 5% availability allowance is included in the advertised salary scale.

If you have some experience of live cinema or AV, this might have been as part of another arts organisation, or conference team then please do consider applying. We are looking for someone who works well independently and as part of a team, who can keep themselves motivated and is interested in developing relationships with our customers, acting as an ambassador for the Arts Centre.


Knowledge, skills and experience


  • Educated to a minimum of GCSE grade A-C in English and Maths
  • Professional experience in sound in a technical theatre environment
  • Previous professional experience in delivering Projection services, Sound and AV technologies in a live theatre performance or Cinema environment
  • Previous professional experience of providing at least one of the following: lighting rigging and operation; technical stage Management including rigging of lifting equipment and counterweight flying; cinema Projection; theatre carpentry
  • Experience of supervision of casuals, freelancers, students, visiting technical staff as required, external contractors.
  • Proven excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Ability to maintain a flexible and creative approach with artistic sensitivity.
  • A proven ability to work on own initiative to solve problems in venues.
  • An awareness of Health and Safety in the workplace including but not limited to manual handling, LOLER or PUWER, COSHH, Noise at work.
  • Good IT skills - Mac & Windows
  • The ability to work long, unsocial hours. Working at height, with low light, manual handling and trip hazards in a sometimes dirty, noisy environment & night working.


  • Industry / electrical / projection / Health & safety qualification
  • Proven relevant vocational CPD training e.g. ABTT awards, PLASA rigging, IPAF, MEWP training
  • Competent in CAD packages
  • Possession of a full clean driving license

Warwick Arts Centre is a department of the University, and the successful candidate will be employed by the University of Warwick.


What we offer 

We will provide you with a great range of benefits, which include an attractive pension scheme, 26 days holiday plus customary & statutory day allowance. Potential overtime and BECTU get out payments. Excellent learning and development opportunities, and savings on a wide range of products and services. We offer a generous maternity/paternity/adoption/parental leave policy, and onsite childcare facilities. 


For further information regarding the skills required for this role please see the personal specification section of the attached job description.

We are committed to creating an environment where everyone feels they belong, a place of fairness and equity and to be an organisation that reflects the diversity of its city. If this sounds like somewhere you would like to work, we would like to hear from you.

Please state in your application that you found this role through Creative Access.

Level of experience

  • Junior