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Head of Technical Operations
Eleven Arches
Salary: Competitive
Job location: Bishop Auckland, UK
We are Eleven Arches, the producers of “Kynren – an epic tale of England”. The show is world class and rated in the TripAdvisor Top 3 UK performances. Kynren is the UK’s biggest live production since London 2012 and is presented on a 7½ acre stage of land and water with a cast and crew of 1,000 professionally trained volunteers. Kynren was created with world-renowned Puy du Fou (winner of the prestigious Applause Award and the Thea Classic Award) as our artistic partner.  The next leg of our incredible journey is to follow Puy du Fou’s steps with the development of a new daytime theme park.

We looking for an experienced and talented Head of Technical Operations to strengthen the Technical team as the show moves into its fourth season and we embark on our next exciting chapter.


The Head of Technical Operations role offers the successful candidate the opportunity to be involved in an inspiring, ambitious and unique project, working in a fast-moving, often unpredictable, high-octane environment that accompanies the production of a world-class show. Reporting to the Executive Committee, you will work at an operational level to plan and supervise the construction of new attractions as well as leading and delivering the technical operations of the show and site.

The Head of Technical Operations sets up, directs and runs Kynren with a passionate team that includes volunteers and a small team of employed Technicians. As we plan future shows, they will be run with a team of paid Technicians as part of season-long operations outside of Kynren nights.

You will be called upon to deal with a wide range of technical issues and will have a strong working knowledge of techniques, methods and procedures of show production gained in a visitor attraction, theatrical or outside broadcast environment.  


A strong, “hands-on” leader you will:
• Work with the Executive Committee to plan and develop our next phase of development
• Deliver all technical requirements and resources needed on the site and stage area necessary for the show or other performances including lighting, sound, staging and any other requirements
• Advise production staff, lighting and sound designers on the technical specifications, costs and usage of technical equipment required for each show and supervise the implementation of approved technical designs
• Plan and deliver training - ensuring that our volunteers involved in the Technical team have an extraordinary experience with Eleven Arches, all the while ensuring the professional quality of our show
• Monitor and swiftly resolve technical issues both on the show and for all the site
• Administer the technical yearly budget; scope business cases for Capital & Operational Expenditure whilst ensuring procurement best practice

You should be skilled in one or more of the following areas:
• Entertainment Lighting System including Grand MA, Intelligent Lighting Fixtures and DMX over the Ethernet
• Audio systems including Digico mixing desks, Optocore fibre distribution, and L-Acoustics amplifiers and loudspeakers
• Medialon Show Control and Fibre Optic networking
• Video mapping software and projection systems
• Hydraulic and Mechanical Engineering (including PLC systems)
• Electrical Systems

If you love the thrill of live production and are unflappable when under pressure then we’d love to hear from you.

The position is for an immediate start to help get us show ready for 11 dates from the end of June until mid-September. The role is permanent.

Our base is in Bishop Auckland in picturesque County Durham. We’re 25 minutes from both Durham and Darlington mainline stations with Newcastle, Teesdale, Weardale and the Yorkshire Dales within commuting distance. It’s a great place to live and work.

Please forward a CV and covering letter, along with salary expectations.

For further information about Eleven Arches and Kynren, please visit our website -

Eleven Arches is an equal opportunity employer regardless of race, colour, religion, creed, sex, marital status, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, political affiliation or belief. Employment decisions are made without consideration of these or any other factors that employers are prohibited by law from considering. Any discriminatory action can be a cause for disciplinary action. Eleven Arches also prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities and will reasonably accommodate applicants with a disability, upon request.



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