Senior Technician – Full Time, Permanent – closing 14 Mar

Contract: Permanent contract
Salary: £24,000 – £26,000
Hours: 37.5 hours per week (over 7 days)

Staff Benefits:

  • Working for an award-winning organisation that values creativity
  • Getting to know the MAC’ tickets – your path to becoming an insider
  • 35% staff discount in our café bar
  • Membership of Inspire employee assistance programme
  • Employer pension contributions
  • Free Flu jab

Main Purpose of the Job

We are looking for an excellent Senior Technician to join our small team, where you’ll work in a fast-paced and target driven environment on a wide range of shows and events. As a key member of the MAC’s technical team, you will be responsible for contributing to all aspects of the technical delivery of the MAC programme. The ideal candidate will be brimming with ideas, enthusiasm and knowledge, and exceptional understanding of production lighting.
The post holder will report to the Technical Manager or in their absence the Assistant Technical Manager.

Essential Criteria

  • Educated to GCSE Grade C or equivalent in English & Maths,
  • At least two years practical and operational professional experience in Computerised Lighting Systems + Control, within a theatrical setting (touring or house) or a live event production company,
  • ETC Cos training (and actual working knowledge) to Level 3 standard. However, a similar level of understanding in other established control systems may be accepted initially.

Desirable Criteria

  • Current IPAF Powered Access Licence for PAV or 3a,
  • Experience of Live Audio Systems and Control,
  • Experience of AV systems, including cameras, computers, mixers and protocols (SDI, HDMI, AVoIP, DanteAV, NDI etc).

To apply

Thank you for your interest in this role, for further details please download an application pack from the link below.

Senior Technician

  • Please read the information in the job description and send an email to
  • with the following attachments in Word or PDF format only (we cannot accept links to online CVs, profiles, document downloads or psd files etc), 
  • Your CV, no more than 2 A4 pages long, including your name, home address, email, and contact number, 
  • A cover letter, no more than 500 words long, outlining why you’re a suitable candidate for the role based on the criteria in the job description. Please include the names, addresses, email, phone number and occupations of two people, not related to you, to whom references may be obtained. One of your referees must be your current or most recent employer.  
  • A completed equal opportunity monitoring form.  

Please send your CV, equal opportunities form and covering letter to or post your application to the HR and Admin Officer, The MAC, 10 Exchange Street West, Belfast, BT1 2NJ.

The closing date for receipt of applications for the above post is 12 noon on Tuesday 14 March 2023. Interviews will take place on 29 March 2023.

The applicants who fit the specifications outlined above most closely will be shortlisted for interview, so please make sure you tell us everything relevant on your CV.

Please note that we are unable to consider any applications which are received after the deadline. If you cannot make an offered interview time, we may not be able to give you an alternative. If you have not heard from us by 24 March 2023, please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer.

We particularly welcome applications from ethnic minorities, people with health conditions or impairments, LGBTQI+ and other candidates who are under-represented across the workforce.

The closing date for receipt of applications for the above post is 12 noon on Tuesday 14 March 2023.

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