Hackney Picturehouse is an established venue in the heart of Hackney. Thanks to its atmospheric spaces and popular membership scheme, the venue has quickly attracted a loyal following to its cinemas, café-bar and the “Hackney Attic” events space.
In addition to a diverse programme of films, ranging from quality blockbusters to independent, classic, foreign-language and art-house, Hackney also include a range of documentaries in their programming. The cinema also shows live HD broadcasts of productions from world-class arts venues, such as the New York Metropolitan Opera and the Bolshoi Ballet, theatre productions such as the Royal Shakespeare Company Live from Stratford-upon-Avon and National Theatre Live, art exhibitions and filmmaker Q&As.
In all areas, the very highest standards of presentation will need to be maintained at all times.
The successful candidate will
have at least 4 years’ experience working as a Chief Projectionist or Technical
Manager with experience of running a large D-Cinema operation which has rapid
turnover of content.
You should also be experienced
in the preparation, presentation and dispatch of 35mm film prints.
Hackney Picturehouse is the
host venue for various festivals and live events – such as Director Q&As
–you should be comfortable providing technical support for these, running the
show, liaising with festival organisers, outside contractors, and dealing with
Experience of managing a team
is desirable as is shift management and scheduling. It is also expected that
you will help to ensure that the rest of the management team have the skills required
to assist you in running the day to day programme – i.e. receiving and
ingesting DCP content and KDMs, building shows in Screenwriter and so on.
Please note there is a requirement to work 40 hours over
any of the seven days with regular work at evenings and weekends.
To apply for this position please send your CV and covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Technical Manager, Hackney” in the subject line.