Head Technical Manager

Picturehouse Central


Salary: £32,000 per annum

Picturehouse Central is looking for a Head Technical Manager to join their team.

About Picturehouse Central

Picturehouse Central is a 1000 seat, 7 screen cinema on Shaftesbury Avenue near Piccadilly Circus.

In addition to a diverse programme of features, ranging from quality blockbusters to independent, classic, foreign-language and art-house, films, Picturehouse Central includes a core programming strand dedicated to championing documentaries. The cinema also shows live HD broadcasts, such as the New York Metropolitan Opera, Bolshoi Ballet, theatre productions such as the Royal Shakespeare Company and National Theatre Live, also art exhibitions and filmmaker Q&As and even Sporting events. We are host to a large and varied array of private hires from 20 people workshops to week long, full building, and take overs. We are also home to many film festivals including London Korean Film Festival, Doc’N’Roll and Sundance London, We also host buyer and marketing screenings for both the Film and TV industries.

As our flagship West End cinema, the very highest standards of presentation need to be maintained at all times.

Picturehouse Central is part of Picturehouse Cinemas who operate 26 cinemas across the UK and are a stand-alone division of Cineworld PLC.



The successful candidate should have at experience managing Technical events and ideally served as Projectionist working in a Digital Cinema operation which has rapid turnover of content.

Picturehouse Central is a major West End venue for festivals and live events, such as Conferencing, Director/Panel Q&As, Multimedia events and press and industry screenings – you should be knowledgeable enough to be able to providing technical support for these, including working with non-cinema AV sources as well as sound and lighting desks and be comfortable with networking and wireless systems. As well as working with 3rd party engineers and contractors.

Experience in the preparation, presentation and dispatch of 35mm Film is essential and experience in running 70mm film would be useful, as we regularly do full programmed runs of both gauges.

Please note there is a requirement to work 40 hours over any of the seven days with regular work at evenings and weekends and opportunities to work additional hours as required.


Please read the full job description.

To apply please send a CV and cover letter to Matt Whiteley, General Manager at matt.w@picturehouses.co.uk by 25 March 2022.

The closing date for this position is 25/03/2022 at 23:59

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