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Bishop Auckland, UK
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Bishop Auckland, UK
Bishop Auckland
County Durham
United Kingdom
Full time
21 Nov 2018
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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 high calibre Technician to strengthen the Technical team as the show moves into its fourth season and we embark on our next exciting chapter.


As a Technician, you will help us develop our ideas and realise our creative vision. You will install, operate and maintain all of our show systems alongside providing training, coaching and support for our volunteer technical teams.


As a team player you will:
• Support Technical volunteers in the setup and running of the Production to deliver the creative vision
• Resolve technical issues when they arise
• Set up, install and ensure equipment is installed according to designated layout /plan
• Help maintain the site with Lights, Sound, Video, stage structure and other relevant equipment etc
• Test and resolve equipment issues
• Prepare communication regarding event and equipment issues
• Equipment servicing, record logging and updating
• Inspect alarm systems (smoke, fire etc) and schedule repairs when needed
• Diagnose and correct technical system problems
• Compress and digitize audio and video data as required
• Duplicate audio and video data for storage
• Ensure the safe storage and integrity of data
• Print and distribute show paperwork (e.g. pre /post show checks)
• Perform manual repairs when necessary (fix locks, replace fittings etc)
• Conduct general upkeep procedures of the Stage (e.g. landscaping) and other tasks as assigned (painting, carpentry etc)
• Clean audio and video equipment and store properly
• Help to devise and deliver training and technical protocols
• Monitor sound feeds to ensure quality

For the role, 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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