Lighting No. 1

Job Category: Technical
Job Type: Contract
Job Location: Dock X Surrey Quays Road SE16 2XU
Package: In Description
Start Date: 29/08/2023
End Date: 10/12/2023
Show: 6 days per week (Tuesday to Sunday) evening shows with matinee performances on Saturday and Sunday

Fee:              £800 per week, paid fortnightly in arrears. This is a buyout fee that 48hrs / 6days per week. Overtime is paid hourly at £25 per hour.

Start:             ASAP

Show:           6 days per week (Tuesday to Sunday), evening shows with matinee performances on Saturday and Sunday.

End:              Sunday 10th December, 2023. (option to extend run a further 3-weeks)

Reports:        Technical Manager

The Role:

Rematch are looking for an experienced Lighting No. 1 to join the show running team of Rumble in the Jungle, an immersive production inspired by the iconic 1974 World Heavyweight title fight between George Foreman and Muhammad Ali in Kinshasa. Ideally applicants will have experience of working on immersive productions with large ensembles. We actively encourage applications from artists who belong to the Global Majority. 

About Rumble in the Jungle:

Part theatre show, part festival. Rematch re-imagines history’s greatest sporting moments as incredible immersive events. Travel back in time to Zaire’74, and immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, scent, spectacle and sweet, sweet soul music of a forgotten Festival and an unforgettable Fight.



About Rematch:

Think of a great sporting moment that you wish you could have attended… now imagine we could sell you a ticket.

Rematch is a new immersive experience that reimagines the greatest stories in sport. Our real-life events and virtual-world experiences provide a multi-sensory and exploratory journey, allowing fans of all ages to become a part of the narrative. We connect generations and reach beyond the boundaries of sports fans to inspire people with the greatest stories in sport. In 2019 we launched our pilot event with Wimbledon and we are now poised to launch new events with different sporting IP.


You’ll be responsible for: 

  • Maintaining a full understanding of the show, in particular with regards to the lighting and power elements;
  • Operating the lighting of the show as instructed by the Lighting Designer;
  • Keeping the lighting cue sheets up to date and track changes;
  • Ensuring all lighting and power equipment is ready for each show, this includes performing the venue power-up, pre-show checks and venue power-down routines;
  • Performing scheduled maintenance on the lighting and power systems;
  • Performing emergency repairs on the lighting and power systems as required to ensure the smooth running of the show, and where appropriate escalating the issue to the Technical Staging Manager;
  • Briefing and training the Technical Swing on their cover requirements should you be unavailable for a show;
  • Ensure that lighting and power control areas, back of house and storage locations are kept clean, tidy and organized;
  • Working collaboratively with all other departments to ensure the smooth running of the show;
  • Support the Lighting Design and Production Lighting team during the Technical and Preview period as required;
  • Comply with the companies’ Health and Safety policies, including maintenance and show risk assessments at all times.


You’ll need: 

  • Lighting Operating experience, in theatre, immersive or similar;
  • Experience of operating a show to both DSM cues and timecoded cues;
  • Experience of temporary power installations;
  • Ability to problem solve and the maintenance and repair of lighting and power systems;
  • Be confident working at height and using access equipment.

Desirable skills: 

  • Experience of GrandMA Consoles;
  • First Aid qualifications;
  • IPAF qualifications;
  • BS7909, PAT and/or other electrical qualifications.

To Apply: 

Please send your CV along with a short covering letter outlining your suitability for the role, including why you would like to join the Rumble in the Jungle, Rematch team.

Please submit your application via email to: with the subject “Job Application – Lighting No. 1

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