Technical Manager

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

Fee:              £850 per week paid fortnightly in arrears. This is a buyout fee that covers 48hrs / 6days per week. Overtime is paid hourly at £26.57 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:        Company Stage Manager


The Role:

Rematch are looking for an experienced Technical Manager 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 lighting, rigging, power, sound, video, staging and scenic elements;
  • Line managing the technical team, including all operators and swings;
  • Ensuring all cue sheets are up to date and easily accessible;
  • Ensuring all technical departments are ready for each show, this includes ensuring they have performed power-up, pre-show checks and venue power-down routines;
  • Managing and scheduling maintenance works on all technical systems, taking direct responsibility for any temporary structure, staging, scenic, rigging or other maintenance requirements;
  • Overseeing and assisting with any emergency repairs on the technical systems as required to ensure the smooth running of the show, and where appropriate escalating the issue to the Company Stage Manager;
  • Performing any show cues as required;
  • Ensuring that all control areas, back of house and storage locations are kept clean, tidy and organized;
  • Providing leadership and working collaboratively with all other departments to ensure the smooth running of the show;
  • Support the Design and Production teams during the Technical and Preview period as required;
  • Comply, and ensure other’s compliance with the companies’ Health and Safety policies, including maintenance and show risk assessments at all times.


You’ll need:

  • Production or Technical Management experience, in theatre, immersive or similar;
  • Carpentry, decorating and working with tool skills for general repairs and maintenance;
  • Experience of temporary power, water and general site installations;
  • Ability to problem solve and the maintenance and repair of technical systems;
  • Be confident working at height and using access equipment.


Desirable skills:

  • First Aid qualifications;
  • IPAF qualifications;
  • H&S qualifications such as IOSH or NEBOSH;


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 – Technical Manager

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