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Head of Lighting

Responsible to: Head of Production

Key relationships: Heads of Department, Lighting Designers, Lighting Associate, Lighting Team, Production Team

Salary: £35,000 – £37,000 per annum, pro rata depending on experience

Contract: Fixed Term

Deadline for applications: Wednesday 9th June 2021 at 12pm by email, with the subject “Head of Lighting” to [email protected].


The Role

Punchdrunk is seeking a talented Head of Lighting to become an integral part of a large-scale project. The Head of Lighting will be responsible for the practical realisation of the creative vision for the lighting of the project as well as the set up of its lighting running team and maintenance.

The Head of Lighting will have at least five years professional experience in a similar role, managing budgets of 50k +, recruiting and managing teams and delivering ambitious projects, transforming empty spaces into rich and complete immersive worlds.

They will have a thorough knowledge of theatrical lighting and lighting for immersive theatre. This will allow them to strategise and deliver the technical elements that make up the lighting ecosystem that exists within a site sympathetic project. They will be engaged in the creative vision of the project and able to deliver practical solutions to a wide variety of challenges.

We are looking for a methodical, organised and conscientious individual, with the ability to schedule and delegate work, prioritise conflicting demands and identify and engage further expertise when needed. They will be natural leaders and communicators and will be able to keep their team motivated. Above all we are looking for a friendly team player and team maker, that is excited by our work and excited about being part of realising such an ambitious and brilliant project

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