Technical Director, Hay Festival


We are seeking a Technical Director for Hay Festival 2022 on a freelance or PAYE basis from Feb to July.  

The Technical Director is responsible for the planning, design, delivery and technical direction of Hay Festival, including venue set design, lighting, sound, vision, onsite IT infrastructure and stage management

They work closely with the Production Director and Site Designer to plan the logistics for the operational and technical infrastructure of the festival and ensure the smooth running of the technical operation of all venues across the festival site.

The Technical Director manages the Head of Stage Management, Head of Vision, Head of Sound, Head of Lighting, Head of IT and freelance festival technical & stage management staff. 

This is a job for a highly experienced, organised, confident and proactive multi-tasker, it requires an abundance of energy, resourcefulness and a creative eye for detail. The ability to prioritise effectively and communicate efficiently with staff, freelancers and contractors is key.

Six Month contract initially Feb – July 2022. Fee/Salary: Competitive

Hay Festival strives to be a diverse and inclusive employer. We value difference and recruit by merit based on fair and open competition and welcome candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly encourage applications from people or social groups that are currently underrepresented in the creative industries. 

The full job description, person specification and details on how to apply can be found at

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