Job Description

Job Title – Bayimba Festival Technical Director
Reports To – The Artistic Director 
Direct Reports – Artistic Director, Executive Management
Start Date – 1st July 2023
End Date – 30th August 2023
Payment – 500,000 UGX 
Hours – 5 to 7 hrs/Week (Flexible might be heavier during festival days)
Number of Positions – 2


The Bayimba International Festival of the Arts is a multidisciplinary annual arts event undoubtedly an important benchmark for the consumption of the finest Arts. Every second week of August, Lunkulu Island off the shores of Lake Victoria comes alive with multi feast of Music, Dance, Poetry, Storytelling, Acrobats, Theatre, Film and Visual Arts from renowned and emerging artists. The 15th edition of the festival is scheduled for the 9th – 13th August 2023 at Lunkulu Island, Mukono, Uganda, bringing to life a true experience of all forms of arts. 

Key Responsibilities:

This position reports directly to the Artistic Director and works closely with the Executive Management and wider Artistic Team. The position maintains effective working relationships with all programmed artists and their technical managers, technical service providers, volunteers and interns.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To create a tech week schedule for all performances within the festival.
  • To plan, schedule, and present tech presentations to all performances and the team
  • To cooperate with your fellow technical director, and oversee technicians for individual artists. 
  • To work closely with the Artistic Director to ensure the safety and technical efficiencies of each performance.
  • To work closely with the Artistic Director to plan and adhere to deadlines.
  • To carry out any technical tasks not completed by technicians including setting up sound systems, hanging/focusing lights, hanging masking, programming cues, etc. 
  • To attend meetings when requested by the Artistic Director + Executive Managers
  • To understand and ensure that the festival values are instilled in each performance.
  • To maintain order within Bayimba rented technical equipment.
  • All other job duties as assigned by the Executive Managers and Artistic Director. 

Selection Criteria 

Essential:

  • Must be 30 or under
  • Experience with live sound, soundboards/systems, stage lighting
  • Ability to film and edit videos
  • Interest in the arts
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Strong leadership and communication skills
  • Must possess their own high-quality camera
  • Previous experience as a technical director is an asset 

We are hiring two tech directors with the hope that one can focus on production tech and the other on digital tech. Specific duties, however, can be assigned within the tech team as seen fit. 

Requirements:

  • Motivation letter
  • CV
  • Contact 
  • 2 References

Send your application by email to [email protected].