Annual General Meeting 2018

The ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of the Association of Irish Stage Technicians will be held on Thursday the 1st March 2018 at 12 noon in the Clarence Hotel Dublin.

Registration will be from 11.30am
AGM due to start at 12 noon
There will be tea, coffee and sandwhiches after the AGM at 1.30pm

All are welcome to attend and contribute but only paid up members may vote.

Fees are €20 or €10 for Students.
You can join on the day by cash or credit/debit card via the Website ( by 6pm on 28th February.

Board Positions:
Ordinary board members

We would encourage anyone who feels that they can contribute to put themselves forward.

Any member paid up by 12 noon on 28th February can be nominated to any position.
Nominations may be made by the nominee or any paid up member by emailing or approaching one of the board members.

Any item you would like to add to the agenda may be done so by email by February 22nd.
We will endeavor to get all items in but the more notice given the easier it will be.
Any item you want to add after this date can be put forward under “any other business” through the chair.

We hope you can make it.

Touring Forum Training Day


Following on from the Touring Forum in Draíocht earlier this year, a one-day Touring Training programme will take place on 31 January in Draíocht, Blanchardstown.

Led by Marie Tierney, sessions will include Tech theatre for non-technical people, Getting ready to tour, Contracting and Good Touring Practice.

There is a charge of €10 which will cover lunch, tea & coffees on the day. To register please visit 

Touring Forum training is generously supported by the Arts Council, Draíocht and is organised with the Association of Irish Stage Technicians (AIST).



Vacancy – Technical Manager THE VAULTS®

Technical Manager THE VAULTS®

THE VAULTS® is a new premium visitor attraction opening in Thomas Street, Dublin in March 2018. We’re looking for a brilliant Technical Manager with a passion and understanding of live performance with a proven track record of technical management.


Using your expertise and excellent interpersonal skills, you will be responsible for the smooth running of all technical aspects of the show and venue.

Present for the technical installation, commissioning and show rehearsal stages, your experience and expert knowledge of the functioning of all our systems will place you at the heart of thousands of successful performances. Highly motivated, flexible and discreet, you will work on your own initiative as part of a team and thrive on working to performance deadlines. You must have a creative approach to problem solving in a pressurised live show environment.



To oversee the operation and maintenance of all technical equipment, lighting, sound, special effects and cueing system, managed the ETC Paradigm Show Server.

As a key part of the production team, you will undertake any other duties in order to ensure the smooth running of the show and venue at all times. Your calm, speedy response in the case of equipment failure during performance will be crucial to the success of the experience.

Throughout the venue, you will be highly familiar with our mechanical and electrical installations and general IT infrastructure and maintain these.

Working closely with the visitor experience team, you will plan and coordinate all technical requirements for corporate events  at which you may be in attendance.

You will create and maintain an asset register of all technical equipment in the venue.

You will advise on general repairs and renewals and be responsible for building good working relationships with our equipment suppliers and specialist consultants, SLAs etc.

You will manage and supervise all use of production equipment by employees, visitors and trainees.



Third level technical or technical theatre qualification or equivalent

Proven track record of venue technical management, lighting, sound, AV or production management for live performance.

Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.

Experience of initiating processes and procedures to resolve new problems, anticipating difficulties and identifying practical ways of overcoming or preventing them.

Knowledge of Health and Safety requirements.

Proven experience of good time management.


Please forward current CV and cover letter to

Situation Vacant – QLX Lighting Ltd Warehouse Technician – full time position

QLX Lighting are seeking a self-motivated individual to join their warehouse team.
They will be responsible for inspecting and cleaning all equipment upon return from rentals, configuring equipment for client rental, pulling and loading and unloading of equipment and its associated check-in and storage.

Closing date 03rd November 2017


How to apply and more details of the role can be found on our job page here

Irish Society of Stage and Screen Designers (ISSSD) “Projections” Conference

The Irish Society of Stage and Screen Designers (ISSSD) have asked us to share the following information on their “Projections” Conference .

Exploring the futures of design for stage and screen

A one-day conference at The Peacock Theatre
26/27 Abbey Street Lower Dublin 1
Thursday 16th November 2017, 09:30-17:00​

Booking at the Abbey Theatre Box Office
+353 1 87 87 222 –

ISSSD Professional Members: €10.00
ISSSD Student, Graduate & Associate Members: €15.00
Non Members: €30.00
ISSSD Membership + Conference: €60.00*​

*Subject to eligibility

Further details –


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