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James Swadlo

Theatre Technician

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  • LevelMid Level
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsSound & Audio Professional - Sound Technician


  • Sound
  • Tech
  • Audio
  • Visual
  • Music
  • Creative

Work history


Theatre Technician

Bush Theatre

Feb 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • • Technician looking after all technical elements of the theatre’s in house productions including Sound, Lighting and Staging. • Recruited as in house Sound Designer on productions. • Required to build rigs to meet Sound Designers plans during each production. • Frequently operate desks for private hires and events. • Duty Tech role looking after the venue during performances ensuring the safe running of the building. • Hiring freelance crew and maintaining the building and equipment.


Assistant Stage Manager

The Crystal Maze

Feb 2016 - Jan 2017
  • Freelance
  • • Assistant Stage Manager at The Crystal Maze Live Experience. • Maintaining the experience on a daily basis, repairing set and fixing games during the shows. • Ensure the maze is run according to strict health and safety policies. • Trained first aider and often first point of contact during incidents. • Training Supervisor working alongside management to train new crewmembers. • Work alongside actors and show callers to ensure the safety of audience members.


Theatre Technician

Watermans Arts Centre

Mar 2015 - Sep 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • • Centre includes 200-seat theatre, independent cinema, 2 studio spaces and gallery. • Was important to maintain a good work attitude, keep calm when working under time constraints and ensure health and safety standards were always met. • As a technician, was responsible for ensuring the safety of the artists, public and other members of staff. • Responsible for operating both lighting and sound systems in theatre and studio spaces for wide variety of programmed productions including musical theatre, dance workshops, showcases and children’s theatre. • Regularly worked with touring companies and was responsible for lighting and sound for these productions. • Developed a working knowledge of equipment including ETC, Ion, Zero 88 lighting boards and Allen & Heath, Yamaha and Spirit sound consoles. • Gallery tasks included hanging art pieces to more technical builds including carpentry or projection setups. A broad range of skills was often required in order to exhibit the artist's work according to their technical specifications. • Cinema duties included programming a Doremi digital projector, scheduling weekly films and ensuring correct aspect ratio and size. • Duties also involved tuning and overseeing National Theatre and Glyndebourne Live broadcasts. • Other duties included sourcing films by contacting distribution companies to arrange deliveries if newly released films weren't delivered on time.



BA (Hons) Music Technology Specialist 2:1

University of West London

Sep 2013 - Jul 2014


Foundation Degree in Arts in Music Production

School of Sound Recording

Sep 2011 - Jul 2013
  • Manchester, United Kingdom