Assistant Fireworks Operations Manager

Closing date: 31 August 2017

Job Description

Walk the Plank is one of the UK’s leading outdoor arts organisations with a reputation for creating innovative productions and performances which engage artists, individuals and communities in a wide range of
outdoor settings across, both regionally, nationally and internationally.

Our Fireworks division delivers a huge range of firework displays to both public sector and commercial clients across the UK, and beyond, as well as creating the pyrotechnical elements to many of our shows.  Both large and small, our displays enthral audiences in both high profile locations and as well as local communities, and through our portfolio of work we’ve built an enviable reputation for creating outstanding displays that have the unique Walk the Plank sparkle of imagination and creativity.

Growing demand for our work means that we’re now looking for a technically sound pyrotechnics expert to support our Fireworks Operations Manager in this exciting 5 month full time fixed term role during our very busy pyrotechnics season.  With some really exciting commissions to pull together this a fantastic opportunity to bring your skills to one of the leading names in fireworks.  We’re also looking for Freelance pyrotechnicians so if you know friends or colleagues who might be interested in these opportunities, spread the word.

As our Assistant Fireworks Operations Manager, you’ll receive a competitive pro rata salary along with 10 days holiday and 4 bank holidays over the 5 month period as well as time off in lieu.

The spread of our work is extensive, so you must be prepared to travel and stay overnight where required. Some overseas travel may be necessary.

The successful candidate will need to be available to start the week commencing 4 September, 2017, at our fireworks preparation site in Rainford.

How to apply
Please send your CV and a covering letter/email to

Update: deadline extended from the 14th August to the 31st August. 

Interviews are scheduled for the 4th September.

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