Originally a time served Joiner and Carpenter.

Zander started as a resident technician in the Theatre Royal Glasgow, then joined Scottish Opera as a touring technician/touring carpenter. He then went on to work mainly as a carpenter but also as a technician with various theatres and theatre companies including, the Kings Theatre Glasgow, the Tron, the Arches, The Lighthouse, BBC Scotland, Edinburgh Festival, Tag, Raindog, UZ Events, NVA, Welfare State International, Improbable theatre and was a founder member of Acme Presentations site specific theatre company.