You are the person who is responsible for organising and managing a music event, from a pub gig or club night up to a festival. You may be working on your own, or for larger events you will be working as part of a team. Excellent organisation and communication skills are essential, together with the ability to manage multiple tasks, from funding, licensing and health and safety through to booking acts, ticketing and marketing and promotion. Events is an exciting area, but one which can involve long hours with regular evening and weekend shifts.
You are the person responsible for running a premises where events take place. This could be small or large venue. You will need to be able to manage all aspects of the operation from estates and licensing through to marketing and promotion and dealing with clients, companies and artists.
You are responsible for installing and/or operating live sound systems at events. You will need an excellent knowledge of venue acoustics and of the technical specification and wiring of sound reinforcement systems. You will need to be able to realise the sound needs of artists and deliver the best sound for the audience.
You are responsible for installing and/or operating lighting and audio visual systems at events. You will need an excellent knowledge of venue and artist requirements and of the technical specification and wiring of lighting systems. You will need to be able to realise the lighting needs of artists and deliver the best visual display for the audience.
You are responsible for installing staging and other infrastructure at events. You will need an excellent knowledge of stage and site construction, with the ability to work at heights. You will need to be able to realise the needs of event organisers and deliver the best solutions, all to a strict health and safety agenda.