Technical Production Assistant

Recruiter
Helena-Rose Hill
Location
Berkshire
Salary
Technical Production Manager - Live Events Agency in Berkshire.
Posted
01 October 2018
Closes
29 October 2018
Ref
HH054
Job Function
Production
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

An incredible opportunity has risen for a experienced Production Manager to join a bright and vibrant Creative Event Agency based in Berkshire.  

PURPOSE 

• To manage all technical aspects of our live events

• To line manage the team of freelancers, Technicians and event specific contractors on Live Events 

• To ensure an excellent level of service is provided to all of our clients   

PRINCIPLE DUTIES   

• To line manage the team of technical staff, directing the work of permanent technicians, daily/hourly paid staff and casual crew on a show by show basis. To ensure that adequate and appropriate technical support is provided in advance, during and following events 

• To work with the Production Director and other Production Managers to advance production related information  • To attend site visits and production meetings as required 

• To assist in the costing and production of client proposals based on their briefs 

• To act as client liaison when necessary and continue to maintain and build client relationships to a high standard 

•  Assess the technical requirements of future events to ensure compatibility with the venues and to determine potential costs 

•  To work with other departments to determine requirements for events and to maximise income from these events 

•  To maintain high standards of production for all events 

•  To coordinate Lighting, Sound, Video, Set and Staging, electrical infrastructure, communications and any other technical equipment necessary for events 

•  To ensure budgetary targets are met through the proactive management of staffing levels on an event by event basis. Minimise costs, where possible, whilst maintaining high standards of production values, health and safety and client satisfaction 

•  To lead, motivate, support and direct staff for whom you are responsible

• To work to a budget set by the client and ensure that all financial matters are managed in accordance with company policy . Manage all areas of the budget reporting back to relevant manager in charge of event when necessary 

•  Complete reconciliation for every event spend including petty cash, credit cards, fuel expenses and overtime

•  To ensure that events are run in line with regulations pertaining to the Premises Licence. To liaise with licensing, safety and emergency services officials as required. To obtain special permissions where required (pyro's, lasers, radio mic licenses etc)  

•  Sourcing and Managing suppliers 

•  Research of new technologies on the market to be incorporated into Live projects 

•  As and when needed to rig, de-rig and operate equipment during events 

•  Any other duties as may be reasonably required   

EXPERIENCE  

•  The ideal candidate will have already gained a strong grounding within an agency environment   

SKILLS

•  Proven leadership and management skills, with experience of staff and crew management 

• Knowledge of the production process and resource/timescales needed to realise production requirements 

• Excellent all round communication skills with good literary and numeracy 

• Experience of professional stage machinery/ electrics/sound/lighting communications and audio visual techniques. 

• Proven ability to co-ordinate production aspects of live events effectively  

• Self-motivated and able to work under their own initiative, with an enthusiastic and flexible approach to their work 

• Proven ability to deliver a high level of customer service to both internal and external customers. The ability to inspire confidence in those they work with 

• Ability to read/ interpret and create CAD drawings 

• Budgeting and financial skills. 

• Flexible approach to working hours 

• Resourcefulness and ability to problem solve and trouble shoot 

• Microsoft office skills essential 

• Adobe suite experience an advantage 

• Experience of designing and drawing in both 2D and 3D for Live Events and Experiential would be an advantage  

CHARACTERISTICS 

A mature and confident manager able to work calmly and effectively with a wide range of people, including artists, venue production staff and conference/event organisers. A flexible attitude and willingness to work as part of a team with an ability to handle several diverse projects at once and meet deadlines under pressure in a busy environment is essential..   

OTHER REQUIREMENTS 

• Current driving licence 

• Able to travel throughout the UK and overseas at times

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