Live Event Technician

Broadsword Event House is looking to recruit a Live Event Technician for its production operations based in south east London (BR5). We are looking for a reliable, hardworking, trustworthy individual who can work on their own or as part of a team.

Competitive salary based on experience.  Overtime paid at 1.5 hour rate.  Enrolment in staff bonus scheme.

Broadsword is a well-connected and creative company, with our fingers kept on the technical pulse of the event industry, we are very proud of our reputation, our specialist knowledge and the innovative work that we produce. We are a tightly-knit, courteous team, offering Creative Technical Production, with a vast amount of knowledge and experience of delivering prestigious events with respect and care.  

It’s an exciting time for Broadsword as we continue to grow, we strive to remain as adaptable, motivated and responsive to our new employees as we are to our customers. We value the talents and abilities of our employees and seek to foster an open, co-operative, and dynamic environment in which everyone can thrive. We take pride in training all our employees so that they can positively represent the company in all aspects of their work. 

The Role

This is a full time, permanent position for an experienced Technician.  You will need to have at least 2 years of on-site experience, preferably in the corporate sector and ideally be competent at setting up and operating industry standard audio and video equipment.  The role will incorporate working at unsociable hours on a flexible rota to suit the business needs.  When not required on site the ideal candidate would be based in the warehouse to assist with prepping and maintaining equipment.  There is opportunity within the business to develop from this role to a more senior position.  We will provide technical training where necessary and actively support development within the company. 

 Your role will include but not be limited to

  • Setting up and operating sound, video and other technical equipment on site at events to include digital desks, PA systems, radio microphones, projection, switching and presentations.
  • Specifying, testing and preparing equipment for events in the warehouse.
  • Assisting with the day to day running of the warehouse when not on-site.
  • On smaller events,where a Production Manager is not required, work directly with the client/venue to ensure equipment is set up as specified and freelance technicians are fully briefed.
  • Create detailed schematics for larger events so that other technicians can assist and understand each installation.
  • Train less experienced technicians in the use of the equipment to help build a stronger technical team. 

Essential requirements

  • Knowledge of Yamaha digital sound desks to include the LS9, QL and other digital desks.
  • At least 2 years’ experience working as a sound and video engineer in a live event environment.
  • Experience of working in a corporate event environment.
  • Experience of system design for live events.
  • To be a methodical and self-motivated individual with excellent organisational and prioritisation skills.
  • To have a structured and calm approach to the job with meticulous attention to detail.
  • Experience of managing other team members and crew on site at events.
  • Basic knowledge of video equipment and its operation.
  • High level of computer literacy.
  • Excellent problem solver.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Presenting a professional image, both in person and on the telephone.
  • Good with the written word and grammar.
  • Team player.
  • Enthusiasm, energy and a ‘Can do’ attitude.

 Desirable Skills

  • Previous experience of using Dataton Watchout, Barco E2 & Analogue Way Ascender Systems.
  • Knowledge of projection techniques including edge blend and PiP systems.
  • Operational experience using data and video switchers, high end projection, camera systems, PPU’s and all associated video equipment.
  • Thorough knowledge of presentation software such as Keynote, PowerPoint and Presi.
  • Experience with HD cameras for live events.
  • Knowledge of sound editing.
  • Experience of sound recording for film production.

This is a fantastic role where you will have genuine responsibility and the opportunity for advancement within the company.  If you can demonstrate solid understanding and experience in the areas mentioned above, our talented team would love to hear from you

We are committed to taking positive action to promote such equality of opportunity and our recruitment procedures are based on the requirements of the job, irrespective of race, gender, marital status, sexuality, disability, religion or age. Appointments are always made based on merit and we welcome applications from all members of the event and post-production community.

Please send CV’s to recruitment@broadswordgroup.uk or for further information contact Rob on 0208 776 5386.

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