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Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
You would help to stage concerts and other events so that the audience have a great experience. You would set up before each gig, look after the instruments during the show, and pack away afterwards. It would be your job to make sure that everything is in place for the show to go well.
You might work alone or as part of large crew. Tasks vary, but you might:
- Lift and carry equipment and sets
- Drive, load and unload vans, trailers and tour buses
- Act as security for equipment and band members
- Set up and look after sound equipment
- Set up video equipment and screens
- Rig up wiring and lighting
- Set up firework and laser displays
- Tune the instruments during the show
You may also have other duties like booking travel and caterers or issuing backstage passes.
You would be working with a lot of electrical devices and heavy equipment, so you would need to follow health and safety rules carefully.
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