Entertainments Technical Support Crew - Butlins Skegness

Bourne Leisure
17 Oct 2016
19 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
Entertainment is, and always has been a HUGE part of the Butlin's business. We are still passionate about producing and delivering great quality entertainment, to enable us to achieve the high quality of entertainment Butlin's has become renowned for we need a great team!

The technical support team are an integral part of the Entertainment team providing support to in house and external shows alike. Whether you are a Stage Manager, Lighting Operative or Sound Engineer with years of experience or just starting your career there are opportunities for all. Genres of entertainment at Butlin's can be diverse covering genres such as Live Music, Comedy, Children's Shows, and West End Style Shows which makes for an exciting and fresh place to work.

As part of the team you will have opportunities to work with equipment that is seen and used throughout the industry (MA Lighting, Avolites, Allen & Heath, Yamaha, Clay Paky, Martin Audio, L'accoustics, Sennheiser, Martin Professional, Le Maitre, to name but a few).

Technical Support Crew are an integral part to the entertainment team and support function. Often the role is used as a stepping stone into a more specialist role within the team, or as a way to be part of the technical team whilst deciding which discipline to choose to specialise.

The role

Lifting and carrying equipment and sets (including the unloading and loading of vehicles)
Assisting with the setting of scenery and props
Assisting with the set-up of musical equipment and backline (band)
Acting as security personnel to safeguard equipment and performers
Basic set up of sound, lighting and multi-media systems
Operation of follow spots
Basic operation of technical entertainment systems
Basic stagecraft duties
To adhere to Health and Safety procedures (stage and backstage areas)
Working at height
Liaising with visiting artistes
Carry out basic levels of maintenance

What are we looking for?

A committed team player who is flexible, enthusiastic and passionate about delivering exceptional customer service
Excellent communication skills
A problem solving attitude
Confidence to work on your own initiative as necessary
Motivation and a desire to succeed
Basic knowledge of technical procedures, and systems
Knowledge of working backstage