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Head of Audio & Project Handler



Maestra Group is an energetic global event design and technical production company with offices in both London and Dubai. We are currently looking for a full time Head of Audio & Project Handler to join our expanding office in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.



The Role


The Head of Audio & Project Handler will need to be a multi-skilled individual, with a talent for managing people. Duties will be split across four key areas, as detailed below.


Assets / Warehouse


• Responsible for the allocation, management and upkeep of all audio and power inventory.

• Taking briefs from the Projects Team and designing a suitable system for projects within the given time frame.

• Creating equipment lists using rental system, in collaboration with the Projects Team.

• Overseeing and maintaining the lighting inventory on our asset management system.

• Ensuring that equipment is prepared to correct standards and in a timely fashion prior to installation.

• Keeping the audio department, workshop, and storage facilities well-organised and tidy – and making sure that the equipment within them is maintained to a suitable standard

• Overseeing repairs for all audio equipment and ensuring that the department runs at maximum efficiency.

• Communicating with Operations for priority of repairs for upcoming projects.

• Leading on responsibility for all health and safety matters related to the audio department, including risk assessments, inspection records, and maintenance logs.

• Providing dry hire quotes to external suppliers for audio rentals.

• Ensuring that any rigging required for audio is specified correctly.

• Assisting in allocation of suitable replacement equipment when shortages arise, and identifying sub-hire requirements well in advance to increase efficiency.

• Advising management on recommended Capex purchases, based on new technologies and market trends.




• Supporting every project in terms of problem solving and extra equipment.

• Briefing teams for all projects on audio.

• Managing audio team onsite to ensure project is delivered smoothly

• Analysing onsite process and developing better ways of working.

• Operating larger, more complex shows if required.


Project Handling


• Handling all technical aspects of certain projects, when requested.

• Effective management of all on site crew and sub-contractors whilst maintaining an effective line of communication with all other relevant suppliers, including the venues.

• Ensuring consistent, coherent communication with the client as necessary, managing agreed expectations in terms of quality of delivery and agreed timelines, whilst responding effectively to any unforeseen situations.

• Enforcing safe working practices, and making sure that they are adhered to, in line with company policy.


Team Management


• Managing the in-house teams of audio technicians, allocating tasks as necessary

• Managing any external freelance technicians.

• Specifying correct internal/external crew requirements for projects, and communicating to the Operations Team.

Identifying appropriate opportunities for team training and development


The Person


• Extensive experience of live events both in a managerial position and operationally 'hands on'.

• A very good rounded experience and understanding of Audio, Lighting and Video equipment used on events.

• Proven organisation and coordination skills.

• Excellent communication skills.

• Enthusiasm and ability to work to tight deadlines

• Basic experience in Autocad, Vectorworks or Sketchup software.

• Competent in MS Office.

• Must have a driving licence.

• Experience in the same role preferred, but not essential.


Job Type: Full Time


Reports to: Operations Manager Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates


Salary: 24000GBP - 47000GBP, dependent on experience - includes Medical insurance, Visa and yearly flight home


To apply please submit your CV to dubai@maestra-group.com

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