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Maestra Dubai are Hiring a Head of Audio & Project Handler

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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



Assets / Warehouse


- Responsible for the allocation, management and upkeep of all audio 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 audio 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 well-organised.

- Ensuring the workshop and storage facilities are kept in a tidy and orderly fashion, and all equipment contained 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: 15,000 - 20,000 AED per month, dependent on experience


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



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