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Production Engineer (fixed term contract)

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Summer Screens is one of the UK’s leading cinema event companies. We have been organising and promoting events across the country for a decade at a host of stunning locations, as well as producing events for a selective group of clients.



After a difficult year for the industry, Summer Screens has a full event calendar booked for 2021. Alongside the established cinema business, the company is expanding its event portfolio into other sectors within the experience economy and with this in mind, Summer Screens is currently looking to recruit Production Engineers to join the team.



Production Engineer (fixed term contract)



You will be responsible for preparing equipment for the event at our warehouse in Reading and ensuring they have everything they require for the event. The Production Engineer will take the lead in the setup of the AV, sound, lighting and power distribution at the event, meeting all the H&S requirements set out in the company policies and RAMS. You will work closely with the Event Manager and colleagues to deliver the event to the highest possible standards and offering a fantastic experience for the audience.



The successful Production Engineer will:



  • Prepare and check equipment for the event at the company warehouse
  • On site delivery of the technical event production of Summer Screens events to include AV, sound, lighting and power distribution
  • Ensure the event is delivered to the highest possible standards
  • Assisting with rigging and de-rigging of events
  • On-site implementation of all H&S requirements, safely following the company Risk Assessments and Method Statements
  • Work closely with the Event Manager and other colleagues to deliver the best experience possible for the audience
  • Carry out site visits where necessary









Desired skills



  • Proven experience within live event production, with broad knowledge across all areas of technical production including AV, lighting, sound and power distribution
  • Experience managing and implementing H&S policies in a live event environment
  • Calm in a crisis, flexible and adaptable, pro-active with excellent interpersonal skills
  • A motivated team player with a commitment to quality and professionalism
  • A good communicator with an enthusiastic, positive, can-do attitude
  • Computer literate
  • Full UK driving license









Initial fixed term contract May – September 2021



The company is based Reading but due to the nature of the work you will also be required to travel to events around the country and occasionally stay away.



£26,100 - £31,320 (pro rata) dependant on experience



28 days holiday



Freelance/self-employed contractors are welcome to apply



To apply, please send CV to jobs@summerscreens.co.uk

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