End-point assessments for the creative and cultural industries

Live Event Technician (level 3)

Live events range from concerts, festivals and theatrical performances through to exhibitions, conferences, product launches and showcases. Live Event Technicians prepare and set-up technical equipment for such events. Ultimately specialising in sound, lighting or video, Live Event Technicians will carry out routine and one-off technical preparation and set-up of equipment for events.

They will have knowledge of the equipment used and the skills needed to store, pick, maintain, transport and build components into a functioning system as well as operate these systems. A Live Event Technician is generally part of the team that turns a venue into a functioning event environment before returning the site to its original state, often within a short time frame. Outside the event environment, Technicians are responsible for the control, servicing, repair and storage of complex technical equipment. In any context working safely and ethically is paramount and many projects are carried out in fast moving, dynamic workplaces.

Live Event Technicians work often with minimum supervision, taking responsibility for the quality and accuracy of the work,  finding solutions to problems and identifying areas for improving processes. The nature of this role requires that apprentices are physically fit and comfortable working at height. The skills and knowledge acquired can lead to a variety of roles from on- site Technician to in-house Project Manager, and potentially on to the Account Managers & Production Managers of the future.

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