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Live Video Technician Job Title:

Live Video Technician

Description:

We tailor roles to the unique skills, experience and motivations of candidates.   We have under 30 employees so we have the benefit of taking an this individual approach - this means we can get the most from your existing skills, as well as work together to develop the areas where you may be lacking.

The work you can expect to do includes the following:

  • Maintenance of live event video gear
  • Prep of equipment for live events
  • Mockups of control system prior to going to site
  • Working on our industry leading asset management and maintenance system
  • Working with the whole team in non-video areas (our smaller jobs often require staff to work across multiple disciplines.
  • Working onsite in roles from setting equipment up to operating live shows

For more experienced candidates there is also ample opportunity for the following

  • Live operating of content using a range of playback systems and software
  • Live camera operating, vision mixing and CCU
  • UK wide touring at arena venues
  • Getting your ideas and involvement in our production designs for pitches to clients

We work really hard to make SXS a place that we are all excited to go to each day.  Some of these actions include:

  • Launching the SXS Good Programme - see here
  • Offering breaks to all staff and their families to our private island in the Cotswolds - see here
  • A very active social calendar which recently featured a boat party, warehouse party, pub crawls and meals out (all funded by the company)
  • Onsite secure bike storage at SXS HQ
  • Onsite secure car parking at SXS HQ
  • Private lockers for all staff at SXS HQ
  • Being very proactive in our sustainable activities to ensure we do minimal harm to the planet and use our position to encourage and compel others to do the same.  see here
  • Showers at SXS HQ (we encourage cycline and running to work)
  • Good staff facilities including a relaxed staff area, extensive kitchen, plenty of storage and hot desks
  • Developing a collaborative culture of knowledge sharing

 

Pre-Requisites:
  • Enthusaism for technology
  • A love of live events, music or theatre
  • The ability to learn fast
  • A good attitude which is open, transparent, collaborative and honest
  • At least two years experience in some kind of tech-based role (doesnt have to be events)
  • A full UK driver's license and reliable car

We dont neccessarily need people from an event production background.  We find that strong IT skills, systems integration or process control experience transfer to what we do really well - especially with video which is fundamentally signal and control system management.

 

 

The Kit:

Candidates do not require any of their own kit.    SXS provides a generous tool allowance.

At SXS you will be working with some of the latest video production gear including high-resolution LED video wall, LASER projectors, large-format DLP projection, HD LCD screens, broadcast cameras, Analogue Way and Black Magic switch and mix gear.

Outside our video department we have some of the finest production gear in europe in disciplines including audio, rigging, lighting, power and special effects.   Because of this there are limitless opportunities to learn new skills and diversify your work - this is something that our staff are always grateful for.

 

The Location:

SXS HQ, Bristol and site as required (throughout the UK)

Basis of the Role:

Full time (following trial period).

Where appropriate we take a softer approach to recruitment whereby we encourage suitable candidates to come along to paid trial shifts, join in on our social activities and see the inner workings of the business.   

We feel that the recruitment and interview process is very much a two-way process where both employer and employee need to know that there is a good fit.  This approach has helped us have a fantastic and cohesive team, low staff turnover and a great working culture.

Pay:

Based on skill level, ability to work autonomously and past experience

Progression:

Huge.   We are one of the fastest growing production companies in the UK and work at the upper ecelons or touring and production work.    So even if you come on board in a relatively junior capacity you can swiftly be part of an elite production team working on international tours, televised awards shows and legendary festivals.

We are particularly keen to develop, at an appropriate pace which is tailored to the individual, our staff to becomming "Project Handlers" and "Project Directors" - these roles have potential for very large salaries and huge work flexibility.   

Take a look some recent projects here:

Procurement Leaders

SWOTY

Black Magic

 

 

Please submit your CV and Covering Letter to recruitment@sxsevents.co.uk

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