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Senior Rigger Job Title:

Senior Rigger


This role is an opportunity to work with the UK's most broadly resourced production companies on some incredible events.

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SXS does both conventional production work for awards shows, tours, festivals and conferences.  But we also get involved in some really fascinating and innovative projects.   Ever worked on a soviet aircraft?  How about in the depths of a Ukraine mine?    What about underwater?   Or back-to-back tour dates for international acts doing arena performances throughout Europe?   If you are keen on this SXS is the place!   

Take a look at a sample of our work here >>>

In this role you would be working as a lighting technician and/or designer within our full-time team.    This includes:


  • Prep and maintenance of all types of rigging equipment including chain hoists, truss, hardware, marquees and staging
  • Pre-build of shows at SXS HQ (one of the UK's largest pre-build spaces)
  • Involvement in production meetings where ideas and concepts are shared
  • Setup and operation of equipment onsite
  • Working alongside our in-house team of set builders, lighting technicians, sound engineers and video technicians
  • Working in other departments including audio, video, set and staging in a junior capacity - this present an excellent learning opportunity which is crucial for everyone at SXS; even at the most senior levels.

SXS is a great place to work and we invest heavily in making it somewhere that we all want to go every day.   Features include:

  • Showers and lockers available to all staff at SXS HQ
  • Offstreet parking for all staff
  • A good staff room area
  • As we are a relatively small company (circa 20 staff) we can a very personal view of each employee's role and how it can best fit with their life
  • An active company-funded social calendar
  • A collaborative approach to work where ideas and innovations are encouraged at every level
  • Secure bike storage
  • Weekly (when we can) staff meeting with everyone in the company, including the company founder, to discuss ideas, review jobs and discuss future projects

Take a look around our premises here >>>>



A good head for heights, prudent mind-set and extensive experience of rigging in a commerical and industrial environment. NRC preferred.  A UK driver's license and your own car is essential.

The culture of the company, and your ability to fit within it, are really important.   Everyone who works at SXS is collaborative, open, honest and keen to share their knowledge.   We like to work as a team, be open about our challenges and have a unified approach to our work to make sure we are all achieving what we want from it.

The Kit:

Our main truss system is Litec and we have QX30, QD30SA, QD40SA and QX40s to suit specific applications. We use both Liftket and Verlinde Motors.   We also have an extensive range of outdoor structures, large quantities of staging as well as a good stock of clearspan marquees.

You will not need any equipment for the role and SXS provide an annual tool allowance and all PPE.

The Location:

SXS HQ, Bristol and site as required (central London focused)

Basis of the Role:

Full time.  Immediate start


Dependant on experience, qualifications, skills and background


Please send your CV to recruitment@sxsevents.co.uk


Our rigging department is one of the fastest growing in the company. Being part of such a fast-growing operation gives a lot of opportunity to slot into suitable roles.

As one of the UK's only one-stop production companies you will have the opportunity to learn about other departments such as lighting, power, set, audio, video and design.   If you are looking to develop a wider range of skills SXS is the perfect place!

Our work varies enormously - from Arena tours, to festival, to high-end corporate events, to experiential.   Much of our work is in Europe so there is plenty of travel.


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

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