Casual Events Crew, first direct Arena Leeds


Department: Operations

Contract: Casual

Location: first direct Arena

Reporting to: Senior Event Technician / Event Managers

The first direct arena is looking for individuals to work on a casual basis within the Operations Department offering venue support to some of largest touring productions in the world. The role involves ensuring a high standard of service is maintained and providing a safe environment for all clients and visitors to the Arena.

The Role:

Main Duties include:
• Assisting the Senior Events Technician and Events Managers in preparations for all public events including concerts, exhibitions and dinners.
• Building our venue stage system to specific event requirements
• Installing our crowd control barriers, Heras fencing and Queue Barrier Systems
• Operating and installing our house drape systems to create different venue configurations for a portfolio of events
• Setting the floor seating configurations
• Working on the changeovers between each event (sometimes overnight) to configure the venue for the client’s needs.
• Communicating and providing assistance to other departments and the touring production with their operational requirements within the Arena

Full on the job training will be given on the above however a willingness to work hard in a demanding environment is essential.

Skills & Competencies:

• Ability to communicate with colleagues and visitors on all levels
• Be physically capable due to the nature of the works involved, manual handling tasks are forefront in this role
• Prove a willingness to learn and pick up new skills in a fast pace environment
• Follow health and safety legislation and requirements as set out by the arena
• Have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work well as part of a small sociable team
• Be able to work under pressure and to strict deadlines

• Previous experience with an event crew
• Counterbalance Fork Lift and/or IPAF training
• Previous experience of the live event industry

Candidates must be able to demonstrate a flexible approach to work requirements. Working hours will include evenings, weekends, public holidays and overnight as required by the Arena’s events schedule.

Rate of pay: In line with National Minimum/National Working Wage. In addition you will also accrue holiday pay.

How to apply

Please download and complete the Application Form and the Diversity Monitoring Form.

Submit your completed forms to

Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered.

Closing Date: Midnight, Friday 15 September 2017.

Closing date: 15 Sep 2017