Festival Production Placements: Summer 2017

, 31 March 2017

Festival Republic, Live Nation and the National Skills Academy for Creative & Cultural will be providing a total of 10 work experience placements for students aged 18 and over in the Artist Liaison and Production teams of major festivals this summer. This year’s opportunities are open only to indivduals from a National Skills Academy education partner.

Artist Liaison Placements

The Artist Liaison Team are the backstage support team. They are responsible for making sure that the Artist and their Touring Production have an enjoyable experience backstage and that all their hospitality requirements are met.

On show days, they look after the artist and their production from the moment they arrive on site until they leave the show. They are responsible for allocating dressing rooms and artist riders, as well as co-ordinating their catering requirements. They also provide a team of runners who transport artists around site when required. The Artist Liaisons and Support team are the first point of contact for the artist and touring Personnel and will advise on any queries the artists may have throughout the day.

Each placement will include experience in the following areas:

  • Working in the site office on administrative tasks
  • Working with the Store Manager getting riders ready
  • Working backstage on a designated stage assisting our Artist Liaisons

Person Specification:

  • Enthusiasm for and interest in working in live events
  • Basic Office Word and Excel skills
  • Attention to detail is very important as artist liaisons look after all of the dressing rooms, artist riders and artist catering requirements for these shows
  • Must be tustworthy and reliable as information shared in our office (especially regarding artists) is confidential and must under no circumstances end up in the public domain
  • Customer service skills are important as the artist liaison team is the first point of contact on site for most Tour Managers 

Latitude:

  • 13th - 16th July
  • Working across the site
  • Deadline is 1st June

Leeds:

  • 28th - 30th August
  • Working across the site
  • Deadline is 15th July

Production Placements

Be part of the crew for a small set-up at each festival. The team are responsible for making sure the stage is set-up and operated for each act performing that day, from setting unloading kit, setting up mics and assisting the operation of performance elements.

Each placement will include experience in the following areas:

  • Working with the stage manager and operators for that stage
  • Working with the band and tour management in getting the band ready
  • Working with the wider crew for the festival in case other support is needed
  • The role will involve setting microphones to optimise sound quality

Person Specification:

  • Enthusiasm for and interest in working in live events
  • Experience of setting up equipment and required accessories. This will involve lying out and connecting cables.
  • Be able to check that the set-up is visually acceptable, meets production requirements and is achieved within operational time constraints.
  • Health and safety knowledge is important as you will have to connect and disconnect sound equipment and accessories correctly in line with safety, technical and production requirements.
  • Work autonomously as the roles will work under a stage manager, and be given tasks to undertake without direct supervision.
  • Work off own initiative and report faults and problems to appropriate persons.
  • You must be trustworthy and reliable as information shared by the team (especially regarding artists) is confidential and must under no circumstances end up in the public domain
  • Customer service skills are important as the production team is the first point of contact on site for most bands

Download:

  • 9 - 11th June
  • Working on Radio 1 Stage
  • Deadline is 1st May

Latitude:

  • 13th - 16th July
  • Working on Alcove Stage
  • Deadline is 1st June

Leeds:

  • 24th - 27th August
  • Working on BBC Introducing
  • Deadline is 1st July

Further Details

Travel: Travel to and from the site will need to be arranged by the volunteer.

Accommodation: The volunteer will need to bring their own tent and anything they need to stay at the festival.

Food: Food will be provided on site.

Pay: These will be unpaid voluntary roles, with the intention of giving students experience of the working environment.

To Apply: Please complete the below application form and return to [email protected] by the deadline dates given above. If applying for more than one festival, please enter by the first deadline.