Where can you get trained?

The role of an event technician involves a three-year dual apprenticeship. At a vocational school, you’ll learn the theory either in block courses or on set days each week. Practical experience is gained in a company, which might range from agencies specializing in concerts, fairs, and musicals.

Training overview:

Crafting event concepts takes meticulous planning. Event tech professionals handle sound and lighting systems, set up audio and video feeds, design stage lighting, and secure power supplies. They’re responsible for transporting and setting up equipment, configuring tech like mixing consoles, conducting rehearsals, and maintaining electrical safety. During events, they manage the tech and troubleshoot any issues. Post-event, they dismantle and store equipment, getting ready for the next gig.

What do you need to bring to the table?

You should be ready to work evenings, nights, weekends, holidays, and sometimes for longer stretches, like on tours. A knack for hands-on work is crucial, for instance when setting up lights. Your strong technical savvy will come in handy for tasks like operating mixing consoles. With your organizational skills, you’ll manage schedules, handle equipment, and ensure smooth operations. Customer-focused thinking is key for meeting clients' needs.

Where can you work?

Event technicians have diverse job opportunities, including in event planning agencies, trade fair and congress organizations, film and broadcasting companies, cultural venues, holiday resorts, cruise ships, and public event spaces like concert halls. They mainly work in exhibition and event venues, theaters or studios, outdoors for events like open-airs, and sometimes in office environments.