Head of Scenic - Manchester (Events)

Posted 08 May 2024
Salary Negotiable
Job type Permanent
Discipline Live Events, Rental & Staging
Contact NameJoseph Kelly

Job description


  • Leading and developing our scenic team including line management.
  • Identifying and developing new business opportunities to help grow our scenic department.
  • Liaising with the project managers to collate set lists and pass on to the workshop team.
  • Managing the preparation process of our equipment to ensure the highest possible standards are met.
  • Maintaining high standards of health and safety
  • Providing input on construction design and material specification for custom scenic elements.
  • Managing general service, maintenance, and repairs of equipment.
  • Researching new materials, products & equipment and advise on investment.
  • Adding new stock to service including keeping rental software up to date.
  • Regular communication with the projects team for day to day and forward planning ensuring best use of department resource
  • Supporting the business to maintain and develop key client & supplier relationships.
  • Provide training where required.
  • Assistance of other departments and other duties to meet the needs of the business.


  • At least 5 years' experience in the professional live events industry with a specialism in scenic design and build.
  • Self-motivation, with the ability to lead by example and work as part of a team
  • Competent user of CAD software packages
  • Good working knowledge of workshop tools and machinery
  • Experience with CNC machines an advantage but not essential
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills.
  • Meticulous planning and attention to detail.
  • Ability to plan and prioritise multiple jobs, on a daily basis.
  • Ability to problem solve and to work to deadlines.
  • Flexibility and a can do, customer focused attitude.
  • Keen eye for detail and high standards of presentation.
  • Strong IT skills.
  • Full UK Driving Licence and own transport