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Events Technician - AO Arena, Manchester


Events Technician - AO Arena, Manchester


To assist the Senior Events Technician and Events Department in preparations for all events related requirements within the Arena. To ensure high standards and a healthy and safe environment are maintained to provide an exceptional level of service to all users of the venue.


  • Day to day supervision of casual workers.
  • Ensuring that all necessary information is in place and to hand prior to the event.
  • Direct and first line contact with promoters and production teams for touring events.
  • Supervision and liaison with external contractors, including conversion, show cleaning and maintenance services.
  • Running and organising the load in and load out of the events.This includes (but is not limited to) the following duties:
    • Building the house stage.
    • Installing the house barrier.
    • Use the house drape system.
    • Installation of the house seats.
    • Operation of house follow spots.
  • Assisting the Senior Event Technician with stock control (including sourcing and storage) of consumable items within the technical and events department.
  • Any other duties required by the Senior Events Technician or Operations team.


The job requires the post holder to work varied and unsociable hours, including early mornings, evenings and weekends on a rota basis.

The post holder will be required to work at height and in enclosed spaces.




The demonstrable ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team

Experience of staff supervision

Awareness of health and safety issues associated with the events industry

Experience of event lighting, sound, stage management and / or rigging.

At least one years’ work experience in the events industry – either venue or touring based.

Experience of building maintenance, fire alarm systems and evacuation procedures.

The ability to communicate effectively with a variety of colleagues and users of the Arena, including promoters, contractors and production teams.

Health and Safety qualification, experience in writing risk assessments.

To be able to communicate, both written and verbally, with a range of customers

Knowledge and understanding of IT systems, telephones / communications systems.

The ability to prioritise work, work under pressure and to tight deadlines.

Good general housekeeping skills

A willingness to learn new skills and to share skills with team members.

Good general IT skills.




How to Apply

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

Submit your completed forms to:
recruitment@eu.asmglobal.com ensuring that you detail the role that you are applying for.

Please note incomplete applications will not be considered.

Events Technician - AO Arena, Manchester


Working Hours
37.5 hours per week - Annualised

AO Arena, Manchester

Closing Date

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