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How Road Crew Gigs Are Found- Websites Vs. Word of Mouth

Websites such as Crewspace, Bobnet, and Tour Ready are popular resources for roadies looking to find gigs.Do a simple web search and you'll find numerous other websites too, all of them offering similar "concert touring roadie hiring solutions".The question is, how many people who work in the touring industry find their gigs using an agency, website, or social media group, vs. more traditional roadie hiring methods such as direct personal references, AKA "Word of Mouth".Employers, what methods do you use most often to hire crew?YOU can help answer this question.Try to think of how you were first introduced to your current or past employers and employees."Website" (or any type of job board, agency, etc., who did not know you, or the employer)"Word of Mouth" (personal reference from someone who knew you, and the employer)"Both""Other" (please explain!)-RJContinue

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Roadie Job Search Ideas... 10 Replies

Here are a few larger companies with areas of their websites dedicated to roadie related jobs such as event production, crew jobs, audo and lighting AV jobs, and cruise ship roadie jobs. These are employment pages where you can browse jobs, and send applications or resumes. AEG LIVE JOB SEARCH - Sports and entertainment promoter.  CIRQUE DU SOLEIL JOB SEARCH - Worldwide entertainment production.  HOLLAND AMERICA LINE -Cruise ship jobs.  LIVE NATION JOB SEARCH - Sports and entertainment promoter.  PSAV JOB SEARCH - Audio/Visual event production company.  Have you worked with any of these companies before?Your feedback and advice is appreciated!Please Reply Below.Continue

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Started by Roadiejobs in General Discussion Forum. Last reply by Speedy May 13, 2013.

Can You Describe An Average Day Working As A Roadie In The Concert Touring Industry?

What is your average work day like?

Working in the Concert Touring Industry, you probably have one of the most interesting jobs in the world.  

Let's hear about yours! 

Looking forward to your replies!

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I will say....there is no "Average day" in this line of work....but most of the time my day consists of donning my "dress" (harness) climbing steel and handling just about every single piece of the over 10,000 + pieces of scaffolding to build stages......  combined with working with local crews (baby sitting them while they build) and having everything change 100 times before the end of the day from my bosses..... Wouldn't change my day for the world....because at the end of the gig my pay check clears, I have a great tan, (that I didn't pay for) and I have been lifting free weights at a gym that pays me......  Love my job.  but you have to take the good with the bad....it is lonely at the top.....Supervisors get little respect from peers and get shit on from the top.....but I love what I do and wouldn't change it for the world......That is my average day.

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