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 promoterCIRQUE DU SOLEIL JOB SEARCH - Worldwide entertainment productionHOLLAND AMERICA LINE -Cruise ship jobsLIVE NATION JOB SEARCH - Sports and entertainment promoterPSAV JOB SEARCH - Audio/Visual event production companyHave 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? 13 Replies

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!Photo Credit: Mark Shane HatfieldContinue

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Started by Roadiejobs in General Discussion Forum. Last reply by Kyle Simkins Apr 18, 2014.

What was your favorite tour? 35 Replies

Ever wondered who are the best Artists/Bands/Tours to work for?Tell us about the best tour you ever worked,and why it was so great.Looking forward to your replies!Photo Credit: Tim LawrenceContinue

Tags: Great, Favorite, Tour, Best

Started by Roadiejobs in General Discussion Forum. Last reply by david talbott Mar 28, 2014.

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•Trained in operating ETC Express and Element, grandMA 2, Hog PC and Martin Light Jockey consoles
•Trained in operating Digidesign Venue, D-Show and Profile, Midas Heritage, Yamaha PM5D and PM1D consoles
•System Interfacing, Set-¬Up and Ground Rigging for Meyer, JBL and Dynacord Systems
•Soldering and Troubleshooting. Able to Read Schematics and Wiring Diagrams
•Trained in Front of House and Monitor Engineering
•Knowledge of SMAART, TEF, SIM 2 and 3, EASE, Pro Tools, Logic and Final Cut Pro
•Trained in operating MFS-200, SWR’s including Grass Valley Indigo.
•Camera setup and operation including white balancing, shading and jib operation
•Trained in programming Green Hippo Grasshopper and Hippotizer media servers and Pixel Mapping over LED Stage bars
Work History:
Christie Lites North Eastern, USA October 2013 –¬ Present
Lighting Technician

Bandit Lites Nashville, TN June 2013 –¬ December 2013

Conventional and Moving Lights
•Responsible for programing and running moving and/or conventional fixtures

Tech Director, Video Engineer, Camera Op
•Operating and programming the video switcher, assist with setting up cameras and other needed video equipment
•Listen to the director, operate, run and adjust their shots as needed
•White balance all cameras, actively control each camera’s iris via the CCU and communications with cameras in regards to focus

PTE Productions Orlando, FL June 2012 - Jan 1012
Audio Visual Technician

House of Blues Orlando, FL
November 2010 - Sept 2012
Stage Technician

The Crofoot Ballroom Pontiac, MI September 2008 – March 2009
Box Office Rep and Intern
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I am laid back and easy going, however i am a very hard worker, energetic, a team player and self-motivated.

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