How To Get Your First Roadie or Concert Technician Job... 20 Replies

Depending on the size of a live concert tour, many "roadies", also known as "techs" or "Concert Technicians"  are employed behind the scenes to produce a successful show. Have you ever gone to a concert and wondered, "how do they get this whole stage set up, and torn down in one day?" Typically, a live concert production arrives at the venue between 7 am and 12 noon and is ready for showtime at 7 pm. After the show, the entire production is loaded back into trucks and is headed off to another…Continue

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Started by Roadiejobs in Advice For Aspiring Roadies. Last reply by LK Hunsaker Oct 18, 2009.

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 -…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.

Do you prefer being a roadie in the United States Or Europe? 4 Replies

Where Do You Prefer Touring, United States or Europe?What are the main differences?What do you like or dislike about touring in Europe?What do you like or dislike about touring in "The States"?Looking forward to your replies!…Continue

Tags: Touring, United States, USA, Europe

Started by Roadiejobs in General Discussion Forum. Last reply by Travis M. Walat Jan 25, 2013.

What's it like being a roadie on a cruise ship? 30 Replies

Cruise ships employ many people in Music and Touring Industries.Let's hear from those of you who have done this type of work on cruise ships before.Is this something worth looking into?Looking forward to your replies! Continue

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Started by Roadiejobs in General Discussion Forum. Last reply by Luís Carlos Marciano Jr Aug 15, 2014.

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A video tech, but I know my way around most aspects of Live Event Production
Work History:
StarQuest Dance, New York, NY January 2014-Present
Camera and Switcher Operator
• Toured 16 US cities, taped over 200 dances per day, ran Blackmagic ATEM switcher, conducted video-load- ins and load-outs

NFL Network, New York, NY January 2014
Camera Utility
• Assisted RF-Camera for on-location shooting, loaded out temporary studio used during Super Bowl Media Coverage

PSTV, Plattsburgh, NY August 2011-Present
Executive Producer, Producer/Director, Tech Director, Editor, Camera Operator
• Created TV station crew and production schedules, ran weekly management and crew meetings
• Produced weekly live sports show, oversaw all aspects of production from planning to air, directed live episodes
• Responsible for upkeep of studios, trained students, quality controlled shows before going to air

Technical Production Crew, Plattsburgh, NY February 2011-Present
Crew Chief, Sound and Lighting Board Op
• Oversaw building of live event light and sound systems, designed stage layouts
• Set up and mixed live sound for performances such as open mic nights, jazz ensembles, and gospel choirs
PSU Audio Laboratory, Plattsburgh, NY January 2013-Present
Lab Assistant
• Trained students, completed advanced production research, maintained equipment

30 FPS Productions, Glen Cove, NY May 2012-August 2012
Production Assistant
• Set up lights, audio, camera for commercial productions and corporate video
• Maintained studios and equipment, made deliveries for production staff
Fusion Lighting, Hicksville, NY May 2012-August 2012
Audio, Video, and Lighting Technician
• Built all aspects of live event lighting, sound, and video in venues ranging from dance halls to airplane hangars
• Hung truss, aimed lights, set up video walls, operated various robotic lights using Martin Light Jockey

Friends of the Arts, Oyster Bay, NY Summer 2008 and 2009
Stage Hand
• Worked live sound performances with artists including Kenny Logins and Crosby, Stills, and Nash
Additional Comments:
•Advanced knowledge of digital audio production tools, Allen and Heath GL2400 Mixer, SONY HDR- AX2000 and DSR-570 cameras, Blackmagic ATEM Switcher

•Expertise in Adobe Premier Pro, Photoshop, Live Sound Mixing, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS OneNote, MS Excel, Camera Operation, Tech Directing, and Audio Capture

•Familiarity with Adobe Flash, After Effects, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, basic HTML, and Martin Light Jockey

•Genie Lift Certified, ETC Ion Trained

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