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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

Started by Roadiejobs in General Discussion Forum 49 minutes ago.

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.


2011
Blue
  • Female
  • calgary alberta
  • Canada

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Can anyone recommend a good place to have a work box made?Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Laura Ponto Sep 6, 2013.

 

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2011
Blue commented on Tiffany's group Production Assistants
"Looking to become a pa or pc with the eventual goal of being a PM.  I have been touring as lighting, rigging and carp for many years but need to make the transition into management now.  I am looking for someone to take me under their wing…"
May 21

2011
Blue updated their profile
Feb 24

2013
Laura Ponto replied to Blue's discussion Workbox
"I design for A&S Case. Shoot me a note if you like."
Sep 6, 2013

2013
Michael Tawater replied to Blue's discussion Workbox
"Backstage Custom Cases in Nashville, tn they do good work, and can get very custom to fit your needs."
Jul 3, 2013

2008
Robbie Cope replied to Blue's discussion Workbox
"the only company i can recommend is Mental Case  https://www.facebook.com/MentalCaseInc?ref=ts&fref=ts mil spec cases and awesome people building these rad cases... sprayed with rhino liner too. built to last"
Jul 2, 2013

2013
Wdumas replied to Blue's discussion Workbox
"Jan al cases make some of the worlds best cases great customer service ask for muffy. They make work boxes for sound and image."
Jun 25, 2013
Roadiejobs replied to Blue's discussion Workbox
"Personally, I would recommend A&S Cases in L.A. http://www.ascase.com"
Jun 21, 2013

2011
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Jun 21, 2013

2011
Blue replied to Roadiejobs's discussion Outdoor Show Season..
"Following last years tragity  in toronto the government came up with this http://www.labour.gov.on.ca/english/hs/pubs/liveperformance/gl_live_structures.php"
Jun 20, 2013

2011
Blue replied to Jon Cyr's discussion What can't you live without on the road?
"can of tim hortons coffee, box of socks, hammock"
May 5, 2013

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Description:
23 years entertainment industry experience, Over 15 years of lighting experience, 10 years rigging and 8 as props builder and scenic painter.
I'm looking to transition into PM/TM by learning under someone as a Production Coordinator.
Work History:
Kurios Cirque du Soleil 2017
Toruk Arena tour NA 2016
RHCP spring 2016 festival tour Lighting PGP
High road tour, Lighting
Head Carp / Assistant Head Rigger Andrea Bocelli since July 2015/16
Pemberton fest. Lighting PGP
Fly in Lighting Varekai arena usa tour
Fly in Lighting 1 Leg Cirque Du Soleil Quidam Europe Arena Tour
Fly in Lighting City runs Cirque Du Soleil Amaluna Big Top
Lighting tech Mumford and sons Summer 2013 tour (gotr)
Lighting tech Jonas Brothers summer north american tour
Head of Lighting Cavalia Odyesso,
Lighting tech Cirque du Soliel Corteo japan and Russian legs
Fly in Cavalia Voltage
4 years for christie lights
2 year for Epic productions
4 years for Omni
Email:
corinnaj@gmail.com
Additional Comments:
I have a current Canadian passport, and have a usa perm. res. card
will travel.

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