Careers

If you are interested in a career with Maestra Group, please check our jobs board below.

Careers
TECHNICAL & SCENIC FREELANCERS WANTED
Barcelona, Dubai, London

As a group we are always looking for new freelancers across all disciplines. Please get in touch with the relevant office if you would like to join our books:

Technical Freelancer

London: londonfreelancetechnical@maestra-group.com
Dubai: dubaifreelancetechnical@maestra-group.com
Barcelona: barecelonafreelancetechnical@maestra-group.com

Scenic Freelancer

London: londonfreelancescenic@maestra-group.com
Dubai: dubaifreelancescenic@maestra-group.com
Barcelona: barcelonafreelancescenic@maestra-group.com

Office Admin & Events Assistant (Internship)
London

Maestra Group is an energetic global event design and technical production company with offices in London, Dubai and Barcelona. We are currently looking for an intern to assist our London team. You will primarily work in the office dealing with varied office admin tasks and on site as and when required.

THE ROLE

– Assist the Project Managers onsite with the delivery of live events as and when required. Responding to requests over the radio efficiently and effectively.
– Assist the Design team with sourcing materials and fabrics, as well as organising the hire of furniture, props, etc
– Managing calls and directing enquiries to the appropriate team member.
– Providing visitors with a friendly welcome on arrival, offering them water/tea/coffee.
– Keep the kitchen and office tidy and orderly, loading and unloading the dishwasher as and when required.
– Ordering office supplies, stationery, toiletries and kitchen supplies while maintaining stock levels.
– Running errands for the team, providing general administration support.

THE PERSON

– A polite and professional manner with the ability to remain calm under pressure.
– An articulate communicator with excellent interpersonal skills, able to work in a team environment.
– Well-organised and adaptable with a flexible approach.
– A fast and willing learner.
– Proactive, resourceful and able to use own initiative to solve problems.
– A conscientious approach with an eye for style/presentation and a sense of how to cater for personal touches.
– Well dressed and groomed.

Job Type: 2 weeks to 2 months
Salary: Unpaid internship.

Please submit all applications to londoncareers@maestra-group.com

Account Manager (Based in Bahrain)
Dubai

Account Manager

Maestra Group is an energetic global event design, technical and scenic production company with offices in London, Dubai and Barcelona. We are currently looking for a full time Account Manager to be permanently based in Bahrain servicing our existing client base and responsible for developing new business within the country.

CLIENT RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT

– Maintain contact and retain relationships with an existing client portfolio.
– Research new clients and contacts within the industry and carry out systematic communication with those clients.
– Liaise with clients to ascertain event requirements and brief Project Managers to produce detailed cost proposals
– Build goodwill and maintain positive relationships with key decision makers.
– Respond to invitations to tender, generating financial offers and all relevant documentation with assistance from the in-house technical team.
– Liaise with the internal team (Project Managers & Senior Technicians) to ensure client requirements and deliverables are understood and met.

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

– Actively generate new sales activity business.
– Organise new business meetings for company directors and attend those meetings.
– Manage set personal targets for contacts, meetings and sales.
– Develop enquiries from the info email inbox.
– Enter all new projects into Maestra Group’s global rental system.

THE PERSON

– Experience of working in a fast-paced, challenging and client facing environment.
– Able to work remotely from central office, managing personal time well.
– At least 4 years’ experience within events industry.
– Understand event technologies audio, video, lighting, projection, etc. and event construction (scenic build, structure, décor).
– Excellent organisational and leadership skills.
– Willing and able to travel overseas for site visits and jobs.
– Able to maintain a high level of accuracy when working under pressure to tight deadlines.
– Friendly, personable, positive approach.
– Imaginative problem-solver.

Job Type: Permanent, Full Time.
Salary: Competitive dependent on experience.

Please submit all applications to dubaicareers@maestra-group.com

Production Designer
Dubai

Production Designer

We produce a broad range of events across the private and corporate sectors. The role will involve working closely within the design team, to help design and produce live events. We are looking for someone from a creative background, with experience in event production.

THE ROLE

– Working alongside Project Managers, Technical Managers and Senior Production Designers in the planning and delivery of live events.
– Attending meetings and site visits, taking meticulous site measurements of venues.
– Design development, including producing detailed floor plans and mood boards.
– Producing 3D renders (ideally within Vectorworks or Sketchup) or hand drawn illustrations.
– Sourcing, contacting and managing suppliers and managing the design budgets with our Project Managers.
– Designing and formatting artwork; such as backdrops and presentations. Managing the delivery of all graphics with complete accuracy.
– Sourcing materials and organising the hire of furniture, drape, staging etc.
– Onsite management and delivery of projects.

THE PERSON

– Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple tasks efficiently.
– Able to work under pressure and to tight deadlines, with high levels of accuracy.
– Responds efficiently and effectively to queries and requests from team members, managers and clients.
– A proactive, creative and imaginative problem-solver with a good eye for detail.
– Friendly, personable, positive approach.
– Unfazed by unpredictable workload and changing demands.
– Ability to work effectively and collaboratively alongside team members.
– Strong communication and organisational skills.
Imaginative and creative mindset, with a keen interest in design.

SOFTWARE

– Proficient in Adobe Suite, in particular Illustrator & Photoshop.
– Experience with CAD software is essential, we use Vectorworks.
– Able to produce 3D renders. Hand sketching skills are desirable but not essential.
– Computer literate, preferably experience with Mac products but not essential.

Job Type: Full Time
Salary: Dependent on experience.

All applicants need to submit a portfolio. Please submit all applications to dubaicareers@maestra-group.com

Production Designer (Freelance)
Dubai

Production Designer

We produce a broad range of events across the private and corporate sectors. The role will involve working closely within the design team, to help design and produce live events. We are looking for someone from a creative background, with experience in event production.

THE ROLE

– Working alongside Project Managers, Technical Managers and Senior Production Designers in the planning and delivery of live events.
– Attending meetings and site visits, taking meticulous site measurements of venues.
– Design development, including producing detailed floor plans and mood boards.
– Producing 3D renders (ideally within Vectorworks or Sketchup) or hand drawn illustrations.
– Sourcing, contacting and managing suppliers and managing the design budgets with our Project Managers.
– Designing and formatting artwork; such as backdrops and presentations. Managing the delivery of all graphics with complete accuracy.
– Sourcing materials and organising the hire of furniture, drape, staging etc.
– Onsite management and delivery of projects.

THE PERSON

– Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple tasks efficiently.
– Able to work under pressure and to tight deadlines, with high levels of accuracy.
– Responds efficiently and effectively to queries and requests from team members, managers and clients.
– A proactive, creative and imaginative problem-solver with a good eye for detail.
– Friendly, personable, positive approach.
– Unfazed by unpredictable workload and changing demands.
– Ability to work effectively and collaboratively alongside team members.
– Strong communication and organisational skills.
Imaginative and creative mindset, with a keen interest in design.

SOFTWARE

– Proficient in Adobe Suite, in particular Illustrator & Photoshop.
– Experience with CAD software is essential, we use Vectorworks.
– Able to produce 3D renders. Hand sketching skills are desirable but not essential.
– Computer literate, preferably experience with Mac products but not essential.

Job Type: Full Time
Salary: Dependent on experience.

All applicants need to submit a portfolio. Please submit all applications to dubaicareers@maestra-group.com

Warehouse Manager (Fluent in Spanish)
Barcelona

Warehouse Manager

THE ROLE

– To prepare all in house equipment in a timely manner, this includes checking over all cross-hired items and making sure there are no shortages.
– Working closely with project managers, technical managers and designers to ensure a good flow of information between the warehouse and the office.
– Delegate responsibility to the warehouse team, ensuring all duties are achieved within the deadline.
– Oversee the testing and maintenance of all in house equipment on a regular basis.
– Ordering and stocktaking of consumables within the warehouse.
– Extensive knowledge of the company’s stock hire equipment and its functions.
– Maintain standards of health and safety in the warehouse. For example, ensuring there are no trip hazards and routes throughout the warehouse are clear.
– Unloading and loading of articulated and rigid transport vehicles.
– Driving, delivering, and setting up equipment on site as and when required.
– Carrying out additional duties, as requested by line managers.

THE PERSON

– Fluent in Spanish & English, both written and spoken.
– At least 3 years of experience working in events
– Experience using event management and rental software. Experience of HireHop is desirable but not essential.
– Maintaining a high level of accuracy when working under pressure and to tight deadlines in a fast paced, challenging environment.
– Ability to respond efficiently to queries & requests from team members.
– Friendly, personable, positive approach.
– Unfazed by unpredictable workload and changing demands.
– Proactive, creative and imaginative problem-solver.
– Excellent organisational skills.
– Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills.

Job Type: Full Time 9am till 5pm. Due to the nature of the events industry, your working hours will be flexible and will change depending on the demands of the company.
Salary: Competitive depending on experience.

To apply please submit a CV with a covering letter to: barcelonacareers@maestra-group.com 

Senior Project Manager (Fluent in Spanish)
Barcelona

Senior Project Manager

THE ROLE

– Overseeing projects from initial brief through to completion.
– Generating proposals and quotations for events and working directly with the technical managers to ensure the event is delivered smoothly.
– Ability to manage production budgets from £200k.
– Creating project timelines and overseeing the progression of each job, excelling at time management for yourself and members of your team, ensuring everything is running to schedule.
– Creating site documents such as crew briefing and full event schedules (from build, show to de-rig)
– Carrying out accurate and methodical site surveys alongside technical managers and production designers.
– Liaising with venues and contractors.
– Onsite management of events from installation to de-rig, including crew and contractor management.
– Delivering events on time, in budget and to the expectations of the company and client alike.
– Responding to requests from team members and clients both efficiently and effectively.
– Working closely with the technical managers to ensure that the company’s health and safety policy is adhered to.
– Travelling abroad for site visits and onsite management.

THE PERSON

– Fluent in Spanish & English, both written and spoken.
– Experience of working in a fast-paced, challenging and client facing environment.
– At least 4 years’ experience within events.
– Advanced level of understanding is also required with all event technologies (audio, video, lighting, projection, etc.)
– Excellent organisational and leadership skills.
– Willing and able to travel overseas for site visits and jobs.
– Able to maintain a high level of accuracy when working under pressure to tight deadlines.
– Friendly, personable, positive approach.
– Imaginative problem-solver.

DESIRED SKILLS & ATTRIBUTES

– Experience working with event suppliers (technical / set builders / furniture)
– Experience working with Mac Software and Google Drive

Job Type: Permanent, Full Time.
Salary: Competitive dependent on experience.

Please submit all applications to barcelonacareers@maestra-group.com

Project Manager (Fluent in Spanish)
Barcelona

Project Manager

 THE ROLE

– Overseeing projects from initial brief through to completion.
– Generating proposals and quotations for events and working directly with the technical managers to ensure the event is delivered smoothly.
– Ability to manage production budgets.
– Creating project timelines and overseeing the progression of each job, excelling at time management for yourself and members of your team, ensuring everything is running to schedule.
– Creating site documents such as crew briefing and full event schedules (from build, show to de-rig).
– Carrying out accurate and methodical site surveys alongside Technical Managers and Production Designers.
– Liaising with venues and contractors.
– Onsite management of events from installation to de-rig, including crew and contractor management.
– Delivering events on time, in budget and to the expectations of the company and client alike.
– Responding to requests from team members and clients both efficiently and effectively.
– Working closely with the technical managers to ensure that the company’s health and safety policy is adhered to.
– Travelling abroad for site visits and onsite management, when required.

REQUIRED SKILLS & ATTRIBUTES

– Fluent in Spanish & English, both written and spoken.
– Experience of working in a fast-paced, challenging and client facing environment.
– Background of working at least 2 years within events.
– Good level of understanding is also required with all event technologies (audio, video, lighting, projection, etc.)
– Excellent organisational skills.
– Willing and able to travel overseas for site visits and jobs, when required.
– Able to maintain a high level of accuracy when working under pressure and to tight deadlines.
– Friendly, personable, positive approach.
– Imaginative problem-solver.

DESIRED SKILLS & ATTRIBUTES

– Experience working with event suppliers (technical / set builders / furniture).
– Experience working with Mac Software and Google Drive.

Job Type: Permanent, Full Time.
Salary: Competitive dependent on experience.

Please submit all applications to barcelonacareers@maestra-group.com

Senior Production Designer (Fluent in Spanish)
Barcelona

We produce a broad range of events across the private and corporate sectors. The position will involve taking an integral/leading role within our design team, designing and producing high-end live events. We are looking for someone from a creative background, who has a minimum of 3-5 years experience in event production.

THE ROLE

– Working alongside Project Managers and Technical Managers in the planning and delivery of live events.
– Attending meetings and site visits and taking meticulous site measurements of venues.
– Working confidently with clients in a professional and friendly manner.
– Full event design from the development of initial ideas through to the completed design, including the production of detailed floor plans, creative moodboards and visuals.
– Producing 3D renders (ideally within Vectorworks) or hand drawn illustrations.
– Sourcing, contacting and managing suppliers as well as managing the design budgets with our Project Managers.
– Designing and formatting artwork such as backdrops and presentations. Managing the delivery of all graphics with complete accuracy.
– Sourcing materials and organising the hire of furniture, drape, staging etc.
– Assisting with Production Schedules.
– Onsite management and delivery.

THE PERSON

– Fluent in Spanish & English, both written and spoken.
– Experience working in a fast-paced, challenging and client facing environment.
– Able to work under pressure and to tight deadlines, with high levels of accuracy.
– Responds efficiently and effectively to queries and requests from team members, managers and clients.
– A proactive, creative and imaginative problem-solver with a good eye for detail.
– Friendly, personable, positive approach.
– Unfazed by unpredictable workload and changing demands.
– Ability to work effectively and collaboratively alongside team members.
– Strong communication and organisational skills.
– Imaginative and creative mindset, with a keen interest in design.
– Understanding of technical production desirable.

SOFTWARE

– Proficient in Adobe Suite, in particular Illustrator & Photoshop.
– Experience with CAD is essential, we use Vectorworks.
– Able to produce 3D renders. Hand sketching skills are desirable but not essential
– Computer literate, preferably with experience in Mac but not essential

Job Type: Full Time
Salary: Dependent on experience.

All applicants need to submit a portfolio. Please submit all applications to barcelonacareers@maestra-group.com

Production Designer (Fluent in Spanish)
Barcelona

Production Designer

We produce a broad range of events across the private and corporate sectors. The role will involve working closely within the design team, to help design and produce live events. We are looking for someone from a creative background, with experience in event production.

THE ROLE

– Working alongside Project Managers, Technical Managers and Senior Production Designers in the planning and delivery of live events.
– Attending meetings and site visits, taking meticulous site measurements of venues.
– Design development, including producing detailed floor plans and mood boards.
– Producing 3D renders (ideally within Vectorworks or Sketchup) or hand drawn illustrations.
– Sourcing, contacting and managing suppliers and managing the design budgets with our Project Managers.
– Designing and formatting artwork; such as backdrops and presentations. Managing the delivery of all graphics with complete accuracy.
– Sourcing materials and organising the hire of furniture, drape, staging etc.
– Onsite management and delivery of projects.

THE PERSON

– Fluent in Spanish & English, both written and spoken.
– Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple tasks efficiently.
– Able to work under pressure and to tight deadlines, with high levels of accuracy.
– Responds efficiently and effectively to queries and requests from team members, managers and clients.
– A proactive, creative and imaginative problem-solver with a good eye for detail.
– Friendly, personable, positive approach.
– Unfazed by unpredictable workload and changing demands.
– Ability to work effectively and collaboratively alongside team members.
– Strong communication and organisational skills.
Imaginative and creative mindset, with a keen interest in design.

SOFTWARE

– Proficient in Adobe Suite, in particular Illustrator & Photoshop.
– Experience with CAD software is essential, we use Vectorworks.
– Able to produce 3D renders. Hand sketching skills are desirable but not essential.
– Computer literate, preferably experience with Mac products but not essential.

Job Type: Full Time
Salary: Dependent on experience.

All applicants need to submit a portfolio. Please submit all applications to barcelonacareers@maestra-group.com

CNC Programmer - Setter - Operator
London

CNC Programmer – Setter – Operator

Due to business growth we are currently looking for a full time CNC Setter – Programmer – Operator for a wood panel processing Matrix Table machine programming in AlphaCam Advanced software to join our Scenic Department in South London. This position within the company requires proven experience, and excellent ability.

THE ROLE

– Work closely with and report to the Technical Manager – Scenic Services and Lead Carpenter as required.
– To Manipulate Cad drawings with AutoCAD software.
– To programme with AlphaCam Advanced software and set on a Format 4 H80 21.31 machine with 4th axis aggregate.
– To programme with Solid Edge 2D Cad / Cam software and set on a Swift-cut 1250WT MK4 Plasma profiling table.
– Load and operate the CNC machines.
– Produce jigs / Fixtures as required.
– Organise, Maintain and Manage the torches, tooling and toolholder’s for the machines
– Organise, Maintain and Manage the tooling and toolholder library for the machines.
– Maintain the CNC systems on a Day to day basis including organising servicing / repairs as required.
– At times you may be required to perform the function of Machinist on other woodworking equipment as demand requires.
– Working collaboratively with other members of the scenic team to achieve manufacturing deadlines on all projects as required.
– Ensure that quality and consistency of output is always maintained.
– Work with the Lead Carpenter to ensure that an efficient machining schedule and project timeline are followed as effectively as possible.
– Read and interpret technical and construction drawings.
– Ensure finished parts meet industry standard tolerances and / or specific drawing tolerances and adjust as necessary.
– Assist in improving efficiency and project delivery by ensuring processes and good working practices are maintained.
– Attend briefing meetings and be proactive in providing advice and guidance.
– Responding to requests from team members efficiently and effectively.
– Maintain Housekeeping standards within the CNC Area.
– Ensure that the company’s health and safety policy is adhered to.
– Undertake any other duties within the scope of your knowledge and skills as required.

THE PERSON

– Friendly, personable, positive approach.
– Exceptional communication skills; both written and verbal.
– Experience working in a fast-paced, challenging.
– Unfazed by unpredictable workloads and changing demands, prioritising according to deadlines.
– Proactive, resourceful and able to use own initiative to solve problems.
– Ability to work effectively and collaboratively alongside team members.
– A good eye for detail.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

– Substantial experience programming with the latest version of AlphaCam Advanced software for the woodwork industry. Please note as the software develops ongoing training and development comes automatically with this role.
– Excellent knowledge of matrix table wood processing CNC Machines.
– Substantial demonstrable knowledge of Tooling – Feeds – Speeds in relation to the machining of wood and plastic panel parts on a Matrix table CNC Machine.
– Good working Knowledge of carpentry machinery and associated equipment.
– Knowledge of 2D metal cutting plasma an advantage. All training will be aviable for this machine.
– Ability to read Construction drawings and recognise symbols and specifications.
– Problem solve and communicate with a wide range of people.
– Experience working in the woodworking industries.
– Ability to use modern drawing packages AutoCAD or similar for viewing and manipulating drawings for output to a CNC Machine.
– An understanding of Health & Safety issues and COSHH applied in a Carpentry environment.
– Experience of liaising with designers and workshop staff to adapt work in accordance with requirements.

Job Type: Full Time
Salary: Dependent on experience.

To apply please submit your CV to londoncareers@maestra-group.com

 

Senior Project Manager
London

Senior Project Manager

Maestra Group is an energetic global event design, technical and scenic production company withoffices in London, Dubai and Barcelona. We are currently looking for a full time Senior Project Manager, with a strong technical background to join our expanding London office in Woolwich Arsenal.

THE ROLE

– Overseeing projects from initial brief through to completion.
– Generating proposals and quotations for events and working directly with the technical
managers to ensure the event is delivered smoothly.
– Ability to manage production budgets from £200k.
– Creating project timelines and overseeing the progression of each job, excelling at timemanagement for yourself and members of your team, ensuring everything is running to schedule.
– Creating site documents such as crew briefing and full event schedules (from build, show to de-
rig)
– Carrying out accurate and methodical site surveys alongside technical managers and
production designers.
– Liaising with venues and contractors.
– Onsite management of events from installation to de-rig, including crew and contractor management.
– Delivering events on time, in budget and to the expectations of the company and client alike.
– Responding to requests from team members and clients both efficiently and effectively.
– Working closely with the technical managers to ensure that the company’s health and safety
policy is adhered to.
– Travelling abroad for site visits and onsite management.

THE PERSON

– Experience of working in a fast-paced, challenging and client facing environment.
– At least 4 years’ experience within events.
– Advanced level of understanding is also required with all event technologies (audio, video, lighting, projection, etc.)
– Excellent organisational and leadership skills.
– Willing and able to travel overseas for site visits and jobs.
– Able to maintain a high level of accuracy when working under pressure to tight deadlines.
– Friendly, personable, positive approach.
– Imaginative problem-solver.

DESIRED SKILLS & ATTRIBUTES

– Experience working with event suppliers (technical / set builders / furniture)
– Experience working with Mac Software and Google Drive

Job Type: Permanent, Full Time.
Salary: Competitive dependent on experience.

Please submit all applications to jobs@maestra-group.com

Scenic Artist – Grade 1
London

Scenic Artist – Grade 1

Due to business growth we are currently looking for a full time Scenic Artist – Finishing Grade 1 to join our Scenic Department in South London. This position within the company requires proven experience, and excellent ability.

THE ROLE

Work closely with and report to the Lead Scenic Artist.
– Working collaboratively with other members of the scenic team to achieve Scenic and finishing solutions on all projects as required.
– Ensure that quality and consistency of output is always maintained.
– Work with the Lead Scenic Artist to ensure that an efficient schedule and project timeline are created for each project, and that it is carried out as effectively as possible.
– Read and interpret technical and construction drawings, renders and creative reference’s.
– Realise in scenic art terms the artistic requirements of the creative/design teams using a wide variety of techniques, tools, machinery, materials and finishes as appropriate. This will involve working closely with both the Carpentry, and Fabrication teams and other Maestra departments in terms of the use and manufacture of components and mechanisms for scenery.
– Ensure finished products are of the highest quality.
– Assist in improving efficiency and project delivery by ensuring processes and good working practices are maintained.
– Attend briefing meetings and be proactive in providing advice and guidance.
– Carrying out accurate and methodical site evaluations.
– Responding to requests from team members efficiently and effectively.
– Maintain Housekeeping standards within the workshop.
– Ensure that the company’s health and safety policy is adhered to.
– You will be expected to cover installation on site – on occasion and when required, including the modification, repair or enhancement of scenic items. This will also involve some work at short notice.
– Undertake any other duties within the scope of your knowledge and skills as required.
– You may be required to Deputise for the Lead Scenic Artist when they are away.

THE PERSON

Friendly, personable, positive approach.
– Exceptional communication skills; both written and verbal.
– Experience working in a fast-paced, challenging and client facing environment.
– A sympathetic approach to creative concepts and an ability to realise them in practical terms.
– Unfazed by unpredictable workloads and changing demands, prioritising according to deadlines.
– Proactive, resourceful and able to use own initiative to solve problems.
– Ability to work effectively and collaboratively alongside team members.
– Creative with a good eye for detail.
– Willing and able to travel overseas for jobs on occasion.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

Proficiency and substantial experience in using all aspects of scenic artwork and finishes, with an extensive knowledge and excellent level of technical ability in applying scenic and industrial spray finishes, colours and textures.
– Artistic flair and experience gained in one or preferably multiple environments (Events/Theatre/TV/Film) with an extensive knowledge of styles and periods of painting, architecture and interior design.
– An awareness and preferably proficiency in other craft skills and activities and their relationship with scenery and props (e.g. sculpture/model making etc).
– Problem solve and communicate with a wide range of people.
– Exceptional finishing skills in all disciplines.
– Knowledge and experience of a busy scenic workshop.
– An understanding of Health & Safety issues and COSHH applied in Scenic Studio
– Experience of liaising with designers, Creative teams and Production Managers to adapt work in accordance with requirements.

Job Type: Full Time
Salary: Dependent on experience.

To apply please submit your CV to londoncareers@maestra-group.com

Scenic Artist – Grade 2
London

Scenic Artist – Grade 2

Due to business growth we are currently looking for a full time Scenic Artist – Finishing Grade 2 to join our Scenic Department in South London. This position within the company requires some experience and ability or recent formal qualifications.

THE ROLE

Work closely with and report to the Lead Scenic Artist.
– Working collaboratively with other members of the scenic team to achieve Scenic and finishing solutions on all projects as required.
– Work with the Lead Scenic Artist to ensure the project timeline is carried out as effectively as possible.
– Read and interpret technical and construction drawings, renders and creative reference’s.
– Realise in scenic art terms the artistic requirements of the creative/design teams using a wide variety of techniques, tools, machinery, materials and finishes as appropriate. This will involve working closely with both the Carpentry, and Fabrication teams and other Maestra departments in terms of the use and manufacture of components and mechanisms for scenery.
– Ensure finished products are of the highest quality.
– Assist in improving efficiency and project delivery by ensuring processes and good working practices are maintained.
– Attend briefing meetings and be proactive in providing ideas and suggestions.
– Carrying out accurate and methodical site evaluations.
– Responding to requests from team members efficiently and effectively.
– Maintain Housekeeping standards within the workshop.
– Ensure that the company’s health and safety policy is adhered to.
– You will be expected to cover installation on site – on occasion and when required, including the modification, repair or enhancement of scenic items. This will also involve some work at short notice.
– Undertake any other duties within the scope of your knowledge and skills as required.
– You may be required to undertake formal training as part of your job at a different location.

THE PERSON

Friendly, personable, positive approach.
– Exceptional communication skills; both written and verbal.
– A sympathetic approach to creative concepts and an ability to realise them in practical terms.
– Unfazed by unpredictable workloads and changing demands, prioritising according to deadlines.
– Proactive, resourceful and able to use own initiative to solve problems.
– Ability to work effectively and collaboratively alongside team members.
– Creative with a good eye for detail.
– Willing and able to travel overseas for jobs on occasion.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

1 years’ experience of working with all aspects of scenic artwork and finishes or completion of a recognised relevant formal qualification.
– Artistic flair and experience gained in one or preferably multiple environments (Events/Theatre/TV/Film).
– An awareness and preferably proficiency in other craft skills and activities and their relationship with scenery and props (e.g. sculpture/model making etc).
– Problem solve and communicate with a wide range of people.
– Good finishing skills in all disciplines.
– Basic experience of a busy scenic workshop.
– An understanding of Health & Safety issues and COSHH applied in Scenic Studio
– Basic experience of liaising with designers, Creative teams and Production Managers.

Job Type: Full Time
Salary: Dependent on experience.

To apply please submit your CV to londoncareers@maestra-group.com

Spray Finisher – Grade 1
London

Spray Finisher – Grade 1

Due to business growth we are currently looking for a full time Spray Finisher to join our Scenic Department in South London. This position within the company requires proven experience, and excellent ability.

THE ROLE

– Work closely with and report to the Lead Scenic Artist.
– Experience working with finishes for all types of woods, veneers, GRP and Metal. Experience with stains, paints, lacquer, spray applications, glazing, colour matching, and touch up.
– Roller and brush painting where required of emulsions and glazes.
– Capable to mix ingredients to obtain specified colour or shade to specifications or match existing finishes. Ability to achieve colour consistency and colour matches on a regular basis
– Calculates mix ratios as per manufacturer’s specifications.
– Able to perform on site touch ups and repairs
– Proven Experience of using a Spray shop with bake off, solvent recycling and Gun cleaning equipment.
– Ability to apply primer, topcoat paint, stain, and any wiped or spray-applied coatings to detailed parts as per customer specifications and industry quality standards
– Skilled in removing excess material and preparing all surfaces for finishing.
– Working collaboratively with other members of the scenic team to achieve Scenic and finishing solutions on all projects as required.
– Ensure that quality and consistency of output is always maintained.
– Work with the Lead Scenic Artist to ensure that an efficient schedule and project timeline are created for each project, and that it is carried out as effectively as possible.
– Read and interpret renders and creative references.
– Ensure finished products are of the highest quality.
– Assist in improving efficiency and project delivery by ensuring processes and good working practices are maintained.
– Attend briefing meetings and be proactive in providing advice and guidance.
– Responding to requests from team members efficiently and effectively.
– Maintain Housekeeping standards within the Spray shop.
– Ensure that the company’s health and safety policy is adhered to.
– You will be expected to cover installation on site – on occasion and when required, including the modification, repair or touch up of scenic items. This will also involve some work at short notice.
– Undertake any other duties within the scope of your knowledge and skills as required.

THE PERSON

Friendly, personable, positive approach.
– Exceptional communication skills; both written and verbal.
– Experience working in a fast-paced, challenging and client facing environment.
– A sympathetic approach to creative concepts and an ability to realise them in practical terms
– Unfazed by unpredictable workloads and changing demands, prioritising according to deadlines.
– Proactive, resourceful and able to use own initiative to solve problems.
– Ability to work effectively and collaboratively alongside team members.
– Creative with a good eye for detail.
– Willing and able to travel overseas for jobs on occasion

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

Proficiency and substantial experience in using a modern Spray booth with thermal curing, water based curing and solvent 2-pac paint systems and their associated equipment.
– Experience gained in one or preferably multiple environments (Events/Shopfitting/Furniture/Bodyshop) with an extensive knowledge of paint types and their most suited applications.
– Proven Ability to Prepare wood, plastics, metal or potentially any base materials for spraying with Abrasive or chemical treatments as appropriate.
– An awareness and preferably proficiency in other craft skills and activities and their relationship with finishing items.
– Problem solve and communicate with a wide range of people.
– Exceptional finishing skills in all disciplines
– Knowledge and experience of a busy workshop.
– Ability to adapt skills to new materials and undertake any training in new techniques and technologies.
– An understanding of Health & Safety issues and COSHH applied in a Spray shop.
– Experience of liaising with designers, Creative teams and Production Managers to adapt work in accordance with requirements.

Job Type: Full Time
Salary: Dependent on experience. + overtime

To apply please submit your CV to londoncareers@maestra-group.com

Spray Finisher – Grade 2
London

Spray Finisher – Grade 2

Due to business growth we are currently looking for a full time Spray Finisher to join our Scenic Department in South London. This position within the company requires some experience and ability or recent formal qualifications.

THE ROLE

Work closely with and report to the Lead Scenic Artist.
– Basic experience working with finishes for all types of woods, veneers, GRP and Metal.
– Roller and brush painting where required of emulsions and glazes.
– Capable to mix ingredients to obtain specified colour or shade to specifications or match existing finishes.
– Calculates mix ratios as per manufacturer’s specifications.
– Able to perform on site touch ups and repairs.
– Basic experience of using a Spray shop.
– Ability to apply primer, topcoat paint, stain, and any wiped or spray-applied coatings to detailed parts.
– Skilled in removing excess material and preparing all surfaces for finishing.
– Working collaboratively with other members of the scenic team to achieve Scenic and finishing solutions on all projects as required.
– Work with the Lead Scenic Artist to ensure the project timeline is carried out as effectively as possible.
– Ensure that quality and consistency of output is always maintained.
– Read and interpret renders and creative references.
– Ensure finished products are of the highest quality.
– Assist in improving efficiency and project delivery by ensuring processes and good working practices are maintained.
– Attend briefing meetings and be proactive in providing ideas and suggestions.
– Responding to requests from team members efficiently and effectively.
– Maintain Housekeeping standards within the Spray shop.
– Ensure that the company’s health and safety policy is adhered to.
– You will be expected to cover installation on site – on occasion and when required, including the modification, repair or touch up of scenic items. This will also involve some work at short notice.
– Undertake any other duties within the scope of your knowledge and skills as required.
– You may be required to undertake formal training as part of your job at a different location.

THE PERSON

Friendly, personable, positive approach.
– Exceptional communication skills; both written and verbal.
– A sympathetic approach to creative concepts and an ability to realise them in practical terms
– Unfazed by unpredictable workloads and changing demands, prioritising according to deadlines.
– Proactive, resourceful and able to use own initiative to solve problems.
– Ability to work effectively and collaboratively alongside team members.
– Creative with a good eye for detail.
– Willing and able to travel overseas for jobs on occasion

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

1 years’ experience of working with all aspects of using a modern Spray booth or completion of a recognised relevant formal qualification.
– Experience gained in one or preferably multiple environments (Events/Shopfitting/Furniture/Bodyshop)
– An awareness and preferably proficiency in other craft skills and activities and their relationship with finishing scenic elements and props.
– Problem solve and communicate with a wide range of people.
– Good finishing skills in all disciplines.
– Basic experience of a busy workshop.
– An understanding of Health & Safety issues and COSHH applied in a Spray shop.
– Basic experience of liaising with designers, Creative teams and Production Managers.

Job Type: Full Time
Salary: Dependent on experience. + Overtime

To apply please submit your CV to londoncareers@maestra-group.com

Production Coordinator/Administrator
London

Production Coordinator/Administrator

Due to business growth we are currently looking for a full time Production Coordinator/Administrator to join our Scenic Department in South London. This is a key role in facilitating the day to day operations of the department.

THE ROLE

– Assist the Scenic Department with sourcing materials and fabrics, as well as organising the hire of furniture, props, etc
– Assist the departmental Heads and Production Managers in creating specification documents following internal/external briefings.
– Work with the Heads of departments in documenting and facilitating the processes required for the scenic workshop and Production Management.
– Liaise with and support the Operations Team with booking crew and transport, ordering couriers, etc
– General administration duties such as issuing purchase orders, printing/scanning and meticulous filing of documents.
– Support the Production Managers onsite with the delivery of live events as and when required including the coordination of contractors and freelancers.
– Taking minutes at meetings and distributing to the relevant parties in a timely fashion.
– Responding to requests from team members and clients both efficiently and effectively.
– Assist with the coordination of tasks and commitments of the Scenic Department.
– Able and willing to be contactable out of hours, when projects are on site.
– Ensure that the company’s health and safety policy is adhered to.
– Undertake any other duties within the scope of your knowledge and skills as required.

THE PERSON

Friendly, personable, positive approach.
– Exceptional communication skills; both written and verbal.
– Experience working in a fast-paced, challenging and client facing environment.
– Unfazed by unpredictable workloads and changing demands, prioritising according to deadlines.
– Proactive, resourceful and able to use own initiative to solve problems.
– Ability to work effectively and collaboratively alongside team members.
– Creative with a good eye for detail.
– Willing and able to travel overseas for site visits and jobs.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

Knowledge of design software such as Autodesk and Vectorworks is desirable but not essential.
– Construction and sourcing knowledge such as an understanding of materials and their specifications is advantageous.
– Experience working in events or similar industries.
– Strong computing skills, confident picking up new software quickly.

Job Type: Full time.
Salary: Dependent on experience.

To apply please submit your CV to londoncareers@maestra-group.com

Production Manager
London

Production Manager

Due to business growth we are currently looking for a full time Production Manager to join our Scenic Department in South London. This is a supervisory level role within the company where you will oversee specific projects for Maestra’s scenic department.

THE ROLE

Work closely with and report to the Head of Production.
– Manage the delivery of allocated scenic projects, from brief through to detailed planning and delivery on site.
– Generating quotes, ensuring projects come in under budget while exceeding the expectations of the company and client alike.
– Create project timelines and prioritise workload using appropriate systems.
– Oversee the progression of each job, excelling at time management both prior to the event and during the delivery.
– Work collaboratively with the internal creative design team on client proposals and external clients with production requirements.
– Breakdown complex projects and draw connections between teams and their work to create cohesive collaborations and maximise productivity, working closely with other HoDs to ensure company wide efficiency.
– Work collaboratively with the Head of Scenic Construction and workshop teams to ensure projects are resourced and clearly communicated.
– Read and interpret technical and construction drawings, briefing the Draughting team (and others) on concepts, drawings and creative briefs.
– Maintain excellent communication with clients on an ongoing basis.
– Responding to requests from team members and clients both efficiently and effectively.
– Carrying out accurate and methodical site surveys.
– Liaising with suppliers and freelancers.
– Work closely with the Operations team to facilitate freelance, transportation and logistical elements for projects.
– Onsite management of live events from installation to de-rig, inc. crew and contractor management.
– Comply with and act as an advocate for the company’s health and safety policy.
– Travelling abroad for site visits and onsite management as and when required.
– Undertake any other duties within the scope of your knowledge and skills as required.

THE PERSON

Friendly, personable, positive approach.
– Exceptional communication skills; both written and verbal.
– Experience working in a fast-paced, challenging and client facing environment.
– Unfazed by unpredictable workloads and changing demands, prioritising according to deadlines.
– Proactive, resourceful and able to use own initiative to solve problems.
– Ability to work effectively and collaboratively alongside team members.
– Creative with a good eye for detail.
– Willing and able to travel overseas for site visits and jobs.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

5+ year’s experience in the events sector with an established network of industry contacts.
– Confidence in delivering projects £150k and above.
– Broad production knowledge; inc. carpentry and metal fabrication, construction materials and paint finishing, printing/branding, fabric/draping etc.
– Construction knowledge of complex and large builds.
– Competence and comprehension of design software such as Autodesk and Vectorworks.

Job Type: Full time.
Salary: Dependent on experience.

To apply please submit your CV to londoncareers@maestra-group.com

Metalworker / Engineer - Grade 1
London

Metalworker / Engineer – Grade 1

Due to business growth we are currently looking for a full time Metalworker / Engineer Grade 1 to join our Scenic Department in South London. This position within the company requires proven experience, and excellent ability.

THE ROLE

– Work closely with and report to the Lead Metalworker – Engineer
– Working collaboratively with other members of the scenic team to achieve metal fabrication & engineering solutions on all projects as required.
– Fabrication of mild steel, stainless steel and aluminium components as required and to the highest standards.
– Ensure that quality and consistency of output is always maintained.
– Work with the Lead Metalworker – Engineer to ensure that an efficient build schedule and project timeline are carried out as effectively as possible.
– Read and interpret technical and construction drawings.
– Ensure finished products meet industry standard tolerances and / or specific drawing tolerances and adjust as necessary.
– Assist in improving efficiency and project delivery by ensuring processes and good working practices are maintained.
– Attend briefing meetings and be proactive in providing advice and guidance.
– Carrying out accurate and methodical site surveys.
– Responding to requests from team members efficiently and effectively.
– Maintain Housekeeping standards within the workshop.
– Ensure that the company’s health and safety policy is adhered to.
– You will be expected to cover installation on site – on occasion and when required, including the modification and adjustment of scenery. This will also involve some work on scenery at short notice.
– Undertake any other duties within the scope of your knowledge and skills as required.
– You may be required to Deputise for the Lead Metalworker – Engineer when he is away.

THE PERSON

Friendly, personable, positive approach.
– Exceptional communication skills; both written and verbal.
– Experience working in a fast-paced, challenging and client facing environment.
– Unfazed by unpredictable workloads and changing demands, prioritising according to deadlines.
– Proactive, resourceful and able to use own initiative to solve problems.
– Ability to work effectively and collaboratively alongside team members.
– Creative with a good eye for detail.
– Willing and able to travel overseas for jobs on occasion

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

5 years’ experience of working in a modern fabrication/workshop environment, leading teams and producing bespoke components and structures.
– Excellent knowledge of materials, grades of steel and metallurgy.
– Knowledge of metal/engineering machinery and associated equipment.
– Good understanding of mechanical engineering used within the industry.
– Excellent welding and fabrication skills, MIG/TIG.
– Excellent finishing skills.
– Ability to read engineering drawings and recognise welding/engineering symbols and specifications.
– Problem solve and communicate with a wide range of people.
– Experience working in the events sector or similar industry.
– Ability to use modern drawing packages AutoCAD or similar for viewing schematics.
– An understanding of Health & Safety issues and COSHH applied in an engineering environment.
– Experience of liaising with designers and Production Managers to adapt work in accordance with requirements.

Job Type: Full Time
Salary: Dependent on experience.

To apply please submit your CV to londoncareers@maestra-group.com

Metalworker / Engineer - Grade 2
London

Metalworker / Engineer – Grade 2

Due to business growth we are currently looking for a full time Metalworker / Engineer Grade 2 to join our Scenic Department in South London. This position within the company requires some experience and ability or recent formal qualifications.

THE ROLE

Work closely with and report to the Lead Metalworker – Engineer as required.
– Working collaboratively with other members of the scenic team to achieve metal fabrication & engineering solutions on all projects as required.
– Fabrication of mild steel, stainless steel and aluminium components as required and to the highest standards.
– Ensure that quality and consistency of output is always maintained.
– Work with the Lead Metalworker – Engineer to ensure that the project timeline is carried out as effectively as possible.
– Read and understand technical and construction drawings.
– Ensure finished products meet industry standard tolerances and / or specific drawing tolerances and adjust as necessary.
– Assist in improving efficiency and project delivery by ensuring processes and good working practices are maintained.
– Attend briefing meetings and be proactive in providing ideas and suggestions.
– Responding to requests from team members efficiently and effectively.
– Maintain Housekeeping standards within the workshop.
– Ensure that the company’s health and safety policy is adhered to.
– You will be expected to cover installation on site – on occasion and when required, including the modification and adjustment of scenery. This will also involve some work on scenery at short notice.
– Undertake any other duties within the scope of your knowledge and skills as required.
– You may be required to undertake formal training as part of your job at a different location.

THE PERSON

Friendly, personable, positive approach.
– Exceptional communication skills; both written and verbal.
– Unfazed by unpredictable workloads and changing demands, prioritising according to deadlines.
– Proactive, resourceful and able to use own initiative to solve problems.
– Ability to work effectively and collaboratively alongside team members.
– Creative with a good eye for detail.
– Willing and able to travel overseas for jobs on occasion

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

1 years’ experience of working in a modern fabrication/workshop environment, producing bespoke components and structures or completion of a recognised relevant formal qualification.
– Good general knowledge of materials.
– Knowledge of metal/engineering machinery and associated equipment.
– Good understanding of mechanical engineering used within the industry.
– Good welding and fabrication skills, MIG/TIG.
– Good finishing skills.
– Ability to read engineering drawings and recognise welding/engineering symbols and specifications.
– Problem solve and communicate with a wide range of people.
– Experience working in the events sector or similar industry Desirable.
– Ability to use modern drawing packages AutoCAD or similar for viewing schematics Desirable.
– An understanding of Health & Safety issues and COSHH.

Job Type: Full Time
Salary: Dependent on experience.

To apply please submit your CV to londoncareers@maestra-group.com

Draughtsperson
London

Draughtsperson

Due to business growth we are currently looking for a full time Draughtsperson to join our Scenic Department in South London. This role will manage the draughting operations across the scenic and staging department ensuring that projects are carried out to the highest possible standard. This is a supervisory level role within the company and as a minimum the successful candidate will have extensive technical experience in detailing construction for high end events, staging and venues and have the ability to apply their skills to other sectors as and when required.

THE ROLE

Work closely with and report to the Senior Draftsperson
– Take briefs and ideas, turning them into detailed working drawings and prepare fabrication drawing packages for production.
– Liaising with the Senior Draftsperson, Technical Manager – Scenic Services and Production
– Managers, providing advice on construction drawings/value engineering, build advice and estimating.
– Effectively briefing the team once drawings have been approved and throughout the production process.
– Ensure the quality and consistency of output is always maintained, completed in a timely manner and within budget.
– Advising of specialist materials required for projects as required during the drafting process.
– Carrying out accurate and methodical site surveys as and when required.
– Ensure finished products meet industry standard tolerances and / or specific drawing tolerances and adjust as necessary.
– Responding to requests from team members efficiently and effectively.
– Ensure that the company’s health and safety policy is adhered to.
– Undertake any other duties within the scope of your knowledge and skills as required.

THE PERSON

Friendly, personable, positive approach.
– Exceptional communication skills; both written and verbal.
– Experience working in a fast-paced, challenging and client facing environment.
– Unfazed by unpredictable workloads and changing demands, prioritising according to deadlines.
– Proactive, resourceful and able to use own initiative to solve problems.
– Ability to work effectively and collaboratively alongside team members.
– Creative with a good eye for detail.
– Willing and able to travel overseas for jobs on occasion.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

Experience in creating technical drawings for joinery, metal shop, mechanics and modelling.
– Multiple Autodesk packages (Essential).
– Sketch-Up – Solidworks – Vectorworks (Desirable).
– Understanding manufacturing methods and materials.
– Experience in creating solid models and presentation drawings.
– Experience in creating and reading construction drawings.
– Experience in working with CNC Setters – Programmers.
– Scenic/Engineering/Shopfitting company background.
– An understanding of Health & Safety regulations relating to the events industry.
– Experience of liaising with designers and Production Managers to adapt work in accordance with requirements.

Job Type: Full Time
Salary: Dependent on experience.

To apply please submit your CV to londoncareers@maestra-group.com

Senior Draughtsperson
London

Senior Draughtsperson

Due to business growth we are currently looking for a full time Senior Draughtsperson to join our Scenic Department in South London. This role will manage the draughting operations across the scenic and staging department ensuring that projects are carried out to the highest possible standard. This is a supervisory level role within the company and as a minimum the successful candidate will have extensive technical experience in detailing construction for high end events, staging and venues and have the ability to apply their skills to other sectors as and when required.

THE ROLE

– Work closely with and report to the Technical Manager – Scenic Services
– Act as the department lead on all aspects and operations of CAD drawing and CNC drawing preparation.
– Manage and mentor team members, establishing best practice for day to day operations.
– Take briefs and ideas, turning them into detailed working drawings and prepare fabrication drawing packages for production.
– Liaising with the Technical Manager – Scenic Services and Production Managers, providing advice on construction drawings/value engineering, build advice and estimating.
– Effectively briefing the team once drawings have been approved and throughout the production process.
– Ensure the quality and consistency of output is always maintained, completed in a timely manner and within budget.
– Coordinating the ordering of specialist materials required for projects as required.
– Carrying out accurate and methodical site surveys as and when required.
– Ensure finished products meet industry standard tolerances and / or specific drawing tolerances and make adjustments as necessary.
– Ensure team resources are consistently at a level to meet demand.
– Responding to requests from team members efficiently and effectively.
– Research design and drafting tools / applications to ensure efficiently within the department.
– Ensure that the company’s health and safety policy is adhered to.
– Undertake any other duties within the scope of your knowledge and skills as required.

THE PERSON

Friendly, personable, positive approach.
– Exceptional communication skills; both written and verbal.
– Experience working in a fast-paced, challenging and client facing environment.
–  Unfazed by unpredictable workloads and changing demands, prioritising according to deadlines.
– Proactive, resourceful and able to use own initiative to solve problems.
– Ability to work effectively and collaboratively alongside team members.
– Creative with a good eye for detail.
– Willing and able to travel overseas for jobs on occasion.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

Experience in creating technical drawings for joinery, metal shop, mechanics and modelling.
– Multiple Autodesk packages (Essential)
– Sketch-Up – Solidworks – Vectorworks (Desirable)
– Understanding manufacturing methods and materials.
– Experience in creating solid models and presentation drawings.
– Significant experience in creating and reading construction drawings.
– Experience in working with CNC Setters – Programmers.
– Managerial experience and the ability to work lead a team in a fast-paced environment.
– Scenic/Engineering company background.
– Proven experience and ability to supervise and instruct staff.
– An understanding of Health & Safety regulations relating to the events industry.
– Experience of liaising with designers and Production Managers to adapt work in accordance with requirements.

Job Type: Full Time
Salary: Dependent on experience.

To apply please submit your CV to londoncareers@maestra-group.com

Workshop Labourer
London

Workshop Labourer

Due to business growth we are currently looking for a full time Workshop Labourer to join our Scenic Department in South London. This position within the company requires proven experience, and excellent ability.

THE ROLE

Work closely with and report to the Technical Manager – Scenic Services
– Assist the Workshop Lead’s with housekeeping duties, workshop cleaning / lifting and general assistance.
– Maintain the dust extraction system making sure the bagging area is emptied as required including organising servicing / repairs as required.
– Organise waste collections with our approved waste handlers and organise servicing / repairs of our waste handling equipment as required.
– Be responsible for all Scenic workshop goods-in and their delivery and storage in each department.
– Assist the Lead Scenic Artist with Roller and brush painting, paper hanging where required.
– Maintain Housekeeping standards within the Workshops, grounds and outbuildings.
– Ensure that the company’s health and safety policy is adhered to.
– You will be expected to cover installation’s on site – on occasion and when required. This will also involve some work at short notice.
– Ability to drive a Sprinter / Luton type van.
– Use mechanical handing equipment (Forklift – Telehandler) to load / unload lorries / skips.
– Be responsible any mechanical handing equipment at the Workshop including organising servicing / repairs as required.
– Please note relevant training with any mechanical handing equipment will be provided and updated as required.
– Assist in improving efficiency and project delivery by ensuring processes and good working practices are maintained.
– Undertake any other duties within the scope of your knowledge and skills as required.

THE PERSON

Friendly, personable, positive approach.
– Exceptional communication skills; both written and verbal.
– Experience working in a fast-paced, challenging and client facing environment.
– Unfazed by unpredictable workloads and changing demands, prioritising according to deadlines.
– Proactive, resourceful and able to use own initiative to solve problems.
– Ability to work effectively and collaboratively alongside team members.
– An eye for detail.
– Willing and able to travel overseas for jobs on occasion.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

You will have a Full Clean drivers’ licence.
– Problem solve and communicate with a wide range of people.
– Knowledge and experience of a busy workshop.
– An understanding of Health & Safety issues and COSHH.

Job Type: Full Time
Salary: Dependent on experience.

To apply please submit your CV to londoncareers@maestra-group.com

Carpenter - Grade 2
London

Carpenter – Grade 2

Due to business growth we are currently looking for a full time Carpenter Grade 2 to join our Scenic Department in South London. This position within the company requires some experience and ability or recent formal qualifications.

THE ROLE

Work closely with and report to the Lead Carpenter as required.
– Working collaboratively with other members of the scenic team to achieve carpentry and finishing solutions on all projects as required.
– Fabrication of set, decorative items, signs and staging to the highest standards.
– Ensure that quality and consistency of output is always maintained.
– Work with the Lead Carpenter to ensure that the project timeline is carried out as effectively as possible.
– Read and understand technical and construction drawings.
– Ensure finished products meet industry standard tolerances and / or specific drawing tolerances and adjust as necessary.
– Assist in improving efficiency and project delivery by ensuring processes and good working practices are maintained.
– Attend briefing meetings and be proactive in providing ideas and suggestions.
– Responding to requests from team members efficiently and effectively.
– Maintain Housekeeping standards within the workshop.
– Ensure that the company’s health and safety policy is adhered to.
– You will be expected to cover installation on site – on occasion and when required, including the modification and adjustment of scenery. This will also involve some work on scenery at short notice.
– Undertake any other duties within the scope of your knowledge and skills as required.
– You may be required to undertake formal training as part of your job at a different location.

THE PERSON

– Friendly, personable, positive approach.
– Exceptional communication skills; both written and verbal.
– A sympathetic approach to creative concepts and an ability to realise them in practical terms
– Unfazed by unpredictable workloads and changing demands, prioritising according to deadlines.
– Proactive, resourceful and able to use own initiative to solve problems.
– Ability to work effectively and collaboratively alongside team members.
– Creative with a good eye for detail.
– Willing and able to travel overseas for jobs on occasion

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

1 year’s experience of working in a modern Carpentry workshop environment, producing bespoke components and structures or completion of a recognised relevant formal qualification.
– Knowledge of carpentry machinery and associated equipment.
– Good general knowledge of materials.
– Basic understanding of structural engineering as applied within the industry.
– Good Making and Hand skills.
– Good finishing skills.
– Ability to read Construction drawings and recognise symbols and specifications.
– Problem solve and communicate with a wide range of people.
– Experience working in the events sector or similar industry desirable.
– Ability to use modern drawing packages AutoCAD or similar for viewing schematics desirable.
– An understanding of Health & Safety issues and COSHH.

Job Type: Full Time
Salary: Dependent on experience.

To apply please submit your CV to londoncareers@maestra-group.com

Carpenter - Grade 1
London

Carpenter – Grade 1

Due to business growth we are currently looking for a full time Carpenter Grade 1 to join our Scenic Department in South London. This position within the company requires proven experience, and excellent ability.

THE ROLE

– Work closely with and report to the Lead Carpenter as required.
– Working collaboratively with other members of the scenic team to achieve carpentry and finishing solutions on all projects as required.
– Fabrication of set, decorative items, signs and staging to the highest standards.
– Ensure that quality and consistency of output is always maintained.
– Work with the Lead Carpenter to ensure that an efficient build schedule and project timeline are carried out as effectively as possible.
– Read and interpret technical and construction drawings.
– Ensure finished products meet industry standard tolerances and / or specific drawing tolerances and adjust as necessary.
– Assist in improving efficiency and project delivery by ensuring processes and good working practices are maintained.
– Attend briefing meetings and be proactive in providing advice and guidance.
– Carrying out accurate and methodical site surveys.
– Responding to requests from team members efficiently and effectively.
– Maintain Housekeeping standards within the workshop.
– Ensure that the company’s health and safety policy is adhered to.
– You will be expected to cover installation on site – on occasion and when required, including the modification and adjustment of scenery. This will also involve some work on scenery at short notice.
– Undertake any other duties within the scope of your knowledge and skills as required.
– You may be required to Deputise for the Lead Carpenter when they are away.

THE PERSON

– Friendly, personable, positive approach.
– Exceptional communication skills; both written and verbal.
– Experience working in a fast-paced, challenging and client facing environment.
– Unfazed by unpredictable workloads and changing demands, prioritising according to deadlines.
– Proactive, resourceful and able to use own initiative to solve problems.
– Ability to work effectively and collaboratively alongside team members.
– Creative with a good eye for detail.
– Willing and able to travel overseas for jobs on occasion

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

– Substantial experience of working in a modern fabrication/workshop environment, leading teams and producing bespoke components and structures.
– Excellent knowledge of materials from Wood, laminates, plastics and all modern staging scenic techniques.
– Knowledge of carpentry machinery and associated equipment.
– Good understanding of structural engineering as applied within the industry.
– Excellent making and hand skills.
– Exceptional finishing skills.
– Ability to read Construction drawings and recognise symbols and specifications.
– Problem solve and communicate with a wide range of people.
– Experience working in the events sector or similar industry.
– Ability to use modern drawing packages AutoCAD or similar for viewing schematics.
– An understanding of Health & Safety issues and COSHH applied in a Carpentry environment.
– Experience of liaising with designers and Production Managers to adapt work in accordance with requirements.

Job Type: Full Time
Salary: Dependent on experience.

To apply please submit your CV to londoncareers@maestra-group.com

Senior Production Designer
London

We produce a broad range of events across the private and corporate sectors. The position will involve taking an integral/leading role within our design team, designing and producing high-end live events. We are looking for someone from a creative background, who has a minimum of 3-5 years experience in event production.

THE ROLE

– Working alongside Project Managers and Technical Managers in the planning and delivery of live events.
– Attending meetings and site visits and taking meticulous site measurements of venues.
– Working confidently with clients in a professional and friendly manner.
– Full event design from the development of initial ideas through to the completed design, including the production of detailed floor plans, creative moodboards and visuals.
– Producing 3D renders (ideally within Vectorworks) or hand drawn illustrations.
– Sourcing, contacting and managing suppliers as well as managing the design budgets with our Project Managers.
– Designing and formatting artwork such as backdrops and presentations. Managing the delivery of all graphics with complete accuracy.
– Sourcing materials and organising the hire of furniture, drape, staging etc.
– Assisting with Production Schedules.
– Onsite management and delivery.

THE PERSON

– Experience working in a fast-paced, challenging and client facing environment.
– Able to work under pressure and to tight deadlines, with high levels of accuracy.
– Responds efficiently and effectively to queries and requests from team members, managers and clients.
– A proactive, creative and imaginative problem-solver with a good eye for detail.
– Friendly, personable, positive approach.
– Unfazed by unpredictable workload and changing demands.
– Ability to work effectively and collaboratively alongside team members.
– Strong communication and organisational skills.
– Imaginative and creative mindset, with a keen interest in design.
– Understanding of technical production desirable.

SOFTWARE

– Proficient in Adobe Suite, in particular Illustrator & Photoshop.
– Experience with CAD is essential, we use Vectorworks.
– Able to produce 3D renders. Hand sketching skills are desirable but not essential
– Computer literate, preferably with experience in Mac but not essential

Job Type: Full Time
Salary: Dependent on experience.

All applicants need to submit a portfolio. Please submit all applications to londoncareers@maestra-group.com

Senior Technical Manager
London

THE ROLE

– Generating proposals and quotations for events and working directly with project managers to ensure that the event is delivered smoothly.
– Onsite management of events from installation to de-rig, including crew management.
– Delegating technical responsibility to on-site technicians (including freelancers), ensuring all duties are achieved within the deadline.
– Ensuring you have full knowledge of the company’s stock hire equipment and its functions.
– Managing budgets to ensure maximum profitability without compromising quality.
– Stretching the client’s creative understanding to deliver the best possible event within their scope and budget.
– Working with the warehouse manager and team, ensuring all relevant stock is kept and serviced to the best standards.
– Servicing and coordinating all technical requirements as requested by the project managers.
– Working with venue operation staff to ensure in house equipment is set up correctly, and to the client’s specifications.
– Offering technical advice and support to the project management team and occasionally clients.
– Working closely with the project managers to ensure that the company’s health and safety policy is adhered to.

ESSENTIAL SKILLS & ATTRIBUTES

– At least 4 years’ experience within events, technical management and equipment hire industries.
– Advanced level of understanding of the technical requirements of the event market.
– In-depth knowledge and comprehension of technical CAD drawings.
– Able to work in a fast paced, challenging and adapting environment.
– Able to maintain a high level of accuracy when working under pressure and to tight deadlines.
– Friendly, personable, positive approach.
– Imaginative problem-solver.

DESIRED SKILLS & ATTRIBUTES

– Knowledge of d&b sound systems, Analog Way, Robe lights, Chamsys and Avolites.
– Experience in video, lighting and sound.
– Extensive understanding in either video, lighting or sound.
– Experience working with Vector Works is preferred, but not essential.
– Experience working with suppliers and subcontractors, mainly concentrated towards video, sound and lighting.

Job Type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive salary dependent on experience.

To apply please submit your CV to londoncareers@maestra-group.com

London

Unit 5-7, Gunnery Terrace
London, SE18 6SW

+44 208 317 1000
london@maestra-group.com

Dubai

B305, Building 6
Dubai Design District
Dubai, 12104

+971 4 884 0755
dubai@maestra-group.com

Barcelona

Carrer d'Àlaba, 20
Sant Boi de Llobregat
Barcelona

+34 932 71 00 22
barcelona@maestra-group.com

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