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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

Account Manager
Dubai, London

Account management responsibilities include developing strong relationships with customers, connecting with key businesses and preparing sales reports. Account Managers also answer client queries and identify new business opportunities among existing customers. In this role, you will liaise with cross-functional internal teams to improve the entire client / customer experience. This position may require occasional travel.

If you are familiar with account management, have a flair for client communication and understand consumer behaviour, we’d like to meet you. Ideally, candidates for this role will know how to meet ambitious individual and team-wide sales quotas. Ultimately, a successful Account Manager should contribute to revenue growth while keeping our clients satisfied and engaged with our products and services in the long-run.

THE ROLE

– Serve as the lead point of contact for all customer account management matters.
– Build and maintain strong, long-lasting client relationships.
– Negotiate contracts to protect business interests and reduce risks.
– Retain and develop new business with existing clients and/or identify areas of improvement to build the overall relationship.
– Receive detailed briefs, define the ‘scope of work’ and ‘critical path’ for every project.
– Produce initial detailed quotes, following the internal processes whilst utilising pricing structures and templates.
– Follow up on offers and receive project confirmation in a timely manner.
– Handover projects to a Project Manager once the project has confirmed, following appropriate internal workflow process.
– Assist with challenging client requests, escalating issues as and when required.
– Responsible for client satisfaction, ensuring a positive journey experience for the client.
– Forecast and track key account metrics.
– Prepare reports on account statuses.
– Is responsible for payment follow up as per the payment terms (in liaison with the finance department as per internal process.)

THE PERSON

– Proven work experience as an Account Manager, Key Account Manager, Sales Account Manager, Junior Account Manager or relevant role (ideally in event agencies, brand activation sector, exhibitions or conferences.)
– Has technical knowledge in global event production.
– Demonstrable ability to communicate, present and influence key stakeholders at all levels of an organisation.
– Experience with CRM software (e.g. Salesforce, Zoho CRM or HubSpot) is desirable.
– Solid knowledge of MS Office (particularly MS Excel).
– Experience delivering client-focused solutions to customer needs.
– Very well organised with proven ability to juggle multiple accounts at a time, while maintaining sharp attention to detail.
– Excellent listening, negotiation and presentation abilities.
– Strong verbal and written communication skills.

Job Type: Full Time
Salary: Dependent on experience

To apply for the London role, please send your CV to londoncareers@maestra-group.com
To apply for the Dubai role, please send your CV to dubaicareers@maestra-group.com

Video Technician
Dubai

ROLE

The responsibilities of this role will mainly be focussed on the installation, programming and maintenance of Maestra’s video equipment; LED video screen, processors, projectors, switchers, media servers such as Watchout etc. in the production of high profile live events. As a Maestra technician you may also be expected to provide technical support in full cross discipline skill in the areas of AV, lighting, sound, staging and rigging.

There would also be the opportunity to learn and develop skills and expertise at an innovative events company.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Day to Day tasks

– Assist with the preparation, care and maintenance of equipment with accuracy and attention to detail.
– Work in an organised fashion to keep the working environment tidy.
– Follow operational and safety procedures accurately on every project.
– Take responsibility to ensure the correct equipment is specified for each project and liaise with the Project Manager / Head of Video to find appropriate solutions for each event.
– Approach the installation, programming and operation of technical equipment for rehearsals and shows with enthusiasm.
– Efficient communication with all members of the team, suppliers and where necessary the client.

Technical

– Operation of AV / technical systems including LED screens and processing, projection, switching and media servers.
– Accurate preparation, installation, operating and derig of events.

Attributes

– A positive attitude and professionalism at all times.
– The ability to problem solve and work under pressure.
– The ability to work in a team.
– Good punctuality and time management.
– Appropriate presentation at all times.

EXPERIENCE

– Good experience of live events operationally ‘hands on’.
– A good experience and technical understanding of Audio, Lighting and Video equipment used on events.
– Excellent communication skills in English.
– Enthusiasm and ability to work to tight deadlines.
– Driving License (not essential but would be a plus).
– Competent in MS Office.
– Flexible approach to working patterns.

Reports to: Head of Video
Salary: Negotiable on experience

 

Project Manager
Dubai, London

Project Manager

Maestra Group is a scenic construction, design and technical production company, providing support services to event agencies with offices in London, Dubai, Barcelona and Bahrain. Due to business growth we are currently looking for a full time Project Manager to provide experienced leadership in the planning and fulfilment of all project delivery requirements as Maestra enters a new phase of expansion and growth. This position within the company requires proven experience in the Events industry combined with excellent ability in both technical and scenic disciplines.

Project Managers work as the key point of contact between internal clients as well as the Technical and Production teams to deliver high-quality projects to time, cost and budget. Running multiple projects in their entirety the Project Managers ensure that resources are in place and teams have been clearly briefed as to the client’s requirements. Problem-solving skills are very important as well as highly advanced organisational skills.

Quality in delivery: ensuring all project deliverables are meticulously planned, delivering the right levels of quality and representing best value for our clients.

Collaborative approach: developing a strong relationship with clients and internal departments, ensuring regular, collaborative dialogue and client servicing.

Working practices: ensuring that best practice processes and learnings are applied to all projects and taking an active role in providing feedback to the global management team for continual improvement.

Team management: ensuring our projects are sufficiently staffed, providing guidance to freelance staff on project work.

Health & Safety: working with all members of staff and Maestra H&S representative to oversee implementation of Maestra guidelines, policies and processes, and ensuring the necessary training and support is available for all teams.

Detailed Responsibilities

Project Management

– Oversee the successful delivery of project output from Maestra’s HQ.
– Review client briefs and assess requirements with Account Managers including agreement on initial budget splits as required.
– Work in partnership with the Account Managers, Design and Production teams to formulate and present considered technical solutions to clients.
– Provide experience and depth of knowledge to project proposals, ensuring that they balance creative ambition with safe and practical delivery as well as offering value to our clients.
– Manage project delivery in accordance with Maestra/Client contracts, including the management of any client-owned/sub-contracted kit as appropriate.
– Work with the Operations team to source appropriate I&D resource and coordinate their scheduling and roles within a project.
– Review 3rd party suppliers and identify possible new partners on a regular basis in line with the procurement policy.
– Coordinate sub-contractor deliverables and ensure they are in accordance with the agreed specification overseeing the fabrication/production of all items.
– Ensure the Projects team works in compliance within Maestra policies and guidelines.
– Support any new business pitches and RFQ processes as required

Client Relationship

– Be client facing at any time, able to clearly articulate why proposed production methodologies are the best solution, help provide justification on cost line items, and be willing to listen and collaborate with the client.
– Support the Maestra Health & Safety representative, advising clients of H&S requirements and implementing them on site.

Financial Management

– Oversee financial control of projects with internal departments and su-contractors, ensuring delivery of all aspects of assigned projects within the agreed timeframe and budget.
– On project completion, ensure the precise financial reconciliation of all production budgets, ensuring debriefs are undertaken on all projects and results are communicated, and best-practice and learnings are shared across the company.
– Oversee the cost management of any freelance resources as required, seek best value and manage costs in accordance with the relevant budgets.

Internal Design/Production Development

– Closely collaborate with the Design team in the development of creative concepts to ensure they can be delivered within budget, and will deliver client-optimal solution at a fair price.
– Be proactive and take the initiative to move projects forward, collaborating with other Maestra departments.
– Ensure any production/design changes are communicated to all relevant parties.
– Monitor internal and 3rd party supplier drawings and ensure final drawings and any detailed calculations are submitted internally, to the client and local authorities as appropriate.

Team Management

– Continue to foster a professional, respectful and collaborative approach across the team
– Manage all team schedules to provide a seamless production service and ensure staff welfare is proactively managed

Experience and skills required

– Extensive experience of delivering exhibitions & live shows.
– Thorough understanding of the Technical (Lighting/Sound and Video) & Scenic disciplines required to deliver large scale exhibitions and live events. Maestra recognises that individuals may have a bias towards particular disciplines – but an applicant should have the ability to deliver all aspects of a project.
– Proficient in Google Drive, Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and CAD package or equivalent.
– Experience in the use of finance management systems.
– Capable of managing large scale, complex budgets

Personality

– Hard working, dedicated and reliable.
– Committed to delivering quality and professionalism with meticulous attention to detail.
– Team-oriented with demonstrable leadership skills.
– Flexible regarding creative and client changes during the project cycle.
– Calm under pressure, extremely organised, pro-active with excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills.
– Excellent communicator with a positive can-do attitude.
– Intelligent, ambitious and highly motivated team player.
– Embrace an ever-developing landscape of new technology.
– Proactive, seeking out innovations in the industry that may be applied to projects.
– Bring drive and enthusiasm to the role.
– Able and willing to travel internationally, occasionally for extended periods as required.

To apply for either the London or Dubai role, please send your CV to londoncareers@maestra-group.com where we will process your application.

Head of Lighting
Dubai

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

ASSETS / WAREHOUSE

– Responsible for the allocation, management and upkeep of all lighting and power inventory.
– Takes a brief from Projects Team and designs a suitable system for any sized project within a given time frame.
– Creates equipment lists using the rental system in collaboration with Projects Team.
– Oversees and maintains the lighting inventory on an asset management system.
– Ensures that equipment is prepared to correct standards and in a timely fashion prior to installation.
– Ensures that the lighting department is well organised.
– Ensures the workshop and storage facilities are kept in a tidy and orderly fashion and all equipment contained within them is maintained to a suitable standard.
– Oversees repairs for all lighting equipment and ensure that the department runs at maximum efficiency.
– Communicates with Operations for the priority of repairs for upcoming projects.
– Leads on responsibility for all health and safety matters related to the lighting department, including risk assessments, inspection records, maintenance logs.
– Ensures that any rigging required for lighting is specified correctly.
– Assists in the allocation of suitable replacement equipment when shortages arise and identify sub-hire requirements well in advance to increase efficiency.
– Advises management on recommended Capex purchases based on new technologies and market trends.

ONSITE 

– Supports every project in terms of problem-solving and extra equipment.
– Briefs teams for all projects on lighting.
– Manages lighting team onsite to ensure project is delivered smoothly.
– Analysing onsite process and develops better and more efficient ways of working.
– Operating on shows when required.

PROJECT HANDLING 

– Handles all technical aspects of certain projects when requested.
– Effective management of all on site crew and sub-contractors whilst maintaining an effective line of communication with all other relevant suppliers, including the venues.
– Ensures consistent, coherent communication with the client as necessary, managing agreed expectations in terms of quality of delivery and agreed timelines whilst responding effectively to any unforeseen situations.
– Ensures safe working practices are adhered to in line with company policy.

TEAM MANAGEMENT

– Manages a team of in-house lighting and power technicians, allocating tasks as necessary.
– Manages any external freelance technicians.
– Specifies correct internal/external crew requirements for projects and communicates to Operations Team.
– Identifies appropriate opportunities for team training and development.

EXPERIENCE

– Extensive experience of live events both in a managerial position and operationally ‘hands on’.
– A very good rounded experience and understanding of Audio, Lighting and Video equipment used on events.
– Proven organisation and coordination skills.
– Excellent communication skills.
– Enthusiasm and ability to work to tight deadlines.
– Driving License.
– Basic experience in Autocad, Vectorworks or Sketchup software.
– Competent in MS Office.

Reports to: Head of Technical
Salary: Negotiable based 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

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

Draughtsperson
Dubai

Draughtsperson

Due to business growth we are currently looking for a full time Draughtsperson to join our Scenic Department in Dubai. 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 dubaicareers@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 (0) 93 852 69 60
barcelona@maestra-group.com

Bahrain

Block 257
The Lagoon
Amwaj Islands
Bahrain

+973 1619 6122

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