Hawthorn, the creative technical event production expert, is looking for Project Technicians, specialising in AV, to join its team and work alongside its busy Project Managers to deliver amazing events. 

Our dynamic Project teams work with a diverse range of clients to deliver stunning events of all sizes - from conferences, exhibitions and award ceremonies to big parties and intimate dinners. Our Project Technicians play a key role in pre-event production and delivery, from helping to specify the right equipment to each event, to the post event de-rig. We pride ourselves upon delivering an incredible service for our clients and the specialist expertise of our Technicians is crucial to our high service levels.

These are exciting roles for the right candidates and a great chance to showcase your skills – every project is different and you’ll be involved with each event from start to finish, working with a brilliant team who specialise in making things happen. It goes without saying that the right people for this role will be great team players with laser-sharp attention to detail, who thrive under pressure.

Your responsibilities

Your key responsibilities could include (depending upon your level of experience):

  • to rig, set up, focus, de-rig, video and or stage/set equipment and related equipment to the expected standard and within the expected time frame.
  • to specify pre-event prep work and to supervise it, ensuring it is completed accurately.
  • to specify equipment on small to medium jobs as directed.
  • to book equipment from given plan/spec using Insphire.
  • to liaise with clients and venue staff as required to fulfil the delivery of an event.
  • to undertake warehouse preparation of equipment for an event - e.g. testing systems, building racks etc.
  • to work in the warehouse as required and as directed by warehouse manager/team leader to pick, re-shelve and undertake basic repairs and servicing of equipment.
  • to be responsible for rigs and de-rigs where requested by the Project Manager and where appropriate.
  • fault find and fix equipment.
  • to program/operate switchers, playback, graphics and system components.
  • to set-up and use multi-screen projection systems
  • to have knowledge of Barco Event Master systems
  • to act as a ‘responsible person’ on site when required’.
  • to lead and manage a department or team on site’.
  • to supervise other technicians, freelancers and local crew on site.
  • to undertake delivery and collections in company vehicles.
  • to learn and harness information from your peers and colleagues to improve your techniques, skills and development
  • to support, train and nurture other technicians.
  • to work in compliance with Health & Safety policy and all company procedures at all times
  • to fulfil other reasonable duties as required by line manager or as requested by a senior person when on site.

About you

You will:

  • Be able to understand and interpret technical plans and direction by senior member of the team and carry out those tasks to the expected level
  • Be able to work under pressure to a given timeline/build schedule
  • Demonstrate competent rigging without supervision or guidance
  • Represent the company in a positive manner at all times
  • Have positive leadership skills and be a great team player
  • Have a full UK driving licence

Physical and social conditions of this role:

  • Non Standard working hours, including evenings and weekends
  • Working away from home, nationally and internationally
  • Working to strict timelines in often high pressured and stressful environments
  • Working at height

Where you'll be

You will be based at our headquarters in Old Dalby in Leicestershire and occasionally at our sites in Cambridge and London. This role invovles regular travel to support events in the UK and beyond. 

About us

We are creative technical event production experts. It's our job to make events look and sound amazing. And after 30 years in the business, we really know our stuff.

Named by the London Stock Exchange in 2015 as one of the '1000 Companies to Inspire Britain', we believe every event should be an incredible experience. Using the very latest event technology, we create spectacular bespoke solutions, in the UK and beyond. We install equipment in venues and when kit is needed and not the whole caboodle, we hire it out. We sell equipment from leading manufacturers too.

Based in Leicestershire, London and Cambridge, with our cutting-edge gear, ingenious 140-strong team and unwavering focus on quality, we're proud to deliver a truly amazing service, every time. And that's why many of our clients choose to work with us again and again.


Email your CV with a covering letter outlining your experience and why you're the right person for the job, to:

Please note: we are sorry, but due to a high volume of applications, we are able to contact applicants who are shortlisted only.


Further information

  • Deadline for applications: Friday 22 September 2017
  • Contact: Dave Barton
  • Telephone: 01223 897690
  • Email: