Technical Events Manager

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1-3 Cockburn Street, Edinburgh

Reports to

Head of Operations

Lead on the planning, organisation and event management of specific events and activities in support of The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoos objectives with a particular focus on supporting technical event and production activity.

Key Duties

  • Plan, organise and implement The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo activity to ensure safe, secure and compliant annual Edinburgh event, overseas tattoos and other events whilst always seeking to identify and deliver effectiveness and efficiency improvements.

Technical Event Planning & Management

  • Lead on the planning, organisation and implementation of technical production, event and infrastructure issues.
  • Provide general technical production advice and expertise in Sound, Lighting, Projection, Special Effects etc. to The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo Producer and Operations team.
  • Supporting The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo Production Manager in initiating and managing all production contracts (e.g. sound, lighting, projection, fireworks etc.).
  • Support the Property Manager to ensure technical Framework contract compliance and improvement and management of the venue infrastructure, including all technical aspects of the Stands during the annual Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

Framework Contract

  • Identify opportunities for improved service and efficiency within the Framework contract.
  • Monitor and direct, where appropriate all technical compensation events and contract changes.

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo Event Control

  • Support the Deputy Event Controller with stakeholder management in support of event management.
  • Support for all Event training activity, as required.

Other Tasks

  • Lead on The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo Technical Innovation activity
  • Lead on The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo Technical Stands Innovation activity.

Be Prepared To

  • Lead on the planning, management, control and communication of specific events and activities, as required by the Chief Executive.
  • Identify and develop event consultancy opportunities for The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.
  • Apply project management methodology and coordinate stakeholders to deliver desired outcomes to the specified time, cost and quality criteria.
  • Ensure achievement of best practice and legislative compliance in order to safeguard The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo reputation.
  • Lead on internal The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo projects and work streams to promote continuous improvement and best practice.

Skills - Essential

  • Strong and broad Technical Live Events background with detailed understanding of lighting, audio, projection and technical delivery of special effects.
  • Detailed experience of working with temporary structures for live events and all associated professional competencies
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills – both written and oral
  • Excellent time-management skills
  • Computer literate
  • Committed to meeting deadlines

Skills - Desirable

  • Event Management
  • Crisis Management

Qualifications/Training - Essential

  • Relevant professional qualification, planning & project management

Qualifications/Training - Desirable

  • Managing Safely
  • Civil Emergency Planning

How to apply

For further information contact: Doug Cook, Head of Operations, The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo | | 0131 2254783

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