UK Prep Manager

Do you have live events experience? Are you good with people? Do you enjoy managing crew and love attention to detail? Are you looking to work in a growing, international, fast paced, exciting and global business working with some of the worlds best known live acts and entertainers? 

Would you like to work for the worlds largest, most exciting and innovative supplier of laser, special effects equipment and crew? ER Productions is the world record holder for the worlds largest laser display performed in Dubai in 2021, would you like to join the team and be part of delivering the most exciting displays on planet earth? This could be the job for you. 

For the right candidates there are development and career opportunities as our business continues to implement our ambitious long term growth strategy. Our work will truly give you the opportunity to develop your skills and broaden your experience enabling you to develop and grow.

We want applicants that have experience working in live events and a good understating of laser or special effetc, have a willingness to learn and improve and have brilliant can do attitude.

Purpose of the role

The prep manager position is one of the most important roles at ER Productions, what’s important is not only that the equipment delivers, the crew have to deliver too. People are the most important part of what we do. As a Prep Manager your job is to ensure that shows are properly resourced with the right equipment and right crew. Ensure that all preps are correctly resourced and run efficiently so that preps run on time, to schedule and have the right kit assigned to them.  Ensure that the preps meet the standards set out by ER Productions and that all warehouse safety guidelines are followed during preps.

You will be working in a fast paced international business across multiple time zones at high profile festivals, shows and tours, therefore it is important that you have the following Skills and Experience:

  • Ability to read and understand technical plots and drawings    

  • Good understanding of live event technology, must understand DMX, ARTNET and data distribution

  • Computer literate, understanding of computer networks and IP address, able to navigate server systems and online booking systems

  • Must understand show and event power distribution systems

  • Ability to read and understand technical plots and drawings    

  • At lest 5 years experience in the live events industry in a technical capacity

  • At Least 2 years experience working with lasers and / or special effect on site

  • At least 2 years experience managing people  


As a Prep Manager your responsibilities will include:

  • Ensure all jobs and preps have crew assigned and that the crew have the correct skill level, personality and are aware of the booking so they are in the right place at the right time.

  • Ensure the all preps run smoothly and on time, that the preps have the correct equipment and that the preps meet the standards as set out by ER Productions.

  • Ensure the equipment has been assigned and scanned out to the correct job on Current. That Current is kept up to date and any changes of equipment on shows has been logged so Current remains up to date.

  • Ensure that equipment and crew are delivered on time to shows, that all equipment and flight cases leave the warehouse correctly labelled, clean and meet standards set out by ER Productions

  • Ensure that all prep bays are cleaned and cleared down, that any extra equipment is returned to the shelves ready for the next show.


Package on Offer:

  • Salary depending on experience 

  • Bupa Health Care

  • Company Pension Scheme

  • Mobile Phone

  • Apple Laptop

  • 4 Weeks holiday + Bank Holidays and Christmas shutdown


A little about us:

ER Productions is an international, award-winning laser show & laser system design and special effects specialist, with credits spanning high profile events, advertising, television and worldwide concert tours.

Constantly pushing the envelope when it comes to the ongoing development, manufacture and sourcing of cutting-edge laser & SFX products, we have the largest collection of laser solutions worldwide.

With offices in the UK, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Australia and USA, ER Productions is perfectly placed to deliver systems and show-stopping laser & SFX displays around the world.