Crew Lead - Birmingham

Sofar Sounds

Sofar Sounds

Birmingham, UK
Posted on Thursday, July 11, 2024
Sofar is creating space where music matters. Our unique live experiences provide a place for artist discovery, local community and connection in non-traditional, unexpected places across 78 countries and growing. Through our artist services, we provide tools and services for artists to directly connect with fans and build sustainable, creative lives on their own terms.
Our work is largely inspired by our values:
- Creativity: We exist to support artists. We empower everyone in the Sofar community to bring their own creative energy to connect artists and audiences.
- Community: We come together to create the spaces where music matters, intentionally welcoming and respecting all music lovers around the world.
- Joy: We believe in the transformative, unifying, and joyful power of experiencing live music together.
Our global Sofar team is deeply passionate about music and the work we do. When we’re not working, you can probably find us at a live show or telling anyone in earshot about the new song we can’t stop listening to. Discovering and supporting artists gets us out of bed every morning – and knowing that we’re creating memorable, intimate fan experiences worldwide drives our work forward.
THE ROLE - CREW LEAD
The Crew Lead is an essential part of our local shows, leading the artist, venue, crew, and guest experience on the night of every show in their city. They will be responsible for supporting the production of every show in their city, facilitating the crew experience, cultivating a great guest experience, guiding artists through our event run of show, and overseeing all night of show operations.
The Crew Lead will take initiative, have strong assessment skills, provide coaching and feedback for your team and are agile in adapting to the ebbs and flows of each live event. Reporting to the Concerts Director, and working closely with their local Growth Manager or Local Promoter, the Crew Lead will be an important part of every area of the show experience to ensure the excellence of every Sofar show.
WHAT YOU’LL DO
- Work every show as the principal Lead in your market, with a maximum of sixteen shows per month
- Serve as the point person for day-of event operations and communications
- Manage day-of event supplies and local gear inventory
- Responsible for filling last minute crew and audio engineer gapsLead the run of show schedule, and hold crew accountable for timely and accurate on-site performance
- Submit post-show reporting immediately following each event
- Ensure the highest-quality experience and safety at every Sofar show
- Delegate crucial show related tasks to crew membersYou’ll be a key leader among the local crew and always focused on quality of shows and exceptional artist experiences
WHO YOU ARE
-You have at least 6 months experience, or a demonstrated track record of leadership experience with events
- You take ownership of your actions and are highly resourceful
- You have experiencing leading teams at events
- You’re able to effectively communicate learnings, strategic recommendations, and feedback to your peers
- You have a sincere and empathetic approach to work and communication
- You’re organized, detail oriented & work well with problem solving
- You are able to work flexible hours (including nights and weekends) and are committed to working a minimum number of shows in your market
HOURLY REQUIREMENTS
- 3-4 shows/week (*varies by market), 5 hour commitment for each show
- Maximum of 20 hours/week
The applicable wage for this position is £16.03 per hour.
If our mission and job opening resonates, you're encouraged to apply even if your experience doesn't precisely match the job description. We are committed to creating a culture of belonging and building a diverse team that reflects a variety of lived experiences, perspectives, and skills.