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Events Set Carpenter – Full Time – London

Job reference: EVTS/SET/CAR
Published: 23 November 2018

Position Type: Permanent

Sector: Live Events
Role: Events Set Builder
Location: London, London


About the job

Position: Events Set Carpenter

Location: London

Salary: Circa £25,000

Prospero Integrated are currently seeking Set Carpenters within the events industry to join a great events production company based in London.

Responsibilities of an Events Set Carpenter:

The construction of scenery/props for various events in keeping with the brief for the particular event, the installation & de-rig of sets/props in accordance to Health & Safety guidelines

Main Purpose

To co-ordinate the set/prop construction needs of an event with the Project Manager within budget limitations


  • On occasions, attend site visits for reconnaissance missions aiding the Project Manager when required – sorting set list in accordance to this. Otherwise working to a verbal/written brief as per the Project Manager’s instructions
  • Source materials, cut to a cut list, assembling by a variety of fastening methods including screws, nails, staples and glue. Sanding, drilling & shaping with hand and power tools, priming and base painting and finishing in paint or fabric covering according to the brief & budget
  • Delivering & installing sets as per the brief for the job. Collection & de-rig of these, cleaning set pieces and organising storage for these whilst keeping inline with Health and Safety guidelines
  • Maintain a record of expenditures and raise Purchase Orders etc as to keep inline with Company procedures. Maintain set/props storage area at all times. May be called to assist with other production areas when your own work is limited

This job description is intended as a general indication of the main responsibilities of the job and does not include detailed instructions on how tasks are undertaken.  You may be required to carry out additional tasks within your capability as necessitated by your changing role within the organisation and to meet the needs of the business.

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