The events industry, an arena bustling with variety, presents a vibrant and dynamic career opportunity for individuals seeking a change. Famed for its diversity and excitement, it’s an industry where every day is different, offering exposure to a wide array of events such as concerts, conferences, sports events, and music festivals.
As we move into 2024, here are seven compelling reasons to consider a career in the event crewing industry.
1. Diversity of Events
One of the most attractive aspects of event crew work is the sheer variety of events you can be involved in. From high-profile concerts to corporate conferences, every day brings something new. This diversity not only keeps the job interesting but offers unique experiences not found in your everyday workplace. Whilst working at Silverback you will be assisting the set up of many live events, ranging from corporate events, brand activation, award ceremonies, sporting events, exhibitions and TV and Film. It is a truly rewarding industry to be a part of.
2. Skill Development
The event industry demands a host of skills – technical know-how, client-facing customer service, time management, and problem-solving, to name a few. Crew members wear multiple hats, providing an excellent platform to develop and hone a diverse skill set that is transferable to many other careers. With Silverback you will receive a complete training plan stating a clear avenue of progression, with regular performance reviews and opportunities for growth in the industry.
3. Play a Part in Live Events
There’s an undeniable thrill to being part of a live event. Whether it’s the energy of a concert crowd or the buzz of a successful corporate event, working in this field offers a level of excitement and satisfaction that is hard to find in other professions. Silverback’s crew has had the pleasure of taking part in a number of incredible events, such as the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, Tour de France, UEFA Cup finals, V Festival, Glastonbury and many others.
4. Flexible Working Hours
For individuals seeking a departure from the conventional 9-to-5 work schedule, the flexible working hours in the events industry provide a varied schedule that can adapt to different lifestyles and preferences. For those balancing other commitments, such as family responsibilities, university studies, or personal projects, this flexibility allows them to tailor their work hours to fit their personal schedule.
Moreover, the non-routine nature of event work can be a refreshing change for those who find a regular office schedule monotonous. It keeps the work engaging and dynamic, as different events bring different challenges and experiences.
5. Travel Opportunities
Many of our event crew travel up and down the country, supporting neighbouring offices to meet requirements. This can be a fantastic way to see new places, experience different cities, and meet new Silverback crew, all while getting paid. The opportunity to work in various locations breaks the monotony of being in the same environment every day. For some, this can lead to a more enriching work experience, offering a sense of adventure and the chance to explore the country.
6. Physical Fitness
Silverback’s are a rare breed of manpower. The physically demanding nature of event crew work may be particularly appealing to those who prefer an active workday over a sedentary office environment. You will be regularly loading and unloading trucks, setting up stages, working with audio visual equipment, often for long hours in challenging environments. This can be a welcome change for those who have previously experienced the mental and physical strains associated with desk jobs, offering a more balanced approach to well-being. For those who prefer a physically engaging job, event crew work offers a fantastic career opportunity.
7. Teamwork and Community
Working in the events sector involves collaboration with a diverse group of professionals, each contributing unique skills and perspectives to achieve a common goal. The smooth execution of any event depends on the teamwork of the entire crew. Crew members must coordinate closely, often under time constraints and high-pressure situations. Becoming a Silverback offers a unique opportunity to meet like-minded individuals, fostering both professional growth and personal connections for years to come.
Join Silverback Events Crew
2024 is shaping up to be an incredible year for the events industry, offering a unique blend of excitement, learning, and new experiences to all involved. It’s an ideal career path for those who thrive in dynamic, fast-paced environments and enjoy being part of creating memorable experiences. Whether you’re starting out or looking for a career change. For more information on what it takes to become a member of the Silverback crew, get in touch with your local office here.