Venue Technician

 

 

Pikes is an iconic Ibizan institution, steeped in rock ‘n’ roll history and brimming with personality.  The 25-room boutique haven in the San Antonio hills features bespoke rooms and suites set around the sprawling fairy-tale gardens and the famous aquamarine pool which was the location for Wham’s ‘Club Tropicana’ video.  Lovingly restored by the world-famous Ibiza Rocks brand in 2011 and adored by locals, Pikes is one of the few places that still represent the authentic, carefree, Balearic spirit of the island.

Pikes are recruiting for an Venue Technician to work across all headline talent nightclub shows (up to x5 per week peak season) and daytime DJ performances. There maybe some requirements to work on one-off ad-hoc live band and PA performances also. Relevant previous experience working within an electronic music focused venue is essential.

 

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES AND DECISION OWNERSHIP

  • Managing sound levels within the venue; monitoring dB levels at the perimeter of the venue and adjusting output levels as necessary 
  • Setting up and packing down DJ equipment & additional artist technical equipment for each event

  • Managing all DJ changeovers throughout each event

  • Main point of contact for artists throughout their performance; assisting with both technical and hospitality requests; ensuring they feel comfortable throughout their performance

  • Troubleshooting any technical issues during the performance

  • Managing PA performances; EQ'ing system and managing monitoring levels to ensure clean audio output both in venue and in DJ booth.

  • Operating the club lighting system and SFX

  • Swapping out DJ and technical equipment during changeovers to optimize DJ booth space

  • Ensuring clear radio communications at all time with nighttime event management team

 

REQUIRED SKILLS, KNOW-HOW AND EXPERIENCE

  • Relevant previous experience working as an audio/venue technician in an electronic music focused venue is essential

  • Excellent audio fault-finding and troubleshooting skills

  • Excellent familiarity with set-up and troubleshooting of modern DJ equipment (Pioneer CDJ 2000 NXS/NXS2, Pioneer DJM900 NXS2, Serato, Technics 1210)

  • Excellent timekeeping skills to ensure reliability

  • Good radio communication skills

  • A positive, team focused attitude with the willingness to help out in other areas of the venue when needed, demonstrating a ‘hands on’ approach

  • The ability to remain calm when under pressure

  • Good communications skills; calm & confident when speaking to artists and artist mamagement

  • A keen interest in electronic music would be an added bonus for this role