Field Technician

We are looking for someone to join our production team to oversee the setting up of our multi camera photographic equipment at events. You will be the general ‘go to’ person for anything technical on site at live events. 

The ideal candidate will have an interest in photography or videography, have experience in the events/AV industry and be passionate about new technologies. 

You don’t need to have experience specifically with photo booths and photo booth software but you must consider yourself to be highly technical and have a good understanding of computer software and hardware. Above all, you must be a fast and inquisitive learner.

This is a physical role, frequently involving lifting, loading and packing of equipment and flight cases. The large majority of events are in central London. If the event is at a national or international location all travel and accommodation will be provided.

The role 

  • Setting up and troubleshooting our multi-camera equipment
  • Configuring and aligning cameras
  • Cable management and troubleshooting power and data connections
  • Ascertaining optimal layouts of equipment and cables on site before setting up
  • Liaising with non-technical events staff if problems arise
  • Assisting other events staff with setup
  • Assisting with unloading and loading of equipment at events.
  • Driving large vans through central London
  • Coordinating with other suppliers on site

The candidate

  • At least one year experience within a similar role 
  • Must be highly organised and motivated by working in a team 
  • Passion for photography and video
  • Highly motivated and able to work under pressure
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to explain technical concepts in a simple and calm manor
  • A ‘can-do’ attitude and ability to find workarounds when presented with problems.
  • A practical problem solver
  • Quick to identify outstanding tasks required to complete set up at events
  • An excellent understanding of cabling equipment on site for power and data
  • A working understanding of networking and router configurations
  • Familiar with Windows and Mac operating systems
  • An excellent eye for detail and initiative in solving problems with electrical equipment
  • A basic understanding of electronics and soldering
  • A working knowledge of Linux / Ubuntu is a strong advantage
  • A working knowledge of Arduino and Raspberry-Pi platforms is a strong advantage
  • A working knowledge of the command line is a strong advantage.
  • Candidates will ideally have a clean driving licence

The company

The Flash Pack are an award winning photo experience agency, specialising in creating fun, interactive photography based experiences at live events. We are known for our innovative approach to briefs, our ability to create striking branded content, and our expertise in delivering amplification of content pre, during, and post event.

Our clients include some of the worlds best known brands and media agencies. We are led by a team of successful entrepreneurs who thrive on innovation. This is a fast moving business.

Based in a studio in West Dulwich, South London, our office environment is a fun and friendly environment. We have a strong team-working ethic.  We have an on site café, bike storage, showers and direct trains to London Bridge and Victoria within walking distance.

In the first instance candidates should email careers@itstheflashpack.com with a copy of their CV and covering letter.

This is a freelance role paid at an hourly rate and you will frequently be working evenings and weekends. The hours would depend on what events we have on that week but the volume is likely to be 3-4 events each week.

Hourly rate is £20-25 ph DOE.