McGinley Support Services

Head of Scenic - Manchester (Events)


  • Leading and developing our warehouse and workshop scenic team including line management.

  • Managing the day-to-day tasking of the workshop and scenic warehouse team.

  • Managing the construction & preparation process of our equipment to ensure the highest possible standards & deadlines are met.

  • Maintaining high standards of health and safety

  • Stock management of workshop materials and consumables.

  • Maintenance of workshop equipment and tools.

  • Providing input on construction design and material specification for custom scenic elements.

  • Hands on construction of scenic products.

  • Regular communication with the Head of Scenic for day to day and forward planning ensuring best use of department resource

  • Provide training where required.

  • Assistance of other departments and other duties to meet the needs of the business.


  • At least 5 years' experience in the professional live events industry with a specialism in scenic construction.

  • Self-motivation, with the ability to lead by example and work as part of a team

  • Ability to read & interpret construction drawings & CAD plans

  • Good working knowledge of workshop tools and machinery

  • Excellent carpentry skills with good working knowledge of various materials.

  • Experience with CNC machines an advantage but not essential

  • Excellent leadership and communication skills.

  • Meticulous planning and attention to detail.

  • Ability to plan and prioritise multiple jobs, on a daily basis.

  • Ability to problem solve and to work to deadlines.

  • Flexibility and a can do, customer focused attitude.

  • Keen eye for detail and high standards of presentation.

  • Strong IT skills.

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