If you love travelling but don’t have the funds to travel for long periods of time, then starting a job as event crew setting up event structures at festivals in Europe may be the best way for you to do that.
Working as Event Crew Abroad
When working as event crew aboard there are many things that you should take into consideration before accepting a position like this;
Long Hours in a Hot Climate
Working as a part of an event crew team can be extremely demanding. You don’t only need to take the long hours into consideration when working abroad but you also need to take the climate into consideration. Long, hot days can be gruelling and you need to have a lot of stamina and passion to be able to get through some of the tougher days.
Putting Up Event Structures Abroad
Of course, there are many jobs that you can opt for when you become event crew, anything from bar work to stewarding and even security. But did you know that you can also apply to help set up event structures? This includes stages and other buildings. Here are some things to consider;
You need to know what you’re doing when it comes to putting up event structures abroad. That doesn’t mean that you can’t be trained on the job but you need to have common sense and a little construction knowledge is always useful. You need to take into consideration that you will be responsible for peoples’ safety when in these buildings or on the stages. If you have not constructed them correctly, then they could be a risk.
When setting up event structures, you may also be required to do heavy lifting. If you have a pre-existing back condition, then it may not be the best role for you. You also need to bear in mind that the weather may be extremely hot as well, adding to the strain and exhaustion.
No matter what you do when working and travelling abroad, there will be positives to the experience. All that hard work and dedication will be worth it.
Unforgettable Experience Working as Event Crew Abroad
Working abroad is a great experience for anyone who has a passion for travelling, it allows you to see different parts of the world, whilst getting paid for it.
Working abroad putting up event structures is a great learning experience in many different ways. It can introduce you to many different cultures, languages and skills that you may not be able to get over here. It will also allow you to develop a lot more resilience to the working environment.
Enjoy the Festival
Working at festivals often means that when you have downtime, you get to go and enjoy the festival. For many members of event crew, you will be put on shifts and have some free time to be able to do as you wish. If you are putting up event structures you will likely only be needed before and after the festival, so again, may be able to enjoy it for free.
Chance to Progress in the Company
Many large companies in the industry will take on workers and allow them to progress through the company. This may mean that your job as event crew staff or putting up temporary structures could lead you to another position, such as marketing or management. Companies tend to value dedicated employees and want to try and retain them for as long as possible, as they have a deeper insight into the company.