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Have you got unwanted time on your hands? Want to help others whilst putting your kit to good use and promoting yourself? Do you just need something constructive to do at the moment? KitPlus wants to hear from you!

Create a short video review / top tips clip and send it to KitPlus via this link. KitPlus will pay £100 for every clip it uses (please see the T&Cs).

These guidelines will help your video get used.

It must be original content created for KitPlus, 1080p or 720p and under 1.5Gb file size.
The item reviewed should preferably be no more than three years old and still available on the open market. If not, it had better be good!
You should own the item or rent the item on a regular basis, and use the item frequently in your day to day job.
Clips should be 4 minutes to 10 minutes long.
Please introduce yourself and begin with ‘Hi my name is XXXXXX and here is my KitPlus review (or top tip) on XXXX’
Please edit the clip with no promotional graphics or logos. If you need to illustrate something then an arrow or name tag graphic is ok.
Use the opportunity to briefly explain what you do. We will add contact details and “about you” text in the review description so please do not add graphics for this aspect.
If you wish to use background music then you must own the license or it must be license free. We, and more importantly the platforms we use, will need proof.
You must not be receiving payment, sponsorship or other reward from other third parties directly or indirectly for the review.
We want genuine reviews, low level constructive remarks are fine and part of any good review, avoid ranting and swearing.
We suggest the review be about your ‘must have’ item of kit, something you’ve used and know inside out, an edit plug-in, keyboard shortcuts, lighting gadget, item of grip, converter box, lens filter (set) or something completely unrelated that you carry, and use for a purpose it was not designed for...
Basically anything that people watching can learn something from.
We’re looking for a well polished, clean and slick, edited version that you’ll be proud of and we can use - if we do use it then you get paid £100!

Neuman&Müller’s System Integration Team is Recruiting a Technical Planner

The work involved:

• Coordination of project planning and execution of complex and challenging international installation projects
• self-dependent planning of shop drawing and execution of audio-visual installations
• creation of 2D/3D layout and detail schemes, block diagrams and other technical documentation
• creation and supervision of timing and construction schedules
• execution of internal and external project meetings
• quality and budget management
• coordination with clients and subcontractors
• coordination and cooperation with project managers, construction managers, purchasing and logistics department
• continuous project reporting

What you can impress with:

You remain cool in the face of approaching deadlines, because your goal is customer satisfaction. Your assets include very good knowledge of German and English as well as your willingness to travel for us professionally.

Your strengths, qualifications & experience:

• Completed vocational training or university degree in media or event technology
• Minimum of three years of experience as technical planner – ideally in the fields of media installations and system integration
• Excellent knowledge in VectorWorks
• Sound knowledge of ConnectCAD are desirable
• Good command of MS Project and MS Office

You can apply for the role here.

Neumann&Müller Event Technology Dubai Seeks Crew Manager

For its future projects – outstanding productions and major events such as EXPO 2020 – Neumann&Müller Event Technology in Dubai is seeking a Crew Manager.

The work involved:

You will be the contact person for both staff and managers in matters relating to HR and the first point of contact for our freelancers. You will be responsible for planning staff deployment together with the project manager and will ensure that appropriately qualified staff is available at the right time for our projects. You will act as the communication interface between project managers and our freelance technicians and will enjoy a great deal of autonomy in carrying out all tasks associated with personnel booking. You will also work in recruitment and personnel marketing. You will support our commercial and technical project management in organisation and coordination as well as in travel planning, the preliminary review of invoices, accreditation, catering and assistance at event venues.

Your strengths:

You have outstanding communication skills, especially in personal contact with others. Your duties demand a large degree of flexibility in terms of working time as well as good commercial and organisational skills. You can work independently and with foresight but are nevertheless a team player. You are not afraid to make clear decisions. You have everything under control even in stress situations.

Your qualifications and experience:

You have a business degree or have completed vocational training in a commercial profession. You have several years of experience as a project assistant and, ideally, have experience in the event sector and personnel coordination. We require very good knowledge of English and German as well as confidence in the use of common MS Office programmes. Knowledge of another foreign language would be of benefit.

You can apply for the role here.

Neumann&Müller Event Technology Dubai Seeks Crew Manager

As part of its “System Integration” team in Dubai, Neumann&Müller are seeking Crew Manager.

The work involved:

As a crew management member you work independently and dutifully. You are the first port of call for our permanent and freelance project implementation staff as well as the communicative interface to our Construction Managers.

• Coordination of personnel requirements and shift planning with our construction and site managers
• Fulfilling the personnel requirements in cooperation with our Crew Booker and Recruiters Coordination of the onboarding and offboarding process of project related resources together with our HR management and travel management
• Documentation and constant updating of the current personnel requirements and actual analysis in our crew booking software
• Negotiation of compensation with our project-related resources
• Assistance in recruiting new employees
• Organization of target group-oriented training
• Completion of organizational tasks such as invoice processing
• Team-oriented, you also feel responsible for job-related general administrative activities
Your strengths , qualifications & experience:

You are flexible, you are communicative, interested and keep track in stressful situations. You have the ability to perform structured work and are high service oriented. You have high organizational and commercial skills, work foresight and can quickly recognize contexts. You suit us if you have professional experience as a Crew Manager / Crew Booker or Crew Coordinator in the event industry and you value teamwork. A good handling with the usual MS Office programs as well as technical affinity are required. Proper English language skills in spoken and written are essential.

You can apply for the role here.

Manchester International Festival is Hiring a Production Manager

Manchester International Festival (MIF) is recruiting a Production Manager. The Production Manager is responsible for the delivery of technical production of Festival, The Factory and Touring Commissions and events. Additionally, the Production Manager will support the Head of Production and Technical Director on the transition of the Technical Department as it moves from delivering a biennial festival to operating the year-round venue operation in The Factory

Responsibilities include:

− Working with Artists and Producers to facilitate the creation of and building of set, props, costumes and hire of lighting, sound, AV or other technical equipment. This will include liaising with the relevant technical teams within Factory and workshops, suppliers and working with temporary venues, as necessary

− Managing the technical budget for specified commissions in close consultation with MIF Producers and Head of Production

− Recruiting Technical personnel as required to rehearse, fit-up, run and get out and store the specified production all within the show budget within Factory or any external venues

− Establishing production schedules for specified projects and communicating the content of those schedules effectively to all relevant parties. This includes keeping all relevant schedules up to date

− Attending workshops and rehearsals for specific commissions as required and being present for fit ups, technical dress rehearsals and performances. There may be additional days working away from home on touring shows or site visits to other venues and countries

− Drafting of risk assessments, method statements and event plans for the specific productions. This will involve ensuring that the production is delivered with proper regard for the safety of the artists, technical staff, other people working within the venue and public and that all current Health and Safety legislation and regulations are fully observed

− Making sure that all set elements and props are properly fireproofed and conform to BS476 PT 7 and are appropriate to be presented in international venues

− In the event that specific Productions are filmed for broadcast, overseeing any elements of such filming in so far as it impacts of the original Production

− Preparing and delivering full production bibles for ongoing performances of the Factory and MIF productions which will include all information covering all technical aspects relevant to the restaging of the productions. This is to include set plans, prop lists, consumables, sound, lighting and video plots, costume bible, wig and make up bible and prompt copy.
Salary: £37,000 – 40,000 per annum (DOE).

To apply for this role, please complete the online application form at

Celestion are Hiring a Project Manager

Celestion is enjoying an exciting period of expansion as it delivers on its ambitious long-term growth plans. It is continually on the look-out for talented, enterprising people who’d like a career with an organisation that has the music industry at its core.

If you have initiative, enthusiasm and flair along with the desire to work in this exciting and diverse industry, Celestion would like to hear from you; it’s goal is to attract the highest calibre applicants for the positions within R&D, sales and marketing that periodically occur. So send your CV/resumé to:

Human Resources, Celestion Int. Ltd, Claydon Business Park, Great Blakenham, Ipswich, IP6 0NL, UK or via email to:

Celestion is Looking for a Project Manager

Occupying a Marketing role, the Product Manager interprets market requirements into potential products and once complete, translates the engineering specification and the product back to the market place. The successful candidate will likely have significant industry experience.

Developing new products by identifying potential opportunities; conducting market research; generating product requirements; determining specifications, production timetables, pricing.

Presenting the product as a saleable package to the sales team and market including competitor analysis, features & benefits, timing, pricing and applications. Reports to: Marketing Manager

The position requires:
• Determine customers’ needs and desires by carrying out market research.
• Recommend future product and product lines, appraising new product ideas and/or supporting material changes.
• Assess competition by comparing the company’s product to competitors’.
• Assess product market data by calling on customers with field salespeople
• Provide information for management by providing reports and analyses on product and product features; answering questions and requests
• Bring new products to market by analysing proposed product requirements; preparing specification and pricing information; establishing time schedules with engineering and manufacturing.
• Prepare and follow procedures to facilitate efficient, smooth and timely introduction of products and necessary supporting material.
• Introduce and market new products by developing plans, providing input, written content and other material for use by marcom and sales functions.
• Determine product pricing by utilizing market research data; reviewing production and sales costs; anticipating volume.
• Provide support to sales and marcom, presenting new products and technical information as required
• Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.

Product Management, People Management, Understanding the Customer, Product Development, Requirements Analysis, Pricing, Planning, Competitive Analysis, Sales Planning. Written and technical content creation and proof reading. Proficiency with Microsoft Office and familiarity with Social Media platforms.

Celestion manufactures loudspeaker drivers for a wide range of applications, knowledge of and interest in audio reproduction in all its various forms is a requirement for this position.

Ideal Candidate Profile :
Marketing roles require flexibility as the tasks involved are varied, sometimes unusual and often require lateral thinking and a “can do” attitude. One day you may be required to undertake desk research and the next you may be helping set-up product on an exhibition booth late into the evening in the middle of China.

Please send CVs to: