Vacancies

AUDIO/PA ENGINEER

Location:          Raynes Park, with regular travel to UK racecourses

Reports to:       Head of Project Management

Salary:               c £35k p.a. negotiable dependent on experience, full-time, permanent

Job Purpose

RaceTech is looking for an experienced audio engineer to deliver our race day public address service, audio system design, manage audio installation projects and the maintenance of installed systems.

You will have a solid audio engineering background, applied in production and installation. The majority of systems used are based on 100V line distribution, so a good understanding of how these work is needed, as is knowledge of digital and analogue-based audio systems and experience with sound systems for emergency purposes.  Familiarity with RF systems and radio communications equipment, as well as AV experience would be an advantage. An occasional requirement will be to provide race day PA cover for major race meetings and making announcements throughout the meeting, so you must be confident with public speaking.

With a strong customer focus and excellent interpersonal skills, you will have good management skills, as you will run a team of subcontract staff who operate the racecourse sound systems on race days.

There will be extensive UK-wide travel to racecourses as well as liaison with third parties (building contractors etc.) and our own race day staff. Frequent weekend and bank holiday working will be considered normal in this role.

Skills & Experience

  • Good working knowledge of the operation of public address systems.
  • Good understanding of the technical parameters involved in audio systems design.
  • Good working knowledge of current digital signal processing (DSP)-based audio technology.
  • Excellent IT skills.
  • Experience of working on construction sites.
  • Confident, clear speaking voice and ability to use it in a public environment.
  • Ability to work under pressure and to ‘tight’ deadlines.
  • Strong inter personal skills to communicate effectively and be part of a team.
  • Able to plan tasks and prioritise effectively.

Qualifications

  • Appropriate level of education in sound engineering or similar
  • A full clean UK driving licence is essential

Please send a full CV to jobs@racetech.co.uk

Trainee Camera Operator/HGV

Location:          Regional – North, Midlands or South

Reports to:       Operations

Salary:               c £25k p.a. subject to experience, full-time, permanent

Job Purpose

As an experienced HGV driver this role will have the primary responsibility of the safe driving of the RaceTech Outside Broadcast vehicles adhering to the applicable driving regulations. Additionally, this role will be trained to operate race coverage cameras. Full training will be provided on the fundamentals of Outside Broadcasting, and the safe rigging, operation and de-rigging of race cameras along with hoist vehicles and other OB equipment.

This position will also be instrumental in rigging at larger events.

At base this position will coach other staff in the skills necessary to drive HGV vehicles and support the transport and workshop teams in the maintenance of the HGV fleet.

The role will also include a variety of general OB tasks, to ensure the smooth operation and delivery of all technical services to our racecourses and broadcast partners. Candidates with the right approach can also benefit from learning other skills, photo finish, public address and presentation cameras being a few examples.

Skills & Experience

  • Minimum 5 years’ HGV driving
  • Good understanding of applicable driver regulations
  • Physically fit to manually move equipment to all appropriate locations
  • Comfortable with working at heights, in isolation and exposed to the elements
  • Strong interpersonal skills to communicate effectively and be part of a team
  • Ability to work under pressure and to ‘tight’ deadlines
  • Familiar with MS Office
  • Willingness to learn and develop across all aspects of Outside Broadcasting
  • Good knowledge of Outside Broadcast and live sports broadcasting desirable
  • Knowledge of video cameras, lenses or photography preferred
  • Ideally a good working knowledge of horse racing

Qualifications

Full clean HGV license, Class 2 Cat C minimum

For an application form to include your preferred working location, please email admin@racetech.co.uk

Trainee Multi-Skilled Operator

Location:          Regional – North, Midlands or South

Reports to:       Operations

Salary:               Starting at £20k p.a., rising with experience, full-time, permanent

Job Purpose

Trainee MSOs will embark upon an extensive training programme to fulfil a wide range of operational tasks covering race and presentation cameras, production VT, graphics, photo finish, public address, rigging and HGV driving; all in a live-sports Outside Broadcast environment. Familiarisation with OB sound and vision engineering concepts and basic directing will also be provided.

At base, the Trainee MSO will support the scheduling team in the planning of large events and the maintenance team ensuring all equipment is in good working order. The role will also include a variety of general OB tasks, to ensure the smooth operation and delivery of all technical services to our racecourses and broadcast partners.

Various career paths are available to successful candidates after gaining suitable skills and experience and upon completion of the training programme.

Skills & Experience

  • Good knowledge of Outside Broadcast and live sports broadcasting desirable
  • Physically fit to manually move equipment to all appropriate locations
  • Comfortable with working at heights, in isolation and exposed to the elements
  • Ability to work under pressure and to ‘tight’ deadlines
  • Strong inter personal skills to communicate effectively and be part of a team
  • Able to plan tasks and prioritise effectively
  • Willingness to learn and develop across all aspects of Outside Broadcasting
  • Knowledge of video cameras, lenses or photography preferred
  • Adept at MS Office and Broadcast IT
  • Ideally a good working knowledge of horse racing

Qualifications

  • Degree level of education in engineering or media/broadcast or similar
  • A full clean UK driving licence

For an application form to include your preferred working location, please email admin@racetech.co.uk

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