Maestra Dubai are hiring a HOD Rigging & Staging



May 22, 2017

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Reports to: Operations Manager

Salary: Negotiable on experience


  • Have full responsibility for the preparation, set-up and operation of staging and rigging equipment as required

  • Have full responsibility for all hire equipment including testing, maintenance, cleaning and repair  

  • Ensuring processes required have been correctly followed with hire software being updated and suitable paperwork produced  

  • Assist the hire department as a whole in both warehouse and event site activities, actively assisting all other departments where required

  • Able to work directly from CAD drawings to produce work to the highest standard

  • Project manage events and activities when required

  • Build indoor and outdoor stages as per method statements and H&S codes to ensure safe installation and following safe working practices

  • Check in equipment on return of hire, update hire software as required, and follow up any missing or damaged equipment until the process is complete

  • Manage internal staff and freelancers and provide training to apprentice/junior staff where possible


  • IRATA/NRC rigging qualification or other recognised training

  • Health and Safety Training

  • Industry related training (PASMA/IPAF etc)

  • 5 years experience as an event rigger

  • Full Driving License from UAE or other transferrable country


• Excellent time management

• Good phone manner and strong communication

• Good computer literacy and hand writing

• Ability to work under pressure and to resolve situations calmly and diplomatically

• Tidy appearance

• Attention to detail and pride in work

• Ability to work at heights safely and confidently

• Strong and healthy, fit and able

• An understanding of electrical properties in association with the relevant equipment used is preferred but not essential

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