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Job ad: MAMA Festivals – Head Of Creative Production (London)

By | Published on Thursday 7 December 2017

MAMA Festivals

MAMA Festivals is one of the UK’s leading festival businesses. Its core strategy focuses on the development and delivery of consumer-built entertainment concepts that create unique platforms for all types of emerging artistic talent.

The Head Of Creative Production works alongside managers and consultants in programming, production, licensing, event management and site logistics and manages a team of specialists in design and technical production to deliver creative aspects of Lovebox, Citadel and Wilderness festivals.

Within the context of these festivals, creative production is defined as design and delivery of ‘creative’ venues (stages, restaurants and bars) as well as décor and signage for all in-house stages and public areas and decorative site lighting. At Lovebox and Citadel the term ‘creative venues’ encompasses around 10 venues plus around 15 bars. At Wilderness it covers all venues except the Main Stage and those delivered by external agencies (around 50 venues in total).

Each production plan will involve the following aspects, where applicable:

• Specifications for structures, PA, backline, staging, lighting, AV, special effects, rigging, décor elements, fencing, seating, scaffolding and all other physical production elements
• Specification for personnel requirements
• Specification for build requirements including plant, trakway etc.
• Operational plans for management of venue including capacity calculations, security and stewarding requirements, fencing requirements, radio requirement etc.
• H+S documentation for all elements and suppliers
• Production schedule
• Detailed plans and elevations of structures and arenas
• Décor design drawings

The role involves providing support and guidance to our partners in order to develop successful production plans from all perspectives, most crucially aesthetic integrity, health & safety and cost. This includes venues produced by external agencies, bars, restaurants, art works and sponsor activations.


• Ability to work in a structured manner, within tight deadlines and budgets
• Three or more years’ experience in a similar management role within events, (ideally festivals)
• Experience in leading a team of 3 people or more
• Experience of managing individual budgets in excess of £200k


• Proficiency in CAD and/or Sketchup software
• Design skills
• In-depth festival industry knowledge
• Partnership management experience
• Proficiency in Excel, Word, PowerPoint / Key Note software


The following attributes determine how the role will be carried out and are required to be a success:

• Excellent communication skills
• Excellent organisational skills
• An enthusiastic, honest, team-focussed approach to the work

How to apply

To apply for this role please click here to visit the job application page.