Event Crew

10 Things Jeopardizing Your Career in Live Events

As an event crew member, it's important to be aware of the things that can jeopardize your career. Make sure you're avoiding these mistakes.


Are you feeling overwhelmed by the many tasks and responsibilities that come with working on a show? It's important to remember that having the right mindset is essential for pulling off a successful event.

There are a lot of moving parts involved, and things can get chaotic if you're not prepared. But by maintaining a positive attitude, being willing to lend a hand, and even simply showing up sober, you'll be able to set yourself apart from the rest of the team on-site.

Below we'll explore the importance of being in the right headspace when working on a show and how it can make a difference in the final outcome.


How to jeopardize your career:

  • Break your commitment to work the gig
  • Show up late
  • Complain
  • Talk too much
  • Show up underdressed
  • Spend a lot of time on your phone
  • Show up under the influence
  • Cut corners
  • Disappear before the job is done
  • Only worry about yourself and not your team

Note: When you consistently show up and have proven that you are reliable, people are understanding when you have unexpected life events.


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How to stand out on a gig

  • Arrives 10-15 minutes early
  • Know where to go and who to contact
  • Positive attitude
  • Reliability
  • Being willing to help out
  • Dressed appropriately in show blacks
  • Eager to learn
  • Respectful for clients and fellow crew
  • Work smart and safely 
  • Expect the unexpected

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Don't jeopardize your success 

Working on a show can be overwhelming, but having the right mindset is essential for success. By maintaining a positive attitude, being willing to lend a hand, and being professional, you can set yourself apart from the rest of the team and contribute to delivering an outstanding experience for all involved.

Remember, the live event industry is fast-paced and ever-changing, and it's important to stay current and continue learning from your peers. By embracing these traits, you can become a valuable member of the live event team and ensure the success of each and every show.


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