Profession tent installer

Tent installers set up and dismantle temporary shelters, tents and circus tents with the associated accommodation for events and performances. Their work is based on instruction, plans and calculations. They work mostly outdoors and can be assisted by local crew.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional

Skills

  • Manage personal professional development

    Take responsibility for lifelong learning and continuous professional development. Engage in learning to support and update professional competence. Identify priority areas for professional development based on reflection about own practice and through contact with peers and stakeholders.

  • Use personal protection equipment

    Make use of protection equipment according to training, instruction and manuals. Inspect the equipment and use it consistently.

  • Contribute to a safe working environment

    Apply basic safety rules according to training and instruction and based on a solid understanding of the risks to you and your colleagues.

  • Organise resources for artistic production

    Coordinate human, material and capital resources within artistic productions, based on the given documentation e.g. scripts.

  • Work safely with machines

    Check and safely operate machines and equipment required for your work according to manuals and instructions.

  • Work with respect for own safety

    Apply the safety rules according to training and instruction and based on a solid understanding of the prevention measures and risks to your own personal health and safety.

  • Assemble performance equipment

    Set up sound, light and video equipment on stage before performance event according to specifications.

  • Follow safety procedures when working at heights

    Take necessary precautions and follow a set of measures that assess, prevent and tackle risks when working at a high distance from the ground. Prevent endangering people working under these structures and avoid falls from ladders, mobile scaffolding, fixed working bridges, single person lifts etc. since they may cause fatalities or major injuries.

  • Work ergonomically

    Apply ergonomy principles in the organisation of the workplace while manually handling equipment and materials.

  • Prevent fire in a performance environment

    Take steps to prevent fire in a performance environment. Make sure the space complies with fire safety rules, with sprinklers and fire extinguishers installed where necessary. Make sure staff are aware of fire prevention measures.

  • Use technical documentation

    Understand and use technical documentation in the overall technical process.

  • Assemble tent constructions

    Safely and efficiently construct small and large temporary tent structures for live events or other purposes.

  • Follow environmentally-sustainable work practices

    Apply principles, policies and regulations aimed at environmental sustainability in the workplace.

  • Work safely with mobile electrical systems under supervision

    Take the necessary precautions while providing temporary power distribution for performance and art facility purposes under supervision.

  • Store performance equipment

    Safely dismantle sound, light and video equipment after a performance event. Make sure the equipment is correctly stored away.

Optional knowledge and skills

operate forklift keep personal administration operate telehandler develop professional network write risk assessment on performing arts production promote yourself perform first fire intervention manage technical resources stock

Common job titles

  • Awning installer
  • Delivery/installer
  • Tent installer
  • Tent installer/manual labor
  • Monument installer
  • Driver/installer
  • Tent installer / driver
  • Tent installer/general labor
  • Tent installer / delivery driver