We are looking for skilled and energetic people to manage our stage and art installation builds across the UK. You will lead a dynamic team of riggers, set builders, fabricators and LED & video techs to create spectacular stages and art installations that appear across the UK and internationally.


You must be a confident leader, comfortable managing a team, mentoring other staff and able to adapt and react to changing circumstances with a calm and considered approach. The build manager is a core member of the small team of directors, project managers and skilled makers. This is a great opportunity for the right person to join a tight-knit, friendly and passionate team that thrives on a challenge. Challenging briefs and boundary pushing designs will stretch and expand your knowledge and contacts and make this role interesting and fulfilling. 

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  • Managing a team of multi-skilled crew members 
  • Liaising with project managers in terms of crewing, loading schedules and packing
  • Liaising with Clients in relation to build schedules and site
  • Make sure that all Health & Safety requirements are adhered to, ensuring safety of all persons onsite 
  • Regular liaison with the Senior Management Team, reporting on build progress and risks to schedule
  • Leading the build team in the delivery of major stage & art construction projects
  • Lead by example, providing support and guidance to the build team 
  • Consulting with project managers to check and approve construction methods, schedule and build processes
  • Maintaining a tidy & organised working environment
  • The role is hands on and you will lead others by example
  • Contribute to company objectives in developing more sustainable practises


  • Min 7 years relevant experience of temporary installation construction build management and methods within related sectors (ie stage, art)
  • You will have worked for a major staging / temporary structure / construction or scenic build company or comparable organisation in a leadership role
  • A solid background in multidisciplinary fabrication and be adept at interpreting working drawings and briefs
  • An understanding of a wide range of relevant safety processes throughout project design and installation. 
  • Trucking logistics & loading experience
  • A solid knowledge of the fabrication & construction of temporary structures
  • Understanding of H&S requirements
  • Good knowledge of sustainable material sourcing and advising on the best methods of production to achieve overall business sustainability aims


  • Ability to work to tight deadlines, managing a team's time effectively and within schedule 
  • Comfortable managing and scheduling resources
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent communication to manage a growing team of people with varying skill sets & abilities
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Own transport essential as our workshop is based on a farm and is ten mins drive from Sittingbourne station
  • Competent using Google Docs,  MS Word and MS Excel
  • An understanding of a wide range of relevant safety processes throughout project design and installation
  • FLT & tele licence
  • IPAF 
  • Working at height 
  • Multi-disciplinary fabrication experience 
  • Full UK Driving Licence
  • H&S Training


A general education to include 5 GCSE passes at Grade C or above (including Maths and English), or an equivalent educational qualification, or relevant experience - Apprentice trained, or time served fabrication experience


  • Positive attitude to work
  • A strong, empathic leadership style
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Highly organised and able to work flexibly, under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Drive, enthusiasm and commitment
  • Have a flexible approach to working hours, particularly during busy periods of the year
  • Willingness to undertake relevant training as appropriate
  • Enthusiasm to support other areas of the department as required
  • Willingness to adopt new ways of working and to make improvements
  • Good eye for detail and be able to produce high quality work consistently
  • Must be practically minded to find solutions to problems


Lucid Creates is a design & fabrication studio that specialises in large scale creative structures with integrated tech for events across the world. We create award-winning structures and spaces that result in powerful individual and communal experiences. From our workshop in rural Kent, we work with a multitude of materials and tech to design and build installations for spaces from Glastonbury to Ibiza and everywhere in between.


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