Head of Event Production

Job description

About TOA

Tech Open Air is Europe’s leading technology festival about the future of work & life. 


Our mission is to make people, organisations & the planet future-proof. 


With 200+ international speakers, 80+ satellite events, our Haus of Tech exhibition hall and over 20,000 attendees, TOA19 was our biggest edition so far.


Now we would like you to join and help us bring the next edition of TOA to life in 2020. 



Your Role

As the Head of Production you will be leading the production of a unique and world-class event - from the creative conceptualization process to planning, execution and post-production.


Your responsibilities

  • Develop and execute a production concept that brings TOA’s product vision and event strategy to life effectively and within budget

  • Manage the entire production team and/or production agency pre, during and post-event

  • Determine production budget trade-offs and manage financial planning, reporting and budget reconciliation

  • Prospect, close and manage relationships with the venue, on-site vendors, suppliers, etc. as well as negotiate and execute their contracts

  • Manage and coordinate all production requirements for Haus of Tech (our exhibitor space), partner activations, run of show for all stages in the conference program, art installations, (music) performances, etc. 

  • Ensure that a very high level of attendee satisfaction and safety at the event is maintained and exceeded


Ideal Candidate

  • 5+ years of work experience in event production

  • Experience in working with seven-digit budgets

  • Experience in the responsibilities listed above

  • Proven leadership and management skills, can easily move others to action

  • Strong organisational skills, can keep the overarching goals and big picture in mind whilst being detail oriented at the same time

  • Eager to find cost-effective solutions yet maintaining high standards of production values, safety and attendee satisfaction

  • Creative mind with a strong sense for aesthetics and originality

  • Excellent communicator who can clearly and succinctly communicate and collaborate

  • Thrives and keeps cool in situations of stress and uncertainty

  • Problem-solver through and through

  • Fluent in German, English

Start asap. Part-time, turning full-time starting early 2020. Type of employment (freelance/contract) is to be discussed.