So, how do you land a job in 'Events'?
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If you’re a creative person that knows how to execute a vision with precise detail, ‘Events’ could be for you. You have a knack showcasing a brand on a small or grand scale and can take an idea from pitch to game day – not to mention tackling as-they-happen pressures.
While you should always remember media is one of the most fluid industries you can join and it is not uncommon to gain experience in one area before switching to another, this is the general career ladder for a person interested in Events.
- Events/Production Assistant
- Event Coordinator
- Project Manager
- Event Producer
Someone who knows this world better than most is Luke Shave, Director of Five Peas Productions.
How did you start out in the media industry?
I was a couple of years out of high school when I had stumbled across an opportunity to help out with some small tours and club shows via my girlfriend's father who was a promoter. I was hooked straight away and loved it from Day 1.
What detours did you take to get to where you are now?
I have been involved in all side of live events and broadcast over the years, but probably the biggest push for me was leaving the safety net of working for a large media company (MTV) and starting my own business. It was terrifying going out on my own but totally rewarding at the same time.
Give us your best insight into this ever-changing industry.
Keep evolving and refining your skill set and your business to suit what the market is demanding. Don’t be scared to push the boundaries.
What advice can you give to young people keen to start in media?
Meet with the people who you aspire to be, take on advice and don’t pigeon hole yourself into one box. What you set out to be at the start of your career may end up being completely different to where you end up.
What’s next for you?
We are lucky enough to have a great bunch of clients and brands we get to collaborate with so I plan to continue to grow the business and expand our client base both here and overseas.