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Who Do You Really Need for Your Event?

Who Do You Really Need for Your Event?


Bartek Stańko

Stagehand or Technician: Who Do You Really Need for Your Event?

Have you ever wondered what the difference is between a stagehand and a technician, and who you really need for your event? The answer largely depends on your specific needs—whether you require basic manual labor for moving equipment, or a complete technical setup and coordination. In this blog post, we’ll delve into the nuances that set stagehands and technicians apart, and why understanding these differences is crucial for the success of your event.

  1. Basic Physical Tasks: The Realm of the Stagehand

If you need a team for unloading/loading, pushing cases, or carrying equipment, a stagehand is your go-to. They are skilled in basic physical tasks that don’t require specialized knowledge. Stagehands are the backbone of any event, ensuring that everything is in its right place for the show to go on.

  1. Experienced Stagehands: More Than Just Muscle

Don’t underestimate the value of an experienced stagehand. Those with substantial experience are familiar with industry-specific terminology, know how to properly coil a cable, fasten a transport belt, or assemble a truss. An experienced team can significantly speed up the setup and teardown process, making them an invaluable asset to any event.

  1. Technical Tasks and Team Coordination: The Technician’s Domain

If you’re looking to delegate tasks to a team, minimize your involvement in manual labor, and hear the words “Done, what’s next?”—then you definitely need technicians. They are capable of working independently, interpreting technical plans, and coordinating a team. Technicians are the strategists of event production, ensuring that everything runs smoothly and according to plan.

  1. The Technician: A Jack-of-All-Trades

A technician is someone with extensive experience in the industry. They can independently read and execute a technical plan, possess their own set of tools, and often work at heights, operating machinery like lifts and forklifts. Whether it’s lighting, multimedia, sound, construction, or rigging, a technician is the expert you need for specialized tasks.

So, have you figured out the difference? Both stagehands and technicians play vital roles in the success of an event, but their responsibilities and skill sets differ significantly. Whether you need a team for basic manual labor or specialized technical tasks, BWS Event Support has got you covered. With our skilled stagehands and highly trained technicians, we ensure that your event in Poland and across Europe is nothing short of spectacular.

Ready to experience the difference? Contact us to book your team today!


P.S.By understanding these roles better, you can make more informed decisions for your events. At BWS Event Support, we pride ourselves on our deep industry knowledge and expertise, offering top-notch stagehands and technicians to make your event a resounding success.


Bartek Stańko
Bartek Stańko - Technical Director
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