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A.C. Entertainment Technologies Careers

A.C. Entertainment Technologies is one of Europe's leading distributors of professional lighting equipment to the entertainment industry. We offer an unparalleled range of lighting equipment for Touring, Theatre, Concert, Architectural, Film & TV applications. Through our offices in High Wycombe and Leeds we sell lighting equipment in over 80 countries world-wide.

Demo Department Supervisor

Working within the Event Production and Demo Department, the role will supervise the team in supporting the sales and projects departments by providing demonstration equipment for exhibiting to customers.

Experience in the entertainment industry or rental sector and a good sense of humour are advantageous.

The following are a range of responsibilities in this role:

• Supervising the daily running of the department
• Co-ordinating a team of technicians; delegate duties, oversee preparation and repairs of stock, paperwork and administration, despatching equipment etc.
• Preparing and testing various lighting, audio, video and rigging equipment for demonstrating to customers
• Overseeing the performance management of the team including setting objectives and assisting with weekly department meetings
• Assisting with recruitment and training of new staff
• Ensuring all products are kept up to date with software and hardware upgrades
• Ensuring that processes are followed, reviewed and updated at all times
• Setting up demos both in house and occasionally offsite, as well as assisting with exhibition preparation and construction
• Chasing stock that needs returning from both sales staff and suppliers

Skills and Experience

• Previous experience in a supervisory or team leader role is essential
• Experience or knowledge of the entertainment industry would be advantageous
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Confident telephone manner
• Able to work effectively under pressure
• Knowledge of MS Office
• Flexible and patient
• Fork lift licence and MEWP experience (advantageous)

 

Demo and Production Preparation Technician

Working within the Event Production and Demo Department, the role will support the In-house Production Manager, sales and projects teams by providing demonstration equipment for exhibitions and demos to customers.

Key Responsibilities

• Assist in the preparation of display equipment for exhibition and event purposes
• Setting up demos both in house and occasionally offsite, as well as assisting with exhibition preparation and construction
• Maintain stock control using the demo database and equipment records
• Ensure that all demo storage, preparation and display areas are kept tidy
• Ensure all products are kept up to date with software and hardware upgrades
• Assist in the preparation of display equipment for exhibition and event purposes
• Preparation and testing of various lighting equipment for customer viewing and preparation of some audio, video and rigging equipment as required
• Department administration, paperwork and filing
• Dispatch of demonstration equipment for customer viewing
• Working to tight deadlines
• The role is full time but frequently there is the opportunity for off-site work as per the needs of the business; including work at weekends and evenings/overnight to assist in the preparation and construction of display equipment for exhibition and event purposes

Candidate Requirements

• Previous industry experience is required
• Working knowledge of industry equipment on site; including set up, use and de-rigging
• Good knowledge of MS Office
• Confident telephone manner
• Flexible
• Able to work in a fast-moving department
• Keen eye for detail
• An IPAF qualification is advantageous, as is a PAT testing qualification and Fork lift licence
• Previous CAD/WYG/Lighting Software experience is beneficial 

Freelance Opportunties

Throughout the year we have various opportunities for freelancers to join our team and get involved with offsite trade shows etc.

If you are interested in becoming a freelancer for us, please email a current detailed CV to freelancers@ac-et.com and we will be in contact should we have a job that matches your current qualifications, skills and experience.

Due to high volumes of requests, we regret that we are unable to respond to each candidate individually regarding the status of his or her application; however we will contact those who do have the required skills and experience.

International Sales Administrator

Working within our High Wycombe office, we are looking for an International Sales Administrator to join the expanding department. This role will be to support the international sales staff by processing sales orders, raising purchase orders and liaising with clients and suppliers.

Key Responsibilities

• Raising quotes, sales orders, pro-formas and purchase orders and sending confirmation to customers and suppliers on behalf of the sales team
• Processing new manufacturing orders for in-house produced items
• Answering the telephone and directing to the correct member of staff
• Checking stock quantities, lead times and current prices with suppliers
• Liaising with the warehouse to ensure efficient transportation of goods
• Preparation of documents required for international shipment
• Maintaining the client/supplier database

Skills and Experience

• Confident telephone manner
• Able to work to tight deadlines
• Good with MS Office
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Fluency in a foreign language would be advantageous but not essential

For the right candidate this is a chance to join a friendly team and this position could provide opportunities for career progression within the company

Film, TV & Broadcast Sales Executive

Do you have specialist knowledge or sales experience of lighting, rigging, audio or video within the Film, TV & Broadcast industry?
Then our new opening may be your next opportunity …

We are currently looking for a self driven  sales enthusiast to join our high performing team based at our head office in High Wycombe. The role may at times involve visiting new and existing customers and suppliers in the UK and, occasionally, Europe. Exhibitions and Trade shows attendance will also play a large part of these roles.

The role of the Film,TV & Broadcast Sales Executive is to cater to the requirements of the industry professionals including advising on equipment choice and ensuring timely satisfaction of film and TV equipment requirements.

Duties include:

  • Interpreting customer’s requirements and liaising with suppliers and manufacturers to realise delivery deadlines.
  • Raising quotations and keeping in touch with customers by telephone and email.
  • Communicating with internal departments to check stock, schedule repairs or attain delivery times (i.e. Technical Services and Despatch).
  • Working alongside our experienced and friendly team of sales and technical professionals to offer world class products backed up by world class service.
  • Building a client base and developing the business

Who are you ?

  • You have worked in a similar role in the industry, preferably within a lighting, rigging, audio or video role and have an in-depth knowledge of the Film & TV industry.
  • You are pro-active in seeking out new business opportunities and further developing our business with existing customers
  • You are able to manage your own time and prioritise your own clients and deal with incoming enquiries and balance the priorities between these.
  • You are organised, enthusiastic, ambitious and self motivated;
  • You have good time management and time-keeping skills and have the ability to work on multiple jobs/projects at any one time.
  • You will meet and exceed agreed departmental targets and thrive in a professional sales environment
  • You have good written and oral communication skills as well as a high level of computer literacy


This is a chance to join our friendly and rewarding company who value their employees. The position offers a competitive salary and fantastic prospects for career growth.

How to Apply

In all cases apply to:

Human Resources Department
A.C. Entertainment Technologies Ltd.
Centauri House
Hillbottom Road
High Wycombe
Bucks HP12 4HQ

careers@ac-et.com

Agencies

We have a policy where we do not accept applications from agencies.

Equal Opportunities

AC Entertainment Technologies Ltd. is an equal opportunities employer, who use a fair selection criteria to screen and take candidates through the recruitment and selection process. The company follows the recommendations and legislation from the Equality Act 2010.