Being an event security guard isn’t a bad life. You get to go to some of the best gigs in town…for free, you get to meet some interesting people and….you get paid for doing it. That said the job can also be quite challenging and depending upon the event, it might entail long hours too.
So if after reading that you still want to become an event security guard then what qualifications do you need?
The good news is that to become an event security guard you don’t need any formal qualifications but you will need industry qualifications. Many security companies specialising in events often do this ‘in house’ with specialist training. Alternatively specialist certifications can be acquired by attending relevant courses.
How is the best way to go about finding work?
Many security companies are looking for people in this field and as such it might be a good idea to drop a line, or email to as many local event security companies as you can. Alternatively many companies will have application forms on their site, MA Services Group being one such example Finally you might want to contact event holders directly and ask them if they’re still looking for event security personnel, Even if they’re not dealing with security themselves they might be able to put you in touch with the company that is.
What qualities do you need?
You need to be able to keep calm in quite challenging and in some cases, stressful situations. You need to be level headed and keep your emotions in check. You also need to be able to adapt easily to changing situations as every job is different, Finally you need to be outgoing and it’s advisable to have a sense of humour
What duties can you expect to perform?
Duties are varied and may include…
Being part of a team dealing with crowd control on entry and exit points.
Patrolling perimeter fencing keeping an eye out for fence jumpers or those that are up to no good.
Assist revellers that are lost or need medical attention
Be called upon to keep the peace in the event of an argument or dispute.
What about the pay?
Pay can vary depending upon experience and the type of event you’re working at but as a general rule of thumb it’s around $20 AUD an hour.
If you’d like to apply for a position as an event security guard and believe that you have what it takes then contact MA Services Group today. We’ve been in the industry for many years and have organised and successfully executed the event security for some of the largest events in Queensland Contact us on 03 9994 4107 or visit our website at www.masecurityguards.com.au