Field Production Associate

3+ months agoUnited States

United States • Virtual Req #21427

Tuesday, July 5, 2022

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Rugged Maniac is the premier entry-level obstacle course race(OCR) in North America. It offers a fun but challenging 5K course that attracts participants of all fitness levels, from couch potatoes to CrossFit enthusiasts. The race features 25 innovative obstacles, from giant water slides to flaming fire jumps, and a day-long festival with music, sponsor booths, contests, games, and plenty of food and beer!

Ventures Endurance, the company behind the Rugged Maniac Obstacle Race, is seeking hardworking, adaptable, and passionate individuals to join our national event production team.

As a Field Production Associate, you will be part of a team responsible for obstacle assembly, course buildout and restoration, and event day course management. This position will facilitate event production activities for 15-25 events annually across the United States and Canada. Responsibilities of this role include obstacle buildout and maintenance, event load-in and load-out, compliance with established procedures and checklists, equipment/machinery operations and participant safety.


  • Site load-in, load-out, and organization
  • Assemble obstacles in accordance with design and safety standards
  • Obstacle maintenance and repairs
  • Machinery/equipment operation
  • Timely completion of assigned training programs
  • Course buildout
  • Course operations and management, ensuring all safety and event standards are met
  • Site restoration
  • Compliance with established procedures and checklists
  • Collaborate with team members to develop and implement site-specific solutions
  • Other tasks as assigned
  • 1-3 years of event, construction, or project management experience
  • Ability to work as part of a team as well as independently with supervision
  • Team player with willingness to learn
  • Adaptability and proven ability to operate under stress
  • Detail oriented with a focus on process improvement
  • Creative thinker - willing to put forth ideas from better ways of achieving objectives
  • Willingness to travel up to 75% of the year
  • Equipment operating experience preferred
  • Valid Passport preferred

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Client-provided location(s): United States
Job ID: utn-21427

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellness
    • Wellness Program
    • HSA With Employer Contribution
    • Long-Term Disability
    • Short-Term Disability
    • Life Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Health Insurance
    • Pet Insurance
    • Mental Health Benefits
    • HSA
    • FSA
  • Parental Benefits and Childcare
    • Adoption Assistance Program
    • Family Support Resources
    • Fertility Benefits
    • Paid Family Leave
  • Work Flexibility
    • Flexible Work Hours
    • Remote Work Opportunities
    • Hybrid Work Opportunities
  • Office Life and Perks
    • Commuter Benefits Program
    • Casual Dress
    • Employee Resource Groups (ERG)
  • Vacation and Time Off
    • Leave of Absence
    • Personal/Sick Days
    • Paid Holidays
    • Paid Vacation
    • Volunteer Time Off
  • Financial and Retirement
    • Financial Counseling
    • Relocation Assistance
    • Performance Bonus
    • Company Equity
    • 401(K) With Company Matching
  • Professional Development
    • Leadership Training Program
    • Fellowship Program
    • Work Visa Sponsorship
    • Lunch and Learns
    • Access to Online Courses
    • Mentor Program
    • Promote From Within
    • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Diversity and Inclusion
    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program