Event Operations Manager

Posting Date: February 15, 2019

DreamHack is now expanding and we are searching for an Event Operations Manager for our office in Stockholm. Do you want to join the world’s largest digital festival and one of the leading esports companies in the industry? Apply for this job opportunity today!
DreamHack founded 1994, is one of the oldest and most well-known gaming events in the world, having 3 consecutive world records as the World’s Largest Computer Festival in Guinness Book of World Records. Today, DreamHack is a global event- and esports company, with its headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden and established events in 9 countries (Sweden, Spain, Germany, India, France, Canada, Brazil, Netherlands and the USA). In the coming years, we’re looking to expand further and bring DreamHack to more countries and regions.
We have a burning passion for esports and gaming, and we’re looking to find more smart people from the event industry to join our organization.

What we want you to do

DreamHack is searching for an Event Operations Manager that will help to create and improve our events. We need a person that loves to have a lot of things going on at the same time and have an eye for quality.
DreamHack operates events globally, and this position requires a lot of traveling both operating events when we do them, as well as scouting and planning trips. A large portion of the job will focus on our festivals in Europe. Together with a workgroup, you will help coordinate the delivery of an event and make sure that we have the correct tools to create an awesome festival experience for all visitors.
To be a part of our team it is important that you are positive, love to work in a challenging environment, can take new initiatives and work independently.

Location: DreamHack HQ, Stockholm, Sweden
Type of employment: Full time
Contract type: Permanent, with a 6-month probationary period

Key responsibilities and accountabilities include;

  • Work close with Head of Operations and Project Managers to build large-scale events including the planning and execution of both festivals and esports events.
  • Development, production, and delivery of projects from proposal to delivery
  • Ensuring that events meet the needs of the business
  • The setting of communicating and maintaining timelines and priorities on every project
  • Manage budget and cost responsibility for specific areas within each event budget
  • Gather all data needed for executing events from an operations view


Must have

  • 3 years experience in event production
  • Experienced working with multiple projects and stakeholders at once
  • Skilled in organization and clear communication
  • Knowledge of staging, scenic, lighting, audio, & video systems
  • Knowledge of how to plan and create drawings / floor plans
  • Fluent in English and Swedish
  • Drivers license – B category

Nice to have

  • Forklift license
  • Mobile platforms license
  • Knowledge of computers
  • AutoCAD experience
  • Experience, knowledge, and understanding of esports and gaming

What we can do for you

DreamHack is a company with 60 full-time employees with a wider freelance network of around 70 people. Our major festivals include staff of 800 people, a majority is our important volunteer crew. We work with and for our event visitors, online viewers, community, and partners on a daily basis. At DreamHack you get a lot of freedom and responsibility to control and develop large-scale projects and productions. At DreamHack you do everything from strategic thinking to hands-on work at events.
We will make sure that you a great time at work together with awesome colleagues and sweet benefits. Every employee at DreamHack have the rights to the ‘Work at DreamHack benefits’ which includes 6 weeks of paid vacation, subsidized gym membership, work abroad, and many other perks.

Apply Today!

We are eager to meet you, so email your CV and Cover Letter to  jobs@dreamhack.se with the Job Title in the subject line.

About DreamHack

DreamHack is all about entertainment for the digital generation. Founded in 1994 as a BYOC LAN party, DreamHack grew over 20 years to a global phenomenon as the digital festival for today’s youth, hosted throughout Europe and North America. DreamHack festivals feature multiple esports competitions, live music, exhibitions, creative competitions, LAN party, cosplay and much more. DreamHack helped pioneer esports and continues to be one of the largest global producers of esports content. DreamHack esports broadcasts reached over 375 million views and DreamHack events welcomed over 250,000 visitors in 2017.
More information is available at dreamhack.com. DreamHack is part of leading international digital entertainment group MTG. More information at mtg.com.