Music Forward transforms lives, inspires careers and champions a more inclusive music industry. Focusing on young people from under-served communities, Music Forward sets the stage for success by providing workshops, showcases, scholarships, and internships to inspire the next generation of music industry leaders and innovators.


Show Imaging, Inc. is a dynamic event and project management company providing creative direction for the concert, sporting and special events industries. Service offerings include audio, video, and lighting technical solutions; experienced technical and project management; design, onsite facilities management; equipment rentals and delivery.

We are a solutions-driven community of creators who aim to authentically enrich people’s lives by producing world-class experiences, inclusive of all.

Currently accepting submissions for the WAREHOUSE TECHNICIAN:

The role of a Warehouse Technician (Stagehand) is integral to the seamless execution of live performances and events, operating behind the scenes to ensure that every aspect of the production runs smoothly. This position encompasses a broad range of responsibilities, from warehouse duties and equipment maintenance to setting up the stage and equipment before an event, managing quick changes and technical adjustments during performances, and finally, breaking down the set once the show concludes. Their expertise in handling props, scenery, lighting, sound and video equipment is essential for the timely and efficient execution of live events, making them an indispensable part of the production team. Be ready for a high paced, repetitive role that is crucial to a successful company.

Application Requirements

  • 18-24 years old
  • San Diego County resident
  • Must be able to commute to Vista Monday-Friday
  • Be available for a minimum 6 months
  • Be available for full-time work
  • Demonstrate ability to lift up to 50 lbs safely
  • Strong interest in Music Production, Music Audio and Technical coordination, Live Music


  • Application opens June 3, 2024
  • Application closes July 12, 2024


Building career pathways in music and  live entertainment from Apprentice to Professional

Music Forward has been recognized as a federally approved apprentice program sponsor for fourteen (14) career pathways in music and live entertainment. Working with industry employers in the state of California, Music Forward will place qualified candidates into paid, on-the-job training opportunities where apprentices will receive training, mentoring, and access to supplemental instruction to support them in mastering the necessary competencies in their chosen field. 

*Registered Apprentice Pathways: 

· General and Operations Manager   

· General Marketing Coordinator 

· Marketing Manager  

· Talent Director                 

· Meeting, Conventions, and Event Planners                    

· Lighting Technician   

· Grip/Rigger/Climbers                       

· Stagehand  

· Audio and Video Technician (Multisource Audio-Video)  

· Costume Attendant (Costume/Wardrobe)  

· Entertainment Production Accountant 

· Music Supervisor 

· Music Publishing

· Audio Engineering

*Apprentice placements are dependent on the needs of our employer partners. Music Forward is unable to provide specific timelines for placement opportunities within the listed pathways. 


We are currently accepting inquiries from interested candidates that meet the following criteria. 

  • Must be a resident of California
  • Between the ages of 18-24, or a veteran of any age
  • Eligible to work in the U.S. 
  • Able to commit to an on-the-job training program for a minimum of six months. Training typically requires a full-time work schedule, between 30-40 hours per week. 
  • Possess foundational knowledge in the chosen career pathway

There is no fee to become part of the apprenticeship program. Music Forward will provide an assessment of skills and needs for qualified candidates and ensure the necessary resources are in place for a successful training experience. 

In order to complete your inquiry you will need to provide the following: 

  • A resume
  • Transcripts and a list of related course work for the pathway you are pursuing


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As part of our ongoing efforts to champion a more inclusive music industry, Music Forward is committed to providing opportunities within the music industry including internships, mentorship, and resources to grow professionally. As a participant who has attended a Music Forward Resume Workshop, we welcome you to submit your resume to be considered for future opportunities with us and our partners. 

The purpose of this Resume Book is to identify qualified and prepared students for placement opportunities including internships, mentor programs, or entry-level positions unrelated to artist development or performance careers.

Music Forward Foundation