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POSITION OVERVIEW The Technical Services Manager works under the direction of the Facility Director at the Bren Events Center and Intercollegiate Athletics complex. Responsibilities include all technical operations and systems daily use and event support including Audio, Visual, Lighting, and Rigging within the Arena and Room areas of Bren Events Center and also areas within athletic complex including, but not limited to: Crawford Court, Crawford Field, Anteater Stadium, Anteater Ballpark, and Aquatics Complex. Will develop, implement, and manage event technical strategies, details, and recommendations for department and with clients as assigned. Position will manage recruitment, hiring, training, and supervision of student and support staff for all technical operations which may include, but not limited to technicians for Audio, Lighting, Video, Spot light operators, and camera operators. May assist with event management duties with heavy technical elements in the Bren Events Center or areas within athletic complex as assigned by the facility Director and/or Senior Associate Athletic Director. Occasionally, will handle event management responsibilities as assigned with supervision of technical and operational staff (in-house and contracted employees). Will assist with facility evacuation procedures and may be assigned to be a part of the campus emergency management zone crew.
DESIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training
Minimum 2 years’ experience handling event coordination of technical details within an athletics or event venue setting
Thorough knowledge and understanding of concepts, principles and practices of event planning and public relations, including event design, organization and production
Working knowledge of technical operations for special events including, but not limited to: operating and programming Sound board, operating and programming Light Board, operating and programming Video Board, interpreting Event Manifests & diagrams, experience with various technical equipment, and rental equipment including theatrical lighting, microphones, and video gear
Working knowledge of internal Rigging systems and equipment including but not limited to: facility requirements and limits, Rolling beam system, fixed steel load requirements, available equipment and staffing resources for internal and client needs
Working knowledge of Tricaster, 3-Play Video replay system, LED Scoreboard Video, LED Advertising Tables, LED display monitors, portable projector & screen systems, and miscellaneous televisions used in a variety of ways for visual applications at a variety of events including, but not limited to: Sporting, cultural, theatrical, speaking engagements, receptions, meetings, graduations, etc.
Knowledge of crowd management, crowd safety protocols, security and emergency procedures related to small, medium and large scale gatherings
Demonstrate organizational and project management skills to work successfully with clients to produce high quality events that meet client needs and appropriately represent the campus for a diversity of events
Knowledge and skill to set and monitor work standards and protocols
Highly developed judgment, decision-making and problem recognition/avoidance/resolution skills, including skill in determining those issues/problems that need to be brought to management's attention
Ability to effectively work with staff, vendors, invited guests, donors, government officials and university VIPs
Demonstrated experience maintaining a high standard of productivity within a broad scope of responsibility despite frequent interruptions
Ability to give clear directives and use independent, rational judgment to make optimal decisions
Skill in effectively meeting budget and time constraints while managing the technical services unit
Ability to complete a large volume of diverse tasks efficiently, and meeting established deadlines
Proven ability to manage several concurrent tasks, events or projects
Skill at responding effectively to priorities and setting deadlines
Knowledge of principles and practices for staff recruitment, supervision, motivation and evaluation
Strong interpersonal skills, political acumen, and social perceptiveness
Excellent verbal and written communication skills to effectively communicate with diverse populations with competing priorities
The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.