Reporting to the Associate Director of Operations for Event Management, this Manager will assist the Assoc. Director in all areas related to managing events in Blackman Auditorium and Fenway Center, as well as assisting with events in the Curry Student Center (including Afterhours), East Village 17th floor conference room, and the ISEC Auditorium. This includes assisting with matters involving scheduling/reservations, event planning/advising, ticketing preparation and logistics and technical, audio, and visual needs. The Manager will perform a variety of technical and professional support services related to event production, maintenance, and operation of the Blackman Auditorium theatre complex (includes 995 seat auditorium, AV room, 3 dressing rooms and multiple storage areas), Fenway Center (400 capacity) in support of presentations, performing arts programs, and other university-sponsored campus and public events. The manager will also be called upon to assist as needed with other major events scheduled in the ISEC complex (atrium and auditorium), the East Village 17th floor conference rooms, the Curry Student Center (the ballroom, west addition, indoor quad, McLeod suites, general meeting rooms and Afterhours nightclub).
The hours for this position are event-based, but typically Tuesday – Saturday, 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
This position seeks candidates with a bachelor's degree in a related field, plus at least 2-4 years' experience in theatre production, event management and event production (both small and large events). Customer service focus and friendly, good interpersonal skills are a must, as are supervisory skills and the ability to train, schedule, lead and manage students. The ability to work in high profile and high-stress situations is needed. MFA in tech theatre or focus on lighting design preferred but will consider some college with extensive experience. Knowledge of fly systems, fire codes, and operation of lighting and sound amplification systems sufficient to supervise technical services and/or contract outside professionals. Experience with facility management and scheduling desirable. Experience with EMS, Q-Lab and ProTools 10.0 software, ETC Ion and Gio Consoles, Yamaha Digital Soundboards a plus. Basic typing and word processing necessary, computer data base experience helpful. Familiarity with multi-media production integrating Mac and PC. Active experience in audio, video, signal routing, network control systems and lighting controls a plus. Ability to diagnose technical issues. Ability to manage small and large event productions. Some knowledge of the changing audio, video and technology needs. Ability to train and supervise students. On occasion this candidate may be required to lift objects up to 30 pounds.
Ability to be flexible with schedule which will include weekend hours and some Holidays.
Requisition Number: STFR005020
Internal Number: 58110
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