Updated: Mar 16, 2021 Location: UC Irvine Campus Job Type: Department: Bren Events Center
Job Opening ID: 15988
Reports To: Director
Working Title: Technical Services Manager
Department: Bren Events Center
Bargaining Unit: 99
Payroll Job Code: 006292
Job Location: UCI Campus- Irvine
Percent of Time: 100%
Work Schedule: various due to events
Employee Class: Career
The mission of Intercollegiate Athletics at the University of California, Irvine is to facilitate and enrich the education and personal growth of its students through their participation in competitive NCAA Division I athletics. Intercollegiate Athletics is committed to the welfare of student-athletes and staff and advocates an environment that promotes excellence in athletic and academic performance, sportsmanship, diversity, and gender equity. Intercollegiate Athletics also supports the University of California's mission of public service and serves to generate a unifying spirit among students, faculty, staff, and alumni that transcends communities, cultures, and generations.
Under the direction of the facility Director, the Technical Services Manager is responsible for the technical systems and operations at the Bren Events Center and Intercollegiate Athletics complex. Areas of responsibility include: All technical operations for day to day use and event support including Audio, Visual, Lighting, and Rigging within the Arena and Room areas of Bren Events Center and areas within athletic complex including, but not limited to Crawford Court, Crawford Field, Anteater Stadium, Anteater Ballpark, and Aquatics Complex. Incumbent to 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, Spotlight operators, and camera operators. Uses skills as a seasoned, experienced professional, to provide comprehensive coordination and management oversight of moderately complex and / or medium-size events. May assist with event management duties for events with heavy technical elements in the Bren Events Center or areas within athletic complex as assigned by facility Director and/or Senior Associate Athletic Director. Occasionally handle Event Management responsibilities as assigned with supervision of technical and operational staff (in-house and contracted employees). This position will also be responsible for assisting with facility evacuation procedures and may be assigned to be a part of the campus emergency management zone crew.
Minimum 2 years' experience handling event coordination of technical details within an athletic or event setting.
Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
Thorough knowledge and understanding of concepts, principles, and practices of the technical aspects of event planning, including event design, organization, and production. Demonstrates good judgment in making decisions and managing events. Skill in effectively meeting budget and time constraints. Demonstrated organizational and project management skills to work successfully with clients to produce high quality events that meet client needs and appropriately represent the campus. Highly developed interpersonal communication skills including political acumen and social perceptiveness. Excellent verbal and written communication skills to effectively communicate with diverse populations with competing priorities. 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. Proven ability to work on several tasks simultaneously. Skill at responding effectively to priorities and setting deadlines. Experience maintaining a high standard of productivity within a broad scope of responsibility despite frequent interruptions. Ability to complete large volume of diverse tasks efficiently, meeting established deadlines. Ability to effectively work with all members of the UCI Community, including VIPs. Ability to give clear directives and use independent, rational judgment to make optimal decisions. Knowledge and skill to set and monitor work standards and protocols. 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. Ability to train, instruct, monitor, and supervise part time (tech trainee) employees for all event technical support applications such as, but not limited to: Audio, Lighting, Video, Camera operators, Spot Light Operators, etc. 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 standard theatrical lighting systems, equipment, fixtures, dimmers, etc. 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. Required
Thorough knowledge of the campus, its vision, mission, programs, policies, achievements, and infrastructure. Knowledge of University policies and procedures relating to the use of University facilities, event management and presentation. Preferred Knowledge of principles and practices of student assistant recruitment, supervision, motivation, and evaluation. Knowledge of crowd management, crowd safety protocols, security and emergency procedures related to small, medium, and large-scale gatherings. Working knowledge of university policies, department policies, applicable Fire codes, ADA codes, Health & Safety codes, and Audio ordinances.
Special Conditions Required:
Be onsite at most major events, or as assigned by facility Director to manage support staff and technical systems.
Must be able to work nights, weekends, and holidays.
Must be able to work during athletic and special events.
Must be able to work high above Arena floor at catwalk handling various technical duties
Final candidate subject to background check. As a federal contractor, UC Irvine is required to use E-Verify to confirm the work status of individuals assigned to perform substantial work under certain federal contracts/subcontracts.
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UCI provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request. For more information, please contact Human Resources at (949) 824-0500.
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