Towson University is currently accepting applications for a contingent Senior Event Technician. This position is responsible for the setup, operation and load out of event related audio/visual equipment throughout the Towson University Campus. They are the primary Event & Conference Services contact with student organizations and academic/administrative departments during events at the University Union concerning Technical Operations. These events include, but are not limited to audio/visual support for small – medium sized concerts, meetings, conferences and other special events. As a front-line employee this position directly interacts with Event & Conference Services clients, thus is one of the key staff members responsible for assuring exceptional customer service. The performance of this position is critical to the success of events coordinated through the Event & Conference Services Department.
The mission of the Event & Conference Services Department is to provide scheduling, planning, coordination, execution and management for all special events on the Towson University campus.
The Senior Event Technician must be capable of handling technical requirements for small to medium sized events without other senior technical involvement. They must have the capability to understand technical requirements detailed on work orders and demonstrate a strong ability to work with the Event & Conference Services Event Manager and clients as required. Other interactions include; Towson University students, faculty/staff and non-university clients. This position must also demonstrate a strong commitment to providing exceptional guest service and meeting customer needs. The Senior Event Technician is responsible for the proper set up, operation and breakdown of audio/visual equipment. Using independent judgment assists in determining the best equipment to do the job.
The Senior Event Technician must be skilled in the operation of a wide range of audio/visual equipment including house and portable lighting systems, various types of presentation equipment, laptop computers, screens and various types and levels of sound equipment. Assist in the administrative processes of inputting technical work orders, estimates of expense and coordination of student payroll. Deliver event related audio/visual equipment to various locations on campus using authorized university vehicles including all-terrain vehicles, pick-up trucks and commercial delivery vehicles. Safely secure equipment when moving such in above vehicles. Review information on completed paperwork for accuracy & completion prior to actual events and billing. During events, this position supervises student technical employees; responsibilities include training in proper set up, operation and load out of technical equipment. Assure all safety measures are in place involving personnel and equipment. Provide feedback to the Technical Operations Manager concerning performance of student employees. Assign responsibilities to student employees during events, to fit their abilities.
This position establishes and maintains positive relations with university faculty, staff, students and non-university clients regarding services provided by the University Union/Event & Conference Services Department. Assist in the equipment control function, conducting routine tours of the university buildings and grounds noting and returning Technical Operations Department equipment to proper storerooms. As part of routine duties, straighten and organize storerooms and routinely inspect condition of audio/visual equipment; reporting equipment in need of repair to proper personnel. Make minor repairs to equipment as necessary. Suggest new or replacement equipment assisting in the efficiency of the department. Responsible for daily inventory updates and assures return of event equipment to proper storage location after use. Carry out the general duties associated with the position in order to maintain efficient and effective realization of departmental goals and assist with the successful execution of events. Perform other duties as assigned.
High School diploma or equivalent and 2 years of related experience. Candidate must be qualified to drive state vehicles, pass the CDL Physical Exam, and obtain Forklift Operator Certification. Candidates must possess and maintain a valid Maryland Non-commercial Class C or equivalent driver’s license with no more than 5 points. Ability to work in a high paced, fast moving environment. Bachelor's degree and any knowledge/use of Filemaker from previous positions preferred.
Except for qualifications established by law, additional related experience and formal education in which one has gained the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the work of the job class may be substituted for the education or experience on a year-for-year basis with 30 college credits being equivalent to one year of experience.
A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.
Salary and Benefits
$19.59 per hour and a contract that offers annual leave, holidays, sick days. Contractual employees scheduled to work 30 or more hours per week may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage. The position is contingent on funds being available at time of hire. To learn more about our benefits, click here.
This position will be open for a minimum of 14 days. Cover letter and resume are requested, but not required.
Internal Number: 1900007L
About Towson University
The largest comprehensive university in the Baltimore area, Towson University is nationally recognized for its excellent programs in the arts and sciences, communications, business, health professions, education, fine arts and computer information systems. Located in suburban Towson, eight miles north of Baltimore, our beautifully landscaped, 328-acre setting offers a pleasant environment for study and a diverse campus life, as well as easy access to a wealth of university and community resources. Towson University's educational experience branches out to off-campus locations throughout Maryland, including a number of online options. Our many interdisciplinary partnerships with public and private organizations throughout Maryland provide opportunities for research, internships and jobs. Towson University is a founding member of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU).
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